Heidelberg University

36th Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days - Programme

The 36th Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy take place from 11th - 15th April 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 36th time this spring!

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 will be provided and on Thursday evening, there is a traditional barbecue that is also covered with registration.

To take part in the 36th Grad 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


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, 14th April 2016, at 17:30 (s.t.)

Adi Nusser

(Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)


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

Regular Course Programme

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

Martin Ammon
(University of Jena)
Introduction to Gauge/Gravity dualities - From strings & black holes to condensed matter systems and back
Bertram Bitsch
(Lund University)
Planet formation
Stephan Rachel
(TU Dresden)
Topological phases in solids: emergence of Dirac, Weyl, and Majorana fermions
Werner Rodejohann
(Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik)
Neutrino Physics: Phenomenology and Theory
Ute Leidig
Heidelberg University)
Analyzing Personal Potential for your Career

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

Oliver Kühn
(University of Rostock)
Dynamics and Spectroscopy of Molecular Systems: From the Infrared to the X-ray Regime
Andreas Braun
(University of Oxford)
Geometrical and Topological Methods in Physics
Oleg Brandt, Martin Bauer
(Heidelberg University)
The Higgs and beyond: dawn of a new era of particle physics
Antonino Di Piazza
(Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik)
Quantum Electrodynamics: Basic foundations and modern issues in the presence of intense background electromagnetic fields
Norman Sieroka
(ETH Zürich)
Philosophy of Physics

Additional Lecture

On Monday evening at 17:30 (s.t.), we will have an industry lecture, followed by a general welcome party.

Engelbert Quack and Helmut Linde from SAP SE, Walldorf

will give a talk on

Data Science - A career opportunity in Consulting?

Student Representatives' Welcome

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