Contact Address:
Prof. Dr. Klaus Mecke
Institut für Theoretische Physik
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Staudtstraße 7
91058 Erlangen
Phone: +49-9131-85 28441
Fax: +49-9131-85 28444

Contact Address:
Dr. Aura Heydenreich
Germanistik und Komparatistik
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Bismarckstraße 1b
91054 Erlangen
Phone: +49-9131-85 22978

ELINAS provides a platform for an exchange between physics, literature and literary criticism. The increasing relevance of links between literature, knowledge and the natural sciences is evident. The aesthetic modulations and rhetorical or narrative mediations of physical knowledge in both physical and literary texts are important research topics.

ELINAS intends to develop this research field historically and systematically by bringing together the competences in the fields of literary and cultural studies as well as the natural sciences available in the departments of FAU.

Vision of ELINAS

ELINAS has currently four core research areas, which concentrate on specific theoretical and historical focal points: Arbeitsstruktur von ELINAS

The organisational structure of ELINAS may be seen in the following figure: Organisational structure of ELINAS