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Friday, 12 June 2020 - Monday, 15 June 2020

Light, Matter, and Life: WiNS Summer School


Friday-Monday, 12-15 June 2020


Blossin, Brandenburg

Target group

Female scientists of any nationality and level of career, from the 4th semester of study up to group leaders, who are active in physics, chemistry, nano- and materials science, as well as biological disciplines.


WiNS Adlershof (Women in Natural Sciences)

Max. number of participants


Participation fee

All local costs will be covered by the organisation. Travel costs for regular participants from outside Berlin will be reimbursed in full or in part depending on the available funds.


Deadline: 15 April 2020
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Application materials

Short schematic curriculum vitae (max 1 A4 page)
A short motivation letter with indication of the research interests (approx. ½ A4 page)

Further information

Summer school webpage

Light-matter interaction is responsible for some of the most appealing effects in the physics of materials, which are also essential for most opto-electronic applications pervading our everyday life. From a fundamental point of view, light-matter interaction is a valuable source of information for understanding the microscopic properties of materials on a quantum-mechanical level.

We aim to bring together a selected and yet representative number of scientists working at the forefront of research on light-matter interaction in inorganic, organic, and bio-materials. During the four-day workshop under the direction of Prof. Caterina Cocchi (Dept. of Physics/ IRIS/ CRC 951) and Dr. Zsuzsanna Heiner (Dept. of Chemistry/ SALSA), a number of invited speakers with different backgrounds will provide their insight on this exciting research topic, exchanging ideas with all participants through hands-on and group activities. A key goal of this event is to establish and strengthen networks of female scientists of various career stages. Topics related to career strategies and personal development will be also part of the programme, under the coordination of a professional coach.

Confirmed speakers

Prof. Dr. Klara Hernadi, University of Szeged, Department of Chemistry, Hungary
Dr. Antonietta De Sio, Physics Department, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany
Dr. Krisztina Nagy, Biological Research Centre, Institute of Biophysics, Hungary
Dr. Deborah Prezzi, CNR Istituto Nanoscienze, Modena, Italy
Dr. Claudia Rödl, Physics Department, Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Germany

Image: Katrin Cortez





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