Facts and figures

The DPG has got 57.009 members (status quo 14 May 2009)

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

31.7% Students
25.1% PhD students, assistents
4.3% Professors
10.3% Industrial physicists
8.2% Physicists working in non-university research (HGF, MPG, FhG, PTB, etc.)
3.5% Teachers and teacher trainees
0.7% Physicists working in the sector of scientific organisation and administration
3.8% Physicists working in other sectors such as self-employed persons
12.6% Members from publicity campaigns


5.7% of the personal members live abroad. The portion of women is 13.0%. The average age of the members is 34.8 years.