This page contains details on the workshops on Friday and the Observer Workshop on Saturday

Master and PhD in Germany

Speaker(s): Maria Poxleitner (Munich Quantum Valley); representatives of TMP, ML4Q, CeNS and others

This workshop is designed for participants who are interested in opportunities in Germany for doing their Master's or PhD. In the introduction, we provide you with an overview of the research system in Germany and with its peculiarities particularly at the student level. In the second and longer part you will have the chance of getting in touch face-to-face with different research collaborations across Germany. We will organise a small research opportunities speed dating event for you where the representatives of the participating research collaborations will be at different tables and you will be able to hope between them. The idea is that this gives you a clearer impression of your potentially future Master or PhD programme than browsing websites.

Scientific Illustrations with Blender

Speaker(s): Prof. Dr. Christopher Gutiérrez (UCLA Department of Physics & Astronomy)

An important aspect of scientific work is the presentation of its results. Illustrations can be very helpful for this aim if they are conceived such that they are understandable, well-arranged and summarise the given information effectively. The 3D illustrator Blender with its extensive possibilities is a useful mean to realise that. This workshop is intended to introduce you into the programme and show you how you can apply it for your scientific work.

Scientific Publishing from a Publishers Perspectives

Speaker(s): member of the publishing team of the New Journal of Physics

This workshop has the purpose of giving you insights into the domain of scientific publishing. To achieve that, a representative of that field will be present to elucidate the topic. You will obtain advices for your own publication activities, you will learn about to dos and don'ts which you should heed. Finally, this workshop should also offer a suitable setting to exchange and discuss about the physics publishing culture.

Introduction to NISQ Quantum Computing with Cirq

Speaker(s): Timo Eckstein (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

In this workshop we aim to give you a taste of digital Quantum Computing in the current Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum (NISQ) era. NISQ means that nowadays devices consist already of a sufficient number of quantum bits (qubits) with small enough error rates to perform a very limited number of tasks better than van Neumann computers. One of the large ongoing challenges is to design quantum algorithm that surpass their classical counterparts on useful problems. In the language of computer science, we are in the Quantum Assembler era,  where every imperfect operation, a quantum gate, counts. We will introduce that Quantum Assembler logic using Google's python library Cirq. The aim of the workshop is to give participants all required building blocks at hand to write and run towards the end their own small variational hybrid quantum algorithms. These are a class of algorithms that are considered promising candidates to realise an computationally useful quantum advantage. Throughout the workshop we will switch between comprehensive introductions and small interactive exercises. To participate fully no previous installations, but a device with internet access, ideally a laptop, are required, as we will use Jupyter notebooks and Colabs.

Mental Health Literacy or Things we can learn from our smartphones

Speaker(s): Dominique de Marné (Mental Health Crowd GmbH)

Being aware is the first step - but what then? Mental health literacy is all about giving you the tools and the knowledge to take care of your own mental health and to support others in doing so. You will talk about what mental health is, how we can tell how we are (really) doing and what we can do to stay happy and healthy. You will learn the basics and get to know tools you can use every day to cope better with stress, pressure, anxiety and selfdoubts.

The current status of climate research and climate modeling

Speaker(s): Hauke Schmidt (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology)

There is overwhelming scientific consensus that humans cause global warming and also more or less large political and societal consensus that emission reductions are needed to reduce the warming and associated risks. However, in many aspects it is much less clear how climate change will manifest regionally, or to phrase it dierently, how weather will change with climate. The status of physical climate research, the knowns and unknowns, have been assessed in the Working Group 1 contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report of the IPCC  published in September 2021. The participants of this workshop will discuss this status by means of selected key  figures from the report. The moderator will contribute his view on the role and future perspectives of climate modeling to this discussion.

Online Workshops

The following two workshops will be held online but can also be joined by in-person participants. To do so you will need your own digital device, i.e. a laptop or tablet with headphones, capable of connecting to wi-fi at the university.

Keep Cool - A Climate Game Session

Speaker(s): Members of working groups Climatology and the Biosphere (University of Tübingen) and Palaeoclimate Dynamics and Variability (Heidelberg University)

We will play an interactive climate strategy game in which the goal is to save our planet from a warming of more than 2 degrees by the year 2100. Each player becomes the mayor of one of the Earth's metropolises. You have to decide what actions to take in terms of economic growth of your metropolis, political demands, climate adaptations and international coordination. The game begins in the year 2000, and ends either when the year 2100 is reached or when a warming of more than 2°C of the global average temperature is exceeded. The semi-cooperative structure of the game highlights the dilemma of international climate policy - all players are competing with each other and yet can lose together.

Observer Workshop on Saturday

Parallely to the competition on saturday, workshops will take place for the participating observers. There will be three different ones from which you can choose. All of them are offered hybrid to enable a common participation of in-person and online observers. Please heed the labels to find the rooms in the LMU main building. All workshops are offered in two time periods between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. so that you can take part in two workshops.

title 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Future of PLANCKS hybrid presential
How to organize a preliminary online hybrid
Sustainability presential online