Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics
Im Neuenheimer Feld 227
D-69120 Heidelberg

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Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics

The Kirchhoff Institute for Physics (KIP) is named after a prominent physicist of the 19th Century: Gustav Robert Kirchhoff, who worked in Heidelberg for 21 years. His well-known lectures on experimental and theoretical physics attracted many students. Kirchhoff's ground-breaking research was extraordinarily diverse, spanning electrical, magnetic, optical, elastic, hydrodynamic and thermal processes. His laws for electrical circuits are well-known. At the time he was in Heidelberg, in conjunction with Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, he discovered spectral analysis and its application to solar radiation. In this way, Kirchhoff laid the foundation for modern astrophysics, as well as formulating the laws of thermal radiation, which played a key role in the discovery of quantum physics. The KIP aims to continue in this tradition of diverse scientific research and education.

This weeks talk at Physikalisches Kolloquium

From artificial graphene to the topological Haldane model

Prof. Dr. Tilman Esslinger, Institute for Quantum Electronics ETH Zürich Ultracold gases open new avenues to realize and explore key models of quantum physics, which may or may not have a counterpart in solid-state physics. Using a set of interfering laser beams we created a honeycomb potential for a fermionic quantum gas and identified the Dirac points, which can be moved with in the Brillouin zone and made to appear and disappear. more...


Zentrum für Quantendynamik Kolloquium, Mittwoch, den 26.11.2014 um 17 Uhr

"The miracle of molecules: exploring quantum magnetism in ultracold matter"
Prof. Kaden Hazzard (Department of Physics, Rice University, Houston)
Mittwoch, den 26.11.2014 um 17:00 / 17:30 Uhr
Pretalk: Kirsten Schnorr, MPI-HD, "Time-Resolved Measurement of Interatomic Coulombic Decay"
Kirchhoff-Institut, INF 227 SR 1.403

"How do large collections of objects produce emergent phenomena that are drastically different from the individual constituents?"

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Special CQD, Nov 20 at 4 p.m.: 'Quantum magnetism in a gas of ultracold fermions'

Tilman Esslinger, ETH Zürich

'Quantum magnetism in a gas of ultracold fermions'

Special Center for Quantum Dynamics Colloquium, 20.11.2014,  4 p.m., Kirchhoff Institut für Physik, INF 227, Seminarraum 1.403/404

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8. Physikalische Weihnachtsshow

Eine interaktive Wissenschaftsshow für jung und alt. Erleben Sie wie Raketen fliegen, Wirbel entstehen, Blitze zucken oder Luftballons erstarren. Es werden verblüffende und spektakuläre physikalische Experimente gezeigt, die Groß und Klein gleichermaßen faszinieren und mitreißen. Mitmachen und Spaß sind angesagt.

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