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Talk Announcement: Faszination Wissenschaft

  STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE 2022

The STRUCTURES Jour Fixe takes place as a hybrid event in this semester, with the following guests and topics:

We will keep you updated about the next talks here. More details will follow soon.
The STRUCTURES office is happy to answer questions.

  SAVE THE DATE: Invitation to the YRC STRUCTURES Conference Oct 4 to 7, 2022

We are happy to announce that the Young Researchers Convent (YRC) STRUCTURES Conference will take place from October 4th-7th 2022 in Heidelberg. The conference intends to bring together young and senior members of the cluster in virtue of closer collaboration. It serves as an opportunity to present and discuss research throughout STRUCTURES such as the CPs and EPs. The conference consists of seven keynotes by PIs in each of the CPs, as well as presentations of current projects from the members (talks and posters) of the YRC.
The registration will open soon, stay tuned!

Links: Conference webpage | YRC page.

  Research: Collective movement of pathogens largely determined by physical principles

STRUCTURES member Ulrich Schwarz examines how physical properties of malaria parasites can influence their individual and collective dynamics, as part of an interdisciplinary research team.

The figure combines the confocal micro-scopy image of sporozoite vortices with the snapshot of an agent-based computer simulation of these vortices. (© Frisch-knecht group & Schwarz group, paper in Nature Physics)

The disease of malaria is triggered by single-celled parasites that accumulate in large groups in the salivary glands of mosquitoes before transmission to human beings. The limited space there prevents them from actually moving, unless this restriction is lifted by means of appropriate experimental preparation. In just such experiments, researchers around Friedrich Frischknecht (Uniklinikum/DZIF) discovered that the parasites can be mobilised as a collective, which forms so-called emergent characteristics. To understand these phenomena more precisely, the groups of Ulrich Schwarz (ITP/BioQuant) and Karl Rohr (BMCV/BioQuant) applied cutting-edge methods of image processing to analye the acquired image data. They were able to show that the moving pathogens form vortex systems that are largely determined by physical principles. Special computer simulations helped identify the mechanisms underlying these rotating movements, which consist in an interplay of self-propulsion, curved shape of the cell, chirality and mechanical flexibility. “Our new model system offers the opportunity to better understand the physics of collectives with elastic properties and perhaps render them usable for technical applications in the future,” states the physicist Ulrich Schwarz.

See the University's press release here (English, May 13).

Original publication in Nature Physics from May 13 2022: Patra et al. (2022)

New date: Herlinde Koelbl: “Faszination Wissenschaft - 60 Begegnungen mit wegweisenden Forschern unserer Zeit” on June 30

We are delighted to announce that the talk “Faszination Wissenschaft - 60 Begegnungen mit wegweisenden Forschern unserer Zeit” by photographic artist Herlinde Koelbl, which was postponed due to the pandemic situation, has a new date:

Thursday, June 30, 6 pm (c.t.),
Neue Universität, Hörsaal 13.

The talk will be held in German. The STRUCTURES Project Management Office is happy to answer questions.

Public lecture on Mathematics in Music and Visual Arts (May 30)

We cordially invite you to the public lecture on “Töne sehen und Muster hören – Mathematik in Musik und Kunst” by Prof. Jürgen Richter-Gebert (TU München) on Monday, May 30 2022 at 5 pm, Mathematikon lecture hall.

Abstract: Math makes it possible. This lecture is a journey through central topics of mathematics and art such as symmetry, proportion, and rhythm. Here are some of the questions addressed in the lecture:
  • What do tiles, common salt, and a canon have in common?
  • How can you create one picture by moving shapes?
  • How do you create a 3-D-model out of such a picture? Can you hear it?
You will be able to witness a small set of simple rules turning into fascinating structures. This metamorphosis is performed by a piece of interactive software. The results may vary from intricate images to intriguing drum beats.

Link: Announcement by the Research Station Geometry & Dynamics.

  STRUCTURES Workshop “Random Geometry in Heidelberg” May 16 - 20

From 16th to 20th of May the Workshop “Random Geometry in Heidelberg” is going to take place within the cluster of excellence STRUCTURES at Heidelberg University. The goal of the workshop is to foster interactions between researchers in random geometry, quantum gravity and quantum field theory. To this end it combines a diverse schedule of scientific presentations with ample discussion time. Topics include but are not limited to: tensor field theory, group field theory, the topological recursion and non commutative field theory. Special emphasis will be placed on applications of such models to quantum gravity, conformal field theory, condensed matter or artificial intelligence.

The workshop will take place in the Neuenheimer Feld campus in Heidelberg and is organised by Razvan Gurau, Sabine Harribey, Carlos Perez Sanchez and Adrian Tanasa. Links and further information are available at the workshop’s webpage.

“Welt der Physik” Podcast with Prof. Ulrich Schwarz on the Physics of Cells

“A cell is the smallest unit of life, in a certain sense the elementary particle of biology” (Ulrich Schwarz). Every living being is made up of cells. The human body for instance consists of over 1013 different cells, which are divided into more than 200 different cell types. In order to understand the complex processes in cells, researchers approach them not only from the biological but also from the physical side. In the new episode of Welt der Physik's podcast, Ulrich Schwarz (ITP, STRUCTURES Heidelberg) explains how much physics is in cells. The podcast is in German.

Link: Welt der Physik: Podcast episode 333: Physik der Zelle

  Special Colloquium by Prof. Steven Chu, May 10, 2022

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate in Physics 1997 and former Secretary of Energy under Barack Obama, will give a special colloquium on Tuesday, May 10, 1:15 pm, on: What new biology and biophysics can be learned from nanometer-millisecond tracking of the dynein molecular motor (see the announcement poster). The colloquium will take place in Hörsaal 1 of the Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics (KIP, INF 227). The colloquium will be followed by a Q&A session on Prof. Chu’s current research and former work. Researchers and students from all disciplines are welcome!

  Joint Workshop with FI EMS: From Structures to Functions, IWH May 9, 2022

We are happy to announce that the workshop “From Structures to Functions” jointly organised by the Flagship Initiative Engineering Molecular Systems (FI EMS) and the STRUCTURES Cluster of Excellence is going to take place entirely in presence. The registration is now closed. The workshop will start at 09:00 am at the International Academic Forum Heidelberg (IWH) in Hauptstr. 242 (old town Heidelberg). Participants are asked to use the lower entry at the front of the building.

Please find the schedule with speakers & topics here.

