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      • More and more fathers interested in Scientific Career and Parenthood
        After 12 years in science, one has to decide – either for pursuing a career in science or switching into industry, for example. Limited work contracts in science are regulated in the German Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz. The law also includes how children and parental leave affect the limitation of a contract. The fifth edition of “Scientific Career and Parenthood” dealt with the legal conditions for a scientific career and the private background, which has to fit as well. (Report by the Cluster of Excellence CUI)
      • Mentoring stimulates individual careers as well as the campus as a whole
        The criteria that are necessary to succeed in science are given and have to be fulfilled. The path to success, however, is a broad playing field in which professional mentoring can be extremely valuable. The kick-off event for the third round of the program dynaMENT “Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences” clearly demonstrated, how fruitful a structured program can be. (Report by the MIN Faculty, Report by the Cluster of Excellence CUI)
      • The search for radio galaxies in the vast universe
        The Low Frequency Array – LOFAR – is an innovative digital radio telescope based in The Netherlands and spanning 6 European countries. Universität Hamburg and the University of Bielefeld jointly run a LOFAR station in Norderstedt, just north of Hamburg. In our video, Prof. Dr. Marcus Brüggen and doctoral candidate Amanda Wilber provide a glimpse into LOFAR and explain how they use it for their research. (UHH interview with Marcus Brüggen and Amanda Wilber)
      • Physiker, die auf Rosinenkuchen schießen
        Vom Urknall bis zum Mittelalter: „Wissen vom Fass“ ging in die vierte Runde. 45 Kneipen, 45 Sprecherinnen und Sprecher, eine halbe Stunde wissenschaftliche Unterhaltung: Am Donnerstag, den 19. April, schwärmten Forscherinnen und Forscher der Universität Hamburg und des Deutschen Elektronen-Synchrotons (DESY) wieder in Kneipen in ganz Hamburg aus – und beantworteten spannende Fragen. Eine der Vortragenden: Prof. Dr. Erika Garutti, Experimentalphysikerin der Universität Hamburg. Sie erzählte von den Weiten des Universums und Teilchen in Atomen – und erklärte nebenbei, warum Physiker auf Rosinenkuchen schießen. (Website, UHH news release)
      • New trailer for "Wissen vom Fass" 2018
        Check out this year's new trailer for the SFB 676 scientific outreach project "Wissen vom Fass". Have a look at the Wissen vom Fass website for the programme of talks on 19 April. (Trailer, Website, UHH press release, DESY press release)
      • Apply Now! dynaMENT – Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences
        The call for applications for the 3rd round of "dynaMENT – Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences" is now open. The program is designed for women* in natural sciences, planning to pursue a career in science. It offers confidential one-to-one sessions with an experienced mentor over a period of 12 months and supports the researchers to plan their individual career in science. In addition, the program offers trainings and career events in English and helps to build a career network in science. The project is a joint venture of CUI, DESY, MPSD, MIN Faculty of Universität Hamburg, PIER Helmholtz Graduate School, SFB 676 and SFB 925. Female* members of the project partners on PhD and postdoctoral level are encouraged to apply. (*incl. all gender minorities (e.g. transgenders, transsexuals, intersexuals) who feel addressed by dynaMENT Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences) Applications can be submitted until 15 March 2018! (More information)
      • SFB Researcher starts Emmy Noether Group
        Gregor Kasieczka, who recently joined the SFB as a new junior professor at the Institute of Experimental Physics of Universität Hamburg, will lead a new DFG-funded junior research group on the search for displaced vertices at the CMS detector at LHC. A detection of such exotic Higgs boson decays would help solving the naturalness problem in particle physics.
