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

15. December 2017 17:00   Die Quantenwelt als Hologramm - angewandte Physik schwarzer Löcher

Prof. Dr. Carlo Ewerz, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Heidelberg & EMMI, GSI & FIAS, In den letzten Jahren wurden mit Hilfe der Stringtheorie neue, überraschende Verbindungen zwischen Quantenfeldtheorien und höherdimensionalen Gravitationstheorien entdeckt. Diese holographischen Dualitäten verbessern unser Verständnis der fundamentalen Theorien der Natur und haben darüber hinaus zahlreiche Anwendungen. Insbesondere ermöglichen sie eine revolutionär neue Sicht auf stark gekoppelte Quantensysteme in vielen Bereichen der Physik. more...

Aktuelle Mitteilungen

Special Seminar - Center for Quantum Dynamics, Monday, Dec 11, 2:15 p.m., KIP, Seminar Room 2.403

Certifying entanglement in complex quantum systems
Marcus Huber, IQOQI Vienna
We give an overview of entanglement certification methods for multipartite and/or high-dimensional systems.

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For those interested in detector physics, we would like to cordially invite you all to our first workshop on

                 11-12  DECEMBER 2017                

organised by the HighRR. Excellent speakers from many different experiments have been invited to give inside into recent advanceson the development of novel detectors for high energy physics, neutrino physics, dark matter searches as well as new experiments testing the symmetries in nature.
Don't miss this opportunity.

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Zentrum für Quantendynamik Kolloquium, Poster Session, Mittwoch, den 13.12.2017 um 17:30 Uhr

Poster Session

What happens in the Center of Quantum Dynamics?
At this event you will be introduced to the projects of the Center of Quantum Dynamics at posters and with direct discussions with the researchers.

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