  Symposium Computational Soft Matter and Biophysics May 12 and May 19, 2022

The symposium will take place in hybrid form at the Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP). Lectures will be held in attendance for invited guests only but will also be broadcast via ZOOM. For more information on the invited speakers and the ZOOM details , please visit ITP's web page on the event or see the associated poster.

  STRUCTURES NEWSLETTER Vol. 6 Apr 2022

We are happy to present the sixth volume of the STRUCTURES newsletter, which features the following topics:

  • Pg. 1: New Centre for Model-Based AI  /  New Quantum Technology Cooperation Projects  /  KIDS: The New Parent-Child Offices of STRUCTURES and ISOQUANT Are Ready For You!
  • Pg. 2: HEGL: The Heidelberg Experimental Geometry Lab
  • Pg. 3: We Are STRUCTURES  /  Save the Date: STRUCTURES YRC Conference Oct. 4–7 2022
  • Pg. 4: STRUCTURES Asks: Anna Marciniak-Czochra

The STRUCTURES Office is happy to answer questions and to receive feedback.

HEGL Community Seminar May 2

We cordially invite you to attend the Heidelberg Experiment Geometry Lab (HEGL) Community Seminar talk by Sean Lawton on May 2 at 3pm:

Title: Dynamics, Finite Fields, and Character Varieties: A Geometry Lab Project Working!
Abstract: In 2014, the Mason Experimental Geometry Lab (MEGL) was founded at George Mason University (GMU). During Fall and Spring of that year, MEGL obtained funding, space, equipment, and participants. In Summer 2015, the first research (and outreach) projects began. One of the first projects explored dynamics on the finite field points of certain algebraic varieties. This project continued every semester and summer until Fall 2018. In addition to interesting conjectures with substantial data to support them and 1000’s of lines of code generating said data, the project created awesome visualizations (images and 3D prints), a GMU-College of Science research award, an undergraduate honors thesis, a PhD thesis, a community of mathematicians (11 student participants, most in PhD programs or in professional scientific positions), and many fond memories. This talk is about that story.

The Seminar will take place online via Zoom. Contact HEGL or join the HEGL Mailing List to get the Zoom coordinates. More information can be found at the HEGL seminar website.

Symposium on Computational Astrophysics May 5 2022

The symposium on Computational Astrophysics will take place on May 5, 2022 in hybrid form. Lectures will be held in attendance for invited guests only but will also be broadcast via ZOOM. For more information, please visit the web page of the Center of Astronomy (ZAH) on the event or see the associated poster.

Reality and probability: from atoms to bacteria and the Earth climate

We cordially invite you to attend the talk by Lamberto Rondoni (Politechnico di Torino) on Reality and probability: from atoms to bacteria and the Earth climate on Friday April 22 at 4.00pm at EMBL, Large Operon.

Registration is no longer required, but it is still mandatory to wear FFP2 masks in seminar rooms. Online access via Zoom: Meeting ID: 910 5345 7980, Passcode: 449594

Abstract: Probability is arguably the most effective mathematical tool that all sciences use. However, probability is not reality, and one should be aware of the relations between them, in order to avoid errors, and actually develop useful predictive theories. In this lecture, I will invite the audience and myself to ponder the matter, illustrating various notions probability and giving examples of how statistical physics understands thermodynamic phenomena. I will then discuss success and failures in the use of probabilities in Physics, and will conclude mentioning some applications of biological and geophysical interest. .

SIMPLAIX Inaugural Symposium on April 12

We are happy to announce the SIMPLAIX Inaugural Symposium on April 12. In the new SIMPLAIX collaboration, researchers from HITS, Heidelberg University, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are addressing challenges in the simulation of biomolecules and molecular materials by pooling their expertise in multiscale computer simulation and machine learning. The collaboration is funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation and will be launched on 12 April 2022 at Studio Villa Bosch, Heidelberg.

The schedule is available here (PDF).
See also: SIMPLAIX Website

  48th Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days April 11-14, 2022

The 48th Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days of the Heidelberg Graduate School for Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy take place on April 11 - 14, 2022. Participants from other universities are very welcome!
Courses are open for advanced students, in particular those working on their Master's and doctoral theses. It is the aim to offer courses that broaden the students' physics knowledge as well as to teach specialized techniques.

Link: Website of the Graduate Days.

'Almost a PhD' lecture Series.

The STRUCTURES Young Researcher's Convent (YRC) is happy to announce another talk in its 'Almost-a-PhD' series:
Tuesday, April 12, 6.00pm: Tobias Haas: An Entropic Perspective on Equilibrium, Uncertainty and Entanglement. (online via Zoom, German).
The talk will be in German this time, as it will be the language of Tobi's defence.

About the 'Almost a PhD' lecture series:
In the 'almost a PhD' talks, PhD students shortly before their defence can practice their PhD talk. The presentation will be followed by questions and, if wanted, a short round of feedback. In this format PhD candidates benefit by practising their talk in front of a live audience and listeners are presented with understandable and hopefully high quality talks about a broad variety of current research topics. And if you are currently in your PhD yourself, you can collect ideas for your own talk in the future! If your defence is coming up and you are keen to practice your talk yourself, send a mail with your topic and your preferred date to the YRC.

STRUCTURES member Dylan Nelson receives Hector RCD Award

Dylan Nelson (Photo: Heidelberg University)
We congratulate Dylan Nelson, who heads an Emmy Noether Research Group at the Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH), for being awarded the Hector Research Career Development Award. The award is endowed with 25,000 euros and, besides the funding, includes additional money for the establishment of a doctoral position. The Hector Foundation hereby follows the goal of supporting outstanding young researchers on their way towards a professorship.

Dylan Nelson studied at the University of California in Berkeley and at Harvard University (both USA). After earning his doctorate in 2015, he became a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching near Munich. Since 2020 he has directed the Emmy Noether research group “Computational Galaxy Formation and Evolution”, which explores the origins and development of galaxies with computer support. “We want to understand how gas flows in, out of and around galaxies,” underlines the astrophysicist. In order to understand the evolution of cosmic structures over time, Dr Nelson’s research group is developing numerical simulations. “With the funds from the Award and the additional doctoral position, we can explore new simulation techniques and applications of current machine learning methods,” says Dylan Nelson.
See also:

The new parent-child offices of STRUCTURES and ISOQUANT are ready for you!

