PhD day 8 - year 2017

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The event is concluded, we thanks all participants and collaborators.
Should you have any comments or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us.

About the sheep logo

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The PhD Day was held for the first time in 2009 at the “Polo Scientifico” in Sesto Fiorentino, thanks to the efforts of some Physics and Chemistry PhD students. Long before the realization of the “Polo Scientifico” campus, in this area was common to spot a local sheep flock. Still nowadays these sheep keep grazing around the departments, unconcerned of what surround them.
Indeed, the presence of departments and research centers has never deterred the shepherd to change his usual route. So, we are used to wait for sheep crossing while driving, to spot the signs of their shift through the various connecting alleys, to attend lectures together with about twenty sheep huddled near the window looking for shelter from the summer heat.
For all these reasons, the choice of a sheep as logo for the PhD Day has been natural. For us, the sheep represents the determination, the persistence and the longing for collaboration which mark the PhD student. Careless of resignations, retirements, discoveries and excellence, the PhD student is the foundation and the engine of research.
Fundamental, but still not considered enough.



The event

24th May 2017, 8.30-18.30

The PhD-day is an event that brings together the academia from different fields of study and undergraduate students to allow building a scientific research network in the University of Florence.
The University of Florence will be hosting the 8th edition of PhD–Day. This year, the PhD-Day8 is opened to all the PhD students of the University of Florence and welcomes the partecipation from all areas of study. PhD students will have the unique opportunity to share their work and find unexpected common interests while discussing their findings with colleagues from all departments and research institutes of the University of Florence.

Undergraduate students are also invited to follow this event. For all students who need to choose their thesis, this will be an excellent opportunity to find out what research groups are and what they actually do! Furthermore, the PhD-Day8 is an opportunity to learn more about topics not usually covered during the course of studies.

The event will take place the 24th May, 2017 at the "Blocco Aule" building, which is located in the Polo Scientifico of Sesto Fiorentino.

During the event an attendance certificate will be released for anyone giving a talk or presenting a poster.

We are looking forward to see you soon at the PhD-Day8!

The PhD-Day8 Organizing Committee
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Le pecore e il simbolo
Il PhD Day è un evento nato nel 2009 al Polo Scientifico di Sesto Fiorentino, per iniziativa di alcuni dottorandi di Fisica e Chimica. Fauna tipica del luogo è un gregge di pecore presente nella zona già prima della sua costruzione e che incurante di tutto ciò che gli sta intorno, pascola liberamente intorno ai vari edifici. Infatti, la presenza dei vari dipartimenti e centri di ricerca non ha mai scoraggiato il pastore a cambiare “aria”. Quindi, per noi è comune dover attendere l’attraversamento pecore quando passi in macchina, trovare i segni del loro passaggio sui vari vialetti di collegamento, fare lezione con una ventina di ovini accalcati accanto alla finestra in cerca di un riparo dal caldo estivo. Per tutti questi motivi era inevitabile, alla nascita dell’evento, sceglierle come simbolo della perseveranza, della testardaggine e della voglia di coesione dei dottorandi. Incurante di dimissioni, pensionamenti, scoperte ed eccellenze, il dottorando è il settore primario e il motore della ricerca. Necessario, ma spesso non abbastanza considerato.