This symposium has been made possible through

STRUCTURES: A Unifying Approach to Emergent Phenomena in the Physical World, Complex Data, and Mathematics

The initiative from the Heidelberg University is currently in the last round of competition at the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Research Foundation. It aims to understand how structure, collective phenomena, and complex behavior emerge in nature from the interplay of basic constituents. The initiative will establish novel methods and concepts to investigate relevant structures in large amounts of data, and develop innovative analog computing architectures. More information here (in German).

Extreme Matter Institute (EMMI)

Together with its 13 partner institutions, EMMI is dedicated to fostering forefront research on matter under extreme conditions of temperature, pressure or density in an interdisciplinary framework, based upon common underlying concepts.  The institute addresses a broad range of topics ranging from the quark-gluon plasma, neutron-rich systems in the laboratory and stars, to electromagnetic plasmas of high energy density, and ultra-cold quantum gases. More information about EMMI can be found at

Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg

International Academic Forum Heidelberg (Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg) is a centre for scholarly exchange in all areas of science and academic research, and one of the flagship conference venues of the Heidelberg University. As a communication centre, it has rich history of academic interaction and interdisciplinary studies for more than 30 years.

Joachim Herz Foundation

The Joachim Herz Stiftung is a nonprofit operating foundation dedicated to promoting education, science and research in the natural sciences, in economics and business administration as well as in the field of personal development. In addition, the Foundation also provides grants for small, innovative third-party projects. Since 2017, the Foundation also supports research projects in the fields of medicine and law. The Joachim Herz Stiftung was founded in 2008. It is one of the largest foundations in Germany.

Heidelberg Center for Quantum Dynamics

The Heidelberg Center for Quantum Dynamics is devoted to fundamental questions concerning the dynamics of quantum systems at the borderline between few-body and many-body physics.


Heidelberg Graduate School for Fundamental Physics

Physics Institute and the Kirchhoff-Institute of Physics


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