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

21. June 2019 5:00 pm  Cooling liquids super-quickly: How to study supercooled water & co. at very, very low temperatures

Dr. Robert Grisenti, Fachbereich Physik, Institut für Kernphysik, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Supercooled liquids – liquids that are metastable with respect to the crystalline form – represent an important class of out-of-equilibrium systems whose study is related to a number of fundamental questions in statistical and condensed matter physics. Water represents one prominent example that highlights the relevance of supercooled liquids. Water’s behavior is unusual with respect to that of most other liquids, and it was long speculated that clues about this anomalous behavior might be found at temperatures well below the melting point. more...

Aktuelle Mitteilungen

Special CQD Seminar, Wednesday, June 19, 2 p.m., KIP, Seminar Box 1.107

Noninvasive measurement of dynamic correlations
Philipp Uhrich, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Dynamic correlations of quantum observables are a useful theoretical tool appearing in fluctuation-dissipation theorems, the theory of optical coherence, and glassy dynamics to name a few.


  mehr ...

Zentrum für Quantendynamik Kolloquium, Poster Session, Mittwoch, den 19.6.2019 um 17:30 Uhr

Poster Session
Wednesday, 19.06.2019 at 17:30 o'clock
Kirchhoff-Institut, INF 227 SR 1.403
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.
Die Gruppen des Zentrums für Quantendynamik stellen sich vor.
In dieser Veranstaltung werden die Projekte innerhalb des Zentrums für Quantendynamik mit Postern vorgestellt.

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

Tel.: +49 6221 - 54-9100
How to find us
June 2019
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 
24 25 26 27 28 29 30