Astrophysical objects

The collection goes back to one of the oldest institutions at Göttingen University, the observatory founded in 1748, and documents two and a half centuries of scientific history as well as the work of outstanding Göttingen scientists, such as Tobias Mayer (1723-1762), Carl Friedrich Gauß (1777-1855) and Karl Schwarzschild (1873-1916).

Museum of Göttingen Chemistry

The Museum of Göttingen Chemistry in the Faculty of Chemistry was founded in 1979 and contains a wide variety of documents on the history of chemistry at the University of Göttingen over the last 250 years in the permanent exhibition and in the magazine. This collection is constantly being supplemented and expanded.

Collection of historical objects at the Institute of Geophysics

The Institute for Geophysics has its origins in the Geomagnetic Institute, which was founded in January 1898 as a spin-off from "Department B" of the observatory at the University of Göttingen. The institute's collection primarily contains devices and apparatus for geodetic and geomagnetic measurements from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Collection of mathematical models and instruments

The University of Göttingen not only has a significant collection of historical mathematical models in Germany, but also the most extensive. There are also teaching boards, devices and instruments as well as a collection of slides.

GWDG computer museum

In the data center and IT competence center for the University of Göttingen and the Max Planck Society, the Society for Scientific Data Processing mbH Göttingen (GWDG), work began in 1980 on storing parts from mainframe computers, some complete computers, computer peripherals, computing aids and historical calculating machines Corridors and in the entrance hall.

Physical Cabinet

The Collection of Historical Physical Apparatus is located at the entrance to the new lecture halls. It reflects experimental physics from the beginning of systematic university research and training at the time of the Enlightenment in the 18th century to the cradle of quantum mechanics in the first half of the 20th century.

Royal Model Chamber

Used in the teaching of national surveying, astronomy and technology as well as for preparing excursions, which were designed to give students their first practical insights into mining and manufacturing.

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