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Graduate Days

Welcome to the Graduate Days of The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging!

The Graduate Days is a yearly event which is devoted to the education and training of Master and Ph.D. students as well as postdocs, and are organized through the Graduate School of CUI. The event takes place before the summer term starts and consists mainly of intense compact courses in a flexible format dedicated to certain focus subjects of relevance or related to the research carried out at CUI.  The goal of the event is to offer courses that broaden the physics, chemistry, and biology knowledge of our students as well as to teach specialized techniques.

The Graduate Days represent a platform where the students can interact closely with the lecturers thereby profiting from an exchange of ideas, know-how, and methodology. During the event there will be also a presentation of industry. Additionally, focus courses on professional and personal skills will be integrated into the Graduate Days of CUI.

A highlight of the graduate days will be the colloquium talk where the participants gather and listen to the presentation of a high profile speaker who is asked to provide an overview of an established area of research.

During the Graduate Days we will have common lunches and a reception in the evening after the colloquium, providing many opportunities for social contact, particularly with the invited speakers.

 

Programme for the Graduate Days 2016

The Graduate Days 2016 will take place from March 14 (Monday) to March 17 (Thursday).

The scientific block courses are organised as parallel block lectures, with the morning lectures taking place from 9:30 to 12:30 and the afternoon lectures from 14:00 to 15:30, including coffee breaks. Note that each course runs either in the morning or in the afternoon from Monday to Wednesday. On the other hand, the practical and soft skill courses will take place only on Thursday from 9:30 to 17:00.

In addition to those courses, there will be a colloquium, which will take place on Tuesday, and an industry event on Wednesday. On Tuesday evening there will be a barbecue and on Wednesday evening finger food will be provided, which will be free to all participants.

The Graduate Days will be held at the Bahrenfeld campus (DESY), Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg, both in The Center for Free Electron Laser Science (CFEL, Bld. 99), the Institute for Laser Physics (ILP, Bld. 69), and the Center for Optical Quantum Technologies (ZOQ, Bld. 90). How to get to the venue, please see here.

Note that two practical courses will take place in the physics department of the Universität Hamburg, where computer facilities, requested for those courses, are easily accessible. How to get to the venue, please see here.

The programme can be downloaded here: poster (A1 and A2) and booklet.

Programme overview: scientific and practical and soft-skills courses.

 

Scientific course programme

Note that further information about the lectures can be found here.

Morning long courses (Mon-Wed, 09:30-12:30)

  • Dr. Iacopo Carusotto (INO-CNR BEC Center and University of Trento, Trento, Italy)
    Quantum fluids of light
    (CFEL, Bld. 99, Seminar room III, ground floor)
  • Dr. Jan Helbing (University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland)
    Ultrafast dynamics in the liquid phase – Spectroscopic methods and (bio-)chemical examples
    (CFEL, Bld. 99, Seminar rooms I, ground floor)
  • Prof. Stephan W. Haas (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA)
    Phase transitions in low-dimensional systems
    (ILP, Bld. 69, Seminar room, ground floor)

Afternoon short courses (Mon-Wed, 14:00-15:30)

  • Dr. Mathieu Le Tacon (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany)
    Introduction to lattice dynamics, charge, magnetic, and orbital excitations in complex matter
    (CFEL, Bld. 99, Seminar room III, ground floor)
  • Dr. Jocelyne Vreede (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    Molecular simulation of biomolecules
    (CFEL, Bld. 99, Seminar rooms I, ground floor)
  • Prof. Dmitri V. Talapin (The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA)
    Nanocrystal assemblies: A modular approach to materials design
    (ILP, Bld. 69, Seminar room, ground floor)

 

Practical and soft-skill course programme

Morning and afternoon courses (Thu, 09:30-17:00)

  • Mr. Bernd Klein (Bodenseo, Singen, Germany)
    Introduction into Python for scientists and engineers
    (Physics Department, Jungiusstraße 9, 20355 Hamburg, Pool room 3 (No. 302), third floor)
  • Mr. Bodo P. Krause-Kyora (Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany)
    Introduction into Cuda
    (Physics Department, Jungiusstraße 9, 20355 Hamburg, Pool room 1 (No. 306), third floor)
  • Mr. Rob Thompson (RTTA – Outstanding Interpersonal Skills for Research Scientists, Frankfurt, Germany)
    Communication – Negotiate – Resolve
    (ILP, Bld. 69, Besprechungsraum 203, second floor)
  • Ms. Monica Schofield (TuTech Innovation GmbH, Hamburg, Germany)
    Start-up I: Is it for you? Developing business ideas from your own research
    (CFEL, Bld. 99, Seminar room IV, first floor; in cooperation with the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School)
  • Dr. Margarete Remmert-Rieper (TuTech Innovation GmbH, Hamburg, Germany)
    Start-up II: Setting up your own company. How to implement a successful business
    (CFEL, Bld. 99, Seminar room V, first floor; in cooperation with the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School)

 

Colloquium 

Historical review of Anderson localisation

Prof. Boris Altshuler
Columbia University, New York, USA

The colloquium will take place on Tuesday March 15, 2016, at 16:30 at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in the seminar rooms I-II-III (Bld. 99, ground floor).

Afterwards, food and beverages will be provided in the foyer of the CFEL building (ground floor).

 

Industry event

How to turn your innovations to money and how to protect them

Dr. Robert Riedel (Class 5 Photonics GmbH, Hamburg, Germany)

and Dr. Solveig Moré (Patent attorney, df-mp, Munich, Germany)

The presentation will take place on Wednesday March 16, 2016, at 16:30 at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in the seminar rooms I-II-III (Bld. 99, ground floor).

Afterwards, food and beverages will be provided in the foyer of the CFEL building (ground floor).