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About Us

The Heidelberg Graduate School for Physics (HGSFP) is the school for all doctoral students of physics and astronomy in Heidelberg.

Our Graduate School was founded in 2007, with the start of the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments, and is now the de facto school for all doctoral students in physics and astronomy at Heidelberg University.

It is our mission to provide our students with a stimulating research environment, where learning at the frontier of research takes place.


Spokesperson of the Graduate School

Prof. Werner Aeschbach
Institut für Umweltphysik
Im Neuenheimer Feld 229
69120 Heidelberg

Phone : +49 6221 54 6331
email: werner.aeschbach@iup.uni-heidelberg.de

Other members of the Directorate

Prof. Arthur Hebecker

Prof. Ulrich Uwer

Prof. Joachim Wambsganß

Administrative Director

Prof. Sandra Klevansky
Im Neuenheimer Feld 226
69120 Heidelberg

Phone : +49 6221 54 19636
email: sandra.klevansky@gsfp.uni-heidelberg.de

Student representatives

Maurice Morgenthaler

Casper Arie van Veen

email: studentreps@gsfp.uni-heidelberg.de

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Central Office

Opening hours of the HGSFP Central Office are: Mondays through Fridays: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and by appointment.


Bianca Böhmer

Gesine Heinzelmann

Karina Schönfeld

Im Neuenheimer Feld 226
2nd floor, room 2.304
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 54 19635
Fax: +49 6221 54 19549
email: sekretariat@hgsfp.uni-heidelberg.de

B. Boehmer

G. Heinzelmann

K. Schoenfeld
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Please send your queries to our Central Office at sekretariat@hgsfp.uni-heidelberg.de.

How to find us


Heidelberg Graduate School for Physics
Klaus Tschira Building
Physikalisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 226
69120 Heidelberg

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By plane

If travelling by plane, the nearest airport is Frankfurt (FRA). From Frankfurt airport to Heidelberg, you can either take the Lufthansa Airport Shuttle or the train. In both cases it takes about 60 min. Low budget airlines serve Frankfurt-Hahn and Baden-Airpark. From both airports Heidelberg is easy to reach by regular coach services. Also Stuttgart Airport is quite near. From there it takes about 90 minutes by train to Heidelberg.

By Train to Heidelberg

Travel service is provided by the Deutsche Bahn AG.

By Public Transport to the Graduate School

At the main station (northern exit) buy a City-Tarif Heidelberg ticket and take the tram line 21 (to Handschuhsheim) or the tram line 24 (to Handschuhsheim) and get off at the stop Bunsengymnasium. When you leave the tram you will be standing in front of a gas station. Walk in the opposite direction to the Neuenheimer Feld, until you see large black buildungs on the left side. The number 226 is the Physikalisches Institut. The Heidelberg Graduate School for Physics is located on the second floor of this building, in the south wing.
For maps, timetables and prices consult the local public transport organization Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar.

By car

Take autobahn A5 coming from north or south until Kreuz Heidelberg. There, exit direction Heidelberg (A656). Go straight until the end of the autobahn. Turn left and follow B37 direction Eberbach. On B37 after the bridge turn right in the Vangerowstraße (B37). Turn right to the L600A (Jahnstraße). Go straight ahead along the Neckar bridge, ahead on the Berliner Straße. turn left at the second traffic light, to the street Im Neuenheimer Feld. From there follow signs for public parking (there is a parking garage in the Mathematikon).

Please note that parking in the Neuenheimer Feld is only allowed with a parking ticket (parking license).