Parent-child office at Mathematikon

Do you want to go to the office and have a child with you, or would you like a relaxing nursing room right by your workplace? Then we have the right place for you! “KIDS”, the new parent-child offices at Philosophenweg and Mathematikon, are open to all participants of the STRUCTURES and ISOQUANT projects. Several fully equipped workstations, a group room as well as a quiet room for breastfeeding, a kitchenette and numerous play corners for the little ones are waiting for you. For more information, go to https://ekb.thphys.uni-heidelberg.de/ – register on our website and book your desired workspace flexibly! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time: ekb@uni-heidelberg.de. We look forward to welcoming you and your kids in our offices!

For more information and pictures, have a look at the KIDS flyer:
Flyer German | English (PDF, 1.6MB).

STRUCTURES NEWSLETTER Feb 2022

We are happy to present the fifth volume of the STRUCTURES newsletter, which features the following topics:

  • Pg. 1: New EPs – ERC Starting Grant for Lauriane Chomaz – Members News
  • Pg. 2: STRUCTURES asks: Lauriane Chomaz
  • Pg. 3: CP 3: Modeling Cell Mechanics with the Finite Element Method
  • Pg. 4: News from the YRC – We Are STRUCTURES
The STRUCTURES Office is happy to answer questions and to receive feedback.

“Welt der Physik” Podcast on Emergence with Manfred Salmhofer

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” This phrase, often attributed to Aristotle, is how one could describe one of the most fascinating, complex properties of nature: Emergence. When several parts of a physical system – whether atoms, birds or stars – interact with each other, new properties can be observed that its single parts do not have on their own. This phenomenon is the focus of the new episode by “Welt der Physik”'s podcast “Emergenz”, in which Manfred Salmhofer from STRUCTURES explains how such emergent properties arise and what role they play in physics.

The podcast is in German and available at the “Welt der Physik” webpage:

Welt der Physik: Folge 330 – Emergenz (in German, Feb. 10, 2022).

NEW DATE: Ruperto Carola Lecture Series STRUCTURES: „Strukturen in der Musik Johann Sebastian Bachs“ on February 7, 2022

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Dr. Andreas Kruse's talk on „Strukturen in der Musik Johann Sebastian Bachs“ will take place on February 7 at 7:30 pm at the Aula der Neuen Universität (Access limited to 2G+, FFP-2 mask mandatory).
The talk, which will be in German, focuses on structure in compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, explaining the term “structure” in music by the example of Viennese Classicism and analyzing themes and motifs of single works by Bach, before addressing the compositional technique of the fugue. Prof. Dr. Andreas Kruse is expert on music, author of the book „Die Grenzgänge des Johann Sebastian Bach“ and Senior professor distinctus at Heidelberg University.

The event will take place as part of the Ruperto Carola Lecture Series (Ruperto Carola Ringvorlesung) STRUCTURES, which focuses on the emergence and description of structures in mathematics and physics, human society, the human body, literature and music. The lecture series is organized by Matthias Bartelmann, STRUCTURES member, and Manfred Salmhofer, speaker of STRUCTURES.

See the University press release here (in German, February 3, 2022).

New Podcast Episode: Exzellent Erklärt - Spitzenforschung für alle (7)

A new podcast episode of “#exzellenterklaert - Spitzenforschung für alle” is going to air on 2022-02-01:

Episode 07: “Altern: Wie können wir gesund alt werden” (CECAD Cologne)
Why and how do we age? And what can we do to prevent diseases and age healthily? Answers and tips are provided by CECAD Cologne in the new episode of the podcast "#exzellenterklaert – Spitzenforschung für alle".

The Cluster of Excellence CECAD (Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases) is an interdisciplinary research association of the University of Cologne, the Max-Planck-Institutes for the Biology of Aging and Metabolism, Uniklinik Köln and the DZNE. The cluster aims at decoding molecular mechanisms of aging and age-associated diseases.
The German science podcast “Exzellent Erklärt - Spitzenforschung für alle” on current science topics reflects the research diversity of the Germany’s leading research institutions and Clusters of Excellence: from Antiquities to Quantum Physics. In each episode, listeners can expect insights into the interdisciplinary work of one research network. The researchers of the clusters of excellence, funded by DFG talk to podcaster Larissa Vassilian about how they want to find scientifically sound answers to relevant topics of our time – for the society of tomorrow.

Link: https://exzellent-erklaert.podigee.io/.

STRUCTURES Member Lauriane Chomaz receives ERC Starting Grant

Two outstanding Heidelberg-based early-career researchers – Junior Professor Dr Lauriane Chomaz and Dr Ganna Gryn’ova – have each been awarded an ERC Starting Grant, which is a high amount of funding from the European Research Council (ERC). Prof. Chomaz, an experimental physicist at Heidelberg University, will receive approximately 1.5 million euros for her research work on two-dimensional dipolar quantum gases. The ERC will likewise endow Dr Gryn’ova with around 1.5 million euros for a project on the design and modelling of functional organic materials. The computational chemist from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) also does research at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) of Ruperto Carola. The funding has been granted for a period of five years.

Junior Professor Dr Lauriane Chomaz, Physikalisches Institut, STRUCTURES Cluster of Excellence | Image © Tobias Schwerdt

Lauriane Chomaz’s research project to be funded with the ERC Starting Grant is called “Two-dimensional Dipolar Quantum Gases: Fluctuations and Orders” (2DDip). In it, she addresses the question of how matter orders itself under extreme conditions – in two-dimensional space and in the presence of competing long-range and short-range atomic interactions – and how the resultant order changes under the effect of quantum and thermal fluctuations. With the assistance of an innovative experimental apparatus, the scientist will, for the first time, generate ultra-cold quantum gases from dysprosium atoms in an effective two-dimensional space. Dysprosium is a rare earth and exhibits the highest magnetic moment of all natural stable chemical elements. By examining different states of these magnetic gases, Prof. Chomaz wants to gain new insights into hitherto unexplored, exotic states of matter, their respective orders, ordering mechanisms, and their fluctuations. The physicist hopes that her research will help to answer open questions on two-dimensional ordering in the presence of long-range atomic interactions, and to open up new research avenues.

