PhD Symposia and PhD Focus Sessions

Organize your own session at the DPG Spring Meetings 2022!

Applications for PhD Focus Sessions at the DPG Spring Meeting in Regensburg 2022 (Section Condensed Matter) are now possible. Please find further informations in the application section below. Deadline for applications is 31st of October.

Applications for the PhD Symposia on the other DPG Spring Meetings 2022 will soon open here.

Every time you attended a conference, you were looking for an introduction to a certain topic but never found it? You always wanted to organize your own session on a topic intriguing you for a long time? You wanted to share your insights in this topic with your colleagues?

If so, we are happy to be able to give you the opportunity to organise your own symposium (or focus session at SKM) at the DPG Spring Meetings in 2022!

Since 2012, PhD students have been organizing their own symposium within the Division of Magnetism and the Section AMOP with great success. The mixture of invited talks by both experienced and young researchers was particularly well appreciated. In particular, tutorial talks introducing people into "hot" research fields were enthusiastically received by the audience.

In 2022, there will be opportunities for PhD students to organize their own event on all Spring Meetings.

If you now think you would like to organize such a symposium, but don't know how: don't worry, the experts of the working group "Young DPG" are happy to offer you their experience. Along the way, you will become familiar with the organizational issues of a scientific meeting with thousands of participants.

This is your chance to implement a symposium you always wanted to attend! In addition, it is a chance to get in personal contact with leading scientists in the field at an early stage of your career.

How to get started?

Just pick 1-5 colleagues - ideally from different institutes - to form the organization committee, and write a proposal. The symposium should be devoted to a timely topic related to the field of your division. The organization committee determines and invites the speakers, compiles the program, organizes the symposium day and chooses the chairpersons for their session. The symposium may include up to four invited talks.

Application

Please structure your application letter as follows:

  1. Title of the symposium, abstract
  2. Contact information, institutional affiliation, and academic status* of all organizers
  3. List of divisions that should co-host the symposium/focus session
  4. Motivation, discussion of scientific relevance of the proposed topic
  5. Draft of the program (usually 2-2.5h)
  6. Possible invited speakers

*e.g. Master's student, PhD student, etc.

Items 1-3 should be on a separate page. The proposal including figures and references should be no more than three pages in total. Please submit your application via email as a single PDF document.

Applications for PhD Focus Sessions at the DPG Spring Meeting in Regensburg 2022 (Section Condensed Matter) are now possible. Please send your application to until the 31st of October 2021.

When the application deadline is over, we will review all applications and notify the applicants  as soon as possible whether their application was succesful.

 

Past PhD Symposia and PhD Focus Sessions

Section SKM

2021
2019
2018 Ultrafast Spin-Lattice interactions (Division MA)
2017 Quantum Magnets: Frustration and Topology in Experiment and Theory (Division MA)
2016 -
2015 Quantum phase transitions: Emergent phenomena beyond elementary excitations (Division MA)
2014 Magnon plasmonics (Division MA)
2013 Topological defects in magnetic materials: From devices to cosmos (Division MA)
2012 Spintronics on the way to modern storage technology (Division MA)

Section AMOP

2021 Trends in atom interferometry
2019 Optimal Control Theory in the Leading Domains of Quantum Technology
2018 Floquet Physics: How time-periodic systems can make a difference!
2017 Driven-Dissipative Quantum Systems
2016 Synthesized Gauge Fields and Experimental Realizations
2015 Controlled diatomic molecules in the ultracold regime
2014 Velocity Map Imaging: Focusing on intra- and interatomic dynamics

Section MuK

2019 Extreme matter meets extreme gravity