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PhD Representatives DOIT

The doctoral candidates in PIER's research and competence fields are represented by DOIT.

Marius Hoffmann continues as DOIT speaker in 2020. Photograph: Private

DOIT (Doktorandeninitiative) and the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School work closely together. The elected representatives are the voice of PIER's doctoral candidates. 

On 6 April 2020, all PhD students on Bahrenfeld campus were intived to the annual plenary meeting of DOIT - this year in a slightly modified context, i.e. online due to continued restrictions in the light of the COVID-19 coronavirus. In the meeting, Marius Hoffmann (DESY-FLC) was confirmed as one of the speakers for 2020. Philipp Amstutz (MPY) was elected for the first time as one of the two DOIT speakers and replaces Felix Giese (DESY Theoretical Cosmology Group), who did not run for election again.

The DOIT representatives' responsibilities cover the general interests of PhD Students on Campus Bahrenfeld and in the strategic partnership of DESY and University of Hamburg, PIER (Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research).

DOIT was founded in 2006. The members meet once per month and cordially invite all PhD candidates to participate. About 300 PhD students are working on the Bahrenfeld Campus. More than 100 of those students are paid by DESY, all others have contracts with universities or are scholarship holders. DOIT wants to represent all of them. For more information on DOIT's activities and the speakers, visit DOIT's website.

Philipp Amstutz (MPY), one of the two DOIT speakers in 2020. Photograph: Private

DOIT looks outside the box: Job seminars on career options for scientists

Among DOIT's numerous activities is a series of lectures called "job seminar". The lectures are addressed to all young scientists who want to get an overview of the various career opportunities for physicists. Former DESY PhD students and external physicists talk about their experience in 'real' life, how they applied for their job and what they are doing now. After the lecture there is usually time for questions and discussion with the speakers. Past and future dates and topics can be found here.

Info flyer for new and prospective PhD students

The DOIT speakers have compiled a compact and informativeinfo flyer for students who are about to start their PhD in Hamburg. It contains useful links and tips on the enrollment procedure, housing, public transport, international affairs and sports and leisure activities.

E-mail: doit@desy.de
For more information and live announcements they use a mailing list you can subscribe to: phdstudents@desy.de.

Chu Wang
Infection and Structural Biology
Younes Otarid
Particle and Astroparticle physics
Florian Christie
Daniel Marx
Event Calendar
21 Jan. 2021 to 25 Nov. 2021
Chaired by: Thomas Tschentscher (European XFEL) ; Changbum Kim (PAL-XFEL) et al.
Location: Zoom
01 Mar. 2021 to 08 Mar. 2021
Chaired by: Carsten Rohr
Location: Online via Zoom
01 Mar. 2021 to 11 Mar. 2021
01 Mar. 2021 to 11 Mar. 2021
Speaker: Peter Steinbach (HZDR) ; Peter Steinbach (HZDR) et al.
09 Mar. 2021 - 10:00
Chaired by: Marc Thiry (HZG)
Location: Zoom
09 Mar. 2021 to 16 Mar. 2021
Speaker: Ayan Paul (T (Phenomenology))
Location: zoom
09 Mar. 2021 - 16:45
Speaker: Yonit Hochberg (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem)
Location: Hamburg
Room: Auditorium
10 Mar. 2021 - 15:00
Speaker: Hui Deng (University of Michigan)
Location: virtual
11 Mar. 2021 to 12 Mar. 2021
Chaired by: Theresa Schredelseker (PIER (Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research))
Location: link will follow
Room: online
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