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. April 2018 17:00   Bright spots on neutron stars - exploring the densest matter in the Universe

Prof. Dr. Anna L. Watts, University of Amsterdam, Densities in neutron star cores can reach up to ten times the density of a normal atomic nucleus, and the stabilising effect of gravitational confinement permits long-timescale weak interactions. This generates matter that is neutron-rich, and opens up the possibility of stable states of strange matter. more...

Aktuelle Mitteilungen

Center for Quantum Dynamics Colloquium, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 5 p.m.

'Quantum anomaly and scaling dynamics in the 2D Fermi gas'
Dr. Tilman Enss
(Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Heidelberg)
Pretalk: Dr. Alexis Bonnin, KIP, Universität Heidelberg, 'Simultaneous dual species matter-wave interferometer for a quantum test of the Weak Equivalence Principle'
Wednesday, 18.04.2018 at 17:00 / 17:30 o'clock
Kirchhoff-Institut, INF 227 SR 1.403
A scale invariant system looks similar on different length scales.

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

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