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KSETA Topical Courses

 

KSETA offers two-week block courses, the so-called KSETA Topical Courses which take place in spring and fall during the semester breaks, with intern as well as extern trainers and lecturers.

A survey of the fellows helps to adapt the course offers to the current needs. Also KSETA fellows can turn in suggestions for courses via the fellow representatives.

Furthermore KSETA fellows may participate in courses of other providers:

With the supervision agreement KSETA fellows commit to attending at least on course per semester during their period spent on the doctorate.

At the end of their promotion KSETA fellows will receive a transcript of the courses they attended. The duration of intern as well as extern courses must be at least 6 hours or one day in order to be mentioned in the trancript. There will be lists of participants during the courses. For extern courses a certificate of attendance and a short description must be submitted to Barbara Lepold.

KSETA Topical Courses March 2018

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Topical Courses week 1
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Topical Courses week 2
11th KSETA Topical Courses March 5 - 16, 2018

KSETA offers the following courses:

 

  1. General theoretical concepts on particle physics (broader; for engineers and experimentalists)
    Monika Blanke (KIT)
  2. What do I need, if I will leave science towards industry? (better; for all)
    Udo Erdmann (TIBER)
  3. Scientific writing (better; for all) - max. 14 participants
    William Uber
  4. Classical solutions for elementary particle physics (broader; for theoreticians)
    Frans Klinkhamer (KIT)
  5. How to write maintainable software (broader; for all); Martin Heck (KIT)
  6. From the farmers' almanac to exascale computing – the challenge of predicting the weather (broader; for all)
    Peter Knippertz (KIT)
  7. Particle physics for astroparticle physicists (broader; for astroparticle physicists)
    Roger Wolf, Matthias Mozer (both KIT)

Please find a list of these courses with a short description here.
The presentations of the courses will be stored in the download area as soon as they are delivered.


Memorizing, reading and working strategies

In the first part of the seminar, you get to know different memorizing strategies that help you to remember numerous kinds of information quickly and reliably – names and dates, the content of a speech or presentation, as well as complex contents, whose acquirement extend over several months. Besides getting to know the methods, we will especially focus upon the adjustment of your own thinking model and structures. In this way, you will have the possibility to develop your own memorizing strategies during numerous practical exercises, which allow you to apply the mnemonic-techniques in your professional and private everyday life.

The second part of the seminar deals with reading and working strategies, which enable a quicker and more efficient reading and working speed. We will do some exercises for rapid and disciplined eye movements. You will get to know verified learning and reading strategies and we will deal with themes such as reading motivation and reading assistance. Furthermore, we will learn how to improve concentration, to expand your vocabulary and to read more efficiently at your computer.

Goals:

  • Memorizing information quickly and long lasting
  • Store (expert) knowledge in a structured way
  • Crosslink different fields of knowledge effectively
  • Access knowledge selectively and reliably
  • Develop efficient reading and working habits

Content:

  • Memorizing names and people
  • Memorizing numbers
  • Memorizing large contents of information
  • How to learn vocabulary and technical terms
  • Reading levels
  • How to improve your reading speed
  • Reading effectively technical books and papers using the SQ3R method
  • How to improve working processes and concentration using the Pomodoro technique and other digital helping tools.

Lecturer Erika Magyarosi
Date November 16 and 23, 2017 – both days 9:00-17:00 h
Place KIT Campus South, building 10.11, room 111.1

Course information

KSETA Topical Courses September 2017

Schedule week 1
Topical Courses week 1
Schedule week 2
Topical Courses week 2
10th KSETA Topical Courses September 18 - 29, 2017

KSETA offered the following courses:
  1. Software Design for Scientists (better); Benedikt Hegner (CERN)
  2. Introduction to Multivariate Classification: Traditional Techniques and Deep Learning (better); Thomas Keck (KIT)
  3. Quantum Field Theory for Experimentalists (broader); Michael Rauch (KIT)
  4. Neutrino Physics and neutrino Oscillations (deeper); Christian Weinheimer (Uni Münster)
  5. Self-assessment and Application (better); Doris Brenner (Personal Trainer)
  6. General Theoretical Concepts on Particle Physics (broader); N.N. – postponed to spring 2018
  7. Introduction to Graph Theory (broader); Daniel Funke (KIT)
  8. Modern Silicon Detectors (deeper); Ivan Peric (KIT)

Please find a list of these courses with a short description here

The presentations of the courses will be stored in the download area as soon as they are delivered.

