University of Heidelberg

1st HGSFP Summerschool 2023

Molveno, Italy, 11.06. - 17.06.2023

The HGSFP Summerschool 2023 will be a student-organized five-day summerschool that brings together students from all branches of the Heidelberg Graduate School for Physics to facilitate scientific and social exchange among its members. The school takes place in Molveno, Italy. The participants will attend a lecture program covering most branches of the HGSFP and present their own research to their fellow students during a poster session. In addition, the timetable of the school gives the opportunity to connect with the lecturers and the other students during both social and sportive activities.
The HGSFP covers the accommodation in shared rooms, half-board, the bus transfer from Heidelberg to Molveno and back as well as the social program for all participants.

Online registration is closed, last minute applications may still be considered.

Lecture Program

The lectures are distributed over many branches of the HGSFP and held by active researchers in their respective fields. All lectures will be suitable for any physics student at the PhD level, including students from different branches.

Joachim Ritter Geophysical Imaging of Active Deep Structures Underneath Europe
Natalia Oreshkina Testing fundamental physics with highly-charged ions
Sebastian Kempf Superconducting Quantum Sensors
Martino Borsato "Rare is precious" - Can we identify new physics before building more energetic colliders?
Philipp Hauke Quantum simulation of stronglycorrelated systems
Francesco Tommasino An introduction to radiation biophysics
Chiara Battistini Chemical abundances of stars: how they shape astronomy from Galactic to planetary scale
Falko Ziebert Active matter: patterns, self-propulsion, function

Special Talks

Elisa Frasnelli The left and the right brain: Lateralization from physics to neuroscience
Federico Laudisa Realism, Locality and All That: Philosophical Explorations in a Quantum World

Poster sessions

Besides the lectures, there will be poster sessions on two evenings. Every participant is requested to contribute by presenting her/his work on a poster. The best poster will be awarded the HGSFP poster cup.

Registration and Important Dates

To participate in the summerschool you need to be a member of the HGSFP and register through an online form.
The online registration was open from 24.03.2023 - 16.04.2023. We will select participants in a transparent and fair fashion across all HGSFP branches. Inclusionary aspects will be considered and priority will be given to first-time participants. We still have one or two places available which will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Itinerary of the Summerschool

Please note the bus will depart from Heidelberg already in the morning of Sunday, the 11th of June 2023, such that we arrive in Molveno the evening. The program will start Monday morning and conclude Friday evening. We expect to return to Heidelberg by Saturday evening, 17th June.

Organisation Team:

Rowina Caspary
Antoine Chauvin
Maike Doerenkamp
Giulia Frau
Maksym Gachkivskyi
Sophie Geiger
Miriam Gerharz
Fabian Glaser
Leon Lettermann
Tobias Podszus
Daniel Unverzagt

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