Heidelberg University

41st Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days - Programme

The 41st Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy take place from 8th - 12th October 2018. 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 41st time this fall!

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 41st 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, 11th October 2018, at 17:30 (s.t.)

Carlos Frenk

(Durham University)


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

Regular Course Programme

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

Roland Winkler
(Forschungszentrum Jülich)
Stochastic processes, hydrodynamics and active motion
David J. E. Marsh
(University of Göttingen)
Johannes Albrecht
(TU Dortmund)
B-Physics: From the SM flavour structure to new discoveries
Jan Rybizki , Maria Süveges
(Max Planck Institute for Astronomy)
Exploring the Milky Way: Statistical analysis of Gaia data
Adriana Pálffy
(Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik)
Quantum dynamics with x-rays
Ute Leidig
(Heidelberg University)
Presenting Research Results

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

Norbert Schuch
(Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching)
Entanglement in quantum many-body systems
Stephan Zimmer
(University of Innsbruck)
Particle Physics with Orbit Based Instruments
Peter Keim
(University of Konstanz)
More physics in less dimensions: topological phase transitions, critical phenomena far from thermal equilibrium, and Goldstone-modes in 2D colloidal monolayers
Martin Weigel
(Coventry University)
Computational Physics with GPUs
Annalisa Pillepich
(Max Planck Institute for Astronomy)
Simulations of galaxy formation and evolution
Team d-fine
(d-fine, Frankfurt am Main )
Data driven consulting: topics for today and tomorrow

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.

Christof Reinhart from Volume Graphics, Heidelberg

will give a talk on

From Physics Student to Global Market Leader In Under 20 Years

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.