2-Days KSETA Course: Scientific Writing

This course helps you to gain confidence in your scientific writing and editing skills, and provides you feedback and tips that help to improve your current and future writing projects.

Lecturer William Uber
Dates Wednesday, 24.05.2017, 9:00 - 17:00 h, Wednesday, 31.05.2017, 9:00 - 17:00 h
Place KIT CS, bldg. 30.28, seminar room 1

Course information

KSETA Topical Courses Spring 2017

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Topical Courses week 1
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Topical Courses week 2

The 9th KSETA Topical Courses took place in two separated weeks, because of too many clashing other events: March 20 – 24, 2017 and April 3 – 7, 2017.

We offered the following courses:

  1. Solid State Physics for Elementary Particle Physicist (broader); Wulf Wulfhekel (KIT)
    New room: Bldg. 30.22, Kleiner Hörsaal A
  2. What do I need, if I will leave science towards industry? (better); Udo Erdmann (TIBER)
  3. Introduction to General Relativity (broader); Viacheslav Emelyanov
  4. Fundamental physics studied with radio astronomy (broader); Michael Kramer (Uni Bonn)
  5. Low Temperature Detectors for Astroparticle Physics (deeper); Loredana Gastaldo (Uni Heidelberg)
  6. Introduction to Lattice Gauge Theory (broader); Stefan Sint (Trinity College Dublin)
  7. Introduction to statistical methods in particle and astroparticle (broader); Thomas Schwetz-Mangold (KIT)
  8. Axionic and WISPy Cold Dark Matter (broader); Joerg Jaeckel (Uni Heidelberg)

 

Please find a list of these courses with a short description here.
Please find the presentations of the courses here.


KSETA Workshop – Work-Family-Balance: Self-management for PhD students with children

2-day Workshop

The Karlsruhe School of Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics: Science and Technology (KSETA) is offering a workshop on "Work-Family-Balance: Selfmanagement for PhD students with children”. The workshop is open to students from all fields.

Dates Tuesday, 4.10.16, 9.00h-17.00h, Wednesday, 5.10.16, 9.00h-17.00h
Place
Room 10-1, “Physics Building”, Bldg. 30.23, Campus South
Coach
Tina Christiansen, Christiansen Consulting
Language English

The workshop primarily aims at PhD students with children. Interested PhD students who consider starting a family or Master students with children interested in starting a PhD are welcome, provided that places are available.

Topics:

  • What roles do I play in my life (student, parent, partner) and how do I manage them?
  • My personal energy budget is limited. How do I best manage my resources?
  • What are my personal motives and goals?
  • How do I deal with my own expectations and those of others (supervisor, partner, child)?
  • There will be time allocated to discuss practical problems or conflicts for all participants in feedback/coaching sessions.

Participation is free of charge.

Course information

KSETA Workshop: Durchsetzung mal anders – als Frau überzeugen

1,5-tägiger Workshop

Die Karlsruher Schule für Elementarteilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik: Wissenschaft und Technologie (KSETA) bietet einen Workshop zum Thema Durchsetzungsstrategien für Frauen an. Der Workshop richtet sich an Doktorandinnen aus allen Fachrichtungen.

Datum Donnerstag, 27.10.16, 9.00h-17.00h, Freitag, 28.10.16, 9.00h-13.00h
Ort
Raum 111.2, Geb. 10.11, Campus Süd
Referentin Tina Christiansen, Christiansen Consulting
Sprache Deutsch

Der Workshop richtet sich an Doktorandinnen. Masterstudentinnen, die planen eine Promotion aufzunehmen, sind ebenfalls herzlich eingeladen, sofern noch Plätze verfügbar sind.

