News & Events

19th January 2021

HELIOS held its official virtual launch event. In the morning, directors Francesca Calegari and Mathieu Gisselbrecht introduced HELIOS to our first cohort of PhD students. This was followed by a number of talks about the instrumentation and analytical challenges in the fields of atomic, laser, particle and nano physics. In the afternoon, our students introduced their PhD projects, which vary from searching for dark matter to on-chip DNA analyses. The students also helped shaping the development of the HELIOS programme, by highlighting what skills and experiences they would like to gain during their PhD.

The event was a great success. We are very proud to have assembled this talented team with such a wide range of expertise, and it will continue to grow. We are looking forward to working together over the coming years and supporting and preparing our students for their future careers.