Current teaching

as teaching staff of the faculty of physics and astronomy at the University of Heidelberg

spring break 2024
18th till 22nd March 2024

block course. Physical limnology (physics of lakes)

location: Heidelberg University on the Campus Im Neuenheimer Feld.

This block course aims at presenting the basics about physical processes in lakes, such as stratification, waves, currents, turbulence, mixing and matter transport. The course 2024 will consist of 14 lectures of 90 min each plus 8 exercise sheets to solve during the course of the week.

The block course is also open for participants from outside and it is free of charge. Students and scientists interested in attending the course are requested to contact us no later than the 1st Feb 2024 by writing an email to  (see also details).

summer break

on-site measurements of physical limnology

only open to Heidelberg students

location: from UFZ- magdeburg to Rappbodetalsperre and lakes of Merseburg-Ost

On an excursion to lakes, the participants will conduct limnophysical measurements by themselves. Probably the lakes Rappbodetalsperre in Harz mountains and the salty mine lake Merseburg-Ost will be chosen for the excursion. General physical properties and processes in lakes will be encoutered and special features of artificail lakes, such as dammed waters and lakes having formed in the depressions of lignite mines will be discussed and measured by the participants themselves. This course is only available for students of the Heidelberg University. Costs for travel and accomodation must be covered by everybode him/herself. The number of participants will be limited, please apply by email: