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Greenhorn Meeting

About The Greenhorn Meeting

The Greenhorn Meeting is an annual conference which that is exclusively-opened for junior scientists working on quantum optics, atomic physics, and ultra-cold gases, in the last year of graduation or the first half of PhD studies. Besides giving the participants a platform to present their work with talks and posters, the meeting also serves as an informal exchange platform in a relaxed atmosphere, promoting the formation of networks inside the community.

Venue, Date and Time

This year's Greenhorn Meeting will take place at Humboldt University of Berlin at the Institute of Physics in Berlin-Adlershof from 19.09.2023 (Tuesday) to 21.09.2023 (Thursday). Arrival will be in the afternoon of Monday 18.09.2023. The meeting is hosted by the group of Prof. Oliver Benson and the group of Prof. Arno Rauschenbeutel.


Conference Programm

In the conference programm (Download Here!) you will find a detailed overview of the programme of the Greenhorn Meeting, including time, place and abstract of your talk and poster. If you are not happy with the placement of your talk or poster, please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can change it accordingly.



Applicants should be within the first half of their PhD studies or in the last year of their graduation (M. Sc., Diploma, etc.). Each applicant needs to present a poster and give a 15 minute overview (12min talk + 3min questions) on their own research. Poster and talk may cover similar content or present two different projects. Registration is limited to 40 students. In the case of too many applications, we follow a policy of first come first served.

Costs and Accommodation

There is no conference fee.

We reserved an accomodation for 30 people on the hostel ship "Eastern Comfort" directly on the Spree close to the eastern center of Berlin. The accommodation costs 115 Euro from Monday to Thursday (3 nights). Applicants need to pay their trip to Berlin and their accommodation. Usually you can get reimbursed by your university or research institute as this conference constitutes a business trip (Dienstreise). If you organize your accommodation on your own, please notice that the conference venue in Adlershof is located in the southeast corner of Berlin and commuting times can become quite long.



If you want to apply for this year's Greenhorn Meeting, please send us an email with your name, affiliation and abstract for your talk and poster.

The registration is closed as we reached the maximum number of participants. The application deadline was on July 1, 2023. You should have received an email. Please also check your spam folder!


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