Ziele/Inhalte des Workshops:

  • Soziologische und psychologische Hintergründe des geschlechterspezifischen Verhandlungsverhaltens verstehen
  • Die eigenen inneren Antreiber kennen lernen und Strategien im Umgang mit eigenen Blockaden entwickeln
  • Eigene Standpunkte und Forderungen klar und überzeugend kommunizieren und sich beharrlich durchsetzen, auch gegen verbale Angriffe
  • Den eigenen Stil in konfliktreichen Verhandlungen reflektieren
  • Alternative Handlungsoptionen in einer dominanz-orientierten Kultur aufbauen
  • Optimierte Eigenwahrnehmung: Selbstbild-Fremdbild-Reflexion ermöglichen

Die Teilnahme ist kostenfrei.

Kursinformation

KSETA Topical Courses September 2016

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Topical Courses week 1
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Topical Courses week 2

The 8th KSETA Topical Courses took place from September 12 – 23, 2016.

We offered the following courses:

  1. Particle propagation in astroparticle physics; Günter Sigl (Univ. Hamburg)
  2. Scientific programming with Mathematica (broader); Thomas Hahn (MPI Munich)
  3. Collaborative software design (better); Manuel Giffels, Martin Heck (KIT)
  4. Introduction to cosmology (broader); Silvia Mollerach (UNSAM)
  5. Particle physics for astroparticle physicists (broader); Matthias Mozer, Roger Wolf (KIT)
  6. Introduction to string theory (broader); Timo Weigand (Uni Heidelberg)
  7. Astroparticle physics: 13 billion years of evolution reviewed in a one-day-course (broader); Guido Drexlin, Klaus Eitel, Darko Veberic (KIT)
  8. Memorizing, reading and working strategies (better); Erika Magyarosi (7. + 8. November 2016, max. 12 participants, building 30.95, seminar room A+B)

 

Please find a list of these courses with a short description here.
We provide presentations of the courses here.


KSETA Topical Courses April 2016

The 7th KSETA Topical Courses took place April 4 - 15, 2016.
We offered the following courses:

  1. The Philosophy of Physics (better); Norman Sieroka (ETH Zürich)
  2. Slavnov-Taylor-Identities and SUSY breaking in Dimensional Reduction (deeper); Dominik Stoeckinger (TU Dresden)
  3. Particle Physics for Engineers (broader); Marc Weber (KIT/IPE)
  4. Data Visualization and Presenting (broader); Siemon Niemes (KIT/ETP)
  5. Introduction to computer aided design (CAD) (broader); Thomas Huber (KIT)
  6. Introduction to neutrino physics (broader); Michael Wurm (Univ. Mainz)

 

Please find a list of these courses with a short description here.

 

Courses/seminars at a later date, no registration possible at the moment:

  1. How to write maintainable software (broader); Manuel Zamora (ETECTURE)
  2. Higgs physics beyond the Standard Model (deeper); Carlos Wagner (Univ. Chicago, USA)

Fit for Teaching

December 14-15, 2015 – Basics of Teaching and Learning at University Level 1 (a two-day workshop)

Teaching is not an easy job, especially when you are at the beginning of your career. Of course, you want to make a good job and for that reason you will have different questions about how to design good courses, which teaching methods are appropriate for which purpose and how to motivate and activate your students.

This two-day course is about getting to know instruments, which may help you to master your first teaching experience. You will learn how to design university courses taking into account the conditions of learning and the intended competences. You will be introduced to teaching strategies and teaching methods which you can use in your daily work. In addition you will also have the possibility to reflect your different roles as a University teacher and which consequences result from it.

Some of the objectives of this course are that you can describe the procedure when planning a course and plan a course in a goal-oriented way, you are able to teach in a learner-centered manner and you name and use activating methods for teaching. This course is designed for people who teach for the first time in University contexts. Attending this course you will gain more certainty in teaching and you are able to design your courses more quickly and effective.

This workshop is the basic workshop of the so called "Baden-Württemberg-Zertifikat für Hochschuldidaktik". For further information please see here or contact katrin hess∂kit edu.
An alternative date for a similar workshop, in German only, is December 10+11.

