Current research topics and exciting stories, reports and interviews.


The Magazine of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Current research topics and exciting stories, reports and interviews.
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Informative and entertaining, providing illustrative details, the magazine reports about current research findings at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, presents its people and their scientific visions. News reports, interviews, and photo galleries give you exciting insights into the world of science. The research magazine LICHTGEDANKEN addresses all curious readers beyond research and teaching, too.

Current edition

Poster on the corona situation in Jena (March 2020)
Keep your distance! Wear a mask! Wash your hands! Since the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has been spreading faster and faster all over the world, these rules now accompany us through our everyday life. And as long as the longed-for vaccine is not yet available, it is these simple things that are most effective in fighting the virus.

Previous editions

Cover photo of the current issue titeled "A future without growth"
A future without growth
We cannot carry on as we are
Made-to-Mesure Medication
Packaging medicines in tailor-made nanoparticles
Lichtgedanken 04 EN
A bundle of energy
Light is more than a physical phenomenon.
cover microscopic worlds
Microscopic worlds
About the great significance of the tiniest beings
Cover Lichtgedanken edition2 / en
Time of upheaval
500 Years of Reformation

You can find the issues of the research magazine LICHTGEDANKEN in the university facilities, in canteens, and cafeterias. If you want to receive your own issue by post, please send an e-mail with your name and address to The magazine is published twice a year, in German and in English. 

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