The HGS-HIRe Graduate Day is the main annual event of the school.

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


Please register before October 14, 2018. You can register >here.


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of HGS-HIRe this year we plan to cover all HGS-HIRe scientific topics. Further program details will be announced as soon as available.

Agenda (preliminary)

10:15Plenary Presentation
  • Mei Bai (GSI-FAIR) - The Challenging FAIR Project (preliminary title)
11:30Participant/Alumni Presentations
  • Julius Gronefeld - Nuclear Modification Factors in Heavy-Ion Collisions
  • Paula Hillmann - Collective flow at FAIR energies
  • Martin Gebhardt - Development of high-power, ultrafast short-wavelength infrared laser sources for strong-field experiments
  • Frederic Kornas - Global polarization measurement with HADES
14:00Participant/Alumni Presentations
  • Zhanna Samsonova - Relativistic nanophotonics: towards extreme states of matter
  • Daniel Koser - Development of a CW RFQ for Heavy Ion Acceleration at the GSI-HLI
  • Ivan Miskun - The FRS Ion Catcher at GSI and FAIR
  • Sebastian Schmalzbauer - A new class of compact stars: pion stars
16:00Participant Council and Representative Election
Self-organized by the doctoral students
  • Annual reports from the Participant Representative and Helmholtz Juniors
  • Election of the new Participant Representative and his/her deputy
  • Council discussion (questions, initiatives, feedback)
17:00Technical Break
18:30Annual HIRe Feier
23:30End of Event

Practical Information


The Graduate Day 2018 will be held at >Speicher Bad Homburg im Kulturbahnhof, Am Bahnhof 2, 61352 Bad Homburg vor der Höhe.


Transportation to the Graduate Day will be self organized.

The venue is directly in the S-Bad Station Bad Homburg.

Directions can be found >here.

Dress code

As people ask. There is no dress code during the day. For the evening we kindly ask for business casual, i.e. (formal) 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 the use of this option is not possible. Costs related to the Graduate Day will be covered by HGS-HIRe. These costs will not be billed to your conference budget unless you cancel your participation in this event on short notice.

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