Running @ the speed of thought

Getting ready for this year's B2RUN challenge at Volkspark Altona: The PIER running team. Photograph: Private

On 2 July 2015, the PIER running team of 20 young scientists from DESY and Universität Hamburg participated for the third time in the company running event "B2RUN". 6,500 runners from approximately 300 companies in and around Hamburg had left their offices and laboratories and went straight to the six kilometres running course in Altona Volkspark to outpace their competitors ...


PIER sponsored Workshop: Emergence in driven solid state and cold atom systems

This is the first PIER sponsored workshop in 2015 Emergence in driven solid state and cold atom systems takes plance on 31 August and 1 September 2015 (9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) and is organized by Jun-Ichi Okamoto, Robert Höppner and Ludwig Mathey. With this meeting, the organizers hope to bring together scientists from cold atom and solid state physics, and in particular ...


Travel report on 11th Axion WIMP conference in Spain

Noëmie Bastidon, PhD student at the ALPS experiment went to Zaragoza in late June with a PIER travel grant. Here is her report: Thanks to the financial support of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School, I got the opportunity to join the 11th Axion WIMP conference (also known as the Patras Workshop) taking place in Zaragoza (Spain) from the 22nd to the 26th of June ...


PIER Helmholtz Graduate School

Travel grants, language and soft skill courses, career training, helpdesk and more services for PhD Students of Universität Hamburg and DESY.


PIER Dates

31 Aug. 2015 15:00
Location: SR 116
01 Sep. 2015 17:00
Location: SR 3a
02 Nov. 2015 to 03 Nov. 2015
Location: Seminar room 4 (02/11/15) and 1b (03/11/15)
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