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

Tel.: +49 6221 - 54-9100
info@kip.uni-heidelberg.de
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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.

News

Thesis of Mihai Petrovici received the Springer Thesis Award

Mihai Petrovici from the „Electronic Visions Group“ has received the Springer Thesis Award for his outstanding dissertation. The thesis is now available as a printed book. An electronic version can be freely accessed via Springer Link at member institutions.

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KIP Science Day, 1. August 2016, KIP, HS1

Am 1. August 2016 findet zum fünften Mal der KIP Science Day statt. Es werden allgemeinverständliche Vorträge über die Forschung am KIP gehalten. Mit dem Science Day möchte das Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik alle Instituts- und Fakultätsangehörigen an seiner Forschung teilhaben lassen. Damit sind auch alle Studierenden herzlich willkommen.

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