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

Tel.: +49 6221 - 54-9100
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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

9. December 2016 17:00   A new theory for old cosmic structures

Prof. Dr. Matthias Bartelmann, Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik, Universität Heidelberg, Wenn fast alles im Universum dunkel ist, worauf ein ganzes Bündel kosmologischer Messungen hinweist, wie können wir dann erfahren, welche Strukturen aus dunkler Materie es im Universum gibt, wie sie aufgebaut sind und wie sie sich unter dem Einfluss dunkler Energie entwickeln? more...

Aktuelle Mitteilungen

Zentrum für Quantendynamik Kolloquium, Mittwoch, den 14.12.2016 um 17 Uhr

"Laser cooling and magneto-optical trapping of molecules"
Dr. Michael Tarbutt (Centre for Cold Matter, Department of Physics, Imperial College London)
Wednesday, 14.12.2016 at 17:00 / 17:30 o'clock
Pretalk: Adrien Signoles, Physikalisches Institut, Uni Heidelberg: "Non-equilibrium dynamics of dipolar interacting Rydberg spins"
Kirchhoff-Institut, INF 227 SR 1.403
Ultracold molecules are desirable for many applications, including tests of fundamental physics, studies of strongly-interacting many-body quantum systems, quantum simulation and information processing, and ultracold chemistry.

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