      • DFG honors equal opportunity activities
        Ten equal opportunity measures of Universität Hamburg have been selected for the DFG toolbox, among them the information event "Scientific Career and Parenthood" and the "Women’s Career Day", both co-organized by the SFB. The DFG toolbox is a freely accessible online information system that documents successful and innovative equal opportunity measures. The toolbox gives users an overview of current developments and trends in the field of gender equality in research and academia. (UHH News, DFG toolbox)
      • MADMAX: a new Experiment to investigate the nature of Dark Matter
        Researchers from several institutions, including the Universität Hamburg and DESY, plan to detect axions as candidates for dark matter with a totally new experimental approach, the MAgnetized Disc and Mirror Axion eXperiment (MADMAX). The MADMAX collaboration has now been officially founded. (News at the MIN Faculty, DESY News, News at the MPI for Physics)
      • Particle showers from far-off galaxies
        Over 400 researchers from 18 countries are researching radiation from outer space at the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina, the world’s largest hybrid detector to study high-energy cosmic rays. The researchers have now discovered that the rays come from outside our solar system and, with great probability, outside our own galaxy. (UHH interview with Günter Sigl)
      • Cluster of Excellence "Quantum Universe" proceeds to the full proposal stage
        Four research clusters at Universität Hamburg move on to the final selection round in the German national Excellence Strategy – among them the proposal "Quantum Universe" largely driven by SFB researchers. The researchers have until February 2018 to complete and submit their applications to the DFG. (UHH press release, News at the MIN Faculty, DFG press release, List of successful draft proposals (DFG))
      • New Junior Professor in the SFB
        Gregor Kasieczka joins the Institute of Experimental Physics at Universität Hamburg as new junior professor. He will work on the analysis of CMS data focusing on searches for exotic physics and the development of reconstruction techniques using deep learning methods.
      • Key Research Area "Particle, Astro- and Mathematical Physics" at the Universität Hamburg
        What are the building blocks of matter? What do dark matter and dark energy consist of? What is the structure of space and time? What is the origin and history of our universe and what does it consist of? These are the questions occupying researchers of the Universität Hamburg in the key research area Particle, Astro- and Mathematical Physics and their collaborators at DESY. The SFB 676 is one of several large alliance projects in this research area. (UHH Research Profile Page, Video at YouTube)
      • String mathematics summit: International conference StringMath 2017
        From 24–28 July 2017 leading international researchers in the field of string mathematics will be convening at Universität Hamburg for the StringMath 2017 conference to address current developments in the field. Conference organizers are expecting over 200 participants from the fields of physics and mathematics. (Conference Website, UHH press release)
      • 2017 EPS High Energy Particle Physics Prize for Robert Klanner
        The 2017 High Energy and Particle Physics Prize of the European Physical Society, for an outstanding contribution to High Energy Physics, is awarded to Erik H.M. Heijne, Robert Klanner, and Gerhard Lutz for their pioneering contributions to the development of silicon microstrip detectors that revolutionised high-precision tracking and vertexing in high energy physics experiments. Congratulations to our colleague Robert Klanner! (Citation for the 2017 EPS HEP Prize, UHH press release)
      • “dynaMENT – Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences” enters second round
        dynaMENT has just started its second round of mentoring. 15 participants will gather at a first introductory workshop this month, which will be followed by courses in leadership, conflict management, presentation, communication, recruitment as well as networking opportunities. Applications for the third round can be submitted early next year. (Report by the MIN Faculty, Report by the Cluster of Excellence CUI)
      • “Take parental leave“
