Dec 8 – 10, 2021
online via Zoom
Europe/Berlin timezone

Python Basics - Fundamentals of Python for Scientific Computing

In this interactive workshop with Alexander Britz, you will acquire basic skills of Python including the following topics:

- Introduction with example use cases of Python
- Getting started, installation, Jupyter Notebooks, Spyder, Anaconda, command line,
- First example (hello world)
- Python Syntax
- Plotting with Matplotlib
- Data treatment with Numpy
- Data science with Pandas
- Reading and writing of files
- Interpolation, fitting and filtering of data
- Example use cases of participants


This workshop is part of the PIER Education Platform (PEP) for career, research and soft skills. The workshops in PEP are open for PhD students of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School and its cooperation partners on Bahrenfeld Campus/DESY.

PEP is a cooperation of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School, the Quantum Universe Research School QURS, and the Research School of the Hamburg Center for Ultrafast Imaging/Advanced Imaging of Matter CUI/AIM. PhD students from other affiliated research centers such as DASHH, HELIOS, the Collaborative Research Center SFB 925, the International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics IMPRS-UFAST, the Centre for Structural Systems Biology CSSB, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL may also participate upon request.

Note: Your registration is pending until the final confirmation from the organisers, which will be e-mailed to you after the end of the registration deadline. The number of available places is limited to twelve.




online via Zoom

This course counts for 1 CP/semester hours in category B or C (key skills) of the PIER study programme.

Course hours:

Wed, December 8, 2021:  9:00 am – about 1:00 pm
Thu, December 9, 2021:  9:00 am – about 1:00 pm                                    

Fri, December 10, 2021: 9:00 am - about 1:00 pm