University of Heidelberg

13th HGSFP Winterschool 2020

University Center Obergurgl 30.01. - 04.02.2020

The HGSFP Winterschool 2020 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 2019/20.

Lecture Program:

The lectures are distributed over many 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.

Kira Rehfeld Climate Change and Climate Variability
Marc Kachelrieß Current and Upcoming X-Ray CT Technologies
Niklaus Berger The Subtle Difference Between Left and Right: Parity Violation as a Tool in Fundamental Physics
Matthias Bartelmann Kinetic Field Theory and Structure Information
Sara Rezaei Kh. Milky Way as a Dust Factory
Faustine Cantalloube Imaging Exoplanets: Why and How?
Anne Harth Attosecond timing with Spectral Resolution
Clemens Velte Cryogenic Particle Detectors
Tracy Northup Quantum Information

General Talk

Marcus Nüsser Glaciers in the Himalaya: From the Resistence of Snow to Integrated Socio-Hydrological Reflections

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 07.10.2019 - 31.10.2019. 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.

Itinerary of the Winter School

Please note the bus will depart from Heidelberg already in the evening of Thursday, the 30th of January 2020, 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, 4th February.

Organisation Team:

Fabienne Bauer
Vincent Carpenter
Jan-Hendrik Oelmann
Ana Marta Pinho
Thomas Rudzki
Stephan Stock

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