Oct 5 – 8, 2015
Bahrenfeld Campus ( DESY)
Europe/Berlin timezone

Introductory and focus courses
Welcome to the registration site for the PIER Graduate Week 2015, 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 of the skills courses. There is no conference fee.
The Graduate Week addresses mainly PhD students, but interested MSc students and scientists are also invited to attend. Registration deadline: Extended to 10 September 2015

Scientific colloquium
Addy Pross, professor of chemistry at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and NYU Shanghai, China, will give a talk on Monday, 5 October 2015 on "What is Life? How physics enables chemistry to become biology". His book "What is life?", published in 2012, has been received very positively by a wider public audience around the world.

Leadership and presentation skills workshops
These complementary workshops teach effective leadership and presenatation skills, and both combine short lectures with practical exercises and homework. Please note: The places for the workshops are limited. For more information, see the link in the navigation menu.

Industry talk
On Tuesesday, 6 October, Guillermo Jenaro Rabadan of Airbus Operations GmbH (Hamburg) will talk about his career in flight physics. Airbus is an aircraft manufacturing dicvision of Airbus Group with production and manufacturing facilities mainly in France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Poster session
For networking purposes and in order to promote the interdisciplinary exchange among the Graduate Week’s participants, there will be a poster session in which PhD students are invited to present their research projects. The best poster willl be awarded a prize.

Nicole Fischer (UKE, Hamburg), Guillermo Jenaro Rabadan (Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg), Matthias Kadler (Würzburg), Heiner Linke (Lund), César Muñoz-Fontela (HPI, Hamburg), Michael Otto (NIH/NIAID, USA), Thomas Pietschmann (TWINCORE, MH Hannover & HZI, Braunschweig), Fabio Pistolesi (Bordeaux), Addy Pross (Ben Gurion, Israel & NYU Shanghai, China), Ian Robinson (London Centre for Nanotechnology), Holger Rohde (UKE, Hamburg), Robin Santra (DESY & Universität Hamburg), Elke Scheer (Konstanz), Bernhard Schmidt (DESY, Hamburg), Eva Weig (Konstanz), Volker Westphal (MPI Göttingen)

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 (PIER Helmholtz Graduate School), Matthias Kreuzeder (administration DESY)

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