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Second PhD Science Day at GSI



On Monday, August 11, 2014, the second PhD Science Day took place at GSI. The event aims to improve communication between the PhD students working in different research departments at GSI and to address career perspectives. In total approximately 100 PhD students joined. Also the 42 GSI summer students participated in the event.

In his opening speech organizer and PhD student representative Pradeep Ghosh explained the spirit of the PhD science day, afterwards GSI research director Professor Karlheinz Langanke talked about the research conducted at GSI. The scientific coordinator Dr. Gerhard Burau of the Helmholtz Graduate School HGS-HIRe, the organization hosting all GSI and FAIR PhD students, gave a few words of motivation. And Dr. Inti Lehmann, deputy research director of FAIR, spoke about the FAIR plans and the future perspectives. Then alumni were available for the participants to exchange information and give career recommendations.

In the final poster session the participating PhD students presented their fields of research in 26 posters. The summer students voted for the two best posters, which were honored with a certificate and a GSI bag. The winners were Claudia Behnke (HADES) and Oliver Deppert (plasma physics).

Einige Teilnehmer des zweiten PhD Science Days.
Photo: Gaby Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH