Postdoc Association HZB
The postdoc association at HZB is all about bringing postdocs together on a social as well as on an academic level. We aim to achieve this by organizing seminars and social events, and offering soft skill courses. The agenda for up-coming events can be found in the right panel. If you have an idea how the HZB-PA can help you with your scientific career, personal development, and social contacts then feel free to contact us!
Postdoc After Work Drinks: Joining this monthly social event is a great chance to meet, chat with, commiserate or congratulate (science can be fickle) fellow HZB postdocs over some nice drinks and food. We organise our Stammtisch (regular table) on a monthly basis where we meet for food or for suggested fun activities, usually somewhere between Wannsee and Adlershof. Exact time and place will be sent to you via our mailing list. We always appreciate it if you let us know that you are joining by sending our council (firstname.lastname@example.org) an email.
Postdoc coffee: Also on a monthly basis and often on a Thursday we meet around 3:30 PM at the canteen (Wannsee) or a determined place at the Adlershof campus for Coffee or in the Summer for some Tisch-Tennis and Coffee.
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German Language Courses
These courses are important to the development of HZB Employees, and attendance must be taken seriously. If you have just started it is possible to find a class who are at the same level as you.
Please be patient since class semesters tend to run on a 6 monthly basis, and it is necessary to wait for enough beginners to start a new A1 class.
Bessy Seminar & Tour: In July 2017 the PA seminar was about research activities at BESSY. We had Ben Hall, Emmy Staples and Georgios Kourkafas talking about their work on cavities and couplers for BESSY VSR and bERLinPro, and the difficulties linked to setting up such a high precision instrument.
After the talks Katharina Kolatzki took us to the experimental hall. From above we had a good view of the different working stations. Rowan MacQueen made a special point about the EMIL lab.
We were able to walk through the radiation protection tunnel and to the innermost of the storage ring. We could see the individual magnets in one of the undulators. Unfortunately we could not visit neither the booster nor the linear accelerator. A good reason to come back next time!
Neutron Scattering Seminar & Tour: About four times per year the HZB-PA organizes seminars where fellow postdocs can tell about their work. In June 2016 the seminar was about research activities at the Neutron facility BERII. We had Mirko Boin talking about residual stress determined by neutron diffraction, Diana Quintero Castro talking about inelastic neutron scattering, and Sebastian Risse about electrochemistry and neutron scattering. After the talks there was a guided tour through the Neutron guide hall.
Bessy Seminar & Tour: About four times per year the HZB-PA organizes seminars where fellow postdocs can tell about their work. In March 2015 the seminar was about research activities at BESSY. We had Kaan Atak talking about Liquid Microjet Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Hanjo Ryll about VEKMAG, a vector magnet station for BESSY II, and Paul Goslawski about BESSY-VSR, short intense bunches for BESSY II. After the talks we went to the experimental hall. From above we had a nice view of the different working stations. Most spectacular was that due to a maintenance shut-down we were able to walk through the radiation protection tunnel and view the innermost of the storage ring.
(06.07.2018) To be announced......
The HZB-PA council
The HZB-PA is governed by a council consisting of two co-chairs and regular members. The positions of co-chairs are filled by Zita Hüsges and Rowan Macqueen. Sean Berglund, Joachim Breternitz and Ana Sofia Freire Anselmo are our regular members and Ibbi Ahmet is our events organiser.
For question about and suggestions how the HZB-PA can help you, with with your scientific career, personal development, and social contacts, then feel free to contact us at email@example.com.