Friday, April 27, 2007

Packing again

I started this blog two and a half years ago when I had just moved to Bremen and discovered (not too surprisingly) that IUB is not as busy physics wise as DAMTP had been. I wanted to have some forum to discuss whatever crossed my mind and what I would have bored the other people at the morning coffee/tea meetings in Cambridge with.

Now my time here is up and once again I have put nearly all my life into moving boxes. I am about to return my keys and tomorrow I will be heading to Munich where next week I will start my new position as "Scientific Coordinator" of a new (to be started in autumn) 'elite' master course in theoretical and mathamatical physics chaired by Dieter Lüst.

This promises to be quite an exciting and attractive course which teaches many interesting subjects of choice ranging from condensed matter theory to QFT/particles and string theory. It will be run by math and physics departmens from both Munich univerisities joint by other places like Erlangen and people from the Max Planck Institut fü Physik (Heisenberg institute).

So if you are a student about to graduate (or obtain a Vordiplom) with strong interests in theoretical and mathematical physics you should seriously consider applying there!

I will be taking care of all kinds of organisational stuff and admin of this course and still hopefully have some time for actual physics (as I was promised). In any case, joining the big Munich string comunity (parts of which I know from earlier times like in Berlin) I am looking forward too and hope that moving to another (this time: high price) city will turn out well.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your move to Munich. I take it that is a permanent position?

Robert said...

Nope, not quite permanent but at least longer term. The program got initial funding for five years at that limits my contract. But if we do well...

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

04 27 07

Hello Robert:
Congrats on your new position. What an interesting programme you mention. Do you have to take the test of German as a foreign language to apply?

Robert said...

My current understanding is that the program will be tought in English so there is no German test.

Robert said...

Hi Robert, Moving to a new position is exciting. You will undoubtedly need some lab equipment when you get there. I recommend http://www.tovatech.com for balances, flow meters and ultrasonics. Good luck in the future.