FAQ — Our frequently asked questions

  1. When does the Summer School take place?
  2. Between the 10th and the 15th of September 2017

  3. What can participants expect?
    • The lectures have school character, instead of a conference style. That means we set high value on basic introductions, elementary tutorials and general overviews [Recommendations of DPG]. Questions during class and discussions are very welcome. A lecture takes 1h of time.
    • Several lecturers stick to the students all over a day to get in touch with each other.

  4. Poster Presentation / How should the poster presentation look like?
    • Posters with reference to applied photonics are desired. Nevertheless off-topics are possible.
    • Posters will be published on the website.
    • Award for best poster presentation. In order to be considered for this award, the student must meet the following requirements:
      • Student must be the presenting author at the poster session
      • Student must be the leading author of the poster contribution
      • Posters submitted by graduate and undergraduate students are eligible
    • The award is designed to encourage and acknowledge excellence in oral and poster student presentations. A panel of experts will evaluate the posters, both for quality and content.

  5. Registration procedure
    • When is the application deadline?
    • End of April, 15.07.2017
    • Requirements
      • Participants with basic knowledge of photonics are desirable.
      • A poster is not required to participate.
    • Fees, additional / total costs.
      • Fees: 200€ prepaid, for DPG members 100€ prepaid.
        If you receive an acceptance, please, prepay your fee to the following bank account.
      • Please notice that there will be no refund.
      • Are there additional costs expected?
      • Besides the travelling expenses beverages at the Physics School have to be paid. Mineral water, coffee, tea is offered for free.
    • Number of participants?
    • Up to 80 students and young researchers.

  6. If a participant needs a visa
  7. If you received an acceptance to the Summer School, paid the fee for Applied Photonics and need a visa, we can send you an invitation. This invitation cannot, however, guarantee that you will be granted a visa, as that is entirely up to the German Consulate. If you are not granted a visa and have to cancel your participation, we will be able to refund you the service fee only with deduction.

  8. Every participant will receive a certificate at the end of the Summer School
  9. The Bad Honnef Physics School will hand over a certificate to each student who successfully take part in the Summer School.

  10. Does the Summer School have insurance for its students?
  11. No. We strongly recommend that all students obtain travel insurance prior to leaving their home country.

  12. What do participants should bring along?
  13. The Bad Honnef Physics School is similar to a hotel. There is no need for bedclothes or towels.
    Do not bring along alcohol. Traditional German beverages will be arranged. Wine is to pay for. Strong alcohol is not permitted.
    • o The weather can differ from day to day in Germany. In addition to summer clothes, be sure to bring something warm. Sportswear and a raincoat might come in handy as well.

  14. Meals
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included!
    • Please specify diet habits as appropriate in the application form.

  15. How many people share a room?
    • Lecturers get single rooms.
    • Participants get double-rooms. In the case that there are not enough double rooms – some will get single rooms.
    • Male and female participants have separated rooms – if not wished differently.

  16. How to reach the Physics School?
  17. Hauptstraße 5
    53604 Bad Honnef

    Please find a detailed description on the Physics School's website.

  18. Contacts
    • PBH
    • Dr. Victor Gomer
      PBH Contact

    • Hochschule Emden-Leer
    • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Walter Neu Dipl.-Phys.

    • Dr. Sandra Koch

About ILO

The Laser Technology and Photonics Division has been one of the main pillars in the Faculty of Technology for more than two decades at the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer. High-performing and research-intensive working groups have been established at the Institute for Laser and Optics. A substantial amount of third-party funding as well as university-internal funding are expanding the excellent equipment yielding research and development at a high level. Scientific work groups and research activities are implemented in the international Bachelor and Master study courses Engineering Physics. These courses are offered jointly by UAS Emden/Leer and the University of Oldenburg since 1998 and proved to be extremely attractive by more than 1000 graduates from as of now 66 nations worldwide. Fundamental science and application-oriented research being the strengths at U Oldenburg and UAS Emden/Leer are particularly interconnected.

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