Like in past years, there are two independent competitions which PhD students joining the symposium are eligible to apply for.
In the WRITING CONTEST PhD students were encouraged to write a creative essay about their research. These stories were not only intended for peers in their field but should also be for the layman without a scientific background. In past years, successful competitors have written essays relating not just to their research field but also showing their great excitement for their research question, addressing common scientific misconceptions about their field and in-cooperated them in entertaining stories about their scientific endevor. With great pleasure we present this years three winning essays.
In the IMAGE CONTEST, PhD students presented fascinating moments captured from their own scientific work. The images were taken on a variety of scientific imaging devices.