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PIER PhD Reception 2022

This year's PIER PhD reception took place on 29 June in DESY's auditorium and canteen. More than 150 PhD students, their supervisors, friends, relatives, and staff from both DESY and ...



1st PIER Science Slam - Videos ready!

Wow, thank you all for coming! It was a blast. We had so much fun at the 1st PIER Science Slam on May 4 in the DESY Auditorium.

Special thanks go to our five science slammers who blew away ...








PIER Graduate Week

The next PIER Graduate Week is scheduled for 21-24 February 2022. Due to the pandemic, the event will take place in a slightly scaled-down online form. The graduate week's main objective is to ...



PIER Funding: Seed Projects Call 2022

You are an early-career researcher at DESY or UHH/UKE? You have an innovative idea for a joint DESY/UHH (or UKE) research project? Apply now for seed funding at PIER! PIER Seed Projects promote ...


Online Workshop: Science Communication I: "Blogging"

When communicating your own research, a blogpost is a quick and easy way to publish your own thoughts and explanations in your own time, and by your own rules. Without an editor giving you ...



Science Chatter Hamburg Podcast #1 - Niels Giesselmann

Wow, what a week! Between September 21 and 24 we not only had our Podcasting workshop but we also recorded episodes with each of the 7 participants. After some amazing cutting and mixing by our ...




Lecture Miniseries on Academic Culture Topics

What are your biases? What motivates you? How can you communicate your research? In October, PIER organizes a lecture Mini-series in which you will learn how unconcious biases impact your ...



Program on Successful Job Applications

In September, the PIER Education Platform offers an interesting package for all those PhD students and Postdocs interested in professionalizing their job search and applications. So if you might be ...



PIER Funding: Seed Projects Call 2021

You are an early-career researcher at DESY or UHH/UKE? You have an innovative research idea and would like to develop it further? Apply now for seed funding at PIER! PIER Seed Projects promote ...


Kick-off Science Chatter Hamburg

On 11-12 March 2021, 12 early career researchers from DESY and University of Hamburg came together to create something new. They had signed up for a Science Communication Workshop on the PIER ...






Women's Career Day: successful move into virtual space

How can I fix the camera during an online presentation so that the picture looks good? How do I get my voice under control? How do I generally present myself well? How do I develop a career goal and ...


PIER Funding: Seed Projects Call 2020

You are a researcher at DESY or UHH/UKE? You have an innovative research idea and would like to develop it further? Apply now for seed funding at PIER! PIER Seed Projects promote innovative and ...


PIER PhD reception 2019

This year's PIER PhD reception took place on 10 December in the foyer of Hamburg's Center for Free-Electron Laser Science. More than 200 PhD students, their supervisors, friends, ...


"Hamburg is a great place to come for research"

Cannon Vogel, 22, recently completed his bachelor's degree in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), specializing in theoretical and computational particle cosmology. At present, ...


Theoretical Physics Symposium 2019

Theoretical Physics Symposium 2019 The Wolfgang Pauli Centre for Theoretical Physics, a joint forum of the Universität Hamburg and DESY, organizes a three day Symposium on Theoretical Physics, ...


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 ...



Guest lecture with Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter

On 24 June 2019, more than 200 people crowded into the auditorium of the Center for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) to listen to Saul Perlmutter, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics and ...




PIER Hamburg-MIT Network Workshop

On 21-22 January 2019, researchers from different Hamburg research institutions met with colleagues from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Hamburg Bahrenfeld to sound out future ...


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. ...


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 ...


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 ...


17 Oct. 2022 15:30
Location: Building 1b - Room: Seminarraum 3
14 Oct. 2022 13:00
Location: Bahrenfeld campus - Room: DESY auditorium
07 Oct. 2022 10:00
Chaired by: Andreas Voss (concis Group!)
Location: Zoom
05 Oct. 2022 09:00
Chaired by: Mirko Siemssen (PIER (PIER))
Location: link will follow - Room: online
29 Sep. 2022 12:00
Location: Bahrenfeld research campus - Room: CFEL (bldg. 99), SR I
27 Sep. 2022 09:00
Location: online
26 Sep. 2022 14:00
Speaker: Filippo Dattola (BELLE (BELLE II Experiment))
Location: Campus Bahrenfeld - Room: Gebäude 1b, Seminarraum 3
08 Sep. 2022 to 27 Oct. 2022
Chaired by: Stefanie Tepass (PIER (PIER))
Location: DESY Campus Bahrenfeld - Room: Building 3, Room SRBAH2