Bernhard Philberth and Karl Philberth: independent physicists, engineers, and Catholic priests.

This website provides informationen about the life and work of Bernhard Philberth und Karl Philberth:
short biographies, an overview of their monographs, recorded talks and interviews as well as a detailed bibliography.


  • News from the PH Foundation

    The PH Foundation for the education of underprivileged young people in the Republic of the Philippines was founded in 1986. On the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary, Dr. Walter Uhlenbruch visited the main priory of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters in Manila in December 2016 at his own expense. There was much to celebrate but also a great deal to discuss. This project is the result of a friendly triad: in close cooperation the Sisters administer the foundation, Dr. Walter Uhlenbruch looks after the funds of the foundation invested in Australia, the priests Bernhard and Karl Philberth laid the financial foundation during the first twenty-five years.

    Ever since the demise of Fr. Bernhard Philberth in 2010, his 87 years old brother Fr. Karl has been fully responsible for the financial affairs and hopes that he can later pass this responsibility on to Dr. Walter Uhlenbruch and later still to Volker Ankenbrand and Justin Bergman. Thanks be to God who has blessed this project.

    Visit of Dr. Walter Uhlenbruch at the Christmas gathering of Philberth scholars on 4 December 2016

Waltraud Uhlenbruch

A Scientist Experiences God: Bernhard Philberth – Recollections and Thoughts

In this book, the renowned physicist, author and – since 1972 – also priest, Bernhard Philberth, talks about his life. He gives a candid account of his mystical experiences, his discoveries and inventions, his extraordinary path to the priesthood, his family, his public engagements and much more.

The book also contains some contributions by his brother, Prof. Dr. Karl Philberth, about Bernhard himself and his concepts in physics. There is also a chapter on the PH Foundation, which he established for the education of poor Philippine students and financed together with his brother Karl. The book also features a few brief testimonies by Philberth scholars.

Bernhard Philberth’s experiences and thoughts, written down by Waltraud Uhlenbruch, reveal how a man of genius and deep faith allows himself to be inspired and guided by God throughout his life.

Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other. - Novalis (1772-1801)