MM Connect

Veranstaltungsreihe von und für PhDs und Postdocs
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Das Veranstaltungsformat „MM Connect“ bietet jungen Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern des Clusters die Möglichkeit, sich regelmäßig auszutauschen.

Sie können sich und ihr Forschungsprojekt vorstellen (MM Arrival), sich verabschieden, wenn der nächste Karriereschritt ansteht (MM Departure) und sich über Tools, Konzepte und Erfahrungen austauschen (MM Impulse). Mit MM Common Ground haben erfahrene WissenschaftlerInnen eine Plattform, um ihre Sicht auf das akademische Leben zu teilen und persönliche Tipps an NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen weiterzugeben.

Die Veranstaltungsreihe findet alle zwei Wochen mittwochs um 13.15 im MM Conference Centre statt.

Alle MM Connect-Talks werden auf Ende Mai verschoben.

Die Vortragstermine werden neu geplant.

Postponed talks

  • 11. Mar. 14:30-17:30 - Workshop-Special for Postdocs "Career perspectives and orientation"
    Workshop will be rescheduled.
  • 25. Mar. - Jens Reinhold - "MM Impulse on directed reading classes" and tba.
  • 8. April - Prof. Thomas Nikolaus - "MM Common Ground"
  • 22. April - Roberta Marziani "MM Arrival" and Jonas Potthoff "MM Impulse".
  • 13. May - "International Women in Maths Day"
  • 27. May  - tba.

Upcoming talks

  • 24. June - tba.
  • 8. July - tba.
  • 28. October - "MM Impulse on 2-Min Pitches by Iva Ognjanovic"

Would you like to give a talk? Great! Send a mail to to schedule your talk. 

  • Past MM Connect talks


    • 26. Feb. - Ramona Sasse "MM Impulse" and Claudius Heyer "MM Arrival"
    • 12. Feb. - Johannes Branahl and Martin Brückerhoff  "MM Arrival" 
    • 29. Jan. - Julia Schleuß "MM Impulse"
    • 15. Jan. - Jeroen Winkel - "MM Arrival" and introduction of the MMGS speakers Dennis and Maike


    • 11. Dec. - Stefano Ariotta - "MM Impulse"
    • 27. Nov. - Divya Sharma and Sahana Balasubramanya - "MM Impulse"
    • 13. Nov. - Matteo Perugini and Julius Lohmann - "MM Arrival"
    • 16. Oct. - Jonas Mc Candless and Omar Mohsen - "MM Arrival"
    • 9. Oct. - Jannes Bantje - "MM Impulse"
    • 25. Sept. - Martina Fruttidoro and Chiara D'Onofrio - "MM Arrival"
    • 11. Sept. - Jens Reinhold - "MM Arrival"
    • 28. August - Georg Frenck - "MM Departure"
    • 17. Juli -  Filippo Calderoni -  "MM Departure"

Guiding questions and topics for your MM Connect talk

(These questions are only ideas/suggestions for your talk. You are welcome to find your own topics. A more exhaustive list of questions can be handed out in advance to (potential) speakers).

  • MM Arrival

    getting to know the newcomers

    • About me/Who am I?
    • What have I done prior to my new/current position (Masters, PhD): where and with whom have I studied/worked with?
    • What am I looking forward to with regard to the upcoming PhD/Postdoc period?
    • What am I good at and could teach others? Which knowledge/skills could I share with others?
    • ...

  • MM Departure

    Getting to know what others were doing at MM and what they are up to next.

    • What have I done during my PhD/Postdoc period here at Mathematics Münster?
    • What were my highlights during my PhD/Postdoc period?
    • What have I achieved in the last year? What were the challenges? What did I do well and with what did I have difficulties?
    • What’s next: Which city am I moving to and why? How did I get the new job (experiences in job hunting)? Which challenges am I expecting for the next steps?
    • ...

  • MM Impulse

    Conveying knowledge, tools and experience that can help to succeed in academia and structure or improve work routines.

    • Project management
    • Handling procrastination
    • Shaping your supervision
    • LaTeX or GitLab tricks
    • Networking

  • MM Common Ground

    Finding a common ground of advanced and young researchers beyond the borders of one’s own mathematical research field. Professors can share their insights into academic life regarding the way of thinking and working, challenges and motivation.

    • What would I have liked to know as a PhD student/ postdoc? I wish someone had told me that ...
    • My experience living and working in different countries ...
    • Which idea/concept motivates my research? What is the “core idea” or leading question of my field of research?
      How does my research relate to the terms: Dynamics – Geometry – Structure?
    • I feel stuck, when ... Usually I attempt to get unstuck by doing ...
    • The most beautiful aspect of my research is ....
    • ...