Tools for your studies

With Google Collab you can work togeth­er in one Jupyter Notebook. That way, you can analyse your data from your Gener­al and Advanced Labs.
Addition­ally you don’t have to run your code on your own machine but can instead run it on the Google servers as well.

Wolfram Alpha is a calcu­lat­or that enables you to solve advanced problems such as: differ­en­tials, integ­rals, differ­en­tial equations and much more. Please remem­ber that you’ll have to be able to solve the problems independ­ently and that it’s probably best to check your solutions rather than just copying the answers. The App on android, iOS and through the windows store are a onetime purchase while the website needs a reoccur­ring payment.

To activ­ate Microsoft Office for you Uni-Mail you’ll need to log into the IDM oft the Univer­sity. There, under “Office 365”, you’ll have to accept the trans­mit­ting of your data to Microsoft. After about 60 min. you can login into Microsoft Office with your Uni Login creden­tial and use the Office Suite fully.

Overleaf enables you to edit a LaTeX document togeth­er. Though the free version only allows small documents. There­fore you might need to compile in the draft mode and later on finish the final document on your own machine. (With a little luck we might get access to a free students version in the future.)

You need the VPN to access intern­al offers of our univer­sity. To mention a few: the index of staff, the software shop, the intranet, the access to download and use Origin, as well as a few other things. To use it you’ll have to follow these instruc­tions.

The “Speich­er­wolke” is a cloud of the univer­sity. You can login with your univer­sity creden­tials and upload up to 5 GB. It’s a valid altern­at­ive to Google Drive or to sending large files through discord. We can’t recom­mend to edit your files over the “Speich­er­wolke” though.


The mailcli­ent of our univer­sity: “Horde” can be unprac­tic­al and unasthet­ic. There­fore it might be nice to access your Mails through a differ­ent mailcli­ent. Here is a guide for Thunder­bird and Apple Mail. In these programs you can also imple­ment other E-Mail adressses so you have all your commu­nic­a­tions in one application.

Chat GPT can help you struc­ture you texts or give you small text snippets. Do remem­ber though to be coutions when using AI for academ­ic writing. 

With Desmos you can plot functions and export them. It can be helpful to visual­ise functions when doing your homework. GeoGebra is also an alternative.

Anaconda enables you to use Jupyter Notebooks on your own PC. 

You can find the WIFI network eduroam at many places in the city. The Univer­sity of Leipzig is part of a global net of educa­tion insti­tu­tions that provide this service. Use your Univer­sity Login to connect with the network. If you travel to other cities or countries, you can use eduroam as usual there. The Setup can be a bit tricky at the begin­ning because eduroam is built to provide a high level of secur­ity. You can find a helpdesk in the second floor of the Augusteum.

The website of our univer­sity library enables you to download a major­ity of the used textbooks as pdfs, as well as renting a group­study room.


The Universitiys comput­ing centre provides computer working stations in central PC pools. Windows computer as well as very modern iMacs for graph­ic­al applic­a­tions can be used by the students at the ground floor and the second floor in the Augusteum. That is also where the print­ers, scanners and computers with video, image and text editing programs are located. You can use your Univer­sity Login for the working stations. Our faculty also provides a few at the ground floor of our physics depart­ment right below the big lecture hall.