Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics
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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.

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Zentrum für Quantendynamik Kolloquium, Mittwoch, den 29.04.2015 um 17 Uhr

"Antiferromagnetic spin chain of few cold atoms in a one-dimensional trap"
Frank Deuretzbacher 
(Institut für Theoretische Physik, Leibnitz Universität Hannover)
Pretalk: Andrea Bergschneider, PI, "Emergence of orthogonality in the fermi impurity problem"
im Kirchhoff-Institut, INF 227 SR 1.403

Cold atoms with strong contact interactions in a quasi-one-dimensional trap form a spin chain with Heisenberg exchange coupling.

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