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9th HGSFP Winterschool 2016

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University Center Obergurgl 16.1.-20.1.2016

The HGSFP Winterschool 2016 is a student-organized five-day winterschool that brings together students from all branches of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics to facilitate scientific and social exchange among its members. The school is held at the University Center Obergurgl (http://www.uibk.ac.at/obergurgl/) right in the middle of the beautiful Austrian Alps. The participants will attend a lecture program that covers all branches of the HGSFP and present their own research to their fellow students during a poster session. In addition, the timetable of the school provides ample opportunities to connect with the lecturers and the other students during both social and sportive activities.
The HGSFP covers the accommodation in shared double rooms, half-board, the bus transfer from Heidelberg to Obergurgl and back as well as the social program for all participants.

Please note that the bus will depart from Heidelberg already in the evening of January 15th.

Online registration will be open from 5.10.2015 - 31.10.2015.

Lecture Program:

The lectures are distributed over all branches of the HGSFP and are held by active researchers in their respective field. All lectures will be suitable for any physics student at the PhD level including students from different branches.

Matthias Bartelmann Gravitational lensing
Michael Deininger How to decipher past climate variability
Timo Weigand Everything you always wanted to know about string theory (but were afraid to ask)
Carlo Ewerz Applications of String Theory to Strongly Coupled Systems
Boris Fine Interplay of superconductivity and electronic phase separation in high-temperature superconductors
Chiara Battisini Chemical history of the Milky Way
Moritz Langer Arctic Landscapes in Transition-Measuring and Modeling Physical Processes in Permafrost Environments
Mark Norris The Archaeology of Galaxies-A record of 13 Billion Years of Cosmic History
Wolfgang Petrich Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy

General Talk

Andrea Fischer From the danger of glaciers to snow production

Registration and Important Dates

To participate in the winterschool you need to be a member of the HGSFP and register through an online form.
The online registration will be open from 5.10.2015 - 31.10.2015. The list of participants will be drawn from the registered students distributed fairly over the HGSFP branches with a priority for first-time participants.

The lectures and the social program will start in the evening of Saturday, 16.1. and conclude around noon on Wednesday, 20.1..


Please note that the bus will depart from Heidelberg already in the evening of Friday, 15.1.2016.

Organisation Team:

Emer Brady
Sebastian Dittmeier
Paul Fassl
Freya Hemsing
Lars Müller
Johannes Windschuh

In case you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at winterschool2016@physi.uni-heidelberg.de!