MIP PhD Seminar

Winter 2013/2014


The MIP Seminar is organized as a multi-disciplinary seminar at the School of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics (MIP). The main motivation is to provide a forum in which PhD students of the three domains learn how to present their research work and their main contributions to scientists in other fields.

We thus go one step beyond practicing research talks and presentation skills: We not only require each attendee to prepare a presentation outlining the challenges to be solved in his or her PhD work, but also to introduce the key research problem and the state of the art in a way that is easy to comprehend and to follow by non-specialists.

Participation is mandatory in all PhD programs at the MIP school.

Course details

This PhD course will be held in English and all the course material is available in English.

  • Seminar, 2 SWS, 5 ECTS



Participants are expected to give a 20 minutes talk about their PhD topic, followed by a discussion. It will be graded for slides, presentation, and interaction with the audience.

It is strongly recommended to having your PhD advisor(s) review your slide set (and to rehearse the talk). Your PhD advisor(s) is more than welcome to join the seminar when you give the talk - please don't forget to invite him or her. Feel free also to discuss the slides beforehand with one of the instructors.

All slides (PDF) used for the talk will be made available on this web site.

Seminar Schedule (LV 703900)

  • Wednesday, 16:15 - 17:45, SR1
  • October 9, 2013: Kick-off meeting and schedule assignment [Slides]
  • October 10, 2013: Stefan Joerer
  • November 6, 2013: Werner Jud and Elmar Ritsch
  • November 20, 2013: Vincenzo De Maio and Georg Spielberger
  • November 27, 2013: Walter Boyajian
  • December 4, 2013: Dominik Pacher and Ioannis Stavrakontonakis
  • December 11, 2013: Anna Usanova and Walter Harm
  • January 15, 2014: Martin Stei (we start sharp at 17:00)
  • January 22, 2014: Bertram Felgenhauer and Bastian Bloessl


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