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


A database containing all relevant publications (physical treatises and literary texts, also neighbouring philosophical, essayistic and didactic publications relevant to the research area) will be continued, completed and published. (The project is funded by the “Universitätsbund” since June 2011). It is based on the following systematisation:

  1. Nature – Experiment – Model – Simulation
  2. Classical Mechanics and the Literature of the Early Modern Period and Enlightenment
    Motion and Force
  3. Electrodynamics and the Literature of Classicism and Romanticism
    Waves, Fields and Rays
  4. Thermodynamics, Statistical Physics and the Literature of Modernity: The Fragmented World
    Temperature, Entropy und Chance
  5. Theory of Relativity and the Literature of Modernity: The Relativistic World
    Space and Time
  6. Quantum Mechanics and the Literature of Modernity: The Indeterminate World
    Uncertainty and Complementarity
  7. Elementary Particles: Atom and Mass
  8. Cosmology: Infinity and Emergence
  9. Mathematics: Numbers and Formula
  10. Technology and Science Fiction
  11. Physics and Society / Physics and Ethical Responsibility
  12. Popular Science and Textbooks