[IMPRS] Online Tutorial: Responsible Research and Publication Ethics (August 11, 2020)

New scientists aspire to contribute to their disciplines by conducting interesting research and publishing their findings to advance science. As part of their training, they are not only responsible for learning and  understanding the technical aspects of their scientific work but the fundamental expectations and obligations in its honest execution.  Responsible conduct of research and publication ethics can sometimes be challenging. While most researchers may feel they have a good grasp of what they are responsible for and how to avoid misconduct, there are a lot of gray areas that could inadvertently lead them down the wrong path. This interactive talk will aim to address questions that arise as research is  conducted, submitted to journals, peer reviewed, and ultimately published. It will also give an overview on the standard forms of misconduct (and how to avoid them) as well as provide answers to questions surrounding authorship and what constitutes a publication.

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[yDiv] Introduction to career planning

Our partner graduate school yDiv offers a career planning workshop for PhD students in their first year.

Career planning is a process that requires i.a. self-reflection, exploring of options and networking – activities that young researchers should engage in right from the beginning of their PhD project. This short introductory course is designed to give new doctoral researchers an overview of career planning and to create awareness for its importance. The following topics are covered in the course:

  • What is career planning and why think about it now, at the start of your PhD?
  • Where do people with a PhD work and which competences are required?
  • Planning without a target – how can you prepare for your next step, if you don’t know yet what that next step will be?
  • How does career exploration work and how can you set up your own IDP?

More information and registration.

[BuildMoNa] Basic Concepts in Molecular Spectroscopy (September 21-22, 2020)


This module for physicists, chemists and biochemists introduces the basic concepts in molecular spectroscopy, i.e. Infrared (IR), (surface  enhanced) Raman-with imaging options and Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (BDS), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Optical Microscopy, Superresolution Microscopy, Single Molecule Fluorescence Detection. Continue reading “[BuildMoNa] Basic Concepts in Molecular Spectroscopy (September 21-22, 2020)”

Alumni meeting (September 4, 2020)

Our annual alumni meeting will take place on September 4, 2020. We will meet in Peißnitzhaus (Halle) from 5 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 on their career steps in industry or academia.

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Doctoral students seminar (May 26, 2020)

Crystallization of polymers at the air-water interface
by Nazmul Hasan

From single chains to aggregates: How conjugated polymers behave in solution
by Sayed Mohammad Fahimi

Location: Online, via MLUconf
Time: 3.20pm-5.00pm

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