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Lecture Miniseries on Academic Culture Topics

13 October 2021


What are your biases? What motivates you? How can you communicate your research?

In October, PIER organizes a lecture Mini-series in which you will learn how unconcious biases impact your perceptions and decision-making, how you keep yourself motivated and avoid procrastination, and how to boost you career by communicating your research. Three different talks will cover topics which are crucial in an academic career. All events can be attended separately.


Unconcious Bias
Date: 13 October 2021, 2 - 4 pm
Venue: online via zoom
Speaker: Eileen Schwanold

In her lecture "Unconcious Bias", Eileen Schwanhold, Social and Organizational Psychologist specialized in Diversity & Social Equality, will discuss central concepts and psychological mechanisms that feed into bias, the types and consequences of biases and how to overcome their impacts.

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Motivation & Procrastination
Date: 20 October 2021, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Venue: online via zoom
Speaker: Desiree Dickerson

Desiree Dickerson, trainer for research and innovation and Academic Mental Health & Well-being Consultant, will give a speech about the difficulties of procrastination, and how to get out of its cycle and stay motivated.

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Tweet or Perish: Science Communication
Date: 27 October 2021, 2 pm - 4 pm
Venue: online via zoom
Speaker: Theresa Schredelseker

Theresa Schredelseker, molecular biologist, science blogger and coordinator for Postdocs at PIER, will answer the questions, What is Science Communication? and Is it required to be successfull in academia? in her talk "Tweet or Perish: Science Communication - Career Boost or Waste of Time?".

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Jennifer Popp
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Leonardo Ranasinghe
Linda Vanessa Thesing
Photon Science
Ángel Ferran Pousa
Event Calendar
19 Jul. 2022 to 26 Aug. 2022
Speaker: Achim Geiser (CMS (CMS Fachgruppe QCD)) ; Achim Geiser (CMS (CMS Fachgruppe QCD)) et al.
Location: DESY Hamburg
Room: main Auditorium
19 Jul. 2022 to 08 Sep. 2022
Chaired by: Andreas Przystawik (FS-PS (FS-PS Fachgruppe FCP)) ; Friederike Januschek (DESY) et al.
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