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

1. July 2016 17:00   From few- to many-body physics with dipolar quantum gases

Prof. Dr. Francesca Ferlaino, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität Innsbruck und Institut für Quantenoptik und Quanteninformation, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften , Approaching temperatures near the absolute zero, i.e. the lowest temperature in the whole universe, the atoms develop extreme behaviors, which challenge our understanding. In this extreme regime, the atoms assume exceptional behaviors and form a new type of matter, which is now governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. more...


Special Seminar - Center for Quantum Dynamics, Wednesday, July 6, 11:15 a.m., KIP, SR 2.404

Powerlaw Decays and Thermalization in Isolated Many-Body Quantum Systems
Lea Ferreira dos Santos, Department of Physics, Yeshiva University - SCW, New York

I will discuss the short- and long-time dynamics of isolated many-body quantum systems, using for this the survival probability of the initial state.


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