TRR 170 supported I, Scientist Conference 2018

TRR 170 supported the recent ‘I, Scientist Conference’ at Berlin-Adlershof (August 25-26, 2018). Focus of the event were female role models in- and outside of academia.

About 380 participants attended “I, Scientist 2018 - The conference on Gender, Career Paths and Networking” to get informed on gender disparities and possible solutions, explore job opportunities at the career fair and expand their network during various events. Additionally, a satellite day at TU Berlin provided further information on management issues and also was location of the  ‘Science Slam.’

The conference had a distinct high diversity in issues such as combining career and family, working in an international environment, etc.. Senior scientists, early-stage researchers and entrepreneurs presented various career paths opportunities.

Attending participants also showed great diversity coming from a variety of scientific fields and backgrounds.

According to the ‘I, Scientist’ organization, this event was an empowering experience for all participants. The conference shed light on the need for mentoring and networking for professional development, whether it is in academia or alternative career paths. 

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Brian Mason Award

Markus Patzek, PhD student at the Institute of Planetologie (University of Münster, Germany) received the Brian Mason Award (1,500 $) for his abstract presented at the Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society in Moscow (July 22. – 27., 2018).

This award honors young PhD students and is sponsored by the “Meteorite Times Magazine” and the „International Meteorite Collectors Association (IMCA)“. Markus reports the discovery of volatile-rich fragments in brecciated meteorites that are different in their mineralogical and isotopical composition from CI chondrites. This result indicates a larger variability of primitive CI-like material in the early Solar System 4.5 billion years ago. The new discovered fragments are important to understand the composition of building blocks of terrestrial planets.

(Photo by A. Bischoff, WWU)



Guest at WWU Münster

Michael Bizimis of the University of South Carolina is visiting Andreas Stracke's group. Christian Renggl from the Australien National University in Canberra, Australia, is a postdoc with Stephan Klemme's group.




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The European Planetary Science Congress 2018 will take place at the TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 
16–21 September 2018.

This attractive location provides a platform to exchange and present results, develop new ideas and to network amongst the worldwide planetary sciences community. It will have a distinctively interactive style, with an extensive mix of talks, workshops and posters, intended to provide a stimulating environment for the community to meet. The meeting will cover the entire scope of the planetary sciences.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Aims & scope

The intention of the European Planetary Science Congress 2018 is to cover a broad area of science topics related to planetary science and planetary missions. The programme of the congress will contain oral and poster sessions, and it will emphasize workshops and panel discussions in order to have a strong interaction between the participants.