4-5 March 2019
Yellow House, Helmholtzweg 5
Europe/Berlin timezone

The fifth student retreat within the Helmholtz program "Matter and Technologies" is a meeting of PhD students to get to know each other and to exchange ideas and solutions. It will take place just before the 5th annual meeting of this Helmholtz program.

On Monday we would like to start the day at 1 pm with scientific sessions dedicated to introductory or overview talks, where students may present their work to a “non-expert” audience. The goal is that the students get an impression which variety of fields of work constitutes the program “Matter and Technologies”.

After a long day of scientific talking we would like to take you on a walking tour across the hilly forest around Jena. When we are lucky, we can enjoy a perfect view of the whole city during sunset! In case of bad weather conditions we prepared a little surprise for you...

In the evening, we will organize a get-together in one of Jenas most famous restaurants, the Papiermühle. There you can taste various original Jena craft beers.

On Tuesday we would like to focus on the exchange of our experiences of the life as a scientist and networking. The HI Jena will be introduced by Prof. Thomas Stöhlker, director of the institute. Afterwards, there will be the possibility to visit some laboratorys.

If you haven't already booked your accommodation, you may find an inexpensive option close to the event loaction here:


Pease note: Unfortunately there will be no wheelchair accessible entry to the building due to maintenance. Please contact the organisation team for further information.

Yellow House, Helmholtzweg 5
Lecture Hall 2
Helmholtzweg 5 Jena


We want to encourage every participant once more to contribute their current research to the MT student retreat. This can be done by a short talk during the scientific sessions or a poster, which might be presented during the breaks and especially on Tuesday. Feel free to create a new contribution or show one of your former presentations to a new audience.
Please send us an abstract together withe the type of your contribution (talk/poster) until February 25th (Mo) via mail.