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

20. October 2017 17:00   The future of particle physics

Prof. Chris Quigg, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois, I will present an overview of where we stand in the physics of high energies and ultrasensitive experiments, mentioning developments from Large Hadron Collider experiments and elsewhere, and give an assessment of what comes next. I will bring plenty of questions, and look forward to hearing yours! more...

Aktuelle Mitteilungen

Special Seminar - Center for Quantum Dynamics, Tuesday, October 17, 11:15 a.m., KIP, Seminar Room 1.404

Rydberg Spectroscopy of Ultracold Ytterbium
Apoorva Hegde, University of Düsseldorf

The interesting features of Rydberg atoms have made them
very desirable for research in atomic physics, in studying strongly
interacting Rydberg gases, dipole interactions between Rydberg
atoms, Rydberg atom blockade and so on.

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

Tel.: +49 6221 - 54-9100
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