Motion Mountain Physikverein
Dr. Christoph Schiller (Vorsitzender & verantwortlich für den Inhalt)
Sperberstraße 32
81827 München
Tel. (089) 44109266
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The Motion Mountain Physikverein is a charitable, non-profit organisation that is tax-exempt according to German law; the use of its funds is controlled by the German tax authorities. Its aims are: distributing the free physics textbook and conducting research in fundamental physics. Your donation, however small, is welcome – and tax-deducible!

Thank you in advance, also in the name of all future readers: people who read will improve the world.

Christoph Schiller, the author of the Motion Mountain Textbook, was born in 1960 and is European. He is married and has two children. Raised bilingually in Varese (Italy), he studied physics at the Universität Stuttgart (Germany) and received his Ph.D. in physics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), in the department of Ilya Prigogine. He has also lived in Switzerland, the UK, France, Japan and the Netherlands. He is known in physics circles for his freely downloadable Motion Mountain Physics Textbook. This book series grew from his fascination for nature, from his drive to understand everything that is observed in it, and from his passion to write about it. He occasionally publishes research papers and gives talks about his work – see

As a physicist, Christoph Schiller is convinced that exploring and applying physics can provide as much pleasure as anything else in life - and he explains why in the present text. He started the Motion Mountain Physics Textbook project in Yokohama in 1990; he wrote most of the text in Eindhoven, Berlin and Munich.

As an innovator, Christoph Schiller writes and talks about how experience with physics can improve innovation management and how experience with customers and companies helps to improve teaching and to improve research.

Both Christoph Schiller and the Motion Mountain Physikverein fully endorse the rules of good scientific practice of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/German Research Foundation and the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity of All European Academies.

A personal note. This site is about sharing and enjoying knowledge about physics. If you email, I will try to answer questions, to help, and to be as polite as I can. I try to behave in writing as I do in person. If you want an answer, be polite as well.