Heidelberg University

The 45th Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days of the Heidelberg Graduate School for Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy take place from 5th - 9th October 2020. Participants from other universities are very welcome!

The 45th Heidelberg Physics Graduate days will take place in times of Corona. We thus have strict precautionary measures. Please read all information carefully.
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, 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.

To take part in the 45th 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 .

The programme and these details can be downloaded here:

Programme - Flyer

Online details will be sent to you in the week prior to the Grad Days.
Participants who have indicated "I don't care" will also be informed if they can attend in person or not.

Hans Jensen Invited Lecture

on Thursday, 8th October 2020, at 17:30 (s.t.)

Topological Insulators: a New State of Matter

Laurens Molenkamp

(University of Würzburg)

Regular Course Programme

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

Eugene Vasiliev
(University of Cambridge)
Modern galactic dynamics in the era of plentiful data
Manuel Reichert
(University of Southern Denmark, Odense)
Asymptotic Safety in Particle Physics and Quantum Gravity
Karin Kleiner
(University of Münster)
Batteries – From the basic concept through the present system to future applications
Jamir Marino
(Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz)
Field Theory of dissipative quantum systems
Irene Tamborra
(University of Copenhagen)
Neutrino Astrophysics and Astronomy
André Butz
(Heidelberg University)
The physical basis of climate change

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

Eicke R. Weber
(University of California, Berkeley),
Hans-Martin Henning
(Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg),
Lara Theiss
(Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg)
Photovoltaics and the Renewable Transformation of our Energy System
Pau Amaro Seoane
(Universitat Politècnica de València)
An introduction to gravitational-wave astrophysics
Ioan Pop
(KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Quantum Information Processing with Superconducting Circuits
Nina Otter
(UCLA - University of California, Los Angeles)
The homology of data
Axel Maas
(University of Graz)
The proton, the leptoquark, and the graviton: Substructure and discoveries
Team d-fine
(d-fine, Frankfurt am Main)
When smart matters: Bringing digital technologies to life in industry and finance

Additional Lecture

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

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.