Apply until May 15th, 2020! As part of the Excellence Strategy, the Humboldt-Universität once again awards Humboldt Research Track Scholarships

Flavie Davidson-Marquis 

Funding for Master's students with strong research skills who plan to pursue a doctorate.
The Humboldt Research Track funding line is designed to support outstanding Master’s students from Humboldt-Universität who plan to pursue a doctorate. Graduates from other universities may also be funded if they pursue a doctorate at Humboldt-Universität. The program offers funding for the transition phase between the end of a Master’s program and the beginning of a doctorate. Requirements for funding are excellent academic results and an original, high-quality proposal of the doctoral project. Applications may already be submitted during the Master’s studies, but funding can only start after graduation. The scholarship helps recipients to focus on the preparation of their doctorate.

How much funding is provided?
Funding of 800 EUR per month is awarded for up to six months. Scholarship holders with children receive an additional 400 EUR a month for the first child, plus 100 EUR for each additional child. In exceptional cases, funding can be extended for up to an additional six months Monatlich 800 EUR Stipendium über sechs Monate, ggf. Familienzuschlag (gemäß Richtlinien der DFG), Verlängerung in Ausnahmefällen um weitere sechs Monate möglich.

What are the application deadlines?
The Humboldt Research Track Scholarships are awarded four times a year. Application periods are
1 April to 15 May for funding starting 1 August
1 June to 15 July for funding starting 1 October
1 September to 15 October for funding starting 1 February
1 December to 15 January for funding starting 1 April.

Further information is provided here



Flavie Davidson-Marquis supported by IRIS Adlershof fellowship

Flavie Davidson-Marquis
Flavie Davidson-Marquis

Our modern society depends on the efficient processing of information, but conventional electronic data processing is reaching its limits. We need new approaches to store and process large amounts of information. Quantum computing is  the promising candidate, and quantum supremacy has already been shown in 2019.

If photons are used as qubits, they have to be controlled, slowed and stored, f.e. in a waveguide or a light-cage. Flavie Davidson-Marquis, a PhD-student in the group of Prof. Oliver Benson, who is a member of IRIS Adlershof, is investigating a novel light-cage type waveguide: She explores the enhanced light-matter interaction resulting from cohabitation of caesium vapour and a guided field.

IRIS Adlershof supports this research with a fellowship, so Flavie can focus on finalizing the project and getting the results ready for publication.


Prof. Caterina Cocchi appointed W3 professorship at the University of Oldenburg

The Ministry of Science and Culture of the State Niedersachsen, has appointed Professor Caterina Cocchi the W3 professorship "Theoretical Solid State Physics" at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg. Ms. Cocchi, who is a member of IRIS Adlershof, will move to her new position in Oldenburg at the beginning of the summer semester 2020. She will keep in touch with Humboldt-Universität as a visiting scientist, as project leader within the CRC 951 “HIOS”, as well as a member of IRIS Adlershof.

We warmly congratulate Ms. Cocchi and wish her every success and all the best for her new position. We look forward to our further fruitful cooperation.