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


  • 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
    • QUEST Leibniz Forschungsschule - Board
    • HITec – Hannover Institute of Technology - Board
    • Exzellenzcluster QuantumFrontiers – Board
    • Forschungszentrum FZ:GEO - Board
  • Curriculum
  • Memberships, Activities and Working Groups
    • Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG)
    • President of the IAG project on Novel Sensors and Quantum Technology for Geodesy
    • Ordinary Member of the Leibniz Society of Sciences to Berlin e. V.
    • 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
    • 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 recovery,  Advances in Space Research
    DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2017.12.005
    Freier, C., Hauth, M., Schkolnik, V., Leykauf, B., Schilling, M., Wziontek, H., Scherneck, H.-G., Müller, J., Peters, A. (2016): Mobile quantum gravity sensor with unprecedented stability,  Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 8th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology 2015 12–16 October 2015, Potsdam, Germany
    DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/723/1/012050
    arXiv: 1512.05660

    Hofmann, F. and Müller, J. (2018): Relativistic tests with lunar laser ranging,  Classical and Quantum Gravity, vol. 35, p. 035015
    DOI: 10.1088/1361-6382/aa8f7a

    Müller, J., Murphy, T., Schreiber, U., Shelus, P., Torre, J., Williams, J., Boggs, D., Bouquillon, S. Bourgoin, F. Hofmann (2019): Lunar Laser Ranging – A Tool for General Relativity, Lunar Geophysics and Earth Science,  Journal of Geodesy, Vol. 93, p. 2195-2210
    DOI: 10.1007/s00190-019-01296-0

    Müller, J., Biskupek, L. (2007): Variations of the gravitational constant from lunar laser ranging data,  Classical 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 Relativity,  in: Frontiers in Relativistic Celestial Mechanics – Volume 2: Applications and Experiments, ed. S. Kopeikin, De Gruyter, p. 103-156

    Müller, J., Soffel, M., Klioner, S. (2008): Geodesy and Relativity,  Journal of Geodesy, Vol. 82, No. 3, 133-145, DOI: 10.1007/s00190-007-0168-7

    Müller, J. (2018): Height and time systems in geodesy and the impact of clock networks,  ISSI Workshop on Spacetime Metrology, Clocks and Relativistic Geodesy, Bern, Schweiz, 19.-23.3.2018 

    Steffen, H., Gitlein, O., Denker, H., Müller, J., Timmen, L.: (2009): Present rate of uplift in Fennoscandia from GRACE and absolute gravimetry,  Tectonophysics 474, S. 69-77 Weitere Informationen
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2009.01.012

    Torge, W., Müller, J. (2012): Geodesy,  4th edition, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/Boston 2012
    ISBN: 978-3-11-025000-8

    Wu, H., Müller, J., Lämmerzahl, C. (2019): Clock networks for height system unification: a simulation study,  Geophysical Journal International, 216(3):1594-1607
    DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggy508