From October 7 to October 9, the research group convened at beautiful Kloster Benediktbeuern for our annual AdONE retreat. This year's focus was placed on improving joint research and forming smaller projects within our group. The new PhD students of the second cohort introduced plans for their new projects and were given ample opportunity to work together with older students, associated researchers and principal investigators in the "Research Breakout" and "Pick your expert" sessions. A review session for students starting into their third year gave oppurtunity to assess the current progress and identify final steps towards the conclusion of the PhD. A guest lecture by TUM Professor Gudrun Kiesmüller and two comprehensive talks by AdONE members Prof. Martin Bichler and Prof. Maximilian Schiffer rounded out the program.
Building on the success of the inital year of AdONE and once again held in the inspiring solitude of Kloster Bernried (October 8th - 10th, 2018), the subsequent Retreat took up the cause of interactive learning and progress by mutual exchange: Ongoing projects were reviewed and advanced during discussions and workshops, furthermore new members were introduced as well as new scopes of cross-disciplinary collaborations instigated.
The first retreat of the GRK2201 was held from 09.10.2017 - 11.10.2017 at the Bildungshaus St. Martin in Bernried. The goals of the first gathering of this format was to foster a culture of transparency and interaction between the involving chairs and sub-projects. By bringing methodologies, ideas, disciplines and people together, ongoing projects could receive new impulses as well as new projects be stimulated.