PhD-PostDoc-Retreat 2017

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Dear PhD and Post-Doc students of the D-MATL,

We would like to invite you to the first D-MATL PhD-Post-Doc retreat!

This event aims at improving the team spirit in our department and will take place on three days in August 2017 (Thursday-Saturday).
We are pleased to announce that our department is supporting this retreat not just financially but also by recognizing it as working days; therefore, you will not have to take vacations. Additionally, the department is going to take care of most of the costs for the retreat: accommodation at a Youth Hostel on the lake, food including an evening BBQ and activities such as Quizzes, chilling and lake swimming. You will only have to organize your own journey to Ticino (train, car, ...).

When: August 17th-19th

Where: Youth Hostel Figino in Ticino

What: Materials quiz, BBQ, swimming, hiking, presentations,
and much more!

How (to get there): Further information on the available and suggested trains/transportation time etc. will follow.

Feel free to give your input on what other activities you have in mind - after all this is a retreat for all of us and we would highly appreciate all suggestions for activity and active participation
from your side! Also, if you want to actively get involved in the organization, do not hesitate to contact us!

Please note that the number of spots for this retreat is limited since this is the first time and therefore will determine how we plan this event in the future. The spots are given away on a first come, first serve basis. So be quick to fill out the doodle:
Registration closes on May, 15th.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Looking forward to seeing many of you joining this new very special event.

Your SAM Team