        To be well organized is essential when talking about connecting a scientific career and family life. Nonetheless, it appears to be hardly possible to be perfectly settled in both. The event “Scientific Career and Parenthood” offered some useful advice how to balance the two domains and described the legal framework. (Report by the Cluster of Excellence CUI)
      • Universität Hamburg applies for Cluster of Excellence "Quantum Universe"
        The Universität Hamburg hands in five draft proposals in the Clusters of Excellence Funding Line of the German Excellence Strategy – among them the Cluster of Excellence "Quantum Universe" with significant contributions from SFB researchers. (UHH press release)
      • Apply Now! Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences
        The call for applications for the next round of “Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences” on the Bahrenfeld campus is now open. The program is designed for women in natural sciences, planning to pursue a career in science. The program offers confidential one-to-one sessions with an experienced female mentor over a period of 12 months and supports the researchers to plan their individual career in science. It offers workshops and career events and helps to build a career network in science. The project is a joint venture of CUI, DESY, MPSD, MIN Faculty of the Universität Hamburg, PIER Helmholtz Graduate School, SFB 676 and SFB 925. Female members of the project partners on PhD and Postdoc level are encouraged to apply. Applications can be submitted until 30 April 2017! (More information)
      • New trailer for "Wissen vom Fass" 2017
        Check out this year's new trailer for the SFB 676 scientific outreach project "Wissen vom Fass" (Trailer)
      • Women’s Career Day: Conflicts can be good
        What is important in a scientific career? What are strategies to apply for funding? What challenges need to be overcome? The “Women’s Career Day 2017” offered multiple answers to these questions. It is organized annually to support the careers of female PhD students and Post Docs. The event is a joint venture by CUI, EMBL, the collaborative research centres 676, 925, and PIER. (Details)
      • SFB researchers solve five physics problems at once
        SFB visiting fellow Guillermo Ballesteros and SFB principal investigator Andreas Ringwald present SMASH, a minimal extension of the standard model unifying inflation with the axion, dark matter, baryogenesis, and the seesaw mechanism (Article, APS Synopsis, DESY press release).
      • New SFB managing director
        The SFB 676 has a new head of management: At the beginning of 2017 Dr. Michael Grefe has taken over the position of the managing director from Wiebke Kircheisen.
      • SFB Researcher receives ERC Consolidator Grant
        Alexander Schmidt of Hamburg University receives an ERC Consolidator Grant for future LHC data analysis. Currently he leads an Emmy-Noether-group in the CMS group of the Institut für Experimentalphysik. In his future project the first direct measurement of the coupling of the Higgs boson to charm quarks should be realized within the DESY CMS group. (Details)
      • SFB Researchers appear in New Scientist
        SFB visiting fellow, Guillermo Ballesteros, and SFB principal investigator, Andreas Ringwald, appear with their publication in New Scientist. (Details)
      • SFB Researcher publishes in Nature
        With their publication "Calculation of the axion mass based on high-temperature lattice quantum chromodynamics" SFB principal investigator, Andreas Ringwald, and his co-authors appear in the International weekly Journal of Science, Nature. (Article, Desy press release)
      • SFB Researchers receive ERC Starting Grants
        Annalisa Bonafede and Franco Vazza are granted around 1.5 million euros each from the European Research Council (ERC) for the investigation of the origin of mysterious radio emission from galaxy clusters using radio telescopes (Bonafede) and for the study of the origin of cosmic magnetic fields using a combination of computer simulations and observations (Vazza). (Details)
      • New Emmy Noether Group in the context of the SFB
        Andreas Hinzmann will lead a new DFG funded research group on the search for new physics using the reconstruction of boosted W-, Z- and Higgs-Boson-decays. The group will be part of the CMS Group at the Institute for Experimental Physics, Hamburg University. (Details)
      • New SFB Spokesperson
        The members of the SFB 676 have elected Johannes Haller their new spokesperson. Haller will be heading the SFB 676 until June 2018.
