Program

Here you will find information concerning the program of the conference, including topics of the participants, as well as the social events planned. Below you can also find information on the keynote speakers of the conference.

Program

Friday, 4th June:

09:00 – 09:30: Registration

09:30 – 10:00: Welcome

10:00 – 11:30: Prof. Dr. Michael Kramer, “A bit of Planck and Einstein every day”

11:30 – 11:50: Coffee break

11:50 – 13:00: Surprise activity

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch (MPIfR canteen)

14:00 – 14:20: Xun Shi, ”Head-bobbing of walking birds”

14:20 – 14:40: Aida Alaly Alymbaeva, “Social Anthropology in the Everyday Life”

14:40 – 15:20: Posters session

Asdrubal Burgos, “Fluctuating leaf lipid concentrations reveal novel relationships among plant lipids”

Paraskevi Sgourdou, “With or without corpus callosum”

Sonja Neumann, “Why is vision so colorful?”

15:20 – 15:50: Coffee

15:50 – 16:10: Anastasia Gonchar, “Defect chemistry on oxide surfaces”

16:10 – 16:30: Marios Karouzos, “From nothing, to something…to us”

16:30 – 16:50: Posters session

Stiven Forti, “Pencil traces, traffic jams and relativistic electrons”

Moritz Rodenhausen, “Package Subdivisons”

16:50 – 17:20: Discussion

20:00 - Conference Dinner, Restaurant Bahnhöfchen

Saturday, 5th June:

09:00 – 09:20: Johannes Stelzer & Virginia Conde Ruiz, “Dancing in the brain”

09:20 – 09:40: Srinivas Parthasarathy, “Notes to Emotion: Music on your brain”

09:40 – 10:00: Coffee break

10:00 – 11:30: Prof. Dr. Christopher Engel, “At the Mercy of the Prisoner Next Door. Criminology Meets Experimental Economics”

11:30 – 11:50: Davood Bakhtiari, “Nuclear magnetic resonance studies of small molecule protein interaction”

11:50 – 12:30: Light lunch

12:30 – 14:00: Bus trip to Effelsberg

14:00 – 16:00: Tour at the Effelsberg telescope

16:00 – 16:20: Filomena Volino, “Tbd”

16:20 – 16:40: Alexander Wieder, “Consistent Hashing in the Real World”

16:40 – 17:00: Jaydeep Belapure, “Plasma Physics”

17:00 – 21:00: BBQ Party

21:00 – 22:00: Bus back to Bonn

Sunday, 6th June:

09:00 – 09:20: Kuo Yan, “How and why for cloned animals?”

09:20 – 09:40: Despina Giannadaki, “Aersol particles in our atmosphere: a two side story”

09:40 – 10:00: Claudia Cervellati, “Bitter or non bitter, the difficult choice between cakes and liquors”

10:00 – 10:20: Coffee break

10:20 – 11:50: Dr. Seth Davis, “Perception in Plants of the Daily Environment”

11:50 – 12:20: Coffee break

12:20 – 12:50: Concluding remarks


Social Events


Apart from presenting their research topics in form of a talk or poster, the participants will have the chance to discuss and interact with other PhD students during the coffee breaks, the conference dinner or while barbecuing under the biggest radio telescope in Europe!

  • The BBQ will take place on the 5th June in the Effelsberg radio telescope, after a one hour tour to the antenna and main facilities.
  • The final programme will be made public after the abstract deadline of the 31th of May.

Keynote Speakers


Prof. Dr. Michael Kramer
Director at the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy

Title:

“A bit of Planck and Einstein every day

Abstract:

Even though we may not be aware of it, fundamental physics plays an important role in our daily life. Whether it is sitting at your computer, listening to your MP3 player, or taking pictures of your favourite place on Earth, quantum mechanics is there with you. Even less known is the importance of general relativity in the daily life – at least for those of us who rely on the voice of our navigation systems to tell us the way. I’ll summarize some of these applications and try to bridge the seemingly existing gap between astronomical observation and daily life.

Prof. Dr. Michael Kramer

Info:

http://www.mpifr.de/staff/mkramer/About_Me.html


Prof. Dr. Christopher Engel
Director at the Max Planck Institute for Collective Goods

Title:

“At the Mercy of the Prisoner Next Door. Criminology Meets Experimental Economics”

Abstract:

Why do people commit crimes? Is sending a convicted criminal only justified by deterrence and incapacitation, or has society a chance that, upon release, the prisoner is less likely to recidivate? These are, of course, very old questions. In this paper, we however use a hitherto untapped source of knowledge to answer them: interactive experiments. Capitalising on one of the standard tools of experimental economics, the dictator game, we show that prisoners are no less generous than other populations. Prison education has two combined effects: prisoners are less likely to be just selfish, but conditional on not keeping everything for themselves, they are the more cautious the more they benefit from prison education.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Engel

Info:

http://www.coll.mpg.de/engel.html


Dr. Seth Davis
Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Title:

“Perception in Plants of the Daily Environment “

Abstract:

Plant growth and development displays enormous plasticity to changing environmental cues. One dominant class of cues results as a consequence of the rotation of the Earth around a tilted axis. Convergent signals at the transition of dawn lead to simultaneous inputs of light, warmth, and dew. At the other transition point of the day, dusk leads to the simultaneous signals of dark, coolness, and low humidity. In this talk, I will discuss some consequences of these three signals on various daily and seasonal traits in plants. I consider several notable physiological and developmental processes under diurnal control and outline major questions that remain to be addressed in the understanding of how plants detect and respond to daily environmental changes.

Info:

http://www.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de/english/research/couplandGroup/davis/index.html

15:50 – 16:10: Anastasia Gonchar, “Defect chemistry on oxide surfaces”

16:10 – 16:30: Marios Karouzos ”From nothing, to something…to us”

16:30 – 17:00: Posters session

Stiven Forti, “Pencil traces, traffic jams and relativistic electrons”

Virginia Conde Ruiz, “Dancing in the brain”

Moritz Rodenhausen, “Tbd”

17:00 – 17:30: Discussion