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.


Physikalisches Kolloquium

2. June 2023 5:00 pm  Was Einstein right? - A radio astronomical attempt of an answer

Prof. Dr. Michael Kramer, Director - Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany, Professor for Astrophysics - University of Manchester, UK, Professor (Hon-Prof.) - University of Bonn, Germany, We experience a golden era in testing and exploring relativistic gravity. There is an unparalleled access to experimental data that allow us to pursue the question, as to whether Einstein’s theory of gravity is our last word in our understanding of gravity. Besides results from gravitational wave detectors, satellite or lab experiments, radio astronomy plays an important complementary role - whether it is the cosmic microwave background, black hole imaging or, obviously, binary pulsars. more...


CQD Colloquium (funded by STRUCTURES), Wednesday, May 31, 4:15 p.m, Physikalisches Institut, INF 226, Room 00.101-00.103

Prof. Dr. techn. Michael Knap, Technische Universität München, about:

Anomalous Transport in Fracton Quantum Matter

The pretalk will be given by Nikolas Liebster, Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik, Universität Heidelberg: "Pattern formation in a BEC at an interacting fixed point".

Wednesday, 31.05.2023 at 4:15 p.m., Physikalisches Institut, INF 226, Conference rooms K2-3, 00.102-00.103, and after the break K1-3, 00.101-00.103 (Golden box).

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