Press Release

of the German Physical Society

Spring meetings of the German Physical Society will again be held primarily virtually this year

Due to the continuing restrictions caused by the Corona pandemic, the DPG spring meetings will again be held online. The big meeting of the Condensed Matter Section is even postponed to late summer.

Bad Honnef, GERMANY,February 10, 2022 - The course of the Corona pandemic continues to affect the organization of the spring meetings of the German Physical Society (DPG). Large attendance meetings cannot be planned reliably at this time. Therefore, the DPG has decided to hold most of the meetings virtually again. Europe's largest physics meeting, that of the Condensed Matter Section (SKM), will even be postponed until late summer. "Maintaining scientific exchange and dialogue even under the difficult conditions of the pandemic cannot be overstated. Moreover, especially in these times, our conferences are once again an important symbol of the importance of scientific thinking in our society," says Lutz Schröter, President of the German Physical Society (DPG).

The DPG conference season begins on March 14, 2022, with the DPG Spring Conference of the Section Atoms, Molecules, Quantum Optics and Photonics (SAMOP). It lasts about one week and was originally planned as an annual meeting in Erlangen.

Then, on March 21, 2022, the virtual DPG Spring Meeting of the Section Matter and Cosmos (SMuK) will begin, also lasting about a week.

The final event in the spring will be the DPG Spring Meeting of the Physics of Hadrons and Nuclei and Plasma Physics Sections and the Accelerator Physics Working Group. This meeting, which will also be held virtually, will also last about a week and begin on March 28, 2022.

Europe's largest physics meeting, that of the Condensed Matter Section (SKM), is then scheduled to take place as a face-to-face meeting in Regensburg from September 4 to 9, 2022.

Up-to-date information on all conferences can always be found on the Internet at:


The German Physical Society (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft e. V.; DPG), which was founded way back in 1845, is the oldest national and, with about 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