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

19. April 2024 5:00 pm  High-Precision Comparisons of the Fundamental Properties of Protons and Antiprotons

Prof. Dr. Stefan Ulmer, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, The Standard Model of particle physics is incredibly successful but glaringly incomplete. Among the questions left open is the striking imbalance of matter and antimatter in our universe, which inspires experiments to compare the fundamental properties of matter/antimatter conjugates with high precision. The BASE collaboration at the antiproton decelerator of CERN is performing such high-precision comparisons with protons and antiprotons. more...


CQD Colloquium poster session, Wednesday, the 17th of April

Wednesday, the 17th of April at 16:30 at the Physics Institute, INF 226, conference rooms 00.101 - 00.103 (Golden Box).

The program for the rest of the semester for the CQD Colloquium can be found here:


What happens at the Quantum Dynamics Centre?

At this event you will be introduced to the projects of the Center of Quantum Dynamics through posters and direct discussions with the researchers, accompanied by pretzels and beer. We invite you - scientists and master students - to participate and learn more about the activities and opportunities at the Center of Quantum Dynamics.

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