After graduating in quantum physics, Lauriane Chomaz gained her doctorate in 2014 with a study of Bose gases in reduced dimensions at the École normale supérieure in Paris (France). She then continued her research as a post-doc at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). For that she received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship from the European Commission and was admitted to the Elise Richter Programme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). In 2021 she joined Heidelberg University as a tenure-track professor. Prof. Chomaz is part of the STRUCTURES Cluster of Excellence with her newly formed “Quantum Fluids” research group at the Institute for Physics. She is also a member of Heidelberg University’s Collaborative Research Centre 1225 “Isolated Quantum systems and Universality under extreme conditions” (ISOQUANT).

See University press release from January 19, 2022:
German | English.

Happy New Year and STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE 2022.

The STRUCTURES cluster wishes everyone a bright, healthy and prosperous new year. Despite the ups and downs due to Covid-19, we hope that 2021 has been a successful year for all of our members. We are grateful for the commitment and the fruitful, lively collaboration within and beyond the cluster, which we are looking forward to maintain. For the new year, we are excited to announce many lecture programs, talks, fellowships and guest programs – with the Jour Fixe as the central place to meet and exchange ideas.

The Jour Fixe continues in January with the following guests:

  • January 21: Anna Erzberger (EMBL, Heidelberg) (Postponed)
  • January 28: Fabian Hahner (MI, Heidelberg)
  • February 04: No Jour Fixe - General Assembly

STRUCTURES NEWSLETTER Vol. 4 is now online!

We are happy to present the fourth volume of the STRUCTURES newsletter!

The STRUCTURES Office is happy to answer questions and to receive feedback.

New Podcast: Exzellent Erklärt - Spitzenforschung für alle - Episode 5

A new podcast episode of “#exzellenterklaert - Spitzenforschung für alle” is going to air tomorrow (Dec 15):
Episode (5): “Quantenwissenschaft - Grundlage der Technologien von morgen.” (MCQST)
Quantum physics pushes the limits of our imagination, but builds the foundation for revolutionary new technologies. Researchers from @mcqst_cluster (Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology) discuss this in the latest episode of the podcast "#exzellenterklaert – Spitzenforschung für alle".

The German science podcast on current science topics reflects the research diversity of the Germany’s leading research institutions and Clusters of Excellence: from Antiquities to Quantum Physics. In each episode, listeners can expect insights into the interdisciplinary work of one research network. The researchers of the clusters of excellence, funded by DFG talk to podcaster Larissa Vassilian about how they want to find scientifically sound answers to relevant topics of our time – for the society of tomorrow.

Link: https://exzellent-erklaert.podigee.io/.

Talk postponed: Faszination Wissenschaft - 60 Begegnungen mit wegweisenden Forschern unserer Zeit by Herlinde Koelbl

We regret that due to the current pandemic situation, Herlinde Koelbl's talk cannot take place on December 16, 2021. But we are planning it for next year! Please stay tuned for the new dates.

Aufgrund der momentanen COVID-Situtation kann der Vortrag von Herlinde Koelbl am 16.12.2021 leider nicht stattfinden. Er wird auf das nächste Jahr verschoben - weitere Informationen folgen!

Talk Announcement: Faszination Wissenschaft - Postponed

Ruperto Carola Lecture Series STRUCTURES starts on November 8

We are delighted to announce that this semester term the Ruperto Carola Lecture Series (Ruperto Carola Ringvorlesung) is organized by Matthias Bartelmann, STRUCTURES member, and Manfred Salmhofer, speaker of STRUCTURES.
On Monday, November 8, Manfred Salmhofer addresses the connection between the diversity of structures that surround us in the natural world and the unity of the laws of nature that underlie them. In addition to lectures by Markus Oberthaler and Matthias Bartelmann from STRUCTURES, we are looking forward to six renowned speakers from philosophy, brain research, psychology, literature, law, and music.
Lectures take place every Monday at 7:30 pm, Aula Neue Universität. The talks will be given in German language.

See press release here (November 4, 2021).

Research: Solving Complex Learning Tasks in Brain-Inspired Computers

STRUCTURES members Andreas Baumbach, Akos Ferenc Kungl, Johannes Schemmel and Mihai Petrovici develop a new training approach for spiking neural networks with their co-workers.

Developing a machine that processes information as efficiently as the human brain has been a long-standing research goal towards true artificial intelligence. The interdisciplinary research team at Heidelberg University and the University of Bern (Switzerland) led by Mihai Petrovici is tackling this problem with the help of biologically-inspired artificial neural networks. Spiking neural networks, which mimic the structure and function of a natural nervous system, represent promising candidates because they are powerful, fast, and energy-efficient. One key challenge is how to train such complex systems. The German-Swiss research team has now developed and successfully implemented an algorithm that achieves such training.

See press release from October 29, 2021 (in English) or from October 29, 2021 (in German).

Original publication in Nature Machine Intelligence from September 17, 2021 (in English).

New Podcast: Exzellent Erklärt - Spitzenforschung für alle

The next episode of “#exzellenterklaert - Spitzenforschung für alle” is online! Learn more about “Bacteria in the Gut - How Drugs Affect our Microbiome,” and listen directly to Lisa Maier, Junior Group Leader at the Tuebingen Cluster of Excellence CMFI.

The German science podcast on current science topics reflects the research diversity of the Germany’s leading research institutions and Clusters of Excellence: from Africa Studies to Quantum Physics. In each episode, listeners can expect insights into the interdisciplinary work of one research network. The researchers of the clusters of excellence, funded by DFG talk to podcaster Larissa Vassilian about how they want to find scientifically based answers to relevant topics of our time - for the society of tomorrow.

Link: https://exzellent-erklaert.podigee.io/.

STRUCTURES NEWSLETTER Vol. 3 is now online!

We are happy to present the third volume of the STRUCTURES newsletter!

The STRUCTURES Office is happy to answer questions and to receive feedback.

STRUCTURES Member Matthias Bartelmann elected as member of the University Council

We congratulate our member Matthias Bartelmann for being elected as member of the University Council!
The University Council oversees the management by the Rectorate. It can at any time give the Science Ministry its opinion on strategic matters concerning the university. It consists of eleven members who are appointed by the Minister for Science, Research and the Arts. Six members, including the chairperson, are leading figures from outside the university; five members, including the deputy chairperson, are members of the university. The term of office of the members, and of the University Council, is three years.

Workshop on Pure Spinors, Superalgebras, and Holomorphic Twists, October 4-8

From 4th to 8th of October the Workshop "Pure Spinors, Superalgebras, and Holomorphic Twists" will take place in hybrid format within the cluster of excellence STRUCTURES at Heidelberg University. The goal of the workshop is to bring together experts working at the intersection between theoretical physics and pure mathematics - with a special emphasis on representation theory, complex, algebraic and derived geometry -, to foster exchange, collaborations and the development of a shared language between these diverse groups.

