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 are organising online lecture series. These are aimed in particular at young scientists and are offered free of charge.

The contributions will only be broadcast live via ZOOM and will not be recorded, which is why they cannot be accessed 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 organising an online lecture series aimed especially at young scientists.

This event will offer three days (10.03.-12.03.2021) of highlight lectures in which the various divisions will present themselves with topics from current research. For the participants, there will be the opportunity of a more in-depth contact with the invited speaker.

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

The lecture series is offered free of charge. Active conference contributions (contributed talks/posters) by participants are not planned.

Registration is required for organisational reasons.
You can register at



Wednesday, 10.03.2021, 09:00
"Characterizing the hot and dense quark-gluon matter of the early Universe: the first 10 years of heavy-ion collisions at the LHC" - Anton Andronic, WWU

Wednesday, 10.03.2021, 10:00
"Origin of heavy elements" - 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 Uhr
"Molecular structures in hadron and nuclear physics" - Ulf Meissner, Ulf Meißner, Universität Bonn / Forschungszentrum Jülich

Thursday, 11.03.2021, 10:00 Uhr
"TBA" - Yury Litvinov, GSI

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

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

Thursday, 11.03.2021, 14:30 Uhr
"TBA" - Martin Ammon, Universität Jena


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

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

Friday, 12.03.2021, 13:30 Uhr
"Role of turbulent transport in the optimized W7-X stellarator" - Olaf Grulke, MPI für Plasmaphysik Garching

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


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

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

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


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


"Semiconductors for breakfast"

Semiconductors for breakfast will be back in March 2021! We are looking forward to interesting talks about semiconductor physics. Semiconductors for breakfast is planned to take place from 15.03.2021 till 26.03.2021.