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.

Physikalisches Kolloquium

13. October 2016 17:30   From Einstein to Gravitational Waves and Beyond

Prof. Barry Barish, California Institute of Technology, more...

Aktuelle Mitteilungen

Special Seminar - Center for Quantum Dynamics, Monday, September 26, 1:15 p.m., KIP, SR 2.404

Dynamical phase transitions in the long-range-interacting transverse-field Ising model
Jad Halimeh
, Theoretical Nanophysics, LMU München
 

Dynamical phase transitions (DPTs) have gained a lot of interest in the past few years in a variety of quantum many-body systems, where a system in its groundstate is quenched by abruptly changing a control parameter of the Hamiltonian, such as interaction strength or external field.

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