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Pathways in Physics: Dr. Bianca Lim - Physicist at the interface between research and the photovoltaic industry

Bianca Lim was already interested in regenerative energies during her physics studies at Freie Universität. For her diploma thesis, she conducted research on solar cells at the former Hahn-Meitner Institute (now Helmholtz Center) in Berlin. Bianca Lim completed her doctorate at Leibniz University in Hanover. She was honored with the SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award for her dissertation in 2012.

Location: Online via Webex

Nov 09, 2022 | 06:00 PM s.t.

Pathways in Physics: Sebastian Beumler From mono-physicist to award-winning physics teacher

Sebastian Beumler studied physics at Humboldt University. After graduating, he benefited from a lateral entry program and started as a physics teacher at Beethoven-Gymnasium in Lankwitz. In 2015, Sebastian Beumler received a teacher’s award for his outstanding commitment to making physics lessons modern and inspiring – he was awarded the very first Heinrich Gustav Magnus Award of the Physical Society of Berlin. At "Pathways in Physics", Sebastian Beumler will talk about his entry into the teaching profession and his methods to open up the wonderful world of physics to pupils. Join

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Jun 01, 2022 | 06:00 PM s.t.

Pathways in Physics: Dr. Susanne Pudollek - Physicist for Safe Disposal of Nuclear Waste

Susanne Pudollek studied at our department and received her doctorate in the research group of Professor Dr. Robert Bittl. She then worked as a project manager for a Berlin-based engineering company (DSR Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH) specializing in project management and consulting for operation and dismantling of nuclear facilities. Since March 2019, Dr. Susanne Pudollek heads the section unit “inventory and logistics” at the Swiss National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste ( Nagra ). At "Pathways in Physics" Susanne Pudollek will talk about her professional path from research activities at Freie Universität into radiation protection for safe use and disposal of radioactive materials.

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May 04, 2022 | 06:00 PM s.t.

Pathways in Physics: Dr. Catrin Ciemer - Physicist and Climate Researcher as Senior Consultant

Dr. Catrin Ciemer studied physics at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the Freie Universität Berlin. Afterwards, she investigated in her doctoral thesis (Potsdam Institute for Climate Research and Humboldt University Berlin) the effects of rainfall changes in the Amazon on future rainforest development. For this work, Catrin Ciemer received the Leibniz PhD Award 2019.

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Feb 16, 2022 | 06:00 PM s.t.

Pathways in Physics: Dr. Mathias Mews - Physicist as Development Engineer

Dr. Mathias Mews studied physics at the Freie Universität Berlin and received his doctorate at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and the Technical University Berlin. After that and during his PhD work, he conducted research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and developed processes for silicon heterojunction solar cells using plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) and physical vapor deposition (PVD) tools.

Jan 19, 2022 | 06:00 PM s.t.

Pathways in Physics: Dr. Tom Seifert - Physicist as Founder and Technology Developer

Dr. Tom Seifert acquired his bachelor, master and PhD degrees at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. He then worked for two years in the laboratories of the ETH Zurich. Today, Tom Seifert is involved in the ultrafast physics research in the group of Prof. Kampfrath and leads as CEO the recently founded company TeraSpinTec GmbH . The spin-off of Kampfrath's research group markets worldwide spintronic terahertz emitters, which are specially developed for physics research laboratories. Dr. Tom Seifert will talk about his way into physics research as well as his tasks and visions as founder and CEO of TeraSpinTec GmbH.

Location: Online via Webex

Dec 15, 2021 | 06:00 PM s.t.

Pathways in Physics: Dr. Stefanie Kreft - Physicist in Mechanical Engineering

After graduating from the Freie Universität Berlin, Stefanie Kreft went to the University of Cambridge to pursue a PhD in Materials Science. After finishing her PhD, she started working as a development engineer and has since been employed by multinational companies based in both England and Germany. Dr. Kreft will talk about her journey from studying physics to her job as a "Digital Solution Owner" for sensor solutions .

Location: Online via Webex

Nov 24, 2021 | 06:00 PM s.t.

Pathways in Physics: Johann Egger - Physicist as Project Manager for Photovoltaics

Johann Egger studied physics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and at the Free University. During the ERASMUS year at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, he refined his knowledge of solar cells from the more practical perspective of a technical university and acquired Portuguese language skills. With a master's degree from Freie Universität, Johann Egger joined the Berlin-based company securenergy where he now works as a project manager coordinating large-scale photovoltaic projects.

