We welcome Martin Elff (Politics and Public Administration), Philip Leifeld (Politics and Public Administration), Elena Rosseeva (Chemistry) and Filip Wojciechowski (Chemistry) at the Zukunftskolleg. Elena Rosseeva is one of the new 5-year Research Fellows, the three men are new 2-year Postdoctoral Fellows. All were selected in the last call for applications and started their Fellowship in April.
Spiegel Online published an interview with Giovanni Galizia entitled “Die Trägheit der Veränderung” („Inertia of Change“). He talked about the perspectives of young researchers at German universities, the attractiveness of the Zukunftskolleg and the tenure track model.
The original interview was conducted and published by the university magazine „duz“ in March:
We welcome Daniele Brida (Physics), Torsten Pietsch (Physics) and Nils Weidmann (Politics) at the Zukunftskolleg. As the first of a total of eight 5-year Research Fellows that were selected in the last call for applications, they started their Fellowship. All three newcomers are not totally new at the University of Konstanz: Torsten Pietsch has been a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics since September 2009. Daniele Prida has been working as group leader in the Department of Physics since September 2012. And Sofia Kovalevskaja prize winner Nils Weidmann arrived in Konstanz in October 2012.
We congratulate Philip Leifeld who won the Südwestmetall prize 2013. Philip Leifeld is one of our new 2-year Postdoctoral Fellows. He starts working at the Zukunftskolleg in April. With the Südwestmetall prize the Baden-Württemberg Employers’ Association of the Metal and Electrical Industry honors outstanding young researchers of the state´s universities. The awarding will take place on April 25 in Fribourg.
We welcome Tamir Hassan (Computer and Information Science), Gianluca Rastelli (Physics) and Julia Boll (Literature) at the Zukunftskolleg. As the next of a total of 16 2-year Postdoctoral Fellows that were selected in the last call for applications, they started their Fellowship in March. 10 further new Postdoctoral Fellows will come in the course of the next months.
The Zukunftskolleg welcomes new Associated Fellows: Stephan Hacker (Chemistry) and Johanna Kastl (Biology) are members of the Graduate School “Chemical Biology”; Tahmina Sadat Hadjer (Politics and Public Administration), Karsten Wasiluk (Economics) and Katarina Zigova (Economics) are members of the Graduate School “Decision Sciences”. They received a Doctoral Fellowship from the Zukunftskolleg to finance the last year of their dissertation.
Attila Tanyi´s temporary professorship at the University of Bayreuth was prolonged for six months. He will hold his position in the “Philosophy and Economics program” also in the summer term 2013.
Thomas Voigtmann is one of this year´s 142 Outstanding Referees nominated by the American Physical Society (APS). The editors of the APS journals have selected them out of more than 60.000 currently active referees. Initiated in 2008, the Outstanding Referee program recognizes scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in the APS journals. Selections are based on two decades of records on the number, quality, and timeliness of referee reports. The 2013 honorees come from 27 different countries, with large contingents from the US, Germany, UK, Canada, and France. For more information and a listing of all Outstanding Referees, please visit http://publish.aps.org/OutstandingReferees.
We congratulate Zukunftskolleg Alumnus Rudolf Bratschitsch who accepted a professorship at the Physical Institute at the University of Muenster. Rudolf Bratschitsch was a Fellow from December 2007 until October 2010 as well as a member of the Board of Directors from October 2008 until September 2009. We wish him all the best!
From February 21 until March 8, 2013, erg’s gallery in Brussels shows a solo exhibition of Senior Fellow Alexander Schellow, which is dedicated to the city of Tirana. Based on the artist´s practice to reconstruct experiences through drawings from memory, the installation features drawings, animation films, texts and other materials related to the Albanian city, and testifies the work in progress that the former Artist in Residence is devoting to it.
More information about the exhibition: http://galerie.erg.be/