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MAP Young Faculty Meeting 2022


09:15 - 17:00


Bahnhofplatz 2
Berner Generationenhaus
3011 Bern

The Young Faculty Meeting 2022 will take place on 6 September 2022 at the Berner Generationenhaus next to the main station of Berne.

Young Faculty Meeting of the Platform MAP
Image: Jason Goodman, Unsplash

You can register via until 16 August. Please indicate your first and last name and the institution where you work.

The prerequisite for participation is a leading position at a Swiss university and that your PhD degree was completed no more than ten years ago.


9:15 - Registration and Coffee
9:35 - Welcome and round of introduction
9:45 - Science Talk Mathematics
10:10 - Science Talk Astronomy
10:35 - Coffee Break
11:05 - Science Talk Physics
11:30 - Lunch
13:30 - Workshop "Leadership" Part 1
14:40 - Coffee Break
15:00 - Workshop "Leadership" Part 2
16:50 - Closing Remarks

Young Faculty Science Talks

We are looking forward to a science talk on each of the fields of MAP - mathematics, astronomy, and physics.

  • Mathematics: Alba Grassi (University of Geneva): The Mathematics and Physics of String Dualities
  • Astronomy: Aurel Schneider (University of Zurich): What the heck is dark matter? Insights from astrophysics and cosmology
  • Physics: Ileana-Cristina Benea-Chelmus (EPFL): Sub-cycle metrology of terahertz electromagnetic waves

Workshop "Leadership"

Topic: Conflicts in various hierarchical situations

Kathrin Küchler from the Leadership and Development Department at the University of Basel explains constructive approaches to conflicts in your everyday work as a researcher. In particular, she addresses different hierarchical situations - conflict with superiors, peers and group members.

The skills acquired are practised and improved in role plays.

Organising Committee

Emeline Bolmont (Astronomy, University of Geneva)
Patrick Potts (Physics, University of Basel)
Julien Carron (Theoretical Physics, University of Geneva)
Julian Sonner (MAP Presidium, University of Geneva)



  • Anina Steinlin
    Platform Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics (Platform MAP)
    House of Academies
    PO Box
    3001 Bern

  • Dr Marc Türler
    Platform Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics (Platform MAP)
    House of Academies
    PO Box
    3001 Bern

Participation in the event is free of charge. Venue, lunch and coffee breaks are funded by the Platform MAP. Only the travel to Berne is at your own expenses.
Languages: English