• SMuK Dissertation Prize 2021 (SYMD)
    Claus Lämmerzahl, ZARM Bremen, Germany

    The Matter and Cosmos Section, with the divisions Extraterrestrial Physics (EP), Gravitation and Relativity (GR), Hadronic and Nuclear Physics (HK), Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (MP), Radiation and Medical Physics (ST), and Particle Physics (T), awards a dissertation prize in recognition of outstanding research in the context of a doctoral thesis and its excellent communication. The award committee selects upto four candidates from the nominations who will present their doctoral theses at this symposium.


  • Awards Symposium (SYAW)
    Karl-Henning Rehren, Universität Göttingen, Germany

    The laureates of the Max-Born-Prize, the Gustav-Hertz-Prize, the Robert-Wichard-Pohl-Prize, and the
    Georg-Simon-Ohm-Prize, awarded by the DPG in 2021, present their work to a broader audience.


  • Entanglement (SYEN)
    of the divisions MP (leading) and GR as well as the working group AGPhil
    Karl-Henning Rehren, Universität Göttingen, Germany

    Entanglement has gone a long way from a puzzle about some peculiar quantum mechanical states,
    triggering illustrous disputes about the interpretation of QM, to a dominant effect in finite-temperature solid-state physics, a resource in quantum computation, a driving agent in black hole thermodynamics, and a tool in quantum  measurement. The symposium aims to present some of these amazing facets with interest to many communities.


  • Neutron stars (SYNS)
    of the divisions GR (leading) and HK
    Domenico Giulini, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

    Neutron stars belong to the most extreme objects in our universe, whose properties stretch our imagination to its limits. Here are two examples: 1) On such a star, the weight of a teaspoon full of its average matter is comparable to that of a mass of our entire Moon placed on the surface of the Earth. 2) Strengths of magnetic fields exceed the critical one, at which the energy difference of a spin-up and spin-down electron is at the pair-production threshold. Clearly, the understanding of such objects poses an outstanding challenge to modern physics, involving an unusually rich and complex combination of our most fundamental theories. Our symposium aims to shed some light from various angles on the current status of this rapidly evolving and most fascinating field.


  • What makes an exoplanet habitable (SYEP)
    of the divisions EP (leading) and UP
    Thomas Wiegelmann, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany
    Christian von Savigny, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Uni Greifswald, Germany