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Oct 27, 2021 | 06:00 PM s.t.

Pathways in Physics: Dr. Lea Bogner - Physicist as technology transfer advisor (and mom)

Lea Bogner studied chemistry, earned a PhD in physics at the Freie Universität and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. She then joined Peppermint VenturePartners, a healthcare-focused venture capital company, and worked as a project manager and investment analyst.

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Oct 06, 2021 | 06:00 PM s.t.

Pathways in Physics: Paul Fährmann - Towards the quantum future

After finishing John Lennon Gymnasium in Berlin, Paul Fährmann studied physics at Freie Universität. For his outstanding master's thesis, Paul Fährmann received two awards: the Physics Study Award 2020 of the Physical Society of Berlin and the Quantum Future Award 2020 funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Paul will talk about his pathway to studying physics and starting a research career in the Eisert’s group. What drives him to research quantum topics? How does he see our future?

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Jun 16, 2021 | 06:00 PM s.t.

Pathways in Physics: Dr. Matthias Schönborn - Biophysics, solar panels, batteries

Matthias Schönborn researched in biophysics and earned his doctorate at Freie Universität. Afterwards, he worked as a process engineer for solar and high-tech systems and dealt with sustainable technologies for a green future. Today, Matthias Schönborn builds batteries at Tesla. He will talk about his path from bachelor's degree to his job as engineer at Tesla.

May 19, 2021 | 06:00 PM s.t.

Pathways in Physics: Prof. Dr. Christiane Koch - Stepping forward towards a professorship

Christiane Koch studied physics at Humboldt University and earned her doctorate at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. As a young scientist, she participated in numerous research projects in Germany, Israel and France. Since 2019, Christiane Koch has been a professor of theoretical physics at Freie Universität. Christiane Koch will talk about her pathway from leading an Emmy Noether junior group towards a professorship at the Freie Universität. How can one become a professor? What is important for a successful career in academia and research?

Apr 21, 2021 | 06:00 PM s.t.

Pathways in Physics: Dr. Jannis Fischer, the developer of medical technology and founder of Positrigo

Jannis Fischer, who was born in Berlin, gained a bachelor degree in Physics at our department. He then continued to graduate in physics at universities in Germany, Switzerland and the USA. During his research work at ETH Zurich, Jannis Fischer developed a new type of PET scanner that makes functional brain imaging at a fraction of today’s cost possible, thus enabling Alzheimer's prevention on a broad scale. Jannis Fischer will talk about his pathway from studying in Berlin to starting up Positrigo and share his vision for the future.

Location: Online via Webex

Mar 24, 2021 | 06:00 PM s.t.

Pathways in Physics: Chiara Pasquini - Sustainable Energy

Chiara Pasquini researched as a PhD student at the Freie Universität on energy storage systems, in particular on catalysts for hydrogen production. Today, she works for a company that provides research and consulting services for European and global energy markets.

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Feb 10, 2021 | 06:00 PM

Pathways in Physics: Dr. Alexander Goschew - Physicist in a Management Consultancy

Alexander Goschew studied, graduated and worked at our department. After working as a postdoc in Fumagalli's research group, he took a leap into a management consultancy and started advising financial institutions on digital transformation. Alexander Goschew will talk about his start in the consulting business and about his pathway as a physicist.

Location: online via Webex

Jan 27, 2021 | 06:00 PM

Pathways in Physics

Online Talk for Students of Physics Different speakers will tell students about their own pathway in physics: why they became physicists, how they recognized what their interests in physics were and how they went about getting positions in research and industry. We invite speakers from the Department of Physics, different research institutions as well as from various industries. Meet Dr. Cynthia Heiner I see myself in many roles: a physicist, a teacher, a student, a woman in science, a mentor, a project coordinator, a researcher, and a science education specialist. All of these roles have shaped me, my work style, and my (thus far) career. I am happy to share my pathway - from astrophysics intern to experimental physicist to science education specialist and program coordinator - as you endeavour on your own pathway in physics. Join the event My pathway Bachelor in Physics with honors, University of New Hampshire (USA) PhD research in experimental Physics conducted at the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin Postdoctoral research in physics education research with Nobel Prize winner Carl Wieman at the University of British Columbia (Canada) Coordinator for Mentoring and MINToring program; Science Education Specialist for the Learning and Teaching Strategy at Imperial College London My advice to all future physicists Allow yourself to make mistakes. Only then can you truly learn and push yourself outside of your comfort zone.

Dec 02, 2020 | 04:00 PM