University of Heidelberg

14th HGSFP Winterschool 2022

University Center Obergurgl 18.01. - 23.01.2022 Cancelled!

The HGSFP Winterschool 2022 will be a student-organized five-day winterschool 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 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 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 (up to four beds), 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 2021/22.

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.

Tracy Northup Towards a Quantum Internet
Adriana Pálffy Coherent Light Interacting with Nuclei: from Ultraviolet to Gamma Rays
Helmut Strobel Continuous Analog Quantum Simulation
Fiorenza Donato Cosmic Messengers in the Galaxy
Björn Malte Schäfer Causality and Geometry in Physics
Susanne Westhoff Particle Dark Matter
Paul Faßl The Physics and Future Prospects of State-of-the-Art and Emerging Photovoltaic Technologies
Christian Katlein A physicist at the north pole: A story of radiative transfer in sea ice, the largest Artic expedition in history and new measurement technologies
Niklas Wahl Numerical Modelling in Radiotherapy: Present and Future of Computational Radiation Treatment Planning

General Talk

Rainer Prinz Hintereisferner - an uncalibrated (?) instrument in the Open Air Laboratory Rofental

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 07.10.2021 - 31.10.2021. 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 Tuesday, the 18th of January 2022, such that we arrive in Obergurgl early Wednesday morning. The program will start Wednesday afternoon and conclude around noon on Sunday. We expect to return to Heidelberg by late Sunday evening, 23rd January.

Organisation Team:

Cristina Benso
Menno Door
André Günther
Daniel Heimfarth
Julian Robertz
Alperen Yuncu

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