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6th PhDnet Interdisciplinary Scientific Event

June 24 - 26, 2011, Saarbrücken, Germany

Serendipity in Science

Danièle Bourcier

CNRS-Université Paris 2

Governance, Law, and Serendipity
Kurt Mehlhorn

Max Planck Institute for Informatics

The Physarum Computer

Menko Victor (Pek) van Andel

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Serendipity patterns in Biology and Medicine

This event is organized by three PhD students: Bibek Dhital (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig), Karsten Dittrich (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg), and Christine Rizkallah (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken) as part of the activities of the PhDnet of the Max Planck Society (MPS).

The aim of this event is to encourage interdisciplinary exchange in science, be it through personal contacts or interdisciplinary activities. It allows PhD students from different fields to meet and exchange knowledge about different research topics. It is meant to be a platform where young researches from different scientific fields connect together.


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PhDnet Event 2011