Program Overview

Program Overview

Check out additional events and workshops by the Max-Planck Society for PhDs and Postdocs, the  International Graduate Academy (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg), and other local Research Schools.
PhD students at the MPI can also attend courses offered by the Planck Academy!

2024 - Events and Workshops

Events Time and Date Additional Information
Board meeting and PhD students get-together February 8, 2024 Venue: Lounge MPI
Introduction to 3D visualization with Blender for scientists  start: February 22, 2024 Trainer: Maria Fomenko
Scientific module: Transport Theory March 25 + April 2, 2024 Lecturer: Annika Johansson
IMPRS meeting April 17, 2024 Venue: Lecture Hall and Lounge MPI
Networking event: STEM & Enterprise LAUNCH May 15, 2024 Venue: Lounge MPI
Crash course on “Research Data Management & Open Science“ May 30, 2024 Lecturer: Dr. Roberto Cozatl
From submission to publication in a high impact journal - discussion with a Nature Nanotechnology editor July 10, 2024 Venue: Lecture Hall MPI
Get-together of graduate school network, incl. workshop “Generative Al for Science: Boosting Efficiency, Effectiveness and Creativity August 29, 2024
IMPRS retreat September 22-25, 2024 Elbresidenz Bad Schandau
Thesis writing second half of 2024  
Lecture series: Synchrotron techniques second half of 2024  
Machine learning Python course second half of 2024  
Scientific module: Neuromorphic computing second half of 2024  

Lecture courses 

Summer Semester 2024 at the Martin Luther University

  • Advanced Computational Sciences (Sanna)
  • Advanced Surface Science (Widdra)
  • Theoretical Solid State Physics (Mertig) -> postponed to the winter semester
  • Magnetism and Spin Dynamics (Woltersdorf) -> postponed to the winter semester

Comprehensive Course on Topology and Materials (at MPI-CPfS)

  • Topological Quantum Chemistry Summer Semester Lectures 2024
  • Start: 19 April 2024
  • End: 12 July 2024
  • Location: MPI-CPfS in Dresden
  • It is possible to view the lectures online afterwards, in case you are interested in that contact 

2023 - Events and Workshops

EventsTime and DateAdditional Information
Presentation SkillsFebruary 6/7, 2023
Trainer: Dr. Juliane Handschuh
Presentation SkillsFebruary 8/9, 2023
Trainer: Dr. Juliane Handschuh
 A Career as a Paper Tiger, or:
What Does a Patent Attorney Do All Day?
May 3, 2023
Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Janutta
(Senior Patent Attorney, HGF Europe LLP)
Get-together of research school network HalleJune 15, 2023
start: 16:00
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
June 27/28, 2023 
How we can model and use symmetryJuly 24/25, 2023Trainer: Prof. Dr. Rebecca Waldecker
Development and Design of Academic PostersOctober 4, 2023 
Trainer: Dr. Frank Lauterbach
Get Together for PhD students of the Fraunhofer IMWS and MPI of Microstructure PhysicsOctober 10, 2023Venue: Lounge, MPI
IMPRS Retreat 2023October 25-28, 2023Venue: Leucorea, Wittenberg
Career planning – careers inside and outside of academiaNovember 1, 2023Trainer: Dr. Matthias Schwarzkopf
How to write a persuasive job application for the non-academic labour marketNovember 2, 2023Trainer: Dr. Matthias Schwarzkopf
Career planning – careers inside and outside of academiaNovember 7, 2023Trainer: Dr. Matthias Schwarzkopf
How to write a persuasive job application for the non-academic labour marketNovember 8, 2023Trainer: Dr. Matthias Schwarzkopf
Scientific module: X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)November 28 + 30,
December 11 + 13, 2023
Lecturer: PD Dr. Holger Meyerheim
Scientific module: Top-down nanofabricationDecember 6 + 7, 2023Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Niels Tas, Erwin Berenschot

