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

11. October 2018 17:30   The standard cold dark matter model of cosmogony and how to rule it out

Prof. Carlos S. Frenk, Institute for Computational Cosmology Ogden, Centre for Fundamental Physics, Department of Physics, University of Durham , more...

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Feinwerkmechaniker am KIP

Nach erfolgreicher Ausbildung zum Feinwerkmechaniker im Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik, möchten wir Herrn Marc Louis Bischoff

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Full Professorship for Neuromorphic Computing (W3)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Heidelberg University, Germany, invites applications for a



Full Professorship for Neuromorphic Computing (W3)



The position will be hosted at the Kirchhoff Institute for Physics.

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Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics
Im Neuenheimer Feld 227
D-69120 Heidelberg

Tel.: +49 6221 - 54-9100
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