From Basic Science and Applications to Technologies inspired by Nature

RACIRI 2018 SUMMER SCHOOL (25.08. – 1.09.2018)
Rügen Island, Germany

About RACIRI Summer Schools

RACIRI Summer Schools offer a unique training for young researchers in materials and life science, who utilize neutrons and X-rays. Their general theme is “Advanced Materials Design at X-ray and Neutron Facilities”.

RACIRI Summer Schools address mainly PhD students, master (diploma) students in their final research year, and young postdoctoral researchers from institutions predominantly of the three partner countries.

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7-11 May 2018, San Sebastián – Spain

Organized by: Materials Physics Center (CFM), joint center of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

The course is open to graduate students and researchers in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or Biology.

The laboratory course will consist of lectures and experimental sessions. The lectures will include an introduction to polarization theory, dielectric materials and instrumentation. Selected experiments on soft-matter and polymers will be conducted and analyzed by the participants. Furthermore, there will be an Invited Tutorial on a specific topic involving intensively dielectric relaxation experiments.
It is the aim of the course to introduce participants into the dielectric relaxation experimental techniques and its applications in soft-condensed matter research.

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I, Scientist Conference on Gender, Career Paths and Networking on 25-26 May 2018 in Berlin

The conference is designed by and for students and young researchers in the natural sciences and mathematics. Its mission is to increase the visibility of female role models, introduce you to a variety of career options, and give you a dedicated time for networking and establishing useful contacts.

Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester will talk about the changes she instilled within her workplace as the director of Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, creating gender-equal place for all of her employees and improving their work-life balance.

Link to the program

Joint DIPC, JCNS & SoftComp Workshop 2018: Functional Polymers

Joint DIPC, JCNS & SoftComp Workshop 2018: Functional Polymers
19 – 21 March 2018, San Sebastian, Spain

Flyer workshop on functional polymers

The workshop focuses on advanced polymer materials, and aims to bring together physicists and chemists who are interested in novel polymer nanocomposites, polymers functionalized with supramolecular groups and functional soft nano-objects.

Source: Forschungszentrum Jülich – Functional Polymers


3rd iRTG Workshop (November 20-21, 2017)


This workshop addresses doctoral students in chemistry, physics, biophysics, and related fields in the iRTG “Polymers: random coils and beyond”. The doctoral students will introduce the basic theoretical and technical concepts necessary for an understanding of projects within the iRTG. The iRTG workshop focuses on experimental and theoretical techniques to study synthetic polymer and biopolymer systems. Continue reading “3rd iRTG Workshop (November 20-21, 2017)”

iRTG meeting (September 20, 2017)

The next iRTG meeting will take place on September 20, 2017. We will meet at Leucorea in Wittenberg at 1.30pm.

The following topics will be presented and discussed:

  • Welcome new members and update of alumni
  • iRTG program WiSe 2017/18
  • Doctoral students seminar
  • Alumni meeting (summary & future plans)
  • next iRTG workshop in Wittenberg
  • Election of iRTG representatives
  • Miscellaneous (RISE program)
  • Upcoming events