The course is offered by the graduate school GRACE.

KSETA Course: Memorizing, reading and working strategies

The first part of the seminar with Erika Magyarosi was about different memorizing strategies that help you to remember numerous kinds of information quickly and reliably – names and dates, the content of a speech or presentation, as well as complex contents, whose acquirement extend over several months.

The second part of the seminar dealt with reading and working strategies, which enable a quicker and more efficient reading and working speed.

Goals:

  • Memorizing information quickly and long lasting
  • Store (expert) knowledge in a structured way
  • Crosslink different fields of knowledge effectively
  • Access knowledge selectively and reliably
  • Develop efficient reading and working habits

The course took place on December 1st and 2nd, 2015  9:00 - 17:00 at KIT, Campus South.

Please find more detailed information here.

KSETA Topical Courses October 2015

The 6th KSETA Topical Courses took place from October 5 - 16, 2015.
The following courses were offered:

  1. Introduction into the concepts of theoretical particle physics for experimental physicists (broader); Monika Blanke (KIT/TTP and IKP)
  2. Particle physics for engineers and others (broader); Marc Weber (KIT/IPE)
  3. Modern silicon detectors (deeper); Ivan Peric (KIT/IPE)
  4. Effective Field Theory (deeper); Thomas Becher (Uni Bern)
  5. Time and Selfmanagement in Science (better); Sita Schanne (Uni Heidelberg)
  6. How to write a world class paper – workshop on International publishing (better); (Henri van Dorssen, UK; Dagmar Gebauer, D; both Elsevier)
  7. Multivariate data analysis: New techniques and developments in the recent years (broader); Stefan Ohm (DESY Zeuthen)
  8. Parton Shower Monte Carlo (broader); Stefan Gieseke (KIT/ITP)
  9. What do I need, if I will leave science towards industry? (better); Udo Erdmann (TIBER)

 

Please find a list of these courses with a short description here.
We provide presentations of the courses here. The access is restricted to members of KIT, please use your KIT-username ("xy1234", not your e-mail address) and password

KSETA Topical Courses March 2015

The 5th KSETA Topical Courses took place from March 16 - 27, 2015.
The following courses were offered:

  1. Practical detector physics in the lab for non-experimentalists (broader); U. Husemann, A. Dierlamm G. Quast, R. Ulrich (KIT) (max. 16 participants)
  2. What do I need, if I will leave science towards industry? (broader); Udo Erdmann (TIBER)
  3. Scientific writing – A quick-start guide (better); Sebastian Fischer (KIT) (max. 15 participants)
  4. Memorizing, reading and working strategies (better); Erika Magyarosi (max. 12 participants)
  5. Astroparticle physics: 13 billion years of evolution reviewed in a one-day-course ; Kathrin Valerius, Klaus Eitel, Markus Roth (KIT)
  6. Experimental top quark physics (deeper); Maria Aldaya (DESY, ETP)
  7. Introduction to flavour physics (deeper); Ulrich Nierste (KIT)
  8. Applying Python in Scientific Computing (broader); Manuel Giffels (KIT) (max. 20 participants)

 
A list of these courses with a short description can be downloaded here.
Please find the presentations here. The access is restricted to members of KIT, please use your KIT-username ("xy1234", not your e-mail address) and password.

KSETA Workshops on equal opportunity topics, December 2014

"Durchsetzung mal anders - als Frau überzeugen", Trainerin: Tina Christiansen

2 day workshop, KIT Campus South

The workshop provided a platform for researchers (female) to reflect their own behavior patterns in enforcement and negotiation situations, learn new methods and techniques and thus be able to act more successfully in the scientific context. Master/diploma students (female), who were planning to make a PhD were also invited.
Announcement in [pdf] format.


"Selbstmanagement zwischen Familie und Beruf"
, Trainerin: Tina Christiansen

2 day workshop, KIT Campus South

The workshop aimed at researchers with or without children, dealing with the balance and integration of different areas of life and the intention to develop new approaches and solutions in this context. Master/diploma students, who were planning to make a PhD were also invited.
Announcement in [pdf] format.


