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PhD Representatives DOIT

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

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

On 27 April 2021, all PhD students on Bahrenfeld campus were inviteded to the annual plenary meeting of DOIT - this year again in a slightly modified context, i.e. online due to continued restrictions in the light of the COVID-19 coronavirus. In the meeting, Philipp Amstutz (MPY) was confirmed as one of the speakers for 2021. Niels Giesselmann (FS-CXS) was elected for the first time as one of the two DOIT speakers and replaces Marius Hoffmann (DESY-FLC), 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).

Philipp Amstutz (MPY), one of the two DOIT speakers in 2021. Photograph: Private

DOIT was founded in 2006. The members meet once per month and cordially invite all PhD candidates to participate. About 500 PhD students are working on the Bahrenfeld Campus. More than 260 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.

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.


E-mail: doit@desy.de

Jennifer Popp
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Leonardo Ranasinghe
Linda Vanessa Thesing
Photon Science
Ángel Ferran Pousa
Event Calendar
21 Jan. 2021 to 25 Nov. 2021
Chaired by: Thomas Tschentscher (European XFEL) ; Changbum Kim (PAL-XFEL) et al.
Location: Zoom
29 Sep. 2021 to 17 Nov. 2021
Chaired by: Stefanie Tepass (PIER (PIER))
Location: link will follow
Room: online
06 Oct. 2021 to 22 Dec. 2021
25 Oct. 2021 to 26 Oct. 2021
Chaired by: Bernd Klein
Location: online
25 Oct. 2021 - 15:00
Speaker: Mathias Pierre (DESY)
26 Oct. 2021 - 09:00
Speaker: Tilman Plehn (Uni Heidelberg)
26 Oct. 2021 to 04 Nov. 2021
Chaired by: Manfred Lindner (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik)
Location: MPIK
Room: main (Otto Hahn) lecture hall
26 Oct. 2021 - 13:15
Speaker: Clement Blanchet (EMBL Hamburg)
27 Oct. 2021 - 14:00
Chaired by: Theresa Schredelseker (PIER (Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research))
Location: link will follow
Room: online
28 Oct. 2021 to 29 Oct. 2021
Chaired by: Theresa Schredelseker (PIER (Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research))
Location: ONLINE
Room: link will follow
28 Oct. 2021 - 14:15
Speaker: Thomas Grimm (Utrecht)
28 Oct. 2021 - 15:00
Speaker: Hans Dembinski (TU Dortmund)
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