Robert Weis

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.

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Physikalisches Kolloquium

1. July 2022 5:00 pm  The Future of High-Energy Physics with Colliders

Dr. Michelangelo Mangano, Department of Theoretical Physics, CERN, Particle physics is engaged in a worldwide effort to deepen our understanding of key issues, from the origin of dark matter and neutrino masses, to the dynamics of electroweak symmetry breaking and of non-perturbative strong interactions. A wide landscape of facilities and experiments, in the laboratory, in the sky and underground, in addition to theoretical work, are mobilized in these efforts. In this landscape, collider experiments play a special role, and, with the current success of the LHC, are consolidating their unique potential to continue driving the future progress. more...

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

Tel.: +49 6221 - 54-9100
info@kip.uni-heidelberg.de
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