During the doctoral research, an overspecialization within a narrow sub-discipline needs to be avoided. KSQM thus aims to compensate such a development and broaden the scientific hard skills (M1) of its members. In addition, the promotion of scientific soft skills (M2) is supported including scientific communication, discussion and writing skills. With the help of the KHYS infrastructure, KSQM also encourages the evelopment of transferable skills (M3), e.g., on "Time and self -management" and "Conflict and stress management", as well as career management. In order to receive a certificate of the Graduate School at the end of their studies, the doctoral researchers must attend at least five module elements covering all three modules (M1, M2, M3). For M1 a certificate of successful participation (Schein) from the lecturer should be provided. If you can't or don't want to take any hard skills lectures, you can paricipate in a summer school which counts as M1 element.
Please keep in mind that all costs of the trainings will be covered by KSQM and the places are limited, therefore you are obliged to show up in the workshops you have registered for, except that you can't for health reasons. If you can't attend for other reasons, be sure to sign off in time (normally ca. 10 days before the workshop via Ilias).
|Quantum Detectors and Sensors||Lecture (V)||WS 22/23|
|Introduction to Quantum Computing||Lecture (V)||WS 22/23|
|Mathematical Methods in Quantum Mechanics II||Lecture (V)||WS 22/23|
|Electron Microscopy I||Lecture (V)||WS 22/23|
|Electronic Properties of Solids I||Lecture (V)||WS 22/23|
|Electronic Properties of Solids I||Lecture (V)||WS 22/23|
|Grundlagen der Nanotechnologie I||Lecture (V)||WS 22/23|
|Nano-Optics||Lecture (V)||WS 22/23|
|Solid-State-Optics||Lecture (V)||WS 22/23|
|Supraleiter-Nanostrukturen||Lecture (V)||WS 22/23|
|Theoretical Nanooptics||Lecture (V)||WS 22/23|
|Theoretical Quantum Optics||Lecture (V)||WS 22/23|
|Theorie der Kondensierten Materie I||Lecture (V)||WS 22/23|
|Theory of Strongly Correlated Electron Systems||Lecture (V)||WS 22/23|
Soft skills training program
|17-18.10.2023||Scientific Presenting||Registraion: here|
|Visual Communication||Registration: here|
|17-18.04.2023 (alternative: 22-23.03.2023)||Good scientific practice - Ethical and legal orientation in everyday research||Registration: here|
|05.12.2022||Research Data Management – Applying the FAIR principles
Invited Talk by Prof. John R. Helliwell (U Manchester) & Tutorial by Dr. Frank Weber (KIT)
|Already taken place|
|16 - 17.11.2022||
Already taken place
|09 - 07.10.2022||Good scientific practice - Ethical and legal orientation in everyday research||Already taken place|
"Good scientific practice" is an obligatory module, this worksshop takes place once per year. Please make sure you attend this workshop at least once.
Date: April 17, 2023 [9.00 – 17.00] and April 18, 2023 [9.00 – 16.00]
Room: The big hall in Building 01.52, Campus South
Trainer: Dr. Michael Mende, GOLIN Wissenschaftsmanagement
Overview of the workshop programme:
This workshop familiarises participants with good scientific practice. It informs you about ethical and legal guidelines and uses typical issues and problems as examples to show how they can be practically implement in research. The workshop topics are:
- Basics of good scientific practice: The DFG recommendations
- Plagiarism and paraphrase: Just a question of formulation?
- Know your rights and duties! Supervision, internet law and intellectual property law
- Authorship, publication and documentation: A map for researchers
- Competition or collaboration? When two researchers are working on the same topic
- What to do in situations of academic misconduct? The appropriate response to breaches and problems
- Good scientific practice: My next steps
Registration for 17-18.04.2023: here (The maximum number of participants for this course is 16. Registration will be closed when the maximum is reached. Please sign into Ilias first when you register for this training.)
Registration for 22-23.03.2023 (cooperated with KIT Graduate School CuKnow): Good scientific practice - Ethical and legal orientation in everyday research
Workshop Program: here
What do editors want?
Writing and publishing is arguably an almost intrinsic part of scientific endeavour. In this workshop, Andreas Trabesinger (http://www.reinschrift.ch/) will present context, tools and perspectives related to writing up scientific results, based on his experience as a professional manuscript editor at Nature Physics, as a writing consultant and as a science writer.
Participants will hear about typical editorial checkpoints, the changing publishing landscape, widespread myths and typical mistakes, and how an appreciation of these aspects can help to communicate more efficiently with editors, peers and a wider public.
One module will be dedicated to graphical design, presented by illustrator Neil Smith (https://www.neilsmithillustration.co.uk/).
The following topics will be covered in this workshop:
• Overview of the publication process
• Structure of a manuscript
• Techniques and tools for publication writing
• Insight into the editorial process
• Text construction, language, style, with a focus on non-native speakers
• Basic elements of graphics
Invited Talk by Professor John R. Helliwell (U Manchester) & Tutorial by Dr. Frank Weber (KIT)
Simply having a strategy for storing and archiving data is not enough if you want your data to be used again in future and ensure that research findings based on these data remain verifiable. Handling data in a systematic and sustainable manner is central to science policy and is also a requirement demanded by major funding providers such as the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the European Research Council or the German Research Foundation (DFG). You are therefore often expected to describe e.g. in the funding application how you intend to handle the data you collect. Good research data management does not only prevent data loss and increase the visibility and effectiveness of your research, it also increases your chances of receiving funding. DFG urges their members to provide FAIR data, i.e., scientific data needs to be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable beyond the (group of) scientist(s) generating it. Moreover, the topic of research data management needs to be convincingly addressed in any project application.
In this lecture and tutorial, we will first introduce you to the FAIR data principles. Following that you will learn how to apply the FAIR principles to examples of data sets from current research on quantum materials.
- Professor John R. Helliwell will present the FAIR data principles on the example of crystallography data and explain the driving forces of research data management (RDM).
- In the tutorial, you will work on selected examples of data sets from current research on quantum materials. You will have access to the accompanying documentation (e.g., log-/lab-book) and re-use the data according to FAIR principles: try to understand the data and perform some basic analysis. You will realize the shortcomings in the documentation, propose improvements and define the proper meta data of the data sets necessary for re-use by other science groups.
Speaker: John R. Helliwell. Emeritus Professor in University of Manchester, a pioneer in using synchrotron radiation, and his book Macromolecular Crystallography with Synchrotron Radiation is an essential reference work for researchers. Currently, he is the chairman of the Committee on Data of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) and IUCr Representative to CODATA. In a recent article, he and others emphasized the vital role of primary experimental data for ensuring trust in science (see https://zenodo.org/record/5155882).
Tutorial coach: Frank Weber, Group leader, Institute for Quantum Materials and Technologies (IQMT), KIT; Co-spokesperson of the DAPHNE4NFDI consortium (www.daphne4nfdi.de), expertise in neutron and x-ray scattering
Title : FAIR data in material science
Schedule: 05 Dec. 2022
10 am Talk by Prof. John R. Helliwell
11 am – 1 pm Tutorial: Application of the FAIR data principles on selected data sets (exp. & theo.)
Room: 10.01, Building 30.23, Campus South
Registration: here (Please sign into Ilias first when you register for this training.)
Personal development training program
|30-31 March, 2023||Time- and Selfmanagement||Registration: here|
|21.02.2023||Public Speaking Training||Catch-Up Session: Room 10.01, Building 30.23, Campus South|
The objective of this workshop is to optimize your personal time and self-management
during the PhD period. The overall focus lies on the improvement of your current scientific
work situation and keeping life balance.
Working in science often implies a conflict in allocating time between own research and the
involvement in other projects. Moreover, you need to cope with uncertainty in your time
schedule and delays in information exchange. Good time and self-management enables you
to stay flexible and to actively react to unforeseen events.
