Spring School – a Week of Doctoral Studies 2011

The Spring School – a Week of Doctoral Studies at Faculty of Science, is organized as an Activity 3.2 within the DOCTORAND project (ITMS project 26110230013 of the European Social Fund), by the P. J. Šafárik University, Košice, Slovakia, in the area of High Tatras during the period May 16-20, 2011. Its aim is to get together senior researchers and Ph.D. students working in various areas of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. The organization of the Spring School will emphasize interdisciplinary aspects of current research trends in these areas. The languages of the Spring School will be English and Slovak.

Duration of the Spring School will be 5 days (Monday – Friday). The structure of the Spring School will be as follows:

  • Two plenary lectures for all participants, this year devoted to Computer Science and Mathematics:
  • Three specialized sessions with lectures running in parallel, devoted to the given areas (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics).
  • An interdisciplinary Student Research Forum, providing opportunity for participating Ph.D. students to present contributions related to their own research results also to their colleagues working in different areas.
  • An interdisciplinary Poster Session for participating Ph.D. students.
  • Open Discussion Session, devoted to general current research trends and challenging open problems.

The organizers will publish a proceedings containing the invited lectures, as well as abstracts of contributing Ph.D. students.

The Spring School is also open for participants from other universities. External participants will not be charged any fee for attendance at the lectures, however, we do not provide any refunds for accommodation, meals, or traveling expenses. Submissions to Student Research Forum or Poster Session by external participating Ph.D. students are encouraged.

Last but not least, in your free time, the Spring School venue will also provide an opportunity for informal discussions, exchange of new ideas, and socializing with lectures and students working in different areas.