Online lectures within the virtual DPG-Frühjahrstagungen (DPG Spring Meetings) 2021

Accompanying the virtual DPG-Frühjahrstagungen (DPG Spring Meetings) 2021, various associations of the DPG organised online lecture series. These were aimed in particular at young scientists and were offered free of charge.

The contributions were exclusively broadcast live and not recorded, which is why they cannot be called up again at a later date.

"Online lectures of the Matter and Cosmos Section"

Spring meetings are also an orientation aid for students and doctoral candidates for their choice of subject and scientific orientation. In order to compensate for the cancellation of the 2020 spring meeting and the postponement of the 2021 meeting to the autumn, the Matter and Cosmos Section as well the Short Time-scale Physics and Applied Laser Physics division and the Plasma Physics divisionsare organised an online lecture series aimed especially at young scientists.

This event offered three days (10.03.-12.03.2021) of highlight lectures in which the various divisions presented themselves with topics from current research. In addition, the participants had the opportunity - in "Meet the Speakers Sessions" - to have in-depth discussions with the invited speakers.

In the period 15.03.-16.03.2021, the symposium "Dark Matter" as well as a plenary lecture of the Dortmund conference were included in the event.

The lecture series was offered free of charge. There were no active conference contributions (short presentations/posters) by participants within the lecture series.



Wednesday, 10.03.2021, 09:00
"Heavy-ion physics, what have we learned with 10 years at the LHC" - Anton Andronic, WWU Münster

Wednesday, 10.03.2021, 10:00
"Origin of heavy elements: r-process in neutron star mergers and core-collapse supernovae" - Almudena Arcones, TU Darmstadt

Wednesday, 10.03.2021, 13:30
"Physics of the sun with Solar Orbiter" - Alexander Warmuth, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik, Potsdam

Wednesday, 10.03.2021, 14:30
"Observing the birthplaces of planets" - Cornelis Dullemond, Universität Heidelberg


Thursday, 11.03.2021, 09:00
"Molecular structures in hadron and nuclear physics" - Ulf-G. Meißner, Universität Bonn & Forschungszentrum Jülich

Thursday, 11.03.2021, 10:00
"Combining Atomic and Nuclear Physics in Ion Storage Rings" - Yury A. Litvinov, GSI

Thursday, 11.03.2021, 12:30
"Laser active fibres" - Michael Steinke, Universität Hannover

Thursday, 11.03.2021, 13:30
"Entanglement Entropy in Quantum Field Theory" - Ko Sanders, Dublin City University

Thursday, 11.03.2021, 14:30
"The AdS/CFT Duality – from strongly coupled quantum field theories to holographic spacetimes and back" - Martin Ammon, Universität Jena


Friday, 12.03.2021, 09:00
"The nature of the compact mass at the center of the Milky Way" - Andreas Eckart, Universität zu Köln

Friday, 12.03.2021, 10:00
"The binary universe in gravitational waves" -  Frank Ohme, AEI Hannover

Friday, 12.03.2021, 13:30
"Turbulent Transport at Wendelstein 7-X" - Olaf Grulke, MPI für Plasmaphysik Garching

Friday, 12.03.2021, 14:30
"Transient atmospheric plasmas – mastering the non-equlibrium" -  Achim von Keudell, Ruhr-Universität Bochum


Monday, 15.03.2021, 10:00
"New ideas on Dark Matter" - Björn Malte Schäfer, Universität Heidelberg

Monday, 15.03.2021, 10:50
"Producing on Earth the missing matter of the Universe" - Alexander Grohsjean, DESY

Monday, 15.03.2021, 11:40
"Detecting on Earth the missing matter of the Universe" - Federica Petricca, LMU München


Tuesday, 16.03.2021, 09:00
"Physics-informed AI for image reconstruction in PET" - Andrew Reader, King‘s College London


"Semiconductors for breakfast"

After the great success in 2020, "semiconductors for breakfast" went into the second round in 2021. In the period from 15.03.-26.03.2021, an exciting lecture on a current topic in semiconductor physics was presented every day.

The online lectures were held live via Zoom and were intended to appeal in particular to students and doctoral candidates. The lectures took place at breakfast time at 10:15, with the possibility to ask questions afterwards.



Monday, 15.03.2021, 10:15
"Light from Silicon" - Erik Bakkers, Eindhoven University of Technology

Tuesday, 16.03.2021, 10:15
"Semiconductor nanolasers" - Jesper Mørk, Technical University of Denmark

Wednesday, 17.03.2021, 10:15
"2D van-der-Waals materials: phonons and excitons" - Janina Maultzsch, FAU Erlangen Nürnberg

Thursday, 18.03.2021, 10:15
"Fighting germs with deep UV LEDs" - Michael Kneissl, TU Berlin

Friday, 19.03.2021, 10:15
"Brain-inspired computing with resistive memory" - Irem Boybat, IBM Research Europe


Monday, 22.03.2021, 10:15
"Buckling induced flat bands: giant nanoscale periodic strain" - Francois Peeters, University of Antwerp

Tuesday, 23.03.2021, 10:15
"NIR and MIR Lasers and their use in sensing applications" - Johannes Koeth, nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH

Wednesday, 24.03.2021, 10:15
"Quantum Fluids of Interacting Photons" - Daniele Sanvitto, CNR Nanotec - Lecce

Thursday, 25.03.2021, 10:15
"Collective phenomena in a QD nuclear spin ensemble" - Claire LeGall, University of Cambridge

Friday, 26.03.2021, 10:15
"A quantum dot in a tunable microcavity as a fast and bright source of coherent single photons" - Richard Warburton, University of Basel