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PIER Graduate Week

Our graduate week is a yearly interdisciplinary lecture and workshop week for young scientists and offers a wide range of introductory and focus courses in the PIER research fields.

PhD students discussing the PIER Graduate Week's programme. Photograph: Marta Mayer/DESY

The next PIER Graduate Week is scheduled for February 2023. If the pandemic situation allows, the event will take place on-site on the Science campus Hamburg-Bahrenfeld.

The graduate week's main objective is to introduce PhD students to the neighbouring PIER research fields of Particle & Astroparticle Physics, Nanoscience, Photon Science, Infection & Structural Biology. Both national and international experts offer stimulating lectures, discussion and workshops. Early career scientists, including PhD and MSc students and postdocs on Bahrenfeld campus will have the opportunity to broaden their interdisciplinary understanding and interchange with their colleagues from other research fields.

Each course is a consecutive four-day series of mini lectures. The introductory courses are designed for doctoral candidates who would like to learn more about a related research field. The focus courses are for those interested in in-depth sessions in their own area of expertise.

Complementary soft and hard skills workshops combine short lectures with practical exercises and homework. Please note: The places for these workshops are limited.


Kartik Ayyer (MPSD Hamburg) | Jens Bosse (HPI, MHH, CSSB | Karl K. Berggren (MIT) | Victor Cadarso Busto (Monash University) | Irene Fernandez-Cuesta (Universität Hamburg) | Sven Heinemeyer (IFT (UAM/CSIC) Madrid | Stefan Hoth (Universität Hamburg) | Gregor Kasiezcka (Universität Hamburg) | Stephan Sylvest Keller (Technical University of Denmark) | Jan Kosinski (EMBL, CSSB) | Dorota Koziej (Universität Hamburg) | Artur Lobanov (Universität Hamburg) | Christian Löw (EMBL, CSSB) | Tilman Plehn (Universität Heidelberg) | Daniela Rupp (ETH Zürich) | Helmut Schift (PSI) | Silvan Schmid (TU Vienna) | Holger Sondermann (DESY, CSSB) | Maya Topf (HPI, UKE, CSSB) |Sebastian Trippel (DESY, Universität Hamburg) | Baris Tursun (Universität Hamburg) | Ivan Vartaniants (DESY, NRNU “MEPhI”) | Marc Vrakking (MBI Berlin) | Georg Weiglein (DESY)

Information about the PIER Graduate Week 2022

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Impressions from the last PIER Graduate Week:

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)) ; Robin Santra (DESY & UHH) 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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