International Particle Physics Outreach Group
Participating Institutes

University of Heidelberg - Physikalisches Institut


University of Heidelberg
Address Physikalisches Institut
Universität Heidelberg

Im Neuenheimer Feld 226
69120 Heidelberg
Phone +49 (6221) 54-19413
Fax +49 (6221) 54-19540
e-Mail Christoph Anders
Research & Teaching

The Physikalische Institut of the Heidelberg University at the Philosophenweg was erected between 1907 and 1912 for Nobel Laureate Philipp Lenard. His successors (among others Walter Bothe, Hans Kopfermann and Otto Haxel) developed the institute into an internationally recognised centre for atomic, nuclear and elementary particle physics. Since 2012 the institute is located on the university campus Neuenheimer Feld

The institute is part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and hosts four experimental groups working on Low and High Energy Particle Physics, Complex Quantum Systems and Heavy Ion Physics. They address fundamental questions testing the Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics. The search for New Physics focuses on the matter and anti-matter asymmetry in our universe, the behavior of matter after the big bang, quantum effects of many body systems and gravitation at small scales.

Studying Physics in Heidelberg offers a variety of lectures and lab courses with a broad range of opportunities for specialisation. Advanced undergraduate as well as graduate lectures are also given in English. The Graduate School of Fundamental Physics of the department is financed through the 'Excellence Initiative' framework of the German Federal and State Governments and hosts the Heidelberg Graduate Days twice a year.

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