The Summer School will take place in Göttingen, Germany, one of the most historically important cities for science. The event is held at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. 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.


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”.


Summer School was cancelled due to Covid-19.

Important Dates

Deadline for Registration


Organizing Committee


Ricardo Mata, Georg-August Universität Göttingen

Jörg Behler, Georg-August Universität Göttingen

Alec M. Wodtke, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry


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