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37th Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days - Programme

The 37th Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy take place from 10th - 14th October 2016. 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 37th 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 37th 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, 13th October 2016, at 17:30 (s.t.)

Barry Barish



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

Regular Course Programme

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

Eilif Muller
(EPFL - Blue Brain Project, Geneva)
Bridging scales in Neuroscience: from biophysics to populations
Pau Amaro-Seoane (Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam),
Anna Sippel (Max Planck lnstitute for Astronomy)
An introduction to gravitational-wave astrophysics
Marco Serone
(SISSA Trieste)
Anomalies in Quantum Field Theory
René Flükiger , Stephan Russenschuck
(CERN, Geneva)
Field Computation and Magnetic Measurements for Superconducting Accelerator Magnets
Fred Jendrzejewski
(Heidelberg University)
Studying many-body systems with Ultracold Matter — From AMO over Solid State to High Energy Physics
Ute Leidig
(Heidelberg University)
Presenting research results

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

David Bacon
(Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth)
Probing the Dark Universe: The Interface between Observational and Theoretical Cosmology
Felix Sefkow
(DESY, Hamburg)
e+e- physics: at the energy frontier: glorious past, exciting future
Thomas Baumgarte
(Bowdoin College, Maine)
Foundations of Numerical Relativity
Loredana Gastaldo
(Heidelberg University)
Low temperature detectors and neutrino physics
Thomas Erben
(University of Bonn)
Introduction to Python for Physicists
Team d-fine
(d-fine, Frankfurt a.M.)
From data and digitalization to model building and valuation in finance

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.

Andreas Dorsel from ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

will give a talk on

ZEISS - Products, Performance Specifications and the People who Make it Possible

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.