iRTG posts

Introduction to Python (October 27-28, 2021)

In recent years Python has become more and more popular. According to the Tiobe Index it is about to overtake Java and to be the number two in the list of the most important programming language in the world. In the fields of numerical programming and Machine Learning, Python is the leader. It is not just easier to learn than other languages but programs in Python can also be faster written and are characterized by their easy readability. One of the reasons for this are the user-friendly data structures and the easy to grasp syntax.

Date: October 27+28, 2021
Location: Online workhop via zoom
Group size: 12 (joint workshop with Leibniz Institute for Plant Biochemistry)

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Gain Clarity on your Next Career Steps (September 30, 2021)

Webinar on how to transition successfully after a PhD/Postdoc
Date: September 30, 12.00-13.00
Location: Zoom

Do you ever ask yourself

  • What am I going to do after PhD/ Post-doc/ etc?
  • Should I stay and pursue an academic career?
  • Should I go and pursue one of the 100s of “alternative” careers outside of academia?
  • What would be a good fit for me?
  • Where do I start the process of career transitioning?
  • Where do I find the positions?

Then join us for the webinar!

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Effective Presentation (January 13 – 14, 2022)

Science is mostly production of high quality data. However, presentation of data is arguably of similar importance: after generation of results, you want to convey the information to your fellow scientists, be it in the form of talks and posters at conferences or in manuscript for great publications. Presenting for the lay public is of outstanding importance not only to get understood but to get a job.

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Workshop on Data Visualization (November 2, 2021)

Scientific figures transport most of the information and arguments in presentations, posters as well as research articles. We will discuss the general requirements on scientific figures, cover the basics on good graphic design and provide practical guidelines for compelling plots.

date: November 2, 2021
time: 15.00-17.30
lecturer: Dr. Kerstin Blank (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces)

Alumni meeting (August 28, 2021)

Our annual alumni meeting will take place on Saturday, August 28, 2021. We will meet in Moritzkunstcafé (Halle) from 6 p.m. The alumni meeting aims at the establishment of links and to foster the exchange between former and current iRTG members. Former members will talk about their career steps in industry or academia.

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Successful defence of Mareen Schäfer

Congratulations to Mareen! She defended her thesis successfully and completed the additional training program of our integrated research training group.

Title: “Structure formation, crystallization and dynamics in different semicrystalline polymers”

Date: July 15, 2021

Successful defence of Martha Schulz

Congratulations to Martha! She defended her thesis successfully and completed the additional training program of our integrated research training group.

Title: “Einfluss intrakristalliner Dynamik auf Morphologie und Schmelzverhalten teilkristalliner Polymere”

Date: July 12, 2021

Defence Mareen Schäfer

Mareen will defend her thesis with the title “Structure formation, crystallization and dynamics in different semicrystalline polymers” on July 15, 2021.

Date: July 15, 10.30
online defence at MLUconf

[PhD – What’s coming next?] Alumni talk with Anja (July 21, 17.00)

Our alumna Anja stayed in academia. After a postdoc in Luxembourg, she is now pursuing her habilitation in theoretical physics. She will tell us what helped her on her way and is looking forward to answering your questions!

date: July 21, 2021 at 17.00
location: our usual zoom room