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

29. October 2021 5:00 pm  Towards the Unification of Fundamental Interactions

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Nilles, Physikalisches Institut, Universit├Ąt Bonn, Symmetries have played a crucial role in the development of the standard model of particle physics. Moreover, they are believed to provide the key ingredients for a unified description of all fundamental interactions. We review the arguments that favor the investigation of these mathematical structures and explain possible consequences for particle physics and cosmology. more...

 
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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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