PhD students discussing the PIER Graduate Week's programme. Photograph: Marta Mayer/DESY
A Graduate Education Program at DESY in Cooperation with Universität Hamburg
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.
This year's PIER Graduate Week takes place from 23 - 26 September 2019 in the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science.
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. 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. Registration is open from 1 July - 1 September 2019.
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 focus courses are for those interested in in-depth sessions in their own area of expertise. The lecture "Physics for Biologists" introduces especially biology students to the physics on campus.
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.
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 a poster session. The best poster will be awarded a prize.
Time & venue: Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 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 abstract guidelines: Abstracts for posters must be written in English - no more than 3000 characters (including spaces). The abstract heading must include the title - up to 120 characters. Figures and tables may not be included in the abstract. Please submit your poster abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 15 September 2019.
Accomodation on campus: You can book single or double rooms in the DESY Guesthouses, which are conveniently located on the Bahrenfeld campus.
The price range is between 33-42 EUR. Please make your reservation here. In the field "DESY group" in the registration form state "PIER Graduate Week".
A more pricy alternnative is Hotel Mercure, just off campus at Albert-Einstein-Ring.
The venue of the PIER Graduate Week, the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL, building 99), is within easy walking distance from the DESY Guesthouses.
For travel guidelines to DESY/Campus Bahrenfeld by car, train, airplane and local public transport see here.
Local organising committee:
Robert Blick (Nanosciences), Franz Kärtner (Photon Science), Jenny List (Particle and Astroparticle Physics), Henning Tidow (Infection and Structural Biology), Robin Santra and Daniela Pfannkuche (speakers of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School), Mirko Siemssen (coordinator PIER Helmholtz Graduate School), Matthias Kreuzeder (DESY event management)
Contact: Mirko Siemssen