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Casimir Spring School
May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014
“Sun, Sailing and Science”- Casimir Spring School in Arnemuiden
Dear Casimir PhD-students and Postdocs, you are all invited for the 5th Casimir Spring School, 6-8 May in Arnemuiden, in the province of Zeeland, the Netherlands! The Spring School is only intended for PhD-students and postdocs from the Kavli Institute in Delft and the LION in Leiden. This means that there will be no staff present in Arnemuiden: apart from the keynote lectures and workshops, all talks will be given by Casimir PhD-students and postdocs only. The broad spectrum of research themes within the Casimir Research School will be covered by three thematic plenary sessions, each with one external keynote speaker. During each session, six students will be given the opportunity to give a short talk (20 minutes) and discuss their own work with the group.
This year the sessions will be ‘Biophysics / soft condensed matter’, ‘Solid State Physics’ and ‘Quantum Optics’. The keynote speakers for these sessions are: dr. Harald Janovjak (Biophysics / soft condensed matter, IST Austria), prof. Amir Yacoby (Solid State Physics, Harvard University, USA), and -still to be confirmed- dr. Vadim Makarov (University of Waterloo, Canada). We have invited the external speakers to join us during the full three days.
A poster session is planned on Tuesday afternoon – all Casimir students have the possibility to present their work then. The first night, there will be two parallel workshop sessions, one on the career step from postdoc to young faculty, the other on the future of published articles. And on the second day, in the afternoon, we will go sailing on the Veerse meer. In short, the Casimir Spring School in Arnemuiden is a great way of getting to know your fellow Casimir students!
From today on, you can register by filling in the form in the below. You can also indicate there if you would like to present your work in a short plenary talk (20 minutes) during one of the sessions, or if you would like to present a poster on your current research. Furthermore, since the summer school is not solely about science but also about sailing, we need to know if your sailing skills are good enough to be a skipper on a small boat. Please also let us know if you would like to go to Arnemuiden with the Casimir bus (from Leiden and Delft).
Make sure to take part in the Casimir Spring School and register in time! The registration deadline is 31 March 2014. The costs for the summer school, including all meals and drinks, are covered by the Casimir Research School. NB: it is possible to cancel your registration until April 15th. Cancellation after this date without finding a replacement for your spot, or ‘no show’ means that you have to shoulder the costs made for you (ca. € 200,- p.p.)!
For attending the school you will receive 1 GSC (Graduate School Credit), for presenting a paper or poster presentation you will receive an extra 0.5 GSC.
We are looking forward to see you all for Sun, Sailing and Science in Arnemuiden!
The Casimir Arnemuiden Spring School organising committee (see also: Casimir PhD Platform):
Jetty van Ginkel
Bob van Waarde