      • New trailer for "Wissen vom Fass" 2016
        Check out this year's new trailer for the SFB 676 scientific outreach project "Wissen vom Fass" (Trailer)
      • SFB researcher receives Clay Research Award
        Bernd Siebert receives 2016 Clay Research Award for his contributions to the understanding of mirror symmetry. (Details)
      • SFB Spokesperson elected Vice President
        The Academic Senate of Hamburg University has elected Jan Louis Vice President overlooking the fields of research, graduate programs and support for younger scientists. (Details, UHH press release)
      • Women’s Career Day 2016 with keynote speech
        At this year`s Women`s Career Day the organizers had invited to an evening talk which placed science into a greater societal context. Under the title “Gender, neoliberalism and research in the global knowledge economy”, Prof. Louise Morley sketched the impacts neoliberalism has on the scientific world. (Details)
      • Annual German Physics Conference in Hamburg
        From 29 February to 4 March, 2016 the section on matter and the cosmos of the German Physical Society (DPG) will hold their spring meeting at Hamburg University. In addition to the technical scientific programme there will be a press talk with the designated DPG president Rolf Heuer and a public evening lecture by Peter Schleper (UHH/SFB 676). (Details)
      • Wissenschaftsrat on STEM fields at UHH
        The German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), which provides advice to the German Federal Government and State Governments (Länder) on the structure and development of higher education and research, has evaluated the STEM fields of Hamburg University and three other universities in Hamburg. (Details)
      • SFB Researcher receives ERC Starting Grant
        Kerstin Tackmann is granted over 1.3 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC) for future experimental research with two post-docs and three PhD students for a more detailed characterisation of the Higgs boson. (Details)
      • Scientific Career and Parenthood 2015
        On 19 November 2015 the annual event with information and discussion about the compatibility of a researcher´s career and family - co-organized by CUI, CliSAP and SFB 676 - was held. (Details)
      • SFB Researcher on 3sat
        SFB 676 Project Investigator and DESY Researcher Kerstin Tackmann appears in Science Documentary on German national TV channel 3sat. (Details)
      • Wissen vom Fass - Big bang in Hamburg
        The German premiere of "Wissen vom Fass" set sail Thursday evening, 15 Oct 2015, simultaneously in thirty bars all over Hamburg and turned out to be a great success. Many curious people flocked out into their favourite bars and listened to one of thirty scientists speak about their current research projects. Twelve SFB 676 researchers were among them. Many people asked questions and stayed to engage in discussions long after the talk was over - all the while sipping a beer and enjoying the pub atmosphere. The event is co-organized by the SFB 676 and initiated by SFB 676 spokesperson Jan Louis, who brought home the idea to Hamburg from a sabbatical at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. (For media coverage see Deutschland50Israel.org, NDR 90,3, Hamburg 1, Hamburger Abendblatt, TAZ)
      • Wissen vom Fass – check out top level research while sipping a drink
        On Thursday, 15 October 2015, our scientists will surprise people in Hamburg with a special event: They will be leaving their labs, offices, seminar rooms and spread out to 30 bars throughout the city to give insight into their current research projects in a relaxed atmosphere. For about 30 minutes the researchers will talk about their passion: about lasers and black holes, strings and nanoparticles, proteins and dark matter, Higgs and quarks, and then answer questions and discuss with the audience. (One of the talks will be in English, the rest is in German.) This event originated from an idea that SFB 676 spokesperson, Jan Louis, brought back with him from Israel, where a similar event conducted by the Weizmann Institute of Science has been a big success in Tel Aviv. Under the patronage of Hamburg`s senator for science, Katharina Fegebank, “Wissen vom Fass” is jointly organized by SFB 676, DESY, CUI, PIER and the Department of Physics of Universität Hamburg. The entrance is free of charge! For more information about the locations and program see here and on facebook. (Press release UHH)
      • DESY Scientist future Research Director at CERN
        Eckhard Elsen, DESY particle physicist, will be the next Director for Research and Computing at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva. (Details)
      • How do I care for a relative in need and still keep my job?
        German legislators and University Hamburg have established measures to facilitate the reconciliation of caring for a relative in need and an occupation. A new law from the beginning of 2015 gives several possibilities. In the case of urgent need of care it enables an absence of leave for up to 10 days. For longer periods of caretaking an interest-free loan is offered. In addition to this, University Hamburg supports people taking care of relatives by offering different possibilities of working from home. (Details)
      • SFB researcher receives Jensen award
        Dr. Alexander Westphal has been awarded the J. Hans D. Jensen Prize by the University of Heidelberg for his work on string theory and cosmology. Westphal`s work includes examining how the various models of inflation can be incorporated into string theory. (Details)
      • SFB researchers observe rebirth of cosmic radio phoenix
        In mythology, a phoenix arises from its own ashes. Francesco de Gasperin and Marcus Brüggen from the SFB area C have now been witness to a similar rebirth in the form of radio waves. Together with an international team of researchers, they observed the collision of two distant galaxy clusters. (Details)
      • That´s me! Workshop for career development for female researchers in September
        Three day workshop for creative career development and pursuing an individual professional path for female PhD students and early stage postdocs from 17 till 19 Sep, 2015. More information: Indico
      • 10,000 Euro for Equal Opportunity Team
        For their measures promoting the advancement of women in research the equal opportunity team of the MIN (Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences) faculty is being awarded with the Women´s Advancement Award 2015 of Universität Hamburg. The equal opportunity measures of the SFB 676 significantly contributed to the professional improvement of these measures by making basic information e.g. on legal ramifications in connection with parental leave, as well as workshops in English available to international researchers. Examples are the annual information and discussion event SCaP (Scientific Career and Parenthood), the seminar Families and Careers in Physics, the Women`s Career Day, the guide 10 steps to parental leave at UHH, the SFB information brochure Families and Careers, and the new Mentoring Program for female Postdocs - to name the most prominent ones. (22.07.15, UHH newsletter)
      • Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker lectures 2015
        The philosophy and the physics departments of the University of Hamburg are inviting Professor Andrei Linde from Stanford University to hold a series of lectures about the "Inflationary Multiverse" from July 6 to July 10, 2015. (24.06.15, more information)
      • SFB researcher starts new Emmy Noether group
        Elli Pomoni, a postdoc in DESY`s theory group, receives an Emmy Noether grant from the DFG for her project "Exact results in Gauge theories". The aim of the project is to investigate mathematical methods that can be used in gauge theories with less supersymmetry and to obtain exact results for more realistic gauge theories than before. (10.06.15, more information)
      • The Uni-Hamburg app offers new feature for families
        Initiated by the Family Office at Universität Hamburg a new family-friendly feature of the Uni-Hamburg app has been developed. It enables families to quickly find relevant services on the campus - such as counseling concerning family and work, the next location to diaper their baby, the next daycare or a family-friendly cafeteria. (Campus-Navigator, more information)
      • Kick-off for Mentoring program (Details)
      • SFB researcher receives ERC Consolidator Grant
        Theoretical physicist Alexander Westphal receives European Research Council Consolidator Grant within the Horizon 2020 research funding programme over five years for his "Stringflation" project. Its aim is to predict the energy scale of cosmological inflation and the strength of the inflationary gravitational wave signal from string theory, giving us a first chance to make the theory testable. More information
      • Mentoring program
        The new mentoring program for women in natural sciences will soon start on the Bahrenfeld campus. This programme is a joint venture of the research clusters SFB 676, SFB 925 and CUI, DESY and the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School. It is designed for women on the doctoral and postdoctoral level. The program offers confidential one-to-one sessions with an experienced female mentor and enables the mentees to plan their individual career in science. It offers career workshops and events and helps build a career network in science. Applications can be submitted until March 30th 2015. More information
