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

28. June 2019 5:00 pm  Building the second quantum revolution

Prof. Tommaso Calarco, Forschungszentrum Jülich, In 1952, Erwin Schrödinger wrote in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science:
“One never realizes experiments with a single electron or an atom or a small molecule. In thought experiments, one assumes that sometimes this is possible; invariably, this leads to ridiculous consequences... One may say that one does not realize experiments with single particles, more than one raises ichthyosaurs in the zoo.” more...

Aktuelle Mitteilungen

Center for Quantum Dynamics Colloquium, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 5 p.m.

"Quantum Simulation and Micro-Mechanics with Superconducting Qubits"
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kirchmair 
(Institut für Quantenoptik und Quanteninformation, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Innsbruck )
Wednesday, 03.07.2019 at um 17:00 / 17:30 o'clock
Pretalk: Philipp Kunkel, Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik, Universität Heidelberg: "Simultaneous readout of noncommuting collective spin observables beyond the standard quantum limit"
Kirchhoff-Institut, INF 227 SR 1.403
In this talk, I want to present the research activities of the Superconducting Quantum Circuits
group at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Innsbruck.

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Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics
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