From May 30th to June 2nd 2023 the second retreat of the Georg H. Endress Postdoc cluster took place with a total of 22 participants in the Valbella Inn Resort Lenzerheide, located in a beautiful mountain environment in the canton Graubünden in Switzerland. After a short introduction of the Basel and Freiburg group leaders, the (associate, present and future) GHE Fellows presented their results in the form of 45min scientific presentations (Click on title to read more).

The good atmosphere, together with the face to face nature of the seminars triggered many interesting questions and stimulating discussions. In addition to the scientific part of the meeting there were also social events – a hike and a conference dinner – where PIs and GHE fellows from Freiburg and Basel could get to know each other in person:

Hike: Extended tour around the Heidsee

On Thursday afternoon we started our hike directly from the Valbella resort and took and extended tour around the Heidsee where we also had our lunch break. The hike was less challenging than the one in the previous retreat such that we had enough breath for deep physics discussions along the way.

Conference dinner 

After the refreshing afternoon hike we were spoiled with a delicious several course conference dinner on Thursday evening at our conference location, the Valbella resort.


Impressions from the Hike

Below some pictures of the Thursday afternoon hike.

Group picture at the Heidsee, where we had our lunch break

Slight walk up the hill on the west side of Heidsee

Of course some cows on a meadow can’t be missing