April 27, 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Deadline for registration is 14 April 2021

The aim of the PIER PhD seminar is that all participants introduce their PhD project to each other in a way that PhD students from different research fields are able to understand and to profit from the presentations. Furthermore, the audience gives feedback to the speaker so that he/she can improve his/her way of presentation. This seminar is exceptionally from PhD students to PhD students.

What you will learn as a speaker: You will train yourself in how to break down your thesis to the most important issues and how to find words that are understandable for PhD students who are not experts in your research field. And you will also learn how to answer unexpected questions which might cast a new light on your thesis/research project.

What you will learn as a listener: You get to know about other recent PhD projects in the PIER research and competence fields, pick methods and ideas which might throw new light on your thesis/research project and you will strengthen your network with PhD students who are in the same situation like you.

Please note: During a 3-hour preliminary training session, the trainer, Carsten Rohr, will train you on what you have to pay attention to in online presentations and what you have to consider when presenting in front of a foreign (scientific) audience.

As laid down in the PHGS training programme (category B), all full members are requested to take part in the PIER PhD seminar for at least one semester and to hold a presentation. Associated members are of course welcome! The seminar is also open and recommended for PhD students in their first year.

The number of participants is limited to 12. If there are more interested PhD students than 12, the PHGS will decide on the participation. The PIER PhD Seminar will be offered at least twice a year.

The dates for the 7 sessions of group A (Tuesdays, 10 am-12 pm) & preliminary training session are:

Thursday, 22 April (10 am -1 pm training session), participation is highly recommended

27 April (session 1), introduction - attendance is absolutely mandatory!

11 May (session 2)

18 May (session 3)

25 May (session 4)

1 June (session 5)

8 June (session 6)

15 June (session 7), last session including feedback round

Where: online via Zoom, the link will be send on time

Membership in the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School (PHGS) is open for all PhD students from the research fields Particle & Astroparticle Physics, Nanoscience, Photon Science and Infection & Structural Biology. You can find more information on the PHGS here

Online via zoom
Registration for this event is currently open.