PIER Graduate Week

PIER Graduate Week

PIER Helmholtz Graduate School

A Graduate Education Program of Universität Hamburg in Cooperation with DESY

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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.

Discussing the PIER Graduate Week's programme. Photograph: Marta Mayer/DESY

This year's PIER Graduate Week takes place from 8 - 11 October 2018 in the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science.

The graduate week's main objective is to introduce PhD students to 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. Young 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.

A scientific colloquium, an industry lecture and a number of research and career skills workshops complement the programme. During the graduate week, joint coffee breaks, lunches and get-togethers provide great opportunities for informal discussions, exchange of ideas, socialising and fun.

Introductory and focus courses
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 lecture "Physics for Biologists" introduces especially biology students to the physics on campus. The focus courses are for those interested in in-depth sessions in their own area of expertise. Details:

Extras: Colloquium, industry talk and soft skills training
The scientific colloquium is a talk given by a high profile speaker, who provides an overview of one of the research areas of PIER. In the industry talk, "practicioners" from the world of business or industry share their experience with the world outside academia. Complementary soft skills workshops combine short lectures with practical exercises and homework. Please note: The places for the soft skills workshops are limited.

Confirmed speakers
Iris Bruchhaus (BNITM, Hamburg), Ingrid-Maria Gregor (DESY), Andreas Hemmerich (Universität Hamburg), Wolfgang Hillert (Universität Hamburg & DESY), Michael Kolbe (CSSB, Hamburg & HZI, Braunschweig), Axel Lindner (DESY, Hamburg), Orit Peleg (University of Boulder), Arno Rauschenbeutel (HU Berlin), Marta Sans (Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, Hamburg), Piet Oliver Schmidt (Leibniz Universität Hannover & PTB, Braunschweig), Roman Schnabel (Universität Hamburg), Thomas Schneider (EMBL, Hamburg)

Registration is open from 1 July - 1 September 2018.

Programme overview & abstracts

Registration PIER Graduate Week

Poster session

In order to promote the interdisciplinary exchange among the PIER Graduate Week’s participants, all PhD students are invited to present their research projects in the poster session on 10 October. The best poster will be awarded a prize.

Time & venue: Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 6-8 pm, CFEL, building 99 (atrium). The display panels for the posters are available from 4 pm.

Poster size & design notes: 0,90 m x 1,20 m (width x height, portrait format). See below for poster design notes and template. Participants from other research centers, groups or universities are invited to use their own design.

Poster Design Notes
Poster Template

Travel and accommodation

You can book single or double rooms in the DESY Guesthouses, which are conveniently located on the Bahrenfeld campus.

The price range is between 28-35 EUR.

Please make your reservation here. For the field "DESY group" in the registration form state "PIER Graduate Week".

The venue of the PIER Graduate Week, the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL, building 99), is within easy walking distance.

Travel guidelines can be downloaded here.


Directions CFEL

Local organising committee:

Robert Blick (Nanosciences), Andreas Hemmerich (Photon Science), Jenny List (Particle and Astroparticle Physics), Henning Tidow (Infection and Structural Biology), Robin Santra (speaker of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School), Mirko Siemssen (PIER Helmholtz Graduate School), Matthias Kreuzeder (DESY)

Contact: Mirko Siemssen

Giovanni Rabuffo
Giovanni Rabuffo
Theoretical Physics
Phillip Witthöft
Phillip Witthöft
Markus Ebert
Markus Ebert
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Nele Müller
Nele Müller
Photon Science
Event Calendar
21 May. 2018 to 25 May. 2018
Speaker: ALTE, Stefan, AOUDE, Rafael
24 May. 2018 to 25 May. 2018
Location: Seminar Room 304, Building 3
25 May. 2018 12:00
Location: Großer Gästespeisesaal
25 May. 2018 14:00
Speaker: Reinhard Dörner (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
Location: CFEL SR I-III (Bldg. 99)
28 May. 2018 to 30 May. 2018
Location: Seminar room 3
28 May. 2018 14:30
Speaker: Sebastian Peter Bruggisser
Location: building 1b, seminarroom 4b
28 May. 2018 14:30
Speaker: Sebastian Bruggisser (DESY)
Location: SR 4b
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