March 31 - April 5, 2019
DPG Spring Meeting

From March 31 to April 5, 2019, the DPG Spring Meeting of the Condensed Matter Section (SKM) will take place at Universität Regensburg.

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November 15, 2018
Event on Research Funding of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

This event covers topics on research funding through the DFG. Besides information on the planning phase and the proposal process, different kinds of funding available in the DFG’s portfolio of funding programs are presented.

The Science Support Center of the University of Duisburg-Essen and Prof. Dr. Horn-von Hoegen will host this event.

University of Duisburg-Essen - Campus Duisburg
Fraunhofer InHaus 2
Forsthausweg 1
47057 Duisburg

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April 25-27, 2018
Discussion Workshop

From April 25-27, 2018 a discussion workshop on "Light field induced dynamics in low dimensional systems" will take place. The meeting is organized by Hrvoje Petek (University of Pittsburgh, USA) and Uwe Bovensiepen and hosted by the CRC 1242.

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March 11-16, 2018
DPG Spring Meeting and EPS-CMD27

From March 11 to 16, 2018, the joint meeting of the DPG and EPS Condensed Matter Divisions will take place at Technische Universität Berlin.

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October 04-06, 2017
CRC 1242-Workshop (intern)

The CRC 1242-Workshop will take place from October 4 to 6, 2017 at the Tagungszentrum Maria in der Aue in Wermelskirchen, Germany.

September 14, 2017
Ultrafast electronic structure dynamics during the photo-induced phase transition in In/Si(111)

We will have an extraordinary lecture in our colloquium of CRC 1242 on Thursday, September 14, 2017.
Chris Nicholson (Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin) reports on "Ultrafast electronic structure dynamics during the photo-induced phase transition in In/Si(111)"
Time: September 14, 2017, 10am c.t.
Location: MG 272, Campus Duisburg

August 07-11, 2017
Summer School 2017

We are pleased to announce the Summer School of the CRC 1242. It will take place from August 7 to 11, 2017 in St. Peter-Ording, Germany. A detailed programme and further information will be announced soon. Registration is required.

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April 24 - July 24, 2017
Advanced Solid State Physics

Further information about the course “Advanced Solid State Physics” given by Prof. Dr. S. A. Jafari and Prof. Dr. J. König (Theoretical physics department) during the summer term can be found here.

May 15-17, 2017
Doctoral Retreat 2017

The Doctoral Retreat of the CRC 1242 will take place at Akademie Klausenhof (Hamminkeln) from May 15 to 17, 2017. The phD-candidates of the CRC 1242 will present their work in talks or poster presentation and will have lectures on selected topics. Moreover, a workshop on “Good Scientific Practice”  with Prof. Dr. Reinhard Zellner (University of Duisburg-Essen) will take place.

Further information and registration (up to February 5, 2017):
Dr. Nora Dörmann, +49 203/ 379-1545, nora.doermann@uni-due.de 

March 19-24, 2017
DPG Spring Meeting 2017

The DPG Spring Meeting of the Condensed Matter Section (SKM) takes place form March 19 to 24, 2017 at the Technical University of Dresden.

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January 27, 2017
International Symposium – Ultrafast Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy and Scattering

International symposium on ultrafast soft x-ray spectroscopy and scattering on Friday, 27 January: The Collaborative Research Center 1242 of the Faculty of Physics and the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE) invite you to attend at the NanoEnergyTechnologyCenter (NETZ) on campus Duisburg. International experts exchange ideas such as how to apply the processes and methods for element-specific analysis in complex nanostructures.

Please find directions and a detailed program here.

March 13-14, 2017
ISINA 2017 - Interdisciplinary Symposium for Engineers and Natural Scientists

The Interdisciplinary Symposium for Engineers and Natural Scientists ISINA will take place from ´March 13 to 14, 2017 at the Technical University of Chemnitz.

The event is primarily intended for the professional and interdisciplinary exchange between the technical and natural sciences. Experts from science and industry, as well as young researchers from the MINT disciplines, can network with one another and build promising cooperations. Furthermore, the symposium will host the nationwide "Best Poster Award". The three most meaningful scientific posters are awarded. The "Best Poster" must be submitted by January 15, 2017.

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November 21-23, 2016
CRC 1242 Kick-Off-Meeting

The Kick-Off-Meeting of the CRC 1242 will take place from 21 to 23 November 2016 at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef(Programme).

November 03-06, 2016
The 20th German Conference of Women in Physics

The 20th German Conference of Women in Physics (Deutsche Physikerinnentagung, DPT) will take place November 03-06, 2016, in Hamburg.

The DPT is the annual conference of the German Physical Society (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, DPG) and its working group on equal opportunities (Arbeitskreis Chancengleichheit, AKC) for female physicists of all career stages in academia and industry.

All women committed to physics - from pupils to professors and managers - are invited to participate in the scientific exchange among all fields of physical research, to discuss experiences from various working environments, and to contribute to a lively network. As a special event of this year's 20th conference, a panel discussion will address the objectives, opportunities, and status of the initiatives for the advancement of female physicists in the society.

The DPT 2016 is under patronage of Federal Minister Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka and will be hosted by the Physics Department of the University of Hamburg and from the excellence cluster The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI).

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Further information about equality:

October 26-28, 2016
VII EPS Forum Physics and Society

"Getting the Diversity Balance Right in Physics" organised by the European Physical Society in collaboration with the Institute of Physics in London.

The VII Forum will focus on the perennial problem that is faced by many member countries, namely the lack of girls studying physics beyond age 18 and the lack of women working, particularly at the higher levels, in physics related careers.

Broadening topics:
1. How different is the diversity problem in physics across Europe?
2. How can employers gain business advantage by recruiting and retaining a more diverse workforce?
3. How can informal learning encourage under represented groups to study physics?
4. How important are families and schools in supporting under represented groups into physics careers?
Discussion of recommendations of good practice to share across EPS member institutions.

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