15. 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.

When and Where?

This year's PhD Day will take place on:

Wednesday, 15 April 2020,

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



Introduction/Information talks

Introduction by Prof. Hüttl
Talk by Johannes Petereit (Consultant for the promotion of
young researchers)
Talk by Prof. Dr. Merz and Prof. Dr. Weber (Liaison Lecturers)
Talk by GeoGraduates Representatives
Talk by HelmholtzJuniors
Election of new GeoReps and HelmholtzJuniors

10:15-10:30Dr. Charlotte Krawczyk: Overview of POF IV Topics
CoffeeGroup photo
11:00-12:30Topic session I
11:00Introduction by the topic speaker(s)
11:15PICOs and poster pitches
11:30Poster session
13:15-14:45Topic session II
13:15Introduction by the topic speaker(s)
13:30PICOs and poster pitches
13:45Poster session
15:15–16:45Topic session III
15:15Introduction by the topic speaker(s)
15:30PICOs and poster pitches
15:45Poster session

Dr. Robert Trumbull:
Talk on good scientific practice

17:15–17:30PhD Day Awards ceremony and closing remarks
Get together
from 17:30 Music, food, non-alcoholic drinks and beer


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) 
  • In addition to the poster, you can present a poster pitch in front of all


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