      • Ursprünge des Kosmos
        In January and February 2015 three SFB 676 scientists gave talks in a series of five lectures about the origins of the cosmos at the Planetarium Hamburg. (03.03.2015, Details)
      • Women`s Career Day 2015
        On February 20 and 21, 2015, 60 female PhD candidates and postdocs participated in four workshops about career paths and opportunities, conflict management and writing professional applications. (03.03.2015, Details)
      • SFB researcher receives ERC Starting Grant
        Theoretical physicist Kai Schmidt-Hoberg receives European Research Council Starting Grant within the Horizon 2020 research funding programme over five years, in order to explore and combine multidisciplinary research approaches to dark matter. (02.12.2014, DESY news)
      • „IUPAP Young Particle Physicist“-Preis für Kerstin Tackmann
        DESY-Physikerin Kerstin Tackmann wurde von der International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) mit dem Young Particle Physicist Prize für experimentelle Teilchenphysik 2014 ausgezeichnet. (09.07.2014, DESY news)
      • DFG extends funding for interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 676)
        Seit acht Jahren erfolgreich und nun geht es in die dritte Runde: Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft fördert den Sonderforschungsbereich 676 für weitere vier Jahre. (10.06.2014, Pressemitteilung, DESY news)
      • SFB 676 Girls’ Day event appears in newsletter of UHH
        Nachfrage steigt: Girls’ und Boys’ Day an der Universität Hamburg, April 2014 details
      • SFB 676 researchers appear in newsletter of DFG
        Alexander Westphal and Ido Ben-Dayan participated in the conference "The Particle Physics and Cosmology of Supersymmetry and String Theory", 26.03.14 details
      • SFB 676 researchers appear in Hamburger Abendblatt
        Kinderstube des Kosmos, interview with W. Buchmüller, J. Louis and A. Westphal, 25./26.01.14 details
      • Mit Mathematik durch das Jahr 2014
        Das Jahr 2014 begleitet die DFG mit einem Kalender – seine Motive stammen aus DFG-geförderten Forschungsprojekten und -programmen in der Mathematik und den angrenzenden Disziplinen oder stehen in einem engen Zusammenhang dazu. details
      • Das Higgs-Teilchen – gesucht, gefunden, geehrt
        Prof. Joachim Mnich erläutert, warum das Higgs-Teilchen so etwas Besonderes ist und wie die Physikerinnen und Physiker, auch von DESY, ihm auf die Spur gekommen sind. (04.12.13, 19:00, DESY-Hörsaal) details
      • „Physik im Advent“ – Ein interaktiver Adventskalender für junge Physikinteressierte
        24 Video-Clips zeigen Physikexperimente zum Nachmachen. details
      • Sonderausstellung: Teilchenzoo
        Auf den Spuren von Higgs, Quarks und Photonen (27.09.13–30.06.14) details
      • Lesereise: Hamburg - verborgene Schaetze
        Einblick in die Welt der Elementarphysik beim Besuch des Deutschen Elektronen-Synchrotons (DESY) mit der Physikerin Kerstin Tackmann. (29.11.2013) details
      • Von der Idee zur Erkenntnis
        Eine Ausstellung der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft an der Universität Hamburg (07.11.13–06.12.13) details
      • DPG Poster-Ausstellung Lise-Meitners Töchter: Prof. Dr. Caren Hagner (Neutrinophysik)
      • Hertha-Sponer-Preis der DPG für Kerstin Tackmann
        Preisträgerin 2013 ist Dr. Kerstin Tackmann, DESY, für ihre herausragenden Arbeiten auf dem Weg zum Nachweis des Higgs-Bosons am Large-Hadron-Collider (LHC) am CERN. Pressemitteilung
      • Bjørn H. Wiik-Preis 2012 für Kerstin Tackmann
        Frau Dr. Kerstin Tackmann (HGF-NWG-Leiterin, DESY / IExpPh), die in der DESY-ATLAS-Gruppe arbeitet, wird für ihre Beiträge zum Higgs-Nachweis im ATLAS-Detektor am LHC ausgezeichnet.
      • Preis für Mentorship der Claussen-Simon-Stiftung für Prof. Christoph Schweigert
        Durch die Verleihung eines Preises für Mentorship möchte der Vorstand der Claussen-Simon-Stiftung die Bedeutung der Förderung von Doktoranden durch ihre wissenschaftlichen Betreuer hervorheben. Der Preis ist mit 25.000 Euro dotiert und muss zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses eingesetzt werden. Die Preisverleihung wird voraussichtlich am 29.1.2012 in Hamburg stattfinden.
      • Price for Ninetta Saviano
        The prize of the Italian Physical Society (SIF) for young scientists for the year 2012 has been awarded to Ninetta Saviano, who is currently PhD student in the SFB.
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