Talks will take place in the Zoom-extended Mathematikon Hörsaal. Links and further information will be available at the workshop’s homepage.

Workshop on Topological Methods in Data Analysis, October 4-6

From 4th to 6th of October the Second Workshop on Topological Methods in Data Analysis will take place within the cluster of excellence STRUCTURES at Heidelberg University. The three-day workshop includes introductions into the powerful data analysis machinery of persistent homology, tutorial sessions held by Mathieu Carrière, and features invited colloquial talks by Nils Baas, Frédéric Chazal and Rien van de Weygaert. The workshop will take place online only.

Registration for the workshop is open until 1st of October via this form. More information including the detailed schedule can be found on workshop webpage.

STRUCTURES Member Fabian Schneider receives Ludwig-Biermann-Award

We congratulate Fabian Schneider for being awarded the Ludwig-Biermann-Award! With this price, the German Astronomical Society (AG) acknowledges Fabian Schneider's work on the evolution of massive stars, binary stars and supernovae.

Since January 2021, Fabian Schneider started his research group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and joined STRUCTURES in March 2021.

The award ceremonies will take place during the virtual annual meeting of the German Astronomical Society from September 13-17, 2021

See press release here.

New Podcast: Exzellent Erklärt - Spitzenforschung für alle

“Exzellent erklärt - Spitzenforschung für alle” finally goes online on September 1st! The German science podcast on current science topics reflects the research diversity of the Germany’s leading research institutions and Clusters of Excellence, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft: from Africa Studies to Quantum Physics. In each episode, listeners can expect insights into the interdisciplinary work of one research network. The researchers of the clusters of excellence talk to podcaster Larissa Vassilian about how they want to find scientifically sound answers to relevant topics of our time - for the society of tomorrow.

Link: www.exzellent-erklaert.de.

Awards and Honors for STRUCTURES Members

We congratulate Giulio Beletti and Dieter Heermann! Giulio Belletti has been awarded with a Humboldt research stipent for postdocs. He is member of the STRUCTURES YRC and works with Beatrice Pozzetti at the Mathematical Institute on geometry and topology. Dieter Heermann, Institute for Theoretical Physics, in now member of the International Advisory Board of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China).

STRUCTURES welcomes three new members

We are very happy to welcome our three new members Dylan Nelson, Tilman Plehn and Björn Malte Schäfer to STRUCTURES. Dylan Nelson is an Emmy Noether Research Group Leader of the Computational Galaxy Formation and Evolution Group at the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, within the Center for Astrophysics (ITA/ZAH). Tilman Plehn is Professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, working on particle phenomenology and machine learning. Björn Malte Schäfer leads the Statistics and Cosmology Group at the ARI (Astronomisches Rechen-Institut), within the Center for Astrophysics (ZAH).

STRUCTURES NEWSLETTER Vol. 2 is now online!

We are happy to present the second volume of the STRUCTURES newsletter!

The STRUCTURES Office is happy to answer questions and to receive feedback.

STRUCTURES NEWSLETTER Vol. 1 is now online!

We are happy to present the first edition of the STRUCTURES newsletter!

The STRUCTURES Office is happy to answer questions and to receive feedback.

Workshop on Low Dimensional Quantum Many Body Systems

The workshop will take place at the International Academic Forum in Heidelberg from July 12th to July 16th 2021. Further information can be found here.

STRUCTURES Member Felix Joos receives Lautenschläger Junior Researcher Prize

We congratulate Felix Joos on receiving the Lautenschläger Junior Researcher Prize! Manfred Lautenschläger, the award sponsor and an Honorary Senator of Heidelberg University, describes him as an “enormously productive young researcher, who with creativity, self-determination and technical flexibility is tackling major questions in theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics”.

Since March 2020, Felix Joos is Junior Professor at the Institute for Computer Science, leading the group Theoretical Computer Science and joined STRUCTURES in July 2021. He recently attracted attention with his solution to the “Oberwolfach problem” (2018) and a paper on the “kissing number” (2019).

The festive presentation is to take place on 7 May 2021 as a virtual event, open to the public, and will be livestreamed from the Great Hall of the Old University starting at 17:00. It is accessible via the portal heiONLINE of Heidelberg University.

See press release from April 29, 2021.

STRUCTURES Member Anna Wienhard receives ERC Advanced Grant

We congratulate Anna Wienhard on receiving an ERC Advanced Grant. For her project on Symmetries in Mathematics, she got awarded with about two million Euro over a funding period of five years.

Anna Wienhard is Professor at the Mathematical Institute on Differential Geometry and leads the research group Groups and Geometry at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). She is Co-Spokesperson of STRUCTURES and Scientific Director of the Research Station Geometry and Dynamics.

See press release from April 22, 2021 (in German).

CP7 Lunch Seminar - Summer Term 2021

We cordially invite you to the newly founded CP7 lunch seminar on selected Wednesdays during the semester. This seminar is an informal meeting for members and anyone who might be interested. Participants take turns at illustrating their area of research or a neighboring field, in 30-minute talks aimed at a broader audience. The goal is to stimulate discussions and explore possible collaborations at the interface between Mathematics and Physics.

For the updated schedule and more information, please visit the CP7 Seminar webpage.

Girl's Day 2021 with STRUCTURES

Discovering physics in a whole new light was the aim of Girls'Day, April 22. At this day it was possible to look behind the curtain of the scientific work of the department of physics and astronomy at Heidelberg University. Welcomed by the dean of the department for physics and astronomy, 120 young girls from all over Germany took part in twelve extraordinary online workshops with diverse topics such as black holes, programming with robots, mysteries of light and the universe.

We thank all participating scientists and are looking forward to taking part next year again. The Girls`Day was jointly supported by STRUCTURES, the Collaborative Research Centre 1225 "Isolated Quantum Systems and universality in extreme conditions", the Collaborative Research Centre 881 "The Milky Way System" and the HighRR Research Training Group.

Watch the introductory video by some of our YRC members about the daily life of a scientist here.

