Press Release

of the German Physical Society

25. Deutsche Physikerinnentagung - 25th German Female Physicists' Conference

From November 8 to 10, 2021, the 25th German Female Physicists' Conference will focus for three days on professional exchange as well as career planning and networking for women in physics.

Bad Honnef, Germany, 1. September 2021 – The focus of the 25th German Female Physicists' Conference (25. Deutsche Physikerinnentagung), which is being organized in its anniversary year by the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Technical University of Darmstadt and is taking place in cooperation with the German Physical Society (DPG), is on professional exchange on issues of solid-state physics and the materials sciences, as well as the idea of networking. The target group of the purely digital event are female physicists from various disciplines and career levels – from students to professors, from interns to industrial physicists in top management –  as well as all interested persons.

The scientific focus will be on the collaborative research centers "Non-equilibrium Dynamics of Condensed Matter in the Time Domain" (SFB 1242)" in Duisburg and "Hysteresis Design of Magnetic Materials for Efficient Energy Conversion" (SFB/TRR 270 HoMMage) in Duisburg and Darmstadt, established by the German Research Foundation, with national and international speakers, discussions and a specialist poster exhibition.

There will also be numerous events on networking, soft skills and planning a career at university or in industry. For example, the networks "mentoring³" and "mentoring hessen" will introduce themselves. "We want to share our enthusiasm for the topics of our collaborative research centers with other female physicists – also from other research fields – and at the same time make it easier for female physicists to advance at all levels with the coaching offers," explains Dr Katharina Ollefs, main organizer of the conference and herself on the path to a scientific career. From Monday, 8 to Wednesday, 10 November 2021, participants in the online events can switch at will between professional discussion or networking topics.

The Deutsche Physikerinnentagung (German Female Physicists' Conference) exists since 1997. After being organized independently for some time, this year the Conference will again be held in cooperation with the DPG.


For more information and to register, visit www.die-physikerinnen.de


The German Physical Society (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft e. V.; DPG), which was founded way back in 1845, is the oldest national and, with more than 55,000 members, also the largest physical society in the world. As a non-profit-making organisation it pursues no economic interests. The DPG promotes the transfer of knowledge within the scientific community through conferences, events and publications, and aims to open a window to physics for the curious. Its special focuses are on encouraging junior scientists and promoting equal opportunities. The DPG’s head office is at Bad Honnef am Rhein. Its representative office in the capital is the Magnus-Haus Berlin. Website: www.dpg-physik.de