In the workshop you will reflect on strengths and weaknesses of your personal work habits
and identify practical personal solutions. In various tutorials you will gain insight into
techniques and best practices for time and self-management, e.g. how to focus on priorities,
how to use your personal power peaks and how to become more resilient. We will discuss
daily disturbances in your current working environments and develop respective
counteraction procedures to enable the efficient achievement of your personal goals.
In this workshop, Dr. Julia F. Späth will cover the following topics:
(1) How to improve work-life balance
(2) How to achieve your goals
(3) How to prioritize tasks and projects
(4) How to maintain focus on work
(5) How to improve workflows
(6) How to reduce stress
Didactical Methods in the Workshop:
- tutorials on strategies, techniques, and practical tools
- situation analyses and individual reflections
- application of time management tools for specific practical problems
- exchange of experience on best practices in small groups and plenary sessions
- personal action planning and discussion of transfer issues
Date: 30-31 March, 2023 [Day1: 9:00-17:00, Day2: 9:00-13:00]
Room: Room 10.01, Building 30.23, Campus South
Registration: here (The maximum number of participants for this course is 15. Registration will be closed when the maximum is reached. Please sign into Ilias first when you register for this training.)
The idea of this training is to transmit the fundamental tools to participants to be more impactful and rapidly deliver a clear message. One of the main principles is to learn by doing (combination of 20% theory and 80% tailored theater exercises).
In public speaking, both content and form are important. In this training, we will mainly focus on form.
A practical toolbox with the fundamentals of public speaking will be presented so you can rapidly boost your impact, involve the audience and deliver a clear message. We will use specific theater exercises, tailored to your individual needs so you can practice and improve quickly.
We will cover the fundamentals of public speaking :
- how to stand, where to look, and overall body language
- how to relate to the audience
- how to gain confidence
- how to build a captivating introduction to catch your audience’s attention
- how to use your voice effectively (volume, speed, intonation, diction)
- how to deliver a concise and clear message
Coach: Mélane Le Gall is a theater actress and a public speaking trainer.
Mélane graduated from EM Lyon Business School in 2010 and, after studying abroad, specialized in international marketing (Procter & Gamble, L'Oréal). In 2011, She was hired in New York by Fromageries Bel as the business developer and market analyst for the entire Latin America region.
In New York, Mélane switched to professional acting. She worked with Russian and American directors for Off-Broadway plays, and wrote and produced her own solo performance.
Mélane returned to Paris in 2016. In parallel to pursuing her acting career, she decided to put her skills to providing training and support for leaders and managers in public speaking.
She has worked as a public speaking coach for companies such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Unilever, EDF, etc. helping executive managers reach their full potential and become more impactful in speaking. And she is the public speaking trainer for EDHEC Business School "Advanced Management Programme" - a top flight programme for CEOs, senior executives and experienced professionals.
Mélane's skills : public speaking and non-verbal communication. What she likes most: making others aware of their strengths and guiding them to dare and push their limits while having fun !
Date: 13-14 December, 2022
Room: 401-410 (Building 401, Room 410), KIT Campus North
Registration: here (The maximum number of participants for this course is 14. Registration will be closed when the maximum is reached. Please sign into Ilias first when you register for this training.)
Workshop Program: here
FIT-Career Modules : Career-specific Further Education
Get a Head Start with Interdisciplinary Competences
Interdisciplinary competences are required in all professions. They represent a decisive career building block during and after the postdoc phase. With our comprehensive range of courses you can enhance the efficiency and sustainability of your interdisciplinary qualifications. Your advantages:
- Strengthening of your competences for current tasks
- Early orientation on personal goals and career options
- Specific competence development for career paths in academia, industry and founding of new business
The KHYS further education program FIT for your next career step for doctoral researchers offers courses in various synchronous and asynchronous formats and is thematically tailored to the specific requirements in this qualification phase.