STRUCTURES welcomes four new members

We are very happy to welcome our four new members Jan Johannes, Philipp Preiß, Johannes Schemmel and Fabian Schneider to STRUCTURES. They excellently represent the rich diversity of research areas of the STRUCTURES community. Jan Johannes, leading his group "Statistics of Inverse Problems", is Professor at the Institute for Applied Mathematics. Junior group leader Philipp Preiß from the Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics leads a new project funded by the ERC starting grant "UniRand - Random Unitarities in a Rapid Optical Lattice Simulator". Johannes Schemmel, working on neuromorphic computing, is head of the "Electronic Vision(s) Group" at the Kirhoff-Institute for Physics. Fabian Schneider is Junior group leader of the "Stellar Evolution Theory" group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies.

New STRUCTURES Professorship on Experimental Physics

We are happy to announce that Dr. Lauriane Chomaz has accepted the new STRUCTURES Tenure-Track-Professorship on Experimental Physics. Professor Chomaz, a world leading expert on quantum fluids, explores their behavior using ultracold assemblies of atoms. She joined the STRUCTURES community this February.

Research: The Role of Turbulence in the Birth of Stars

STRUCTURES member Ralf Klessen investigates interstellar gas clouds, as part of an international cooperation.

New level computer simulations reveal the role of turbulence in interstellar molecular clouds in star formation. In their publication, the authors show how their results allow to draw conclusions how this turbulent movement transitions from the supersonic to subsonic regime

The work of this international research team was led by scientists of the Center for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH) and of the Australian National University in Canberra. The simulations took place at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Science and Humanities.

See press release from January 11, 2021 (in English) or from January 15, 2021 (in German).

Original publication in Nature Astronomy from January 11, 2021 (in English).

New edition of the Science Pub Quiz

ONLINE SCIENCE PUB QUIZ @ SCIENCE DAYS

Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Time: 07:30pm - 10:30 pm
As this month`s edition will be hosted as part of the Science Days (one of Germany`s oldest science festivals), this quiz edition will be in German only! Nevertheless, there will be many interesting questions like "Why should you pet a basil plant? How would you draw a Dugong? And which quack medicine can turn your skin blue?".
This month`s guest will be Fabian Navarro, who will talk about his current project Eloquentron 3000 (a bot writing poems) and the release of the new book "poesie.exe". You can register here to get all information and the link for participation: https://2020.science-days.digital. If you want to know more about the Science Pub Quiz Heidelberg, just visit the brandnew website: https://www.scipubquiz.de.
Dennis and Lisa have also presented their idea of the Science Pub Quiz at the WissKon2020: https://youtu.be/rp34ZoLRTqg.

Postdoc opening in Theoretical/Mathematical Physics at Heidelberg University

Applications are invited for several postdoctoral appointments at the University of Heidelberg in Theoretical/Mathematical Physics. The appointments are made in the context of the STRUCTURES cluster of excellence, EXC 2181/1 and of the European Research Council "Random Tensors and Field Theory" grant (principal investigator Razvan Gurau). The successful applicant is expected to dedicate part of their research time to working on core topics in the Random Tensors research program.

The deadline for applications is November 22, 2020. The starting date for the appointment is no earlier than September 1, 2021, but can be at a later date. The initial appointment is for two years, but can be extended. The salary is commensurate with experience.
The interested candidates should submit their application through the academicjobsonline website.

Heidelberg University awards special commitment for digital teaching

Heidelberg University awards nine men and women in different categories for their extraordinary commitment in transforming lectures into digital teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Kilian Schultes und Ruby Ellis, Dr. Nicole Aeschbach, Katharina Anders, Steve Bahn, Prof. Dr. Ullrich Köthe, Dr. Denis Vogel, Dr. Stefan Karcher and Christopher Nunn. The whole article can be found here.

Funding Doctoral Students in Mathematics

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft extends joint Research Trainig Group 2229 “Asymptotic Invariants and Limits of Groups and Spaces” at Heidelberg University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Read the full article here.

Scientific Computing Seminar starts on October 15

The Seminar series will start with Ashia Wilson who will present A Dynamical Perspective on Accelerated Methods. Ashia is in transition from Microsoft Research to her soon to start assistant professorship at MIT, and currently based in Heidelberg.
Title: A Dynamical Perspective on Accelerated Methods.
Time: Thursday, 15th of October, 16:15
Place: Online via the Link: https://audimax.heiconf.uni-heidelberg.de/sch-7ge-ntc
Abstract is available here.

Python Course on Topological Methods in Data Analysis

This workshop has been organized by the members of the STRUCTURES Exploratory Project "Mathematics & Data".

In the workshop the participant will be introduced to the main techniques utilized in topological data analysis and their implementation provided by the python package scikit-tda. Introductions to the Mapper algorithm and persistent homology will be complemented by respective hands-on tutorial sessions. The workshop will conclude with an exploratory project of these methods on ‘real data’, which may be provided by the participants.

Registration Deadline: October 11th, 2020 online at
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2V50PhVQTQcXQgL_MtiNeEco8f5Uf7f-9fskO0qckZJnO7g/viewform
Detailed information about the workshop can be found at the website https://micbl.github.io/TDAworkshop/.

Summer Term 2020

EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL PROMOTES PROJECTS WITH A TOTAL OF APPROXIMATELY 4.5 MILLION EUROS

Three scientists at Heidelberg University are receiving generous support from the European Research Council (ERC), which has awarded each of them an ERC Starting Grant for excellent young researchers. It will fund the research projects of Dr. Philipp Preiss in quantum physics, Dr. Lutz Greb in chemistry and PD Dr. Lucas Schirmer in medicine. ERC resources totalling approximately 4.5 million euros are available for this purpose. The funding period for all three projects is five years.

Further details can be found at press report site of Heidelberg University.

New STRUCTURES Professorship on Mathematical Physics

We are happy to announce that Dr. Razvan G. Gurau has accepted the new STRUCTURES Professorship on Mathematical Physics. Professor Gurau, presently directeur de recherche at CNRS and the center for Theoretical Physics (CPHT) at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France, is a world leading expert in the theory of random tensors and its connections to quantum field theory, gravity and topology. He will join the STRUCTURES community this December.

FULL PROFESSORSHIP (W3) IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS

The Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Department of Physics and Astronomy together with the Cluster of Excellence STRUCTURES at Heidelberg University announces an opening for a
FULL PROFESSORSHIP (W3) IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS.

