Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics
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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 the MK to the mK: highly charged ions across temperature scales

Dr. José Ramón Crespo López-Urrutia, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg While atoms only survive in a limited temperature range, their positive ions are found at MK temperatures in the cores of stars and their coronae, in extremely hot accretion disks surrounding active galactic nuclei and in the intergalactic medium. more...


Zentrum für Quantendynamik Kolloquium, Mittwoch, den 22.10.2014 um 17 Uhr

"Building with Crystals of Light and Quantum Matter: From clocks to computers"
Ana Maria Rey (JILA, NIST and University of Colorado, Boulder)
Mittwoch, den 22.10.2014 um 17:00 / 17:30 Uhr
Pretalk: Helmut Strobel, KIP, Fisher information and entanglement of non-Gaussian spin states
Kirchhoff-Institut, INF 227 SR 1.403

Understanding the behavior of interacting electrons in solids or liquids is at the heartof modern quantum science and necessary for technological advances.

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Chemie-Nobelpreis für Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. mult. Stefan W. Hell

Für seine bahnbrechenden Arbeiten zur Lichtmikroskopie erhält Prof. Stefan Hell, vom Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie in Göttingen den Nobel-Preis für Chemie 2014. Diplom- und Doktorarbeit machte Stefan Hell am Institut für Angewandte Physik, an der Universität Heidelberg in der Arbeitsgruppe von Prof. Hunklinger. Er promovierte dort 1990 und ist auch heute noch mannigfaltig mit Heidelberg verbunden, als Abteilungsleiter am DKFZ und als Mitglied der Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie, sowie des Bioquant. Wir gratulieren ihm sehr herzlich zu diesen tollen Erfolg.

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