Equal Opportunities

Our RTG is committed to equal opportunities for all persons without regard to sex, gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, culture, or any other personal characteristic or condition. We are constantly striving towards cultivating a more gender- and diversity-sensitive environment in physics.

Internships for Women

We offer a limited number of internship positions for master and advanced undergraduate students who identify as women. These internships would provide opportunities to work with mentors from the RTG.

Internships can be as long as 3 months and should not be shorter than 1 month.

The internships are financially supported with a stipend of 450 Euro per months and up to 200 Euro to cover travel expenses to come to Berlin. If needed, additional financial support can be discussed.

Internships will typically take place during the university semesters (April to July, October to January), but flexibility can be discussed with the supervisor. The committee will consider the applications received every two months, the next deadline for applications being February 1st (next ones April 1st, June 1st, etc.).

Supervisor of an internship can be any principal investigator associated with the RTG. Possible topics are (non-exhaustive list!):

  • Kaluza-Klein spectra of string theory compactifications
  • Consistent truncations from string theory compactifications
  • Topological recursion and random matrix theory
  • Discretization in fluid dynamics and homotopy algebras
  • Quantum Mechanics via BV Algebras

Your application for an internship should include a letter of motivation, a CV, copies of transcripts and certificates (everything compiled in a single pdf file). In addition, please indicate one or more research areas and/or possible supervisors you are interested to do your internship in.

Please send your application via email to rtg2575@* with Application internship as the subject.

HU Women in Physics Series – Winter Semester 2021

In this series of talks, on Wednesdays at 5pm starting 27. October, 2021, women at HU introduce their research and share their career experiences. How did they get to where they are today? Each talk will be followed by a discussion session. There will also be some coffee, tea, and cookies!
Everyone is welcome to attend!

This will be a hybrid (on-campus + Zoom) event.
The talks will be held in IRIS Adlershof, Zum Gro├čen Windkanal 2, Rm 1.221.
Please register through this form.

Import this event series into your calendar.

Speaker Schedule:

27.10. Prof. Dr. Caterina Cocchi
Professor in theoretical solid state physics

3.11. Lina Alasfar
PhD student in theoretical particle physics

10.11. Inna Kviatkovsky
PhD student in experimental optical physics

17.11. Prof. Dr. Cigdem Issever
Professor in experimental particle physics

24.11. Dr. Valentina Forini
Einstein Fellow in mathematical physics

1.12. Dr. Nichol Furey
Volkswagen Freigeist Fellow in mathematical physics

8.12. Prof. Dr. Claudia Draxl
Professor in theoretical solid state physics

Resources at HU

Equal Opportunities at HU Berlin

Women in Physics HU Berlin

WiNS (Women in Natural Sciences) Adlershof

Humboldt Graduate School

METIS Gender Equality & Family Friendliness in Research Alliances


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