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

20. January 2017 17:00   Chemical and Physical Perspectives of Light-modulated Proteins

Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann, Institut für Biologie, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, more...

Aktuelle Mitteilungen

Artikel in Humboldt/Kosmos über Forschungsgebiet von Prof. NaLiu

In Humboldt-Kosmos ist ein Artikel über Prof. NaLiu erschienen: "Wie bauen Sie Nanoroboter aus DNA und Gold, Frau Liu?"   more ...

Special Seminar - Center for Quantum Dynamics, Monday, January 16, 11:30 a.m., KIP, SB 1.107

'Dynamical crossovers among pre-thermal critical states’
Dr. Jamir Marino,
Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne

Motivated by a recent experiment [E. Nicklas et al Phys. Rev. Lett. (2015)], I consider the paradigmatic case of pre-thermal critical states of an interacting O(N) model, for studying universal real-time crossovers among the dynamical critical points of a macroscopic quantum system after a quench.

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