Schlagwort-Archive: DPG meeting


Week #165 – DPG Meeting

23 – 27 March

It is meeting March, that means not only PANDA meeting time but also DPG, the German physics association. I wanted to keep my stay there as short as possible, therefore I skip Monday and go to the institute. I try to finish some things with the digital design to get a decent screenshot but end up doing it from home. Just in time for the conference.

From Tuesday till Thursday I’m joining the DPG spring meeting, this time in Heidelberg for hadron and nuclear physics. The conference is well organized, coffee breaks are decent, the talks are, well, talks at the DPG. I don’t really like the concept of 12 minute talks, because you never really understand what the others are doing unless you already know some things about their topic. There is just not enough time. On the other hand you want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to talk, so it has to be brief.

Nonetheless, on Thursday I also give my talk about PASTA. The physics analysis is not quite ready to be presented outside the collaboration. On Friday I go back to Aachen with the plan of getting something done, but the week was more exhausting than expected. So I postpone my writing plans to the weekend, which works all the better.


Week #112 – DPG Meeting

17 – 21 March

The next conference is dedicated to physicists from the German physics association, the DPG (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft). They organize yearly spring meetings to exchange information amongst the different experiments and research in a field. In our case hadron physics with this years meeting in Frankfurt.

I also present my current work, which is always a bit difficult to do with the timeframe of 12 minutes. Usually, you would use most of it for general introduction like your experiment, your subsystem, and so on. But then nobody would see, what your actual work is, hence you need to find a good way in between.

Apart from my own talk I get to listen to a lot of others and get new contacts for future measurements with the PASTA chip. I also went out with the local group of PhD students two times, which included an interesting and enjoyable social aspect to this meeting.