Facts and figures

The DPG in facts and figures is updated annually and provides an insight into the structural and demographic structure of the DPG.

The DPG has got 62,727 members (status quo 27 January 2015)

153 members are institutional members (institutes, libraries, schools, companies). The remaining members (99.8%) are personal members, who subdivide in the following way:

26.8 % Students
29.3 % PhD students, assistents
4.4 % Professors
10.4 % Industrial physicists
8.2 % Physicists working in non-university research (HGF, MPG, FhG, PTB, etc.)
3.8 % Teachers and teacher trainees
0.8 % Physicists working in the sector of scientific organisation and administration
4.0 % Physicists working in other sectors such as self-employed persons
13.8 % Members from publicity campaigns

6.1 % of the personal members live abroad. The portion of women is 14.6 %. The median of the age of the members is 31 years, the average 36.1 years.

Member Structure of the DPG

Age Structure of the DPG

Percentage of Female Physicists within the DPG per Cohort

Percentage of Female Physicists within the DPG