The Collaborative Research Center 676 (SFB 676) at Hamburg University and the cluster of excellence LEXI at Hamburg University and DESY are research programs at the interface of particle physics, string theory and cosmology. Significant developments are taking place in each of these fields, and far-reaching scientific results are expected in the course of the next 20 years.
Many PhD students are involved in the different SFB and LEXI research fields and organized in a structured graduate program, the “Integrated Research Training Group” (IRTG). In order to benefit from the given experience in different fields, this two-days workshop is meant to bring PhD students and experienced international researchers together and create a platform for discussions, exchange and new ideas.
Besides main lecture courses given by highly experienced speakers, PhD students will get the opportunity to present and discuss their own work related to the SFB and LEXI research topics.