Events within the framework of the visiting professorship:

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the KIT Freundeskreis und Fördergesellschaft e.V. (KFG) award the Heinrich Hertz Visiting Professorship 2022 to Professor Reinhard Genzel. Genzel is director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching near Munich and received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2020, together with Roger Penrose and Andrea Ghez.

In addition to a seminar exclusively addressed to students and scientifically active KIT members, Professor Genzel will give a public lecture on Wednesday, 05.10.22 in the context of the award ceremony, to which KIT and KFG cordially invite. As a student or KIT member, you are welcome to register for both events.

The event will be held in compliance with the Corona requirements of the state of Baden-Württemberg valid in October. This may result in restrictions of the available seats. KIT recommends wearing a medical or FFP2 mask during the event.

Schwarzes Loch Milchstraße Event Horizon Telescope
04.10.22, 16:30

Exclusively for students, KIT members:

STUDENT SEMINAR by Professor Genzel at KIT Campus South.

"The formation and evolution of star-forming galaxies".

Link to the Registration
Note on registration for the "Public Lecture" on 05.10.22:

Members of KIT please register directly via this link.

Alternatively, we will stream the lecture with award ceremony live on the KIT YouTube channel, so that you can follow it even if you cannot be on site.

Link to the live stream on the KIT YouTube channel: (link is active a few minutes before the start).

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Genzel MPI
05.10.22, 16:30

PUBLIC LECTURE AND AWARD GIVING at KIT Campus South, Audimax (building 30.95)

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Genzel talks about "Galaxies and Black Holes.

Link to the Registration

Heinrich Hertz Visiting Professorship

Event Horizon Telescope