13. PhD Day at GFZ Potsdam

The PhD Day is an annual event where all PhD students from the GFZ meet and present their current research projects, not only to their fellow PhD students, but also to all interested colleagues at GFZ and invited guests. This day is dedicated to increase the communication and net-working among all participants on a scientific and informal level.

Especially if you are going to join EGU this year (or any other major conference), the PhD day is a great opportunity to practice your respective presentation in front of a more informal audience of fellow students and within a familiar GFZ atmosphere.

Furthermore we are happy to announce that again, this years PhD Day hosts the Berlin/Brandenburg regional heat of FameLab. FameLab is one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world. If you want to know more or whish to participate at FameLab see here for more details or contact Heinrich Hecht.

When and Where?

This year's PhD Day will take place on:

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 

at Building H (Audimax and Foyer) on the GFZ campus.


08:00–08:45 Registration

09:00–10:30 Introduction/Information talks (Geodocs, Mr. Hüttl, Ms. Hüttges,
                           Personalrat, HelmholtzJuniors),
                           Election of new GeoDocs and HelmholtzJuniors


10:45–11:15 Invited Talk by Prof. Dr. Niels Hovius

11:15–12:15 Postersession I

12:15–12:25 Group photo with Ms. Gantz

12:25–13:15 Lunch & Switch of Posters

13:15–13:45 PICO Talks


13:45–14:45 Postersession II and PICO Presentations

15:00–16:00 FameLab

16:00–16:30 PhD-Day awards

16:30–17:00 FameLab awards

from 17:00    Get together


Your Contribution

Only your contributions make the PhD Day work! For this you may choose between these types of contributions (all explained in detail here)

  • PICO presentation (2 minutes talk in front of all & discussion during poster session)
  • EGU-Poster (Landscape 197x100 cm)
  • A0-Poster (Portrait A0) 
  • FameLab talk


Is closed. Check out the abstract booklet.


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