Quantum Universe – Beate Naroska Junior and Senior Guest Professorships 2020

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    Universität Hamburg
    Mobility Incoming
    Natural sciences
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
    Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)
    Leading Researcher (R4) (Researchers leading their research area or field)

Call for Applications or Nominations
Beate Naroska Junior and Senior Guest Professorships 2020

Beate Naroska (1943–2008) was a professor in experimental particle physics at the University of Hamburg from 1989 to 2008. She was an excellent scientist, a very devoted teacher and a mentor of many young scientists. She performed most of her research at DESY and CERN and made pivotal contributions to a wide range of questions in particle physics using data from the ISR, PETRA and HERA accelerators. This guest professorship programme of the Cluster of Excellence Quantum Universe at Universität Hamburg and DESY has been established in her honour.

The guest professorship will be awarded annually to two successful female scientists who distinguish themselves not only by their excellent research in one of the research areas of Quantum Universe (Higgs physics, Dark Matter, Gravitational Waves, Quantum Theories) but also by being a visible role model for women in the discipline.  The Award consists of a personal prize money (Senior Award 7500 €; Junior Award 5000 €) and a certificate. The awardees will receive an invitation to Hamburg for up to six months. Support for travel and living expenses including child care is available during the absence from the home institution. This additional budget will give them the opportunity to participate in the scientific activities of Quantum Universe, to collaborate with its members, and to actively contribute to the qualification of early career researchers within the Quantum Universe Research School.

Overall, this guest professorship aims to:

  • provide excellent research conditions for outstanding female researchers
  • attract world leading researchers to Hamburg
  • provide role models for women in the physical sciences and encourage networking
  • start new and intensify existing collaborations

We encourage you to apply or nominate an outstanding female researcher by the 24th of January 2020. Please send us the application form, a scientific CV including publications and teaching experience, a statement of research interests, and a statement about existing or potential cooperations with Quantum Universe researchers. If applicable, you may also include involvements in equal opportunity related initiatives.

Please direct your applications or nominations to office@qu.uni-hamburg.de with subject line Beate Naroska Professorship 2020. Possible questions may be directed to the Quantum Universe Diversity Office (+49 40 8998-5184; eileen.schwanold@uni-hamburg.de).

Information about the Quantum Universe and its activities can be found on the web page: https://www.qu.uni-hamburg.de/.


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