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CeNS Retreat Kleinwalsertal 2020 - cancelled due to COVID-19 risk!

March 22-25, 2020

Scope of the Retreat

This retreat brings together young researchers of the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) in an informal atmosphere. The talks and poster session are intended to give the graduate students an overview of current research within CeNS. In addition, workshops on transferable skills and career talks will complement the program.


The retreat takes place at the Opens external link in new windowMarburger Haus in Hirschegg in the beautiful scenery of the Kleinwalsertal. The Marburger Haus can be reached by train to Oberstdorf and a by the Kleinwalsertal bus starting at Oberstdorf station. More detailed directions are to be found here: https://www.uni-marburg.de/uni-bund/kwt/anfahrt.

Program Committee

The program committee is composed of the current CeNS student representatives:

  • Alexander Biewald (AG Hartschuh)
  • Alexandra Kühnlein (AG Braun)
  • Sarah Ochmann (AG Tinnefeld)


The retreat will start on Sunday, March 22 at about 4.00 pm and will end on Wednesday, March 25 at about 1.00 pm (return to Munich on Wednesday) and will combine:

  • oral presentations by PhD students (20 minutes each)
  • poster session
  • transferable skills workshops on scientific writing and communication
  • career talks: Prof. Ulrich Schollwöck, LMU and Dr. Volker Schaller, Siemens Healthcare GmbH

Group Travel to Hirschegg by bus

CeNS will organize a direct bus transfer form Munich to Hirschegg on Sunday, March 22. More information will follow soon.


We have booked rooms for speakers and participants from Sunday (22nd) to Wednesday (25th) in the Marburger Haus. Rooms with 2 or 3 beds with shared bathrooms will be at disposal for the participants, and single rooms for speakers.


The workshop is open to CeNS associates. Participation fee is EUR 100,00. The number of places is limited to 26. Registration deadline is February 14.

After registration, you will receive payment details in a separate e-mail within one week. Payment of the participation fee is due by February 28 at the latest.

Confirmed Speakers

Prof. Ulrich Schollwöck
Dr. Volker Schaller
Dr. Katherine Erlich
Robert Thompson

Workshop Venue

Marburger Haus
Arndt und Petra Oelkers
Wäldelestraße 16
87568 Hirschegg/Kleinwalsertal

Workshop Organization

Opens window for sending emailDr. Susanne Hennig
Center for NanoScience (CeNS)
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München
Tel: +49-(0)89-2180-5791
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