PIER Graduate Week 2016

More than 140 PhD and master's students have attended the third PIER Graduate Week from 10 - 13 October 2016 in Hamburg's Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL). The four-day workshop and lecture week, in which national and international speakers had offered a wide range of introductory and focus courses in the PIER research fields Particle and Astroparticle ...


6 candidates selected for PIER PhD projects

On 14 September 2016, the PIER board chose 6 candidates whose PhD project is funded for 3 years through the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School. The multi-stage selection process was highly competitive:  Beforehand the Hamburg based research teams in the PIER fields applied with project descriptions for PhD projects fulfilling the PIER criteria interdisciplinary and/or ...


PhD excursion to Noer castle

PhD students from DESY and Hamburg university enjoyed their self-organsied trip to the Baltic sea. Photograph: Private

The fourth year in a row, the joint PhD excursion of students from the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School and the SFB676 collaborative research centre was held successfully in the Castle Noer. In 2016, 15 PhD students participated in the fourth PhD weekend on June the 18-19th. This program was organized by the SFB676 student council and was supported by the PIER Helmholtz ...


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

01 Nov. 2015 to 03 Nov. 2015
Speaker: BATTESTI, Remy, D'ENTERRIA, David
Location: Seminar room 4, Building 1b
06 Oct. 2016 to 22 Dec. 2016
Location: building 61 (PIER Office), room 116
24 Oct. 2016 17:00
Speaker: Sergey Babenkov (UHH)
Location: Building 90, EG Seminar Room
26 Oct. 2016 13:00
Speaker: Coralie Neubüser (UHH)
Location: Building 1b, SR 4a/b
27 Oct. 2016 10:00
Location: Building 61, first floor, Room 117a/118a
27 Oct. 2016 16:30
Speaker: Robin Santra (DESY & UHH)
Location: Sem. room 2
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