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International Summer School on Metrology 2017

International Summer School on Metrology 2017

Metrology – the science of correct measurement – is an important cornerstone of our industrialized society. It has an impact on essentially every aspect of our lives, but is seldom visible to outside eyes. Its continued reliability is typically taken as granted. Metrological progress is a key enabler for technical development and, thus, for innovation. Given the prevailing economic and social challenges we are faced with, the role and the further development of metrology is therefore of extraordinary importance for progress in technology and science.

Supporting tomorrow’s experts in academia and industry in this context is of particular importance and is an integral part of PTB’s and TU Braunschweig's philosophy. To foster metrological knowledge, PTB together with TU Braunschweig and with support of the Helmholtz-Fonds e. V. will be holding an international summer school on metrology from the 8th early afternoon to the 11th of August 2017 early afternoon at Kloster Drübeck which is located about 50 km south of Braunschweig at the border of the Harz mountains.

We welcome applications from those engaged in natural sciences and engineering research. There will be 50 places available for German and international PhD students. 

The school will be conducted in English. It will feature a strong interactive element and the opportunity for attendees to network with our speakers, thus a good standard of comprehension and of spoken English is essential.

 

Leaflet Summer School

Contact: summerschool(at)ptb.de

The school has been designed to give insights into contemporary metrological issues. The school will consist of keynote presentations by expert speakers, grouped around the topics "energy", "environment", "nanoscale", and "from Earth to universe". A practical course related to metrological concepts, poster presentations, and social activities will complement the program.

The detailed program will be published in March 2017.

 

Social event

  • Guided tour through Kloster Drübeck

 

All attendees are expected to give a poster presentation (A0) on their PhD project and therefore are asked to submit an abstract of their PhD research together with their registration. For the practical course on measurement uncertainty a laptop computer is required.

 

Guidelines on poster preparation

 

From July until the date of the summer school any software required for the practical course will be made available via the download area below. Subsequent to the summer school pdf-files of the presentations will be made available for downloading. The download area has restricted access and will only be available to participants in the summer school. For log-in please use the e-mail address and passwort you entered in the registration form.

 

Download area

  • Software
  • Summer school presentations
  • Photos

 

 

Kloster Drübeck is picturesquely situated close to the northern border of the Harz Mountains between the historic towns of Ilsenburg and Wernigerode. The former Benediktiner convent dates back to the 10th century. In 960 Otto I the Great donated land to the convent. His successor granted the abbesses jurisdiction which gave them a privileged position in the area.

At the end of the 17th century the Counts of Stolberg-Wernigerode became owners of the convent and changed it into a Damenstift (prestigious independent charitable institution for highly titled ladies). The oldest still existing gardens can be traced back to this time. In the 20th century the institution once more changed and became a sanatorium.

At the end of the 20th century liquidated buildings and land were bought back and all parts underwent comprehensive modernization. For several years now the premises have been used as a hotel and conference site. 

 

 

Accommodation is organized centrally. All attendees are housed on the premises of Kloster Drübeck, typically in double rooms. Each student is responsible for the cost of accommodation including meals (250 € in total). If you plan to arrive the day before the summer school will start, please indicate so when registering.

 

 

Address

Ev. Zentrum Kloster Drübeck

Klostergarten 6

D-38871 Drübeck

 

Kloster Drübeck is located next to the road L 85 at the northern border of the Harz Mountain in the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

How to get to Kloster Drübeck

 

Travelling by car

The best way to get to Kloster Drübeck by car is to take the motorway (Bundesstraße) B6n. When travelling from Goslar or Braunschweig please use the exit 'Ilsenburg' and follow the signs in the direction of Wernigerode (L 85) resp. the reddish-brown signs 'Straße der Romanik'. If you arrive from the east, please use the exit 'Wernigerode Nord' in the direction 'Elbingerode / Schierke'. At the traffic light junction (Hasseröder Brauerei) turn right towards Darlingerode / Ilsenburg. After about 5 km you arrive in Drübeck.

A parking area is available outside the premises next to the L 85 road.

 

Travelling by public transport

Take the train to Ilsenburg station. From there continue your journey either by taxi (~8 € per journey) or by bus (Ilsenburg => Wernigerode, line 260).

 

 

Grants to attend the summer school are available to participants from developing and newly industrialized countries. They are provided by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The grants will cover accommodation and travel expenses. Grant recipients are expected to attend the full summer school and present a poster on their PhD project. The grants will be distributed on a competitive basis, taking into account the academic performance of the applicant and the demonstrated relevance of the summer school to the PhD research. A complete application consists of the following parts:

 

  • letter of motivation
  • curriculum vitae (résumé)
  • abstract of the PhD project.

 

Please submit your grant application together with your registration. Only applications which arrive before 21st April, 2017, will be considered. All grant applicants will be notified by e-mail about two weeks after the deadline about the decision on their application.

 

 

The registration deadline was extended. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail about two weeks after the deadline.

There is no registration fee. However, participants are expected to pay for their accommodation including meals.

All attendees are expected to give a poster presentation on their PhD project and therefore are asked to submit an abstract of their PhD research together with their registration. For the practical course on measurement uncertainty a laptop computer is required.

Guidelines on poster preparation

Registration form

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Abstract

Please upload your poster abstract:

Grant application (attendees from developing and newly industrializied countries)

Please upload your letter of motivation.

Please upload your cv.