Heidelberg University

39th Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days - Programme

The 39th Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy take place from 9th - 13th October 2017. Participants from other universities are very welcome!


Welcome to the Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days. The courses are open for advanced students, in particular those working on their Diploma, Master's and doctoral theses. Our aim is to offer courses that broaden the physics knowledge of our students as well as to teach specialized techniques.

The Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days take place for the 39th time this autumn!

The courses are organised as parallel block lectures, with the morning lectures taking place from 9:30 to 12:30 and the afternoon lectures from 14:00 to 17:00, including coffee breaks. There is also a free lunch each day included in your registration. Note that each course runs every day for five days either in a morning or afternoon slot.

In addition to the courses, there is a special lecture on Monday evening, as well as the Hans Jensen lecture, which will take place on Thursday.

On Monday evening, snacks (beer and pretzels) will be provided and on Thursday evening, there is a traditional barbecue that is also covered with registration.

To take part in the 39th Graduate Days please register yourself here.

The Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days take place im Neuenheimer Feld 226, in the Physikalisches Institut, see details of venue .

To obtain meals, you will receive meal tags on registration at the conference office in the foyer of INF 226.

The programme and these details can be downloaded here:

Programme - Flyer


Hans Jensen Invited Lecture

on Thursday, 12th October 2017, at 17:30 (s.t.)

Marc Kamionkowski

(Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)


After the Hans Jensen Invited Lecture, we will have the d-fine barbecue!

Regular Course Programme

Morning Courses (Mo-Fr, 9:30 - 12:30)

Markus Müller
(IQOQI - Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Vienna)
Quantum Nonlocality and General Probabilistic Theories
Saskia Hekker
(Max Planck Institute for Solar Research, Göttingen)
Christian Smorra, Andreas Mooser
(CERN, Geneva)
Precision Physics with Antimatter
Astrid Eichhorn
(Heidelberg University)
Fundamental Quantum Structure of Spacetime
Ute Leidig
(Heidelberg University)
Presenting research results

Afternoon Courses (Mo-Fr, 14:00 - 17:00)

Luca Santoni
(Utrecht University)
The Theory of Cosmic Inflation
Jürgen Lisenfeld
(KIT- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Superconducting Quantum Computers: Experimental basics and state of the art
Thomas Leisner
(KIT- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology),
Ulrich Platt
(Heidelberg University)
The secret lives of clouds: The role of clouds for climate, weather and air quality
Falko Ziebert
(Heidelberg University)
Active matter: pattern formation and collective phenomena in biological systems
Silvia Masciocchi
(GSI Darmstadt)
Detectors for particle tracking and identification
Team d-fine
(d-fine, Frankfurt a.M.)
Data science in risk, finance and beyond

Additional Lecture

On Monday evening at 17:30 (s.t.), we will have an industry lecture, followed by a get-together with beer and pretzels.

Christof Reinhart from Volume Graphics, Heidelberg

will give a talk on

Entering the Next Dimension In Digital Inspection

Student Representatives' Welcome and Information Evening for New Doctoral Students

On Tuesday evening at 17:15, we will have our Student Representatives' Welcome. Information about the School and general discussions will take place. Your hosts are the student representatives.