Annual RS2 Retreat, October 23-25, 2019

Source: HMGU

A highlight of the RS2 curriculum is certainly the annual graduate students´ retreat. It is a highly appreciated opportunity to get to know the other RS2 students and their diverse projects, to network and to practice presentation skills.

This time, the 6th RS2 retreat took place in Hamburg on October 23-25, 2019. It was the venue furthest away in the history of RS2 retreats, but it was definitely worth the travel. The location was chosen because Hamburg hosts the unique “Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron” DESY which we explored during a site visit. After a lot of physics at DESY, we could listen to a more biologically-oriented presentation by Prof. Kerstin Borgmann about her current research. Besides short talks of all 14 participating RS2 students on their doctoral projects, the program also included a session where students introduced various methods they use for their research. Although the scientific program was intense, there was enough room for conversation, socializing and even a short trip to the famous harbor of Hamburg.

Overall, the retreat was a great success again.