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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 2017

The Graduate Days 2017 will take place from March 13 (Monday) to March 16 (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 skills workshops 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-skills workshops 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. Davide Rossini (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy)
    Many-body physics in open quantum systems
    (ZOQ, Bld. 90, Seminar room, ground floor)
  • Dr. Hans Behringer (The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging and Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany)
    Introduction to molecular dynamics simulations
    (CFEL, Bld. 99, Seminar rooms I-II, ground floor)
  • Prof. Gerhard Nägele (Institute of Complex Systems, ICS-3 and Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany)
    Structure and dynamics of colloidal soft matter
    (ILP, Bld. 69, Seminar room, ground floor)

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

  • Dr. Christian Ott (Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany)
    Attosecond flashes of light: Illuminating electronic quantum dynamics
    (ZOQ, Bld. 90, Seminar room, ground floor)
  • Prof. Steve Meech (University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom)
    Photodynamics in biomolecular systems
    (CFEL, Bld. 99, Seminar rooms I-II, ground floor)
  • Prof. Stefan Eisebitt (Max-Born-Institute, Berlin, Germany)
    Ultrafast x-ray scattering and holography
    (ILP, Bld. 69, Seminar room, ground floor)

 

Practical- and soft-skills workshop programme

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

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

  • Bernd Klein (Bodenseo, Singen, Germany)
    Introduction into Python for scientists
    (Physics Department, Jungiusstraße 9, 20355 Hamburg, Pool room 3 (No. 302), third floor)
  • Bodo P. Krause-Kyora (Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany)
    Matlab: Introduction and real world use-cases for measurements and simulation
    (Physics Department, Jungiusstraße 9, 20355 Hamburg, Pool room 1 (No. 306), third floor)
  • Rob Thompson (RTTA – soft skills for real results, Frankfurt, Germany)
    Communication – Negotiate – Resolve
    (CFEL, Bld. 99, Room 02.104, second floor, in cooperation with the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School)
  • Dr. Peter Schröder (Golin Wissenschaftsmanagement, Hamburg, Germany)
    Project management throughout the doctorate: From conception to implementation everything under control
    (CFEL, Bld. 99, Seminar room IV, first floor)
  • Dr. Simon Golin (Golin Wissenschaftsmanagement, Hamburg, Germany)
    Project management in academia: From conception to implementation everything under control
    (CFEL, Bld. 99, Seminar room V, first floor)

 

Colloquium 

104 years of Crystallography: what has it taught us and where will it lead us?

Prof. Elspeth Garman
University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, and Mildred Dresselhaus Guest Professor 2015, CUI, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

The colloquium will take place on Tuesday March 14, 2017, at 17:00 at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in the seminar rooms I-II-III (Bld. 99, ground floor). Abstract can be read here.

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

 

Industry event

NXP Semiconductors – Secure Connections for a Smarter World

Dr. Alexander van Staa and Dr. Johanna Busch (NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH, Hamburg, Germany)

The presentation will take place on Wednesday March 15, 2017, at 16:30 at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in the seminar rooms I-II-III (Bld. 99, ground floor). Abstract can be read here.

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