Heidelberg University

The 43rd Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days of the Heidelberg Graduate School for Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy take place from 7th - 11th October 2019. 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 43rd 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 43rd 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, 10th October 2019, at 17:30 (s.t.)

Brice Ménard

(Johns Hopkins 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)

Michael Knap, Fabian Grusdt
(TU München)
New insights in strongly correlated systems from ultracold quantum gases
Wilhelm Kley
(University of Tübingen)
Formation of planetary systems: Solar and extrasolar
Zoltan Harman, Florian Köhler-Langes
(Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik)
High-precision tests of quantum electrodynamics
Melih Kandemir
(Bosch Center for AI)
Modern Bayesian Inference for Machine Learning
Benno Liebchen
(TU Darmstadt)
Soft, active and living matter
Penelope Pickers
(University of East Anglia and Heidelberg University)
Atmospheric oxygen: useful for more than just breathing

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

Reinhold Kleiner
(University of Tübingen)
Superconductivity - fundamentals and recent advances
Jim Hinton, Harm Schoorlemmer
(Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik)
The multi-messenger hunt for cosmic particle accelerators
Kira Rehfeld
(Heidelberg University)
Reconstruction, modeling and future implications of changes in past climate variability
Sandro Wimberger
(Università di Parma)
Classical and Quantum Dynamical Systems
Team d-fine
(d-fine, Frankfurt am Main )
Consulting in the digital economy – from Proof-Of-Concept to operational use cases

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.

Lisa Haas from Robert Bosch GmbH Reutlingen

will give a talk on

From Reutlingen to Space

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.