The Summer School will take place in Göttingen, Germany, one of the most historically important cities for science. The event is held at the North Campus of the University, which includes the physic, chemistry and geology faculties. The wellcome reception will take place in the Paulinerkirche. All participants will stay in the B&B hotel Göttingen-City close to the central train station. Beside interesting talks, social activities in Göttingen will be offered.
The welcome reception will take place in the Paulinerkiche in the historic center of Göttingen. The contruction of the church was finished in 1304 and was first used as minister. Today the Paulinerkirche belongs to the Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen and is used as exhibition and event hall.
Activities in Göttingen
Göttingen, situated in the middle of Germany between the Harz mountains and the Weser river, is well known for its University, the fame of which is enhanced by 45 Nobel Prize Winners.
The historic city centre, enclosed by the remains of the mediaeval town wall, is home to magnificent churches and half timbered houses dating from the 14th to the 18th century. Much of the urban life takes place within the old town walls. All places of interest are at most a leisurely ten minute walk.
Göttingen’s landmark is the Gänseliesel figure on the fountain at the market square in front of the Old Town Hall. This art nouveau statue figures a girl herding geese. It is a tradition that all new doctoral graduates from the University kiss the cheeks of the statue after passing their examination. This makes her “the most kissed girl in the world”.
Deadline for Registration
Sven Schneider, Georg-August Universität Göttingen
Inke Siewert, Georg-August Universität Göttingen
Alec M. Wodtke, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry