The HGS-HIRe Graduate Days are the main annual event of the school.

For two days everybody involved with HGS-HIRe will come together to get an exciting view of the science we are working on.


Note that all accomodation is in double rooms. If you do not notify us of any preferences regarding sharing your hotel room, we will randomly distribute the rooms! Please contact your potential room mate before registration to avoid confusions.

If you really are not able to join or can only join one day, please let us know as well.


This year the following topics will be covered in oral presentation sessions by our doctoral students:

  • Accelerator Physics / Plasma Physics
  • Material Science / High Performance Computing
  • Nuclear Structure / Nuclear Astrophysics

  • All other scientific pillars of HGS-HIRe will be presented in poster presentations.


    The Status of FAIR
    Oliver Kester, GSI

    The Search for the Higgs Boson
    Jürgen Kroseberg, University of Bonn


    October 24

    10:15 The Status of FAIR
    Oliver Kester
    11:30 Accelerator Physics / Plasma Physics - Participant Presentations
    • Janet Schmidt
      "Studies on the Electric Field Distribution in 4-rod RFQs"
    • Simon Busold
      "LIGHT - Shaping laser accelerated ions for applications"
    • Paul Görgen
      "Beam-Beam, Electron lenses, Beam transfer functions and why we care"
    14:00 Poster Session
    16:00 Material Science / High Performance Computing - Participant Presentations
    • Matthias Kretz
      "Vc: Portable and Easy SIMD Programming with C++"
    • Loic Burr
      "Nanostructures prepared by ion track technology"
    • Anton Romanenko
      "Radiation damage done by swift heavy ions at ambient and lifted pressures"
    17:00Check in at the hotel
    19:00Annual HIRe Feier with Excellence Awards and Reception

    October 25

    09:30 The Search for the Higgs Boson
    Jürgen Kroseberg
    11:00 Nuclear Structure / Nuclear Astrophysics - Participant Presentations
    • Giulia Guastalla
      "Coulomb excitation of 104Sn and the strength of the 100Sn shell closure"
    • Christopher Bauer
      "Football or disc? Quadrupole moments in the mass region A=130"
    • Matthias Holl
      "Quasi-free Scattering of Neutron-Deficient Carbon Isotopes"
    12:00Excellence Award Presentations
    14:00Participant Council and Representative Election

    Practical Information


    The Graduate Days 2013 will be held at the Das Wormser, Rathenaustrasse 11, 67549 Worms


    The Graduate Days include an overnight stay close to the venue. Accomodation is in double rooms. Earliest check in at the hotel is 15:00 on Thursday. After the scientific program there is a slot in the program where check in is possible (after 17:00). It is possible to store baggage after/before the stay at the venue. Checkout is Friday at 11:00 latest.


    Transportation to the Graduate Days is self organized.

    Worm can be reached by the public transport service. Please check the validity of your "Semesterticket" for certain connections. For people from Frankfurt, as an example, the "Semesterticket" is only valid going via Biblis to Worms. All connections via Mainz are not included in your ticket. We would encourage you to use public transportation, transportation by car cannot be reimbursed by HGS-HIRe.

    If you decide to arrive by car directions to the venue can be found here. Parking is available at the venue at a prize of 6.50 Euro for both days. Alternative pariking is available at the "Parkhaus am Theater"; same costs.

    Directions to the hotel can be found here.

    Dress code

    As people ask. There is no dress code during the day. Just as usual. For the evening we recommend business casual, i.e. jacket but no tie, for the gents. Ladies on their own judgement.

    Travel reimbursement

    Since the site is reachable within the 'Semester-Ticket' of most of our partner universities, travel will only be reimbursed in cases where this is not possible. Hotel costs will be covered by HGS-HIRe all together, no need to pay at the hotel, costs related to the Graduate Days will not be billed to your conference budget.

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