The PIER Graduate Week is an interdisciplinary lecture and workshop week for young scientists. It offers a wide range of introductory and focus courses in the PIER research fields of Particle & Astroparticle Physics, Nanoscience, Photon Science and Infection & Structural Biology. It aims at PhD students, MSc students, postdoctoral researchers and other interested scientists.
The graduate week's main objective is to introduce PhD students to neighbouring research fields. Stimulating lectures from both national and international experts are offered. Young scientists on Bahrenfeld campus have the opportunity to broaden their interdisciplinary understanding and interchange with their colleagues from other research fields.
A scientific colloquium, an industry lecture and a number of research and career skills workshops complement the programme. During the graduate week, joint coffee breaks, lunches and get-togethers provide great opportunities for informal discussions, exchange of ideas, socialising and fun.
Introductory and focus courses
Each course is a consecutive four-day series of mini lectures. The introductory courses are designed for doctoral candidates who would like to learn more about a related research field. The focus courses are for those interested in in-depth sessions in their own area of expertise. The lecture "Physics for Biologists" introduces especially biology students to the physics on campus.
Extras: Scientific colloquium, business talk & soft skills workshops
Local organising committee
Robert Blick (Nanosciences), Andreas Hemmerich (Photon Science), Jenny List (Particle and Astroparticle Physics), Henning Tidow (Infection and Structural Biology), Robin Santra & Daniela Pfannkuche (spokespeople of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School), Mirko Siemssen (coordinator of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School), Matthias Kreuzeder (DESY)
- Siemssen, Mirko