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XXXV Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days - Programme

The XXXV Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy take place from 5th - 9th October 2015. 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 35th time this autumn!

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 will be snacks (beer and pretzels) on Wednesday evening, and the traditional Hans Jensen lecture will take place on Thursday, followed by a barbecue that is also covered by the registration fee.

To take part in the XXXV 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, 8th October 2015, at 17:30 (s.t.)

Stefan Hell

(Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen)


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

Regular Course Programme

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

Rebecca Wade, Frauke Gräter
(Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS))
Biomolecular simulation
Rudolf Gross, Frank Deppe
(Walther-Meißner-Institute for Low Temperature Research and Technische Universität München )
Superconductivity and Superconducting Electronics
Matthias Wollenhaupt
(University of Oldenburg)
Coherent control of ultrafast dynamics: from atoms to solids
Michael Hirsch
(Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen)
Empirical Inference and Learning from Data
Manfred Salmhofer (Heidelberg University) Ideas and results of the mathematical theory of phase transitions
Ute Leidig
(Heidelberg University)
Presenting research results

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

Raju Venugopalan
(Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York)
Exploring collective features of QCD in heavy ion collisions
Stephanie Reimann, Andreas Wacker
(Lund University, Sweden)
Finite quantum systems - from semiconductor quantum dots and wires to ultra-cold atomic quantum gases
Kyle Cranmer
(New York University)
Statistics for Particle and Astroparticle Experiments
Tobias Kluge
(Heidelberg University)
Isotopes and Isotopologues-from fundamental physics to everyday applications
Giridhari Lal Pandit
(University of Delhi)
Beyond the STS-Myth and Jargon: How Science Builds on Scientific Revolutions, Convergence, K-Resources Dynamics, Core-Contexts and Frontiers of Theory Development
Team d-fine
(d-fine, Frankfurt am Main)
Waterfalls in Finance and Accounting for Heisenberg

Additional Lecture

On Wednesday evening at 17:30 (s.t.), we will have an industry lecture, followed by a get-together with beer and pretzels.

Michael von Borstel from TRUMPF Lasersystems for Semiconductor Manufacturing, Ditzingen

will give a talk on

Light sources for EUV-Microlithography

Student Representatives' Welcome and Information Evening for New Doctoral Students

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.