A Graduate Education Program of Universität Hamburg in Cooperation with DESY
Name: Nataliia Kovalchuk
PIER research field: Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Research topic of PhD project: Top quark mass measurement and color effects at the LHC
Research group of PhD project: CMS, Universität Hamburg, Institute of Experimental Physics
Supervisor/s of thesis: Prof. Dr. Peter Schleper
Dissertation completed: 2018
Current job: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at DESY
Benefits from PIER for my career (Cooperation of DESY and Universität Hamburg): PIER has provided great support throughout my PhD and, in particular, towards the end allowing me to successfully complete my doctoral thesis. Moreover, within the scope of the PIER program I have gained professional qualifications and obtained several new skills, e.g., German language. In addition, through PIER, I have been given many opportunities to meet and collaborate with interesting and talented young and senior scientists. I would not have obtained this experience otherwise.
My personal advice for all PhD students: Be open-minded and take the opportunity to improve yourselves. Be sure to take advantage of all of the benefits that are provided to you as a PhD student.