2023 - IMPRS seminars

Time and DateSpeakerTitle
Jan 10, 13:00Rouven DreyerPhase-resolved imaging of linear and non-linear spin-wave phenomena
Feb 14, 13:00Pranava K. SivakumarHidden symmetry breaking and its implications on spintronics and superconductivity
Mar 15 (Wed), 15:00
Special date and time!
Zhong Wang
Pedram Bassirian
-- Mini Poster Session --
Apr 11, 13:00
Anirban Chakraborty
Kajal Tiwari
Stacking of 2D materials
Visualising highly resolved optical phenomena using AFM tip under illumination
May 9, 13:00
Pedram Bassirian
Tutorial: Micromagnetic simulations
June 13, 15:00
Special time!
Guanmin Li
Emily McFarlane
-- Mini Poster Session --
August 8, 13:00
Berthold Rimmler

Ke Gu
How non-collinear antiferromagnets may replace conventional materials in spintronic devices
Investigation on freestanding thin films
September 12, 13:00Atul Pandey

Ivan Kindiak
Opto-electrical method for domain imaging and characterization of magnetic properties in non-collinear antiferromagnetic films
Some challenges with superconducting magnetic hybrid heterostructures

2022 - Events and Workshops

Events Time and DateAdditional Information
IMPRS meetingMarch 16, 13:00lecture hall B.1.11; 3G-event
Academic WritingApr 19-20, 9-16:00lecturer: Bartlett Warren-Kretzschmar (Golin)
Academic WritingApr 21-22, 9-16:00lecturer: Bartlett Warren-Kretzschmar (Golin)
Project and Self-mangagementMay 12-13, 9-15:00lecturer: Dr. Alexander Schiller (Schiller&Mertens)
of research school network Halle
June 23,
start: 16:00
Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie
IMPRS summer Retreat 2022June 27-29Schlosshotel Schkopau
Good Scientific PracticeSep 07lecturer: Dr. Dorit Schmidt
IMPRS evaluationSep 30Probably poster presentation & talks
Good Scientific Presentations & TalksOct 24-25lecturer: Ulrike Wark (HPS Campus)
Good Scientific PracticeNov 07lecturer: Dr. Dorit Schmidt
Teambuilding event
at Schloss Ringberg
Nov 27-30trainer: Dr. Claudia Benassi, Ronald Kallan
(roloff & schumacher gmbh)
Effective Visual Communication of Science Dec 06lecturer: Dr. Jernej Zupanc (Seyens Ltd)

2022 - IMPRS Seminars

Time and DateSpeakerTitle
Apr 12, 13:00
Michael Strauch
Discussion and Planning of the IMPRS-Retreat
May 10, 10:00Robin Neumann
Björn Niedzielski
Thermal Hall Effect of Magnons in Collinear Antiferromagnetic Insulators:
Signatures of Magnetic and Topological Phase Transitions
Vortex dynamics in superconductor/ferromagnet hybrid systems
Jun 14, 13:00
Lukas Fischer
Anvesh Dixit
Spin wave measurements in novel materials
Magneto-transport properties of chiral topological metal
Jul 12, 12:30Amine WahadaUltrafast spin transport through oxide and nitride barriers measured by inverse Spin Hall effect
Aug 09, 13:00Jingrong Ji
Prajwal Rigvedi
Molecular beam epitaxy growth of van der Waals materials
Spin Orbit torque switching of Antiferromagnet Mn 3 NiN
SepMichael StrauchPreparation of the IMPRS evaluation
Oct 11, 13:00Ajesh K. GopiTopological spin textures in a room temperature van der Waals ferromagnet
Nov 08, 13:00Berthold Rimmler

Souvik Das
Measuring Spin Rotation in a Kagome Antiferromagnet using the Anomalous Hall Effect
Probing interaction effects at a topological crystalline step edge by
high-resolution Scanning tunneling-Microscopy and -Spectroscopy
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