Facts and figures

The DPG has got 53.449 members (status quo 2 May 2007)

163 members are institutional members (institutes, libraries, schools, companies). The remaining members (99.7%) are personal members, who subdivide in the following way:

30.0% Students
24.4% PhD students, assistents
4.3% Professors
10.4% Industrial physicists
8.2% Physicists working in non-university research (HGF, MPG, FhG, PTB, etc.)
3.3% Teachers and teacher trainees
0.7% Physicists working in the sector of scientific organisation and administration
3,9% Physicists working in other sectors such as self-employed persons
15,2% Members from publicity campaigns


5.7% of the personal members live abroad. The portion of women is 12.6%. The average age of the members is 34.6, the mean age of the members, who have joined in the year 2006 is 21.2 years.