The Magazine of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena

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

cover photo LICHTGEDANKEN 05
Jena researchers are working on packaging medicines in tailor-made nanoparticles and sending these directly to the precise location of the disease.

Previous editions

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
Cover Magazine Lichtgedanken 01
Global Understanding
(Available only in German)

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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