We are looking for an internationally recognized theorist working on quantum physics in the context of quantum simulation, physical aspects of information theory, and the foundations of new methods of information processing and computation. The new professor should establish contact to the Heidelberg research groups in experimental and theoretical physics, and in particular provide theoretical perspectives for future experiments. This professorship is a key component in the Heidelberg cluster of excellence STRUCTURES and in the newly established focus area physics of information/novel methods of computation at the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Please have a look at the full job ad for further details: Job advertisement

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application in English including a CV, a list of publications, a list with teaching experience and a research plan in electronic form (pdf) until October 21, 2020 to the Dean, Prof. Dr. T. Plehn, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Im Neuenheimer Feld 226, D-69120 Heidelberg (dekanat@physik.uni-heidelberg.de).

ELLIS LIFE HEIDELBERG RESEARCH UNIT

STRUCTURES members Carsten Rother and Ullrich Köthe participate in the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems.

The great potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for the life sciences – from basic research in biology to medical applications – has to date largely been neglected.
To leverage that potential in future, researchers from Heidelberg University, the German Cancer Research Center, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have founded a new research unit. It aims to support AI research in the life sciences and forge international links with activities in Heidelberg. The unit is part of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS). ELLIS Life Heidelberg will initially be funded by the founding institutions for five years.
More info can be found at the Heidelberg University website.

Physics of the Quark-Gluon Plasma with Mauricio Martinez Guerrero

Title: Initial state fluctuations of QCD conserved charges in high energy nuclear collisions
Abstract: We initialize the Quantum Chromodynamic conserved charges of baryon number, strangeness, and electric charge arising from gluon splitting into quark-antiquark pairs for the initial conditions of relativistic heavy-ion collisions. A new Monte Carlo procedure that can sample from a generic energy density profile is presented, called Initial Conserved Charges in Nuclear Geometry (ICCING), based on quark and gluon multiplicities derived within the color glass condensate (CGC) effective theory. We find that while baryon number and electric charge have nearly identical geometries to the energy density profile, the initial strangeness distribution is considerable more eccentric and is produced primarily at the hot spots corresponding to temperatures of T≳ 400T ≳ 400 MeV for PbPb collisions at √s N N = 5.02 TeV.

Speaker: Dr. Mauricio Martinez Guerrero (North Carolina State University)
Thursday, August 20, 16:00 h, ITP, Online
Link: https://cern.zoom.us/j/99708870674

bw-i brochure Conducting Research in the land of Future!

This is the title of the current brochure from “Baden-Württemberg international” (bw-i), which introduces excellent research landscapes in Baden-Württemberg.
The brochure mainly aims at scientists and people generally interested in science who are eager to receive more information about the Baden-Württemberg research landscape, and who would like to get a broad overview of what this beautiful federal state has to offer in terms of universities, research institutions, etc.
The cluster of excellence STRUCTURES is presented, as well as further institutions from bioeconomy, lightweight construction and industry 4.0. A large variety of examples demonstrate outstandingly what we are working on in this region.

The brochures are available at bw-i as well as in their download center.

Poster 45. GradDays 45. Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days in autumn 2020

The 45th Heidelberg Physics Graduate Days of the Heidelberg Graduate School for Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy take place from 5th - 9th October 2020. Participants from other universities are very welcome!
Courses are open for advanced students, in particular those working on their Master's and doctoral theses. It is the aim to offer courses that broaden the students' physics knowledge as well as to teach specialized techniques.

To take part in the 45th Graduate Days please register yourself here.
Website of the Graduate Days here.

STRUCTURES Members Ullrich Köthe and Ulrich Schwarz both give an insight on their research in the current issue of the Ruperto Carola magazine

Read Ullrich Köthes article here
Read Ulrich Schwarzs article here or have a look at the entire issue here.
Group website of Ullrich Köthe.
Group website of Ulrich Schwarz.

NEW PUBLICATION from STRUCTURES MEMBERS

Theory of a resonantly interacting impurity in a Bose-Einstein condensate.

See Original Publication: Drescher M., Salmhofer M, Enss T.: Theory of a resonantly interacting impurity in a Bose-Einstein condensate (published online 10 July 2020).

NEW PUBLICATION from STRUCTURES MEMBERS

Cosmic Waves. Interconnected Gas flows show how Star-Forming Gas accumulates in Galaxies.

Have a look at the Heidelberg University press release here.
See Original Publication: Henshaw, J.D., Kruijssen, J.M.D., Longmore, S.N. et al. Ubiquitous velocity fluctuations throughout the molecular interstellar medium. Nat Astron (2020). or https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-020-1126-z.

NEW PUBLICATION from STRUCTURES MEMBERS

Experimentally Identifying Effective Theories in Many-Body Systems.

Have a look at the Heidelberg University press release here.
See Original Publication: M. Prüfer, T.V. Zache, P. Kunkel, S. Lannig, A. Bonnin, H. Strobel, J. Berges, and M.K. Oberthaler: Experimental extraction of the quantum effective action for a non-equilibrium many-body system. Nature physics (published online 15 June 2020).

Postponed: Workshop on Low Dimensional Quantum Many-Body Systems

July 12-16, 2021. IWH Heidelberg

Developing new connections in many body quantum theory. Organizing Committee: Nicolò Defenu (ETH Zürich), Tilman Enss (Heidelberg University), Manfred Salmhofer (Heidelberg University).

More information can be found here.

NEW PUBLICATION from STRUCTURES MEMBERS

Quantum Electrodynamics Experiment: Researchers see application in future Quantum Technologies.

Have a look at the Heidelberg University press release here.
See Original Publication: Mil A, Zache TV, Hegde A, Xia A, Bhatt RP, Oberthaler MK, Hauke Ph, Berges J, Jendrzejewski F. A scalable realization of local U(1) gauge invariance in cold atomic mixtures; Science 367, 1128-1130, 2020. DOI: 0.1126/science.aaz5312.

STRUCTURES Member Johannes Walcher gives an insight on Dualities in Mathematics and Physics in the latest issue of the Ruperto Carola magazine

Read the article here or have a look at the entire issue here.
Group website of Johannes Walcher.

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE: Outlook on summer term 2020.

Summer term 2020, Heidelberg: Lecture by STRUCTURES Postdoc Luca Battistella.

Details can be found here.

Last edition of the Science Pub Quiz on July 29th, 2020

Back and live with limited places!

