6-9 October 2014
Bahrenfeld Campus ( DESY)
Europe/Berlin timezone
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Introductory and focus courses
Welcome to the registration site for the PIER Graduate Week 2014, an interdisciplinary workshop and lecture week for PhD students. Numerous national and international experts will offer a wide range of introductory and focus courses in the research fields Particle & Astroparticle Physics, Nanoscience, Photon Science, Infection & Structural Biology.
Each course is a consecutive four-day series of lectures and/or workshops. The introductory courses are designed for doctoral candidates who would like to learn more about a related research field, while the focus courses are in-depth sessions for doctoral candidates in their own respective research area. Please check the timetable in the navigation menu for the course details. You may register for two introductory courses, one focus course and one writing skills course. There is no conference fee.
The Graduate Week addresses mainly PhD students. Interested MSc students and scientists are also invited to participate. Registration deadline: 15 September 2014

Writing skills workshop
This complementary workshop teaches effective science writing, and combines short lectures with practical exercises and homework. The places for the workshop are limited. For more information, see the link in the navigation menu.

Poster sessions
For networking purposes and in order to promote the interdisciplinary exchange among the Graduate Week’s participants, there will be two poster sessions in which PhD students are invited to present their research projects.

Scientific colloquium
Uwe Bergmann, deputy director at the Stanford Linear Collider Center, will give a talk on Monday, 6 October 2014 on "Seeing the Invisible – The Science and Application of X-rays".

Industry talk
On Wednesday, 8 October, Bernd Irmer will talk about his career as CEO of nanotools GmbH (Munich): "Highest precision for the chip industry. Earning money with nanotechnology".

Anton Barty (DESY, Hamburg), Uwe Bergmann (SLAC, Standford), Laura Covi (University of Göttingen), Artur Erbe (HZDR, Dresden), Tim Gilberger (McMaster University & CSSB, Hamburg), Andreas Hüttel (University of Regensburg), Bernd Irmer (CEO nanotools GmbH, Munich), Rick Kirian (DESY, Hamburg), Joseph Lykken (Fermilab, Batavia), Thomas Marlovits (IMBA, Vienna & CSSB, Hamburg), Adriana Palffy (MPI-K, Heidelberg), Lars Redecke (Universität Hamburg & Universität zu Lübeck), Ralf Röhlsberger (DESY, Hamburg), Friedrich Simmel (TUM, Munich), Thilo Stehle (University of Tübingen), Dimitri Svergun (EMBL, Hamburg), Marc Vrakking (MBI, Berlin), Annelie Wendeberg (UFZ, Leipzig), Tom White (DESY, Hamburg), Achim Wixforth (University of Augsburg)

For accommodation please register in the DESY Hostel. For DESY group state "PIER Graduate Week". Rooms are between 28-35 EUR.

Local organising committee
Robert Blick (Nanosciences), Jochen Küpper (Photon Science), Jan Louis (Particle and Astroparticle Physics), Markus Perbandt (Infection and Structural Biology), Robin Santra (spokesperson PIER Helmholtz Graduate School), Mirko Siemssen (administration PIER Helmholtz Graduate School), Matthias Kreuzeder (administration DESY)

Bahrenfeld Campus ( DESY)
SemRoom I-IV, CFEL, Bldg. 99
Notkestr. 85 22607 Hamburg