University of Heidelberg

11th HGSFP Winterschool 2018

University Center Obergurgl 26.01. - 30.01.2018

The HGSFP Winterschool 2018 will be a student-organized five-day winterschool that brings together students from all branches of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics to facilitate scientific and social exchange among its members. The school is held at the University Center Obergurgl ( right in the middle of the beautiful Austrian Alps. The participants will attend a lecture program that covers all branches of the HGSFP and present their own research to their fellow students during a poster session. In addition, the timetable of the school provides ample opportunities to connect with the lecturers and the other students during both social and sportive activities.
The HGSFP covers the accommodation in shared double/triple rooms, half-board, the bus transfer from Heidelberg to Obergurgl and back as well as the social program for all participants.

Online registration will open during the HGSFP Graduate Days in the Winter term 2017/18.

Lecture Program:

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

Karlheinz Meier Computers like brains - Physical model systems of neural circuits
Niklaus Berger Lepton Flavour Violation
Björn Malte Schäfer General Relativity in everyday life
Philipp Preiß Quantum Simulation with Ultracold Atoms
Zoltan Harman Quantum electrodynamics of bound systems
Craig Lawrie Introduction to Stringy Physics
Genevieve Parmentier Fascinating aspects of globular star clusters
Morgan Fouesneau Astrostatistics
Pascal Bohleber The Physics of Glaciers

General Talk

Bernold Feuerstein Tornado and Severe Weather Research in Europe

Poster sessions

Beside 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 winterschool you need to be a member of the HGSFP and register through an online form.
The online registration will be open from 9.10.2017 - 29.10.2017. The list of participants will be drawn from the registered students distributed fairly over the HGSFP branches with a priority for first-time participants.

Itinerary of the Winter School

Please note the bus will depart from Heidelberg already in the evening of Thursday, the 25th of January 2018, such that we arrive in Obergurgl early Friday morning. Meeting point is the bus terminal at Bauhaus hardware store in Heidelberg, Kurfürstenanlage 11, Heidelberg. The lectures and the social program will start Friday afternoon and conclude around noon on Tuesday. We are expected to return to Heidelberg by late Tuesday evening, 30th of January.

Organisation Team:

Tobias Buck
Alexander Egl
Katharina Haase
Maximilian Hartmann
Marvin Holten
Dennis Schulz

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