6th SCIENCE PUB QUIZ IN HEIDELBERG Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Time: 07:30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Venue: Cafe Leitstelle at Dezernat #16
Organizers: Dennis Schulz and Lisa Ringena (both PhD students at Kirchhoff Institute for Physics, Heidelberg).
For the upcoming Science Pub Quiz in Heidelberg will be back in real life! The last edition before the summer break has a total of 40 spots in a well-aired Cafe Leitstelle available for you. As usual, we will ask you sciency questions, a vegetable or fruit might be thrown in water, and we have a wonderful guest: Linn Voss will join us from Berlin, where she does her PhD on toxicology at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment.
Entrance is free, doors open at 7pm, and questions will be asked both in English and German - and while we welcome all nerds Heidelberg, it will absolutely not be necessary to have studied any science to answer our questions.

Due to the current situation, you have to pre-register via email to sciencepubquiz@posteo.de with your name and, if you'd like to participate in a team, the names of your team members.

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/163768071730688.
All information on the quiz: www.pubquiz-hd.de
Instagram: @science.quiz.hd

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE: Heidelberg, Online Seminar.

Friday, July 24th, 2020.

'Almost a PhD' lecture Series.

Upcoming talk: Monday, July 20, 18:15, Linda Shen: Universelle Dynamik & Thermalisierung in isolierten Quantensystemen.
The talk will be in German this time, as this will be the language of Linda's defence.

About the 'Almost a PhD' lecture series:
In the 'almost a PhD' talks, PhD students shortly before their defence can practice their PhD talk. The presentation will be followed by questions and if wanted a short round of feedback. In this format PhD candidates benefit by practising their talk in front of a live audience and listeners are presented with understandable and hopefully high quality talks about a broad variety of current research topics. And if you are currently in your PhD yourself, you can collect ideas for your own talk in the future!
After the talk is finished and all questions are answered we would love to invite everyone to a virtual get-together. Grab a beer or snacks in front of your computer and have an informal discussion or chat.
If your defence is coming up and you are keen to practice your talk yourself, write us a mail with your topic and your preferred date. We will supply you with a 'drawing pad' that can be connected to a computer, to simulate an actual blackboard presentation. Speakers can borrow one of these pads and use it for their talk.

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE: Heidelberg, Online Seminar.

Friday, July 17th, 2020.

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE: Heidelberg, Online Seminar.

Friday, July 3rd, 2020.

Falling Walls Lab Heidelberg

June 23, 2020. 4 pm. Online Event

Join the Falling Walls Lab Heidelberg and get to know the innovative ideas of their labsters who will present their research, business model, or initiative in a pitch of just 3 minutes each:
To attend the event sign in on https://heika-research.de/en/events/falling-walls-lab-heidelberg.

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE: Heidelberg, Online Seminar.

Friday, June 5th, 2020.

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE: Heidelberg, Online Seminar.

Friday, May 29th, 2020.

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE: Heidelberg, Online Seminar.

Friday, May 15th, 2020.

Science Pub Quiz on May 13th, 2020

New online event this month organized by Lisa Ringena & Dennis Schulz.

Be part of this faboulos event! The livestream starts at 19.30h with brand-new questions.
If you would like to take part, please email to sciencepubquiz@posteo.de.
All information on the quiz: www.pubquiz-hd.de
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/231662431545711/
Instagram: @science.quiz.hd

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE: Online Seminar Series starts with Angkana Rüland.

Friday, May 08, 2020.

Winter Term 2019 / 2020

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE: Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 12, Room 106.

Friday, February 07, 2020.

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE: Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 12, Room 106.

Friday, January 31, 2020.

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE: Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 12, Room 106.

Friday, January 24, 2020.

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE.

Friday, January 17, 2020, Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 12, Room 106.

    14:30h(!) Can Geometric Hydrodynamics meet Dynamical Data Analysis? (Peter Albers (MI) und Christoph Schnörr (IAM)).
Abstract available here.

Monday, January 13, 2020, INF 205 (MATHEMATIKON), SR3, 14:00h (s.t.): STRUCTURES SEMINAR.

Quasimodular forms from Betti numbers (Pierrick Bousseau, ETH Zürich).

Abstract available here.

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE.

Friday, December 13, 2019, Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 12, Room 106.

    11:30h The future of Artificial Intelligence (Helmut Linde, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany).
Abstracts are available here.

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE.

Friday, December 6, 2019, Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 12, Room 106.

    11:30h Stability and instability of Many-Body Localization (Wojciech de Roeck, KU Leuven).
Abstracts are available here.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 18:00h, Heidelberg, INF 227 (KIP), HS2: Öffentlicher Abendvortrag.

Erfolgsfaktoren und Stolpersteine auf dem Karriereweg von Frauen - Strategien für mehr Selbstbehauptung im Job (Sigrid Meuselbach).

Details can be found here.

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE.

Friday, November 22, 2019, Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 12, Room 106.

    12:45h Welcome with coffee and cake.

    13:30h Eigenvalue problems for nonlinear differential equations.
    (Carl Bender, Washington University, St. Louis, USA).
Abstracts are available here.

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE.

Friday, November 15, 2019, Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 12, Room 106.

    11:30h Geometry of bounded critical phenomena
    (Giacomo Gori, ITP Heidelberg).

    13:30h Laplacian roots, space sandwiches, spectral methods, and Ising clusters
    (Giacomo Gori, ITP Heidelberg).
Abstracts are available here.

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE.

Friday, November 8, 2019, Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 12, Room 106.

    11:30h Interplay between structure and function during brain development
    (Ana Millan, Universidad de Granada, Spain).

    11:30h(!) New emergent behavior in networks with higher-order interactions
    (Federico Battiston, Central European University Nador, Hungary).
Abstracts are available here.

November 4-6, 2019, Paris: 1st French-German Meeting in Physics, Mathematics & Artificial Intelligence Theory.

For details, see the following PDF.

STRUCTURES JOUR FIXE.

Friday, October 25, 2019, Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 12, Room 106.

    11:30h Kinetic field theory for cosmic structure formation (Matthias Bartelmann, ITP Heidelberg).
    13:30h Kinetic field theory: more on the generating functional (Matthias Bartelmann, ITP Heidelberg).
Abstracts are available here.

October 11, 2019, Heidelberg: ERC Synergy Grant for STRUCTURES member Ralf Klessen.

Astrophysicist Prof. Dr Ralf Klessen, a researcher at the Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH), is part of an international research team in receipt of an ERC Synergy Grant – a highly endowed grant from the European Research Council (ERC). Read more...

October 10-11, 2019, Heidelberg: Symposium on Synthetic Quantum Systems.

    For details, see the following PDF.

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