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Florian Christie

Name: Florian Christie

Nationality: German

PIER research field: Accelerators

Research topic of PhD project: Generation of ultra-short electron bunches and fel pulses, and characterization of their longitudinal properties at FLASH2

Research group of PhD project: Accelerator Physics group

Supervisor/s of thesis: Dr. Mathias Vogt, Dr. Juliane Rönsch-Schulenburg, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hiller, Prof. Dr. Wilfried Wurth

Dissertation completed: 2019

Current job: Postdoc at the DESY FLASH group continuing my thesis work

Benefits from PIER for my career (Cooperation of DESY and Universität Hamburg): I took a lot of soft skill courses during my PhD time such as Academic Writing and Python courses. Especially the Academic Writing course helped me a lot to write my thesis. I enjoyed a lot of social events sponsored by PIER, such as the PIER graduate week, social hours and BBQs, where I got to meet a lot of amazing people. Additionally, PIER supported me financially to attend the International Particle Accelerator Conference 2018 in Vancouver.

My personal advice for all PhD students: Try to broaden your horizon as much as possible and don’t just focus on your thesis work. Take enough breaks, do not work too much and have something to balance your life like sports. Ask for advice, if you are stuck. My professor always told me: If you are stuck with a problem and cannot solve it after three hours, look for someone to help you with that problem.

Chu Wang
Infection and Structural Biology
Younes Otarid
Particle and Astroparticle physics
Florian Christie
Daniel Marx
Event Calendar
21 Jan. 2021 to 25 Nov. 2021
Chaired by: Thomas Tschentscher (European XFEL) ; Changbum Kim (PAL-XFEL) et al.
Location: Zoom
13 Apr. 2021 - 10:00
Speaker: Glen Cowan (Royal Holloway, University of London)
13 Apr. 2021 - 11:00
Speaker: Pablo Quilez
13 Apr. 2021 - 16:45
Speaker: Zoltan Fodor (Wuppertal)
Location: DESY, Hamburg
Room: Zoom
14 Apr. 2021 to 15 Apr. 2021
Chaired by: Jan Marjanovic (DESY) ; Cagil Guemues (DESY) et al.
Location: DESY Hamburg
Room: online on Zoom
15 Apr. 2021 - 11:30
Speaker: Peera Simakachorn (T (Theorie))
15 Apr. 2021 - 15:00
Speaker: Alessandro Mirizzi (University of Bari)
Location: online
16 Apr. 2021 - 14:00
Speaker: José Antonio Vargas Roco
Location: volldigitale Disputation
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