Heidelberg University

Participating Institutes and Organisation

Students of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics can do their doctoral research at any one of the eight Institutes of the University listed here, as well as at the external research Institutes listed on this page. The thematic cooperations between the Institutes are indicated diagrammatically.

The Graduate School is directed from the HGSFP Central Office

The School is governed by a board of directors in which each branch of the School is represented. They are Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Klingeler (Spokesperson), Prof. Dr. Werner Aeschbach, Prof. Dr. Björn Malte Schäfer, Prof. Dr. Tilman Plehn and Prof. S. P. Klevansky (Administrative Director). The student representatives are Arianna Picotti and Janko Nauta.

Institutes through which doctoral studies may be pursued:

Physics Institutes at Heidelberg University

  • Institut für Theoretische Physik (Institute for Theoretical Physics - ITP)
  • Physikalisches Institut (PI)
  • Kirchhoff Institut für Physik (Kirchhoff Institute for Physics - KIP)
  • Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut - Theoretische Chemie (Institute of Physical Chemistry - PCI)
  • Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik (Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics - ITA)
  • Landessternwarte Heidelberg (State Observatory - LSW)
  • Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI)
  • Institut für Umweltphysik (Institute of Environmental Physics - IUP)

External Physics Institutes in Heidelberg through which the doctoral degree is awarded by Heidelberg University

  • Max-Planck Institut für Astronomie (Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy - MPIA)
  • Max-Planck Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK)

Many of the students studying astronomy do so through the International Max Planck Research School of Astronomy (IMPRS-A)

The different research branches of the Graduate School with their distribution at the Institutes in Heidelberg is illustrated in the following figure:


Research branches of the Graduate School and Institutions