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unter anderem mit einem Beitrag, dass mit Jena erstmals eine ganze Stadt als „EPS Historic Site“ ausgezeichnet wurde.

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The City of Jena distinguished as an EPS Historic Site

On 7 June 2021, the European Physical Society (EPS) awarded the honorary title of "EPS Historic Site" to an entire city for the first time.

Bad Honnef, Jena, Germany, 10 June 2021 – "Since modern times, Jena has had an extraordinarily high density of historic buildings that are of vital importance for physics and astronomy," says Lutz Schröter, President of the German Physical Society (DPG): "That is why we have been keen to designate the entire city as an historic site." This act is itself historic in the truest sense of the word, because until now the EPS has only honoured individual research facilities, laboratories or scientific institutes; in Germany, for example, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Berlin, the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, the former Institute of Physics in Würzburg, the former laboratories of the Heidelberg scientists Gustav Robert Kirchhoff (1824 to 1887) and Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (1811 to 1899), the former Institute of Physics at the University of Frankfurt, and the RWTH Aachen.