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Second Round of PIER Innovation Lunch Talks

With the new year slowly coming into full swing, PIER is pleased to announce the second round of the PIER Innovation Lunch Talks! The opening talk will take place on 21 February 2019, 12 noon. Under ...


PIER PhD Reception 2018

This year's PIER PhD reception took place on 11 December in the foyer of Hamburg's Center for Free-Electron Laser Science. More than 120 PhD students, their supervisors, friends, ...


Fixed roles and how to become more diverse

German-English event organized by CUI together with DESY-GB and PIER examined stereotypes and biases from different perspectives. Stereotypes are a huge obstacle for developing an equal society. ...



Alexander Knetsch receives doctoral students' prize

Association of the Friends and Supporters of DESY presents doctoral students’ prize Alexander Knetsch and Stefan Zeller have been awarded the 2018 doctoral students’ prize by the ...



PIER Graduate Week 2018

More than 120 PhD and master's students have attended the fifth PIER Graduate Week from 8 - 11 October 2018 in Hamburg's Center for Free-Electron Laser Science. The four-day workshop and lecture ...


PIER Coordinates New Research Network with MIT

Researchers from DESY, Universität Hamburg (UHH) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have laid the basis for a joint „Trans-Atlantic Grand Challenges Research Network“. The aim of ...




PIER at GAIN Meeting 2018 in Boston

At this year’s GAIN Meeting which took place on September 7-9 in Boston, PIER presented research opportunities on the Bahrenfeld campus to German early-career scientists currently working in the ...


PIER Funding: Workshops and Short Visits

Are you interested in planning a scientific workshop? Would you like to invite a researcher from abroad? Apply for funding at PIER! PIER Workshops promote idea-finding processes and scientific ...


Start-Ups Run On Coffee

Have a Cup of Coffee at the DESY Start-Up Office Camp Out! If you are interested in entrepreneurship, find out more about options for spinning off. Or simply get in touch with others who are ...



dynaMENT: Mentoring programme kick-off

The criteria that are necessary to succeed in science are given and have to be fulfilled. The path to success, however, is a broad playing field in which professional mentoring can be extremely ...



Wissen vom Fass

Mit einem Getränk in der Hand den neuesten Erkenntnissen aus der Wissenschaft lauschen? Am Tresen mit Forschern über ihre aktuellen Projekte plaudern? Kurz: Abends ausgehen und dabei etwas lernen? ...



Business meets Physics

Why would media, logistics or health care be interesting for physicists? How can state-of-the-art technology, research and marketing be successfully matched? How can innovative and interdisciplinary ...


PIER Innovation Lunch Talk: Inventions and Patents

What is a patent? How can I protect an invention? What are my obligations towards my employer? These and other questions were answered by Jörg Faupel, patent attorney at the Hamburg-based law firm ...


PIER Seed Projects 2018 – call now open

PIER Seed Projects 2017 PIER Seed Projects promote innovative research ideas in the PIER research fields Particle & Astroparticle Physics, Nanoscience, Photon Science, Infection & Structural ...


PIER Innovation Lunch Talk: Starting a Tech Company

How do you start your own tech business? What can be possible pitfalls? These and other questions were answered by Nicolas Stübe, CEO of the DESY startup suna precision GmbH, during the first PIER ...



PIER Start-Up Workshop 2017

The second PIER Start-Up Workshop took place on 8 December 2017. Under the title “Is it for you? Creating business ideas from research”, PhD students and postdocs from the PIER ...


PIER PhD Reception 2017

This year's PIER PhD reception took place on 5 December in the newly opened auditorium of Hamburg's Center for Structural System Biology (CSSB). More than 80 PhD students, their ...


New PIER Seed Projects selected for funding

In the recent call for PIER Seed Projects, nine proposals have been selected by the jury to receive seed funding out of the PIER Idea Fund. 22 applications had been submitted to the PIER Office until ...


Career after your PhD

Career after your PhD: Academia, industry or science management? For the first time, a two-day career fair for more than 100 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers of the Faculty of ...


Johann Haber receives Helmholtz Doctoral Prize

Johann Haber, alumnus of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School from the DESY research group of Ralf Röhlsberger, received the Helmholtz Doctoral Prize 2017 for his PhD thesis in the research field ...


PhD student Björn Arndt wins Young Scientist Prize

Björn Arndt recently won the Student / Young Scientist Prize of the International Conference on the Structure of Surfaces (ICSOS) 2017 at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. The prize carried ...


DOIT 3on3 basketball tournament

On July 13th DOIT hosted their second 3on3 basketball tournament at the DESY basketball court. This event was organized in cooperation of DOIT and the “Herzliches Lockstedt e.V.”, a non-profit ...


67th meeting of Nobel laureates at Lindau

The PIER Helmholtz Graduate School (PHGS) congratulates its member, Hendrik Schlicke, PhD student in the group of Prof. Horst Weller at the University of Hamburg, who participated as Young Scientist ...


The PIER running team at B2Run

On 11 May 2017, the PIER running team of 19 young scientists from DESY and Universität Hamburg participated for the fifth time in the company running event "B2RUN". 7800 runners from ...


01 Mar. 2019 10:00
Chaired by: Matthias Mayer
Location: Campus Bahrenfeld/DESY, 4b, building 1b
21 Feb. 2019 12:00
Speaker: Hanno Kellner
Location: Campus Bahrenfeld, CFEL, SR1
19 Feb. 2019 13:00
Location: Notkestraße 85,DESY, Großer Gästespeisesaal
18 Feb. 2019 to 20 Feb. 2019
Chaired by: Adeleke O. Dr. Bankole
Location: Building 3, DESY, Seminar room 3
04 Oct. 2017 to 06 Oct. 2017
Chaired by: Karl Jansen
Speaker: BANERJEE, Debasish (DESY), BANULS, Marie Carmen
Location: DESY Hamburg, Bldg. 90, ZOQ