Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jürgen Müller

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jürgen Müller
Schneiderberg 50
30167 Hannover
Schneiderberg 50
30167 Hannover
  • Executive Director of the Institute of Geodesy
  • Speaker of the SFB 1128 geo-Q (Relativistic geodesy and gravimetry with quantum sensors) at Leibniz University Hannover


  • Physical Geodesy
  • Terrestrial and Satellite Gravimetry
  • New Concepts for Gravimetric Earth Observation
  • Relativistic Geodesy with Clocks
  • Lunar Laser Ranging and Testing of the Theory of Relativity
  • Other Functions at the University
    • Admissions and Examination Board for Geodetic Science and Geoinformatics - Chair
    • Admissions and Examination Board for Navigation and Environmental Robotics - Chair
    • Curriculum and Teaching Committee for Geodetic Science and Geoinformatics - Deputy Chair
    • Structural Commission for Geodetic Science and Geoinformatics - Representative of Professors
    • SFB 1128: Relativistic Geodesy and Gravimetry with Quantum Sensors – Speaker
    • QUEST Leibniz Forschungsschule - Board
    • HITec – Hannover Institute of Technology - Board
    • Exzellenzcluster QuantumFrontiers – Board
    • Forschungszentrum FZ:GEO - Board
  • Curriculum
  • Memberships, Activities and Working Groups
    • Member of the DGK (German Geodetic Commission of the Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften) and member and since 2015 chair of the section "geodesy"
    • Member of the class of engineering sciences ofthe Braunschweigische Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft, chair from 2012 to 2017
    • German Representative in IAG and IUGG and IAG Representative forGeodesy in the National Committee of Geodesy and Geophysics (NKGG), since 2012 speaker of the NKGG
    • Speaker of the GGOS Standing Committee on Satellite Missions (since 2015)
    • Member of the Steering Committee of DVW (since 1.1.2011) and DVW AK 7 „Experimentelle, Angewandte und Theoretische Geodäsie“, Organisation of the Geodätischen Woche
    • Board member of the Leibniz Forschungsschule QUEST (Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research) and of the HITec research facility at Leibniz Universität Hannover
    • Board member of the Exzellenzcluster QuantumFrontiers at Leibniz Universität Hannover
    • Board member of the Forschungszentrums FZ:GEO at Leibniz Universität Hannover
    • Member of the European GRACE Science Team and other research programmes focusing on gravity field satellite missions
    • Editorship of the German Geodetic Journal zfv – Zeitschrift für Geodäsie, Geoinformation und Landmanagement
  • Awards and Honours

    1993  Award of „Bund der Freunde der TU München“ for the best PhD thesis in the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering between 1991 and 1993

  • Important Publications
    • Douch, K., Schubert, C., Wu, H., Müller, J., Pereira Dos Santos, F. (2017): Simulation-based evaluation of a cold atom interferometry gradiometer concept for gravity field recoveryAdvances in Space Research
      DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2017.12.005
    • Hofmann, F. and Müller, J. (2018): Relativistic tests with lunar laser rangingClassical and Quantum Gravity, vol. 35, p. 035015
      DOI: 10.1088/1361-6382/aa8f7a
    • Müller, J., Biskupek, L. (2007): Variations of the gravitational constant from lunar laser ranging dataClassical and Quantum Gravity, vol. 24, p.4533-4538
      DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/24/17/017
    • Müller, J., Biskupek, L., Hofmann, F., Mai, E. (2014): Lunar Laser Ranging and Relativityin: Frontiers in Relativistic Celestial Mechanics – Volume 2: Applications and Experiments, ed. S. Kopeikin, De Gruyter, p. 103-156
    • Müller J., Dirkx D., Kopeikin S.M., Lion G., Panet I., Petit G., Visser P.N.A.M. (2017): High Performance Clocks and Gravity Field DeterminationSpace Science Reviews, 214(1):p. 5, online first November, 30
      DOI: 10.1007/s11214-017-0431-z
      arXiv: 1702.06761
    • Müller, J., Hofmann, F., Biskupek, L. (2012): Testing various facets of the equivalence principle using lunar laser rangingClass. Quantum Grav. 29, 184006
      DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/29/18/184006
    • Müller, J. und Nordtvedt, K. (1998): Lunar Laser Ranging and the Equivalence Principle SignalPhysical Review D, Vol. 58, No. 6, ANo. 062001
    • Steffen, H., Gitlein, O., Denker, H., Müller, J., Timmen, L.: (2009): Present rate of uplift in Fennoscandia from GRACE and absolute gravimetryTectonophysics 474, S. 69-77 More Info
      DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2009.01.012
    • Torge, W., Müller, J. (2012): Geodesy4th edition, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/Boston 2012
      ISBN: 978-3-11-025000-8