Summer School Solids4Fun 2017

The participants of the summer school of Solids4Fun in 2017. The start of our summer school at 7am might be a bit early this year. Lukas enjoys the first snack shortly after arrival at the Schlosshotel Waidhofen/Ybbs on Monday morning. Nothing like the coffee breaks at the Schlosshotel in Waidhofen/Ybbs!
Masha Ibeschitz and her colleague presented the course "Presentation Techniques" to the students of Solids4Fun in 2017. Masha Ibeshitz likes to keep the course "Presentation Techniques" very interactive for the students. The first day closed with a thunderstorm over Waidhofen/Ybbs. The afternoon of the second day (Tuesday) was reserved for our famous hiking tour.
Happily we enjoyed perfect weather conditions during our hiking tour. View over the environment of Waidhofen/Ybbs. PhD students climbing up the the exhausting path of success... . Prof. Hans Niemantsverdriet educated the students of Solids4Fun in scientific self organization.
Sarah and Thomas are enjoying the course of Prof. Hans Niemantsverdriet obviousely. Our famous barbecue took place on Wednesday evening. This is how delicious chicken legs look like after a couple of hours in a smoker. There was a variety of nice meat and vegetarian food provided for the participants of our summer school.
Our social activities help a lot to encourage the students of Solids4Fun talking openly to their colleagues about the research projects. Prof. Hans Niemantsverdriet also provided the first talk of the scientific part within the the summer school of Solids4Fun about Electrolysis and Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis with respect to Solar Fuel Technology. Lukas has reported his progress by presenting the talk “Heavy fermion compound YbRh2Si2 films grown by molecular beam epitaxy” to us. Michael impressed with his summary about solving the Boltzmann  transport equation numerically.
Our summer school wouldn`t be possible without the perfect support by the employees of the Schlosshotel. Prof. Alexandre Blais during his fascinating presentation: “Quantum Computing with Superconducting Qubits” During the poster session Thursday evening 1. During the poster session Thursday evening 2.
Damjan Pelc finishes his outstanding talk about nonlinear response and electronic correlations in complex materials. He was invited by Solids4Fun to present to the students of Solids4Fun. Maximilian has provided the summary of his work over the last couple of months. The title of his talk:  “Characterization of Fe-doped SrTiO3 thin films” Gertjan Koster, Professor at the University of Twente (Netherlands) after his nice presentation: “Crystal symmetry and properties at interfaces of epitaxial perovskites” Isabella (group of Prof. Burgdörfer) during her talk in Waidhofen/Ybbs: "Simulation of High Harmonic Generation in Laser-Solid Interactions"
Heading back to Vienna Friday afternoon.