The HighRR Research Training Group [GRK 2058]

High Resolution and High Rate Detectors in Nuclear and Particle Physics

The HighRR Research Training Group is dedicated to research and education in pure detector science. It particular focuses on the instrumentation of novel experiments in nuclear, particle and high energy physics and gives doctoral researchers the opportunity to participate in the development of next-generation particle detectors using most advanced technologies. The development of novel, innovative measuring instruments is the key to progress in the natural sciences. With its special emphasis on instrumentation the HighRR is bridging a gap between fundamental physics and engineering. It thus concentrates on an area heretofore unrepresented within Heidelberg’s structured doctoral training programmes. HighRR doctoral researchers will be working at the cutting edge of technological development and, through this, make essential contributions to the investigation of some of the most fundamental, but as yet unanswered, questions in physics.

The HighRR research covers the following areas: detector technology and system integration, trigger and data acquisition, electronics and sensor development, simulation and reconstruction. Participation in one of the three LHC experiments ATLAS, ALICE and LHCb as well as in several other research projects (e.g. CALICE, CBM, ECHo, Mu3e) is possible. In addition, research on spin-off applications e.g. medical imaging or fast X-ray cameras for synchrotron experiments is also pursued.  The research areas, objectives and special support measures of the HighRR are depicted in the figure below. In addition to being part of the HighRR all HighRR PhD students are also members of the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics (HGSFP) as their R&D work is directly realted to fundamental physics research; they are thus also eligible to participate in the educational and support program of the HGSFP.

Practical Course in Particle Physics

Evening Event on Dual Careers on Jan 22nd, 2021

The evening event on dual careers will include a panel of four couples, who have faced a variety of dual career problems both within and outside of physics and academia.

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Science Pub Quiz

Science Pub Quiz May: Physical Distancing version
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Science Pub Quiz

The next Science Pub Quiz will take place on 12 February 2020 at 7.30 pm (entrance open at 7 pm) at Café Leitstelle, Heidelberg (close to Betriebshof). 

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Masterclasses 'Hands on Particle Physics'

Masterclasses 2020

Every year we organize the masterclasses 'Hands on Particle Physics' for students. After lectures that provide insights into the topics and methods of basic research into matter, the students themselves carry out analyses of real data from particle physics experiments. At the end of the day, as in international research collaborations, a video conference is held with the other participating institutes to discuss and combine the results.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Invitation to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Immerse yourself in the world of particle physics and evaluate data from CERN, Geneva, yourself: on 11.02.2020, the HighRR Graduate School of the University of Heidelberg invites interested students from Grade 9 onwards.

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DFG extends HighRR Research Training Group in nuclear and particle physics

After successful evaluation, the “HighRR – High Resolution and High Rate Detectors in Nuclear and Particle Physics” Research Training Group (RTG 2058) at Heidelberg University has been granted funding of approx. 4 million euros by the German Research Foundation for another four and a half years.

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Hands-On Course for female students (07 December 2019)

Selbst bauen, selbst messen, selbst vertrauen!

Die Feldmühlen-Challenge

Am 07. Dezember 2019 laden wir Schülerinnen der Oberstufe ein, einen Tag mit uns zu forschen und sich dabei eine Feldmühle zu bauen - ein raffiniertes Gerät zur Messung elektrischer Felder. Jede Menge Spaß, Laborarbeit und Teamwork garantiert! Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos.

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Hands-On Course 2019

The HighRR Hands-On Course will take place 04. - 08. March 2019.

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Forschungstag für Schülerinnen

Einladung zum Schülerinnenforschungstag

Eintauchen in die Welt der Teilchenphysik und selbst Da­ten vom CERN in Genf auswerten: Dazu lädt das Graduiertenkollegs HighRR der Universität Heidelberg interessierte Schülerinnen ab Klasse 9 ein.

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67. Treffen des Gespraechskreises Rhein-Neckar

All HighRR students are invited to participate in the next Rhein Neckar Gesprächskreis Thursday, 31.01.2019.

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