The cluster offers excellent research and training opportunities for young researchers on all levels of their career. In the following we specify the underlying concepts and training program.
The main objective of the training program is to provide a stimulating and challenging environment and an infrastructure enabling graduate students as well as postdoctoral reserachers to acquire the broad knowledge necessary for forefront research in the interdisciplinary areas of the cluster. The Ph.D. students and the postdocs will be equipped with the necessary scientific, technical and methodical skills. Related teaching will be structured into intensive courses with topics concerning the three research areas A,B,C as well as specific workshops on programming, experimental instrumentation, etc. The teaching program rests on the groups whose research areas span the complete range to be taught within the training program. This implies that Ph.D. cutting-edge research projects can be offered in all areas of the cluster. The research areas of the cluster encompass the traditional disciplines physics, chemistry and biology under the unifying theme of advanced imaging of matter.
The above structure allows the students to systematically build up their curriculum by choosing appropriate intense courses and workshops which address their personal educational needs for an excellent research performance.