PIER Startup Bootcamp: Business Modeling

Photograph: Franck V. on Unsplash

PIER is pleased to announce its next PIER Start-Up Workshop “Business Modeling” for early stage researchers (PhDs and Postdocs), taking place on 24 October 2019 on Bahrenfeld campus. Participants will learn how to develop business models based on their own ideas or research findings. The methodic focus will be on Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas and Systems ...


DESY Science Day

Best thesis 2019 for Max Rose, fellow of the Joachim Herz Stiftung. Photograph: Marta Mayer/DESY

Not to be missed: DESY’s annual Science Day this year starts with a science slam with short lectures of PhD students. In the afternoon, the prize for the best PhD thesis will be awarded to PIER fellow Max Rose. On Science Day, DESY is looking back at the research year 2019 and welcomes its new lead scientists, celebrates current DESY scientific research highlights, ...


Physics and Mathematics of Calabi-Yau Manifolds

PAULI LECTURES 2019 by Prof. Hirosi Ooguri (Caltech, IPMU Tokyo) The concept of Calabi-Yau manifolds plays an essential role in string theory. We will first review the definition and some of the important properties of these manifolds and their use in string compactification to generate semi-realistic models of elemental particles in four dimensions. We will then ...


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PIER Dates

Today - 14:15
Speaker: Thomas James George Bourton
Location: CFEL, Gebäude 2a, Seminarraum 2,
21 Oct. 2019 to 23 Oct. 2019
Chaired by: Bernd Klein
Location: Seminar room 3
21 Oct. 2019 11:30
Speaker: Anastasiia Velyka
Location: Gebäude 15, CSSB Hörsaal
21 Oct. 2019 16:30
Location: Seminar Room 3, Building 1
22 Oct. 2019 09:00
Speaker: Yizhou Liu
Location: CFEL, Gebäude 99, Raum O1.111,
22 Oct. 2019 to 23 Oct. 2019
Chaired by: Matthias Mayer
Location: 456, building 25f
24 Oct. 2019 09:00
Chaired by: Andreas Voss
Location: 4a
24 Oct. 2019 11:00
Speaker: Daniel Marx
Location: CFEL, Gebäude 99, Seminarraum 4,
25 Oct. 2019 10:00
Speaker: Florian Christie
Location: CFEL, Gebäude 99, Seminarraum 4,
28 Oct. 2019 15:00
Speaker: Jonas Wittbrodt
Location: Gebäude 2a, Seminarraum 2,
29 Oct. 2019 10:00
Location: building 61 (PIER Office), room 116
30 Oct. 2019 10:00
Location: building 61 (PIER Office), room 116
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Research Funding

With the PIER Idea Fund, Universität Hamburg and DESY promote the development of future joint research projects.



PIER offers a variety of event formats and activities in order to foster an innovation-friendly culture on the Hamburg Bahrenfeld campus.



PIER Helmholtz Graduate School (PHGS) offers a wide variety of services for PhD students on the Hamburg Bahrenfeld campus.