Course language was German.

KSETA Topical Courses October 2014

The 4th KSETA Topical Courses took place from October 6 – October 17, 2014.
The following courses were offered:

  1. Supersymetry in particle physics and cosmology; Wim de Boer (CERN)
  2. Introduction and use of Raspberry Pi (broader); Hermann-Josef Mathes, KAi Daumiller (KIT) (max. 20 participants)
  3. Particle physics for engineers; Marc Weber (KIT)
  4. Scientific writing - publications; Beate Bornschein, Magnus Schlösser (KIT) (max. 16 participants)
  5. Mentoring fo Bachelor students; Beate Bornschein, Magnus Schlösser (KIT) (max. 16 participants)
  6. Data visualization and presenting; Simon Niemes (KIT)
  7. Introduction into the concepts of theoretical particle physics for experimental physicist; Martin Wiebusch (Durham)
  8. Giving feedback and moderation skills; Anne Zilles, Olga Kambeitz (KIT) (max. 12 participants)
  9. Galactic cosmic radiation; Iris Gebauer (KIT)

 

Please find short descriptions of the courses here.

KSETA Topical Courses April 2014

The 3rd KSETA Topical Courses took place from March 31 until April 11, 2014.
The following courses were offered:

  1. Projekt management (better); Udo Erdmann (Fa. Tiber)
  2. Applying Python in Scientific Computing (broader); Benjamin Fuchs (KIT)
  3. High Energy Neutrino Astronomy (broader); Thierry Pradier (IPHC, CNRS)
  4. Introduction and use of Raspberry Pi (broader); Hermann-Josef Mathes (KIT)
  5. Writing the doctoral thesis (better); Beate Bornschein (KIT)
  6. Multivariate methods of data analysis (TMVA) (broader); Helge Voss (CERN)
  7. Parallel Software Design for Scientists (broader); Benedikt Hegner (CERN)
  8. Scientific presentations (better); Erika Magyarosi (extern)

 

Please find the presentations here. The access is restricted to members of KIT, please use your KIT-username ("xy1234", not your e-mail address) and password.

KSETA Topical Courses October 2013

From October 7 to 15 the second block of KSETA courses took place. Most of the courses were fully booked with 30 participants.
These were the courses:

  1. Accelarator based particle physics (for astroparticle physicists); G. Quast
  2. Parallel programming and graphical processors in scientific applications; G. Poghosyan
  3. Data analysis and statistics for theoretician; R. Barlow
  4. Scientific programming with Mathematics; Th. Hahn
  5. The long journey to the Higgs boson and beyond at the LHC; P. Jenni
  6. Programmable Hardware; D. Göhringer
  7. Collaborative tools for software development; M. Heck
  8. Advanced technology at the LHC of CERN: Higgs boson and more; L. Rossi
  9. Management in enterprises and industry; U. Erdmann

Please find the presentations here. The access is restricted to members of KIT, please use your KIT-username ("xy1234", not your e-mail address) and password.

KSETA Topical Courses February 2013

From February 18 to 28 the first "KSETA topical courses" took place at KIT. More than 100 participants showed that the courses found the approval of the doctoral researchers. The number of participants per course varied from about 10 to nearly 30. All courses took place, none was cancelled, what showed that the broad offer of the school met the broad interest of the doctoral researchers.

These were the courses:

  1. Elementary particle physics and cosmology for engineers (and others); F. Klinkhamer (KIT)
  2. Informatics: Big-Data Tools; A. Streit, A. Heiss, D. Ressmann, A. Petzold (all KIT)
  3. Parallel software design for scientists; B. Hegner, T. Hauth, D. Piparo (all CERN)
  4. Electronics for detector builders; M. Weber (KIT)
  5. Monte Carlo Event Generators; S. Gieseke (KIT)
  6. Introduction to astroparticle physics, cosmology and neutrino physics; G. Drexlin (KIT)
  7. Detector technology in direct Dark Matter searches; W. Rau (Ontario, Canada)

 

Please find the presentations here. The access is restricted to members of KIT, please use your KIT-username ("xy1234", not your e-mail address) and password.