Heidelberg University

The 47th Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days of the Heidelberg Graduate School for Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy take place from 4th - 8th October 2021. Participants from other universities are very welcome!

The 47th Heidelberg Physics Graduate days will take place in times of Corona. We thus have strict precautionary measures. Before registering, please read all information carefully.
The Organisers


Welcome to the Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days. The courses are open for advanced students, in particular those working on their 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 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.

To take part in the 47th 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 .

The programme and these details can be downloaded here:

Programme - Flyer


Please note that the room allocation will be finalized shortly before the lectures start. Details can be found then on this website.

Hans Jensen Invited Lecture

on Thursday, 7th October 2021, at 17:30 (s.t.)

Physics of Spreading Dynamics: Self-regulation, learning and information transfer in neural networks

Viola Priesemann

(Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization)

Regular Course Programme

Morning Courses (Mon-Fri, 9:30-12:30)

Leif Anderson
(University of Gothenburg)
The oceanic carbon cycle in the climate system
Christian Ott
(Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics)
Ultrafast light-matter interaction: Measuring and controlling quantum dynamics with attosecond and femtosecond flashes of light
Johannes Schemmel
(Heidelberg University)
An introduction to analog neuromorphic computing based on the BrainScaleS architecture
Ulrich Schmidt
(Heidelberg University)
Particle physics at low energies
Gregory Green
(Max Planck Institute for Astronomy)
Bayesian Inference on Milky Way Datasets

Afternoon Courses (Mon-Fri, 14:00-17:00)

Christoph Pfrommer
(Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP))
A pedagogical guide to cosmic rays and magnetic fields in the universe
Petar Veličković
(DeepMind, London)
Geometric Deep Learning
Alexander Rothkopf
(University of Stavanger)
Thermal Field Theory
Michael Scherer
(University of Cologne)
Novel correlated quantum materials: phenomena and theory
Team d-fine
(d-fine, Frankfurt am Main)
Sustainability, Decarbonisation and Financing Green: consulting the transformation in the corporate world and financial industry

Additional Lecture

On Monday evening at 17:30 (s.t.), we will have an industry lecture

Tim Tugendhat from DB Analytics, Frankfurt am Main

will give a talk on

A Journey from Cosmology to Railways: Why physicists are needed to drive the evolution towards sustainable transport forward

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.