Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics

Welcome to LIAG

The Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG) is an independent research institute that conducts research on the upper part of the Earth's crust. The focus of our work is to explore structures and processes in the subsurface by using geophysical methods. For this purpose, we develop and optimize measurement techniques as well as processing, modeling, and inversion methods. Our research is future-oriented and of public interest.

We are member of the Leibniz Association.


Change in the management of the institute

By decision of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Thomas Wonik was relieved from his duties as Acting Director of LIAG by the end of 22 November 2018. Prof. Dr. Manfred Frechen has accepted the duties as LIAG`s Acting Director since 23 November 2018. The deputies of the Acting Director are Dr. Gerald Gabriel and Prof. Dr. Inga Moeck.


LIAG is involved in the Leibniz Research Alliance "Energy Transition".

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We are a member of Leibniz Forschungszentrum.

2018-09-19: Chair as Visiting Professor in China

Dr. Manfred W. Wuttke was appointed visiting professor in the field of Safety Science and Engineering at Xi'an University of Science and Technology (Shaanxi, China). Dr. Wuttke coordinates the research field "Geo-Energy Systems" at LIAG.