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

26. April 2024 5:00 pm  The road to AI-based discovery in particle physics

Prof. Dr. Gregor Kasieczka, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität Hamburg, Modern machine learning and artificial intelligence are starting to fundamentally change how we analyze huge volumes of data in particle physics and adjacent scientific disciplines. These breakthroughs promise new insights into major scientific questions such as the nature of dark matter or the existence of physical phenomena beyond the standard model. more...


CQD Colloquium (funded by Structures), Wednesday, April the 24 th

We are happy to announce the first CQD Colloquium of this term, funded by Structures. It will be given by Professor Giovanna Morigi, Saarland University about:

Fractal ground state of Wigner chains in periodic potentials

The pretalk will be given by Nikolas Liebster, Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik, Universität Heidelberg.

The CQD Colloquium will start Wednesday, 24.04 at 5 p.m., KIP, HS 2


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