Welcome ...

... to the website of the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation. Most of the content is in German, but you find some important information in English here.

The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation is a private institution that supports scientific research and education with an emphasis on physics. It was established in 1963 by Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Heraeus (1900–1985) and his wife Else Heraeus (1903–1987). Wilhelm Heraeus was a grandson of the founder of the W. C. Heraeus GmbH in Hanau near Frankfurt/Main (today: Heraeus Holding GmbH). After gaining his PhD in physics at Frankfurt University in 1923, Wilhelm Heraeus entered the family business and was appointed R&D manager. Later on he became the managing director and a member of the board of directors. Since the 1970s, the foundation has been working closely with the German Physical Society (DPG). The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation is Germany’s most important private institution funding physics.

If you are interested in participating in one of our seminars and you don't know the direct link to the corresponding webpage you can scroll through all upcoming seminars here. The same applies for physics schools which you find here.

If you are interested in organizing a seminar or a school you find the corresponding guidelines for applications in the right column.

For general information about the activities you can download the Foundation's flyer (pdf).

If you want to get into contact with the Foundation you find the contact details here.