Heidelberg University

The 46th Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days of the Heidelberg Graduate School for Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy take place from 6th - 9th April 2021. Participants from other universities are very welcome!

The 46th Heidelberg Physics Graduate days will take place in times of Corona. Our events will take place online this time, due to the current restrictions.
Please be mindful of online-etiquette: always identify yourself clearly - log into your course using your full name, please.
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, Note that each course runs every day for four days either in a morning or afternoon slot.

To take part in the 46th Graduate Days please register yourself here.

The Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days usually take place im Neuenheimer Feld 226, in the Physikalisches Institut; This time they are online only.

Programme - Flyer


Hans Jensen Invited Lecture

on Thursday, 8th April 2021, at 17:30 (s.t.)

A Forty-Year Journey?

Reinhard Genzel

(Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)

Regular Course Programme

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

Karsten Köneke
(University of Freiburg)
The Large Hadron Collider: A new era of particle physics at the energy frontier
Kai Schmitz
Fundamental physics with gravitational waves
Laura Cattaneo
(Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics)
Soft Matter meets Ultrafast Spectroscopy
Julia Bauer
(Heidelberg University Hospital)
Fighting cancer with physics - a journey through the field of particle therapy
Werner Aeschbach
(Heidelberg University)
Understanding the Climate Crisis and the Requirements for its Solution

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

Tommi Eronen
(University of Jyväskylä)
Precision experiments with cooled and stored exotic ions
Fred Davies
(Max Planck Institute for Astronomy)
The Epoch of Reionization of the Universe.
Understanding galaxy evolution and the Universe from its last phase transition
Martin Ammon
(University of Jena)
Introduction to the AdS/CFT duality - From strings & black holes to quantum field theories and back
Roberto Trotta and Björn Malte Schäfer
(Imperial College London and Heidelberg University)
From Bayes to Machine Learning
Maarten DeKieviet
(Heidelberg University)
Geometric Algebra for Physicists
Henning Soller
(Mc Kinsey and Heidelberg University)
Industrial applications of quantum computing

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

Jan-Markus Schwindt from SAP

will give a talk on

Entropy Phenomena in Software Projects and Large Organizations

Student Representatives' Welcome and Information Evening for New Doctoral Students

On Wednesday 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.