International Physics Competition

Th, 05.05.2022 12:00  –   Mo, 09.05.2022 13:00
Harald Lesch, Sibylle Günter, Adriana Pálffy-Buß, Ignacio Cirac, Reinhard Genzel

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Monique Honsa,
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Die Vorträge können ohne Anmeldung und kostenfrei auf dem DPG-YouTube Kanal verfolgt werden.

PLANCKS is an international physics team competition where winners from national preliminaries compete against each other. The German preliminary DOPPLERS will take place in Bonn. Besides challenging exercises for the teams, there is an exciting programme with a noble laureate speaker, a city rallye, lab tours and workshops:


The Welcome and the Guest Lectures can be joined by the public via a YouTube stream on the DPG YouTube channel. The following table contains some information on the lectures:

Day Time Lecturer Lecture Title Access to Stream
5 May 15:30 to 16:30 Harald Lesch The Power of Physics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jobpXQKS9LI
5 May 16:30 to 18:00 Ignacio Cirac Quantum Information: from Schrodinger Cats to Quantum Computers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jobpXQKS9LI
6 May 14:30 to 16:00 Sibylle Günter Fusion – a new primary energy source for base load electricity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJnbBKpxbB8
7 May 17:30 to 19:00 Adriana Pálffy-Buß Quantum Dynamics of Atomic Nuclei: From Taming X-Rays to Measuring Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLZxcKq4X90
8 May 11:00 to 12:30 Reinhard Genzel A 40-Year Journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sObSsKb3mF0

More details including an introduction to the guest speakers can be found on the PLANCKS2022 website.

Plancks 2022 is made possible by the generous support of the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung. The event is hosted by the DPG as a member of IAPS and organized by the Faculty of Physics of the LMU Munich.


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