Junior scientist events

Activity for students

27.09.2018 - Photonik-Akademie at Ruhr-Univesität Bochum and INP Greifswald

From 9 to 14 September, 29 MINT students from Germany and Switzerland were introduced to the application potential of plasma technology. The trip went to the laboratories of the Ruhr University Bochum, the INP Greifswald and the Dortmunder OberflächenCentrum "DOC", to the Fraunhofer IWS project group located there and to Cortronik GmbH in Rostock, an industrial partner. 

This year, the joint academy of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the photonics industry was hosted by the Chair of General Electrical Engineering and Plasma Technology of the Ruhr University Bochum and the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology e. V. in Greifswald. 

For the students, the schedule was filled to the brim with information and exciting excursions. "I am very grateful for this eventful week," says Academy participant Ediz Herkert, who is studying photonic engineering in the Master's program at the University of Stuttgart. "On the one hand, we got to know the different areas in which plasma technology is used. On the other hand, we had the opportunity to establish contacts with companies and research institutions. The group of participants has also grown into a community during this week. "


International School on Low Temperature Plasma Physics 2020

Due to the situation with Covid-19, the Plasma School will be an online course lasting over two weeks (October 5th until October 16th, 2020). Unfortunately, the Master Class “Spectroscopy” has to be cancelled for 2020. However, this Master Class will take place during the next school in 2021.

Since all teachers of the school confirmed their participation also in an online format, we changed the schedule, so that the intensity of the courses will be comfortable for the participants. Some of the courses will be online in advance, so that you can decide when to watch the videos. Other teachers prefer to do their courses live, so there will be a defined time slot to watch the lectures. However, all teacher of the corresponding day will be available online for Q & A discussions in the afternoon. The school will be free of charge for all participants.

In order to guarantee an optimal interaction between teachers and students, we limit the access to the school. Therefore, a registration on the school webpage is necessary with an appropriate motivation text. Please, register until July 15th if you would like to attend the online format of the school. After this date, the organization team will decide about the participants. All previously registered students will of course also be considered for the school's online format.


Public relations

Plasma barbeque 2019

On Wednesday July 3rd, the annual Plasma barbeque took place at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Students from the physics faculty as well as from the electrical engineering could meet PhD students from both faculties and inform themselves about plasma studies in a pleasant atmosphere.

Language course

PhD students enhance their English skills

In February, 8 PhD students of both SFBs, SFB-TR87 and SFB 1316, attended a language school in London for one week. The focus of this week was "presenting in English".  In small groups of 4 PhD students with one teacher each they learned a lot about structuring a successful presentation and delivering arguments clearly and convincingly. Besides studying English phrases for presentations and leading discussions, they also discussed rhetoric and body language. By giving many prepared and spontaneous talks in the class, they applied directly what they have learned. 

During the week they deepened their knowledge not only in presentation skills, but also in British culture and literature by reading common novel paragraphs such as Oscar Wilde.  

Besides the English workshop the group enjoyed the stay in London and went for example to the musical Alladin and visited the British museum and the Tate modern. All in all, it was a successful week and the Phd sstudents from Bochum, Aachen, Cottbus, and Paderborn are grateful for the opportunity and support by the SBFs for this workshop.

Junior Scientists

15.10.2018 - International School on Plasma Physics

The 21st International School on Low Temperature Plasma Physics started in Bad Honnef. The School is attended by 68 students from 14 nations. The success of hand-on workshop from the last summer school was repeated. This year, Volker Schulz-von der Gathen also prepared an intensive workshop, in which students could experience practical challenges in spectroscopy.

The scientific Chairmen were Olivier Guiatella and Anne Bourdon from CNRS/LPP in France.

At Friday, 11th October the Master Class with the title Electronegative plasmas took place with 31 participants.