iRTG posts

Insights behind the CV: Rebecca Waldecker (15.10.2021, 12.30-14.00)

You are warmly invited to join the informal career talks by Rebecca Waldecker! Successful scientists share their experiences as a woman in natural science and tell the story behind their official CV. After the talk there will be enough time for informal discussion and networking.

Target audience are (female) natural scientists from our university.

Date: October 15, 2021
VSP 1, room 0.04

iRTG Program WiSe 2021/22

Doctoral students seminar

October 19, 2021: Stephan Sydow and Sebastian Kawa
November 2021: Anna-Maria Tsirigoni and Tonghua Liu
December 2021: tba
January 2022: Thomas Kunze and Matthias Rohmer
February 2022: André and Afiq
March 2022: Maria and Alaa

Workshop by partner graduate schools
Advanced Training Modules
Advanced Training Modules by BEAM (RTG 2670)

Concerning the ATM by RTG 2670: There are a few vacancies! In case you are interested, please send an e-mail to Imme Sakwa-Waltz.


[BEAM] ATM: NMR spectroscopy for biomolecular and materials characterization (December 20-21, 2021)


This module addresses doctoral students in chemistry, physics, biophysics, and related fields without much prior knowledge in NMR spectroscopy. It introduces the basic theoretical and technical concepts necessary for an understanding of data/spectrum acquisition in pulsed NMR and the information content, and focuses on a few specific experimental techniques to study dynamics in polymer and biopolymer systems.


[BEAM] ATM: Amphiphilic polymers on the Langmuir trough (January 26-28, 2022)


Behavior of amphiphilic (macro)molecules on the air/water interface
Synthesis of amphiphilic polymers by ATRP
Surface pressure versus mean molecular area isotherms, phase transitions
Brewster Angle Microscopy, Epifluorescence Microscopy
X-ray and neutron reflectivity, granzing incidence wide-angle X-ray scattering


[BEAM] ATM: How we can model and use symmetry (30.-31.3.2022)

After some motivation and first examples, we look at groups systematically and explore the mathematical language to study them. There will be exercises to work on and we discuss solutions (even if incomplete). One of the goals is to understand the symmetry of regular n-gons and to really get in touch with mathematical reasoning. And of course we want to discuss where symmetry might play a role in your work!

lecturer: Prof. Rebecca Waldecke

Please contact Imme Sakwa-Waltz in case you plan to join this ATM!

Regular lectures MLU – WiSe 2021/2022

Please check in StudIP if these information are still up to date. Due to the current situation with COVID19, there might be changes.


Introduction to polymer physics – Thurn-Albrecht/Dolynchuk
[M.Sc. Phy]
Wed 10.30-12.00, VDP3 3.16
Thu 8.00-9.30, VDP3 1.12

Bildgebung und CT – Laufer
[M.Sc. Med. Phy]
Tue 10.30-12, VSP1 1.26

Biophysik – Balbach
[M.Sc. Phy]
Wed 13.00-14.30, VDP3 1.04
Mon 13.45-14.30, VDP3 1.12

Statistische Physik – Henk
[M.Ed. Phy]
Tue 10.30-12.00, VSP1 1.02

Introduction to NMR spectroscopy – Saalwächter/Balbach/Krushelnitzky
[M.Sc. Phy]
Tue 15.30-17.00, VSP1  1.23


Kolloid- und Grenzflächenchemie weicher Materie
Wed 8.00-9.30, VDP4, 2.02

Physikalische Chemie (Thermodyn./Kinetik/Elektrochem.) – Bacia
[B.Sc. Chem]
Fri 13.00-15.15, VDP4 1.27

Physikalische Chemie I – Sebastiani
[B.Sc. Chem]
Wed 8.00-9.30, Ch TLS 1.01
Thu 15.30-17.00, Ch TLS 1.01

Thermodynamik der Mischphasen – Kreßler
Mon 13.00-14.30, VDP4 1.27

Grundlagen der Chemie der Polymere und Makromoleküle – Binder
[B.Sc Chem]
Mon 13.00-14.30, VDP1 2.12 (more…)

Welcome, Sebastian!

Sebastian Kawa joined our iRTG! He is working in the physical chemistry group with Dr. Jonas Warneke on the project “Molecular ion deposition for the generation of peptide and polymer surface layers”.

Effective Visual Communication of Science (November 25-26, 2021)

You will learn to effectively communicate your own scientific ideas and results by applying best visual communication practices to your research communication. You will understand the principles and useful design approaches used by experts. You will get actionable advice and feedback on your own pre-submitted materials. It is an immersive webinar, structured, easy to follow, memorable, useful and fun.

Date: November 25 (9.00-16.30) + November 26 (9.00-13.30)
Location: Online workhop via zoom
Group size: 20