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XXXIII Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days - Programme

The XXXIII Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy take place from 6th-10th October 2014. 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 33rd 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 will be provided and on Thursday evening, there is a traditional barbecue that is also covered with registration. To take part in the XXXIII 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 further details can be downloaded here:

Programme - Flyer


this website.

Hans Jensen Invited Lecture

on Thursday, 9th October 2014, at 17:30 (s.t.)

Alain Aspect

(Professor at the Institut d'Optique and at the Ecole Polytechnique; CNRS Distinguished Scientist (Directeur de recherche CNRS) emeritus at Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Paris)


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

Regular Course Programme

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

Frank Krauss
(Durham University)
Monte Carlo Generators in High Energy Physics
Harald Lück
(Leibniz Universität and MPI für Gravitationsphysik)
Gravitational Wave Detectors: observing tiny jitters in space-time
Markus Müller
(Heidelberg University)
Quantum Nonlocality and Contextuality
Ana Peón-Nieto
(Heidelberg University)
Algebraic Geometry for Physicists
Shannon Whitlock
(Heidelberg University)
Many-body physics with Rydberg atoms
Ute Leidig
(Heidelberg University)
Presenting Research Results

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

Team Sun
(Kiepenheuer Institut für Sonnenphysik, Freiburg)
Modern Solar Physics
Bianca Dittrich
(Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada)
Quantum Space Time
Yvonne Pachmayer
(Heidelberg University)
Heavy Ion Physics and the Quark-Gluon-Plasma
Marc Schumann
(University of Bern)
The Search for Dark Matter
Ulrich Schwarz
(Heidelberg University)
Elasticity and differential geometry of biological shapes
Sandro Wimberger
(Parma University and INFN Section Milan Bicocca, Italy)
Hamiltonian Chaos
Team d-fine
(d-fine, Frankurt)
Physicists in Finance

Additional Lecture

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

Thomas Bruns from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig

will give a talk on

Industrial Metrology and the International System of Units

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.