Even if we unfortunately have to do without a real conference dinner with wine and good food, we would like to transport a little of the PuG atmosphere into online land. We have therefore tried to create a space in which, in addition to the scientific exchange, the informal and friendly conversations that always make up our PuG are also possible. We hope that we have succeeded in this and that many will take advantage of the offer to meet in our gather.town outside of symposia and poster sessions.

Our gather.town is a virtual conference centre where you can move around freely, meet other participants, view posters or take part in events. If you encounter other participants in gather.town, a video connection is established automatically, so that you can talk easily and without prior arrangements. It is also possible to meet at coffee tables and sitting areas with a limited number of participants and to talk there undisturbed and unoverheard.

Coffee Breaks

There will be short breaks between sessions. If you do not feel the need to visit the rest room or get fresh coffee, please come and visit our gather.town Coffee Lounge, where you can meet with other participants, have after-session discussions, gossip, or just hang out. The Lounge will be open around-the-clock during the conference, so you can arrange meetings here at any time. You will find private spaces there where no one can overhear you!

All participants are kindly asked to provide their own supplies of coffee, soft drinks, and snacks due to the online nature of the conference.


Wednesday, June 2, from 19:00

As is the habit at the PuG, Wednesday evening provides the excellent opportunity to mingle and meet with your colleagues and friends. This year, it is even more important to join us there, because this will be the test run for the poster session. During the get-together, you can check if your computer works well with gather.town and familiarize yourself with the app. Should there be any problems, you can contact out friendly help desk staff, who will do everything to get things running. Poster presenters might also want to have a quick look over in the poster hall to see whether their poster has safely arrived at our venue.

Social Evening with Award Ceremony and Pub Quiz

Thursday, June 3, 20:00

On Thursday, the social evening gets going with the award ceremony for the Science Communication Award, Supervisor Award, and Mentoring Award hosted by the Early Career Researchers. Due to capacity limits, this session will happen in Zoom.

At 20:30, those who registered for the pub quiz will join another Zoom session, where quiz master Jasper Roskilly will get their heads spinning!

Everyone else is invited to join us in the gather.town ballroom to round off an exciting conference day with wine, beer, and some pleasant conversation. So, do not forget to chill the drinks!

Pub Quiz

We, the Young Scientists’ Representatives, have been creative and present a new way for you to spend a nice evening with your favourite colleagues, and to have as much fun at the PuG as you are used to have.

Do you know your Lockdown from your John Locke? How about your Quarantine from your Quantum Dynamics? If so, then this quiz is for you!

Get ready to team up and take part in the first ever PuG Pub Quiz hosted by “Master of Disaster” Jasper Roskilly, who will entertain you with a fun multi-round quiz packed with audio and visual content. Expect an exciting quiz involving a variety of questions relating to all kinds of categories such as Geography, Popular Culture and – who knows – maybe even the event itself!

So, get your thinking caps on and let’s get quizzical at this summer’s Pub Quiz! You will be competing in smaller groups of up to five people – which team will come out on top? It’s worth taking part – there are great prizes waiting for the winning teams!

You are invited to join on June 3, 2021 at 8:30 pm. Registration for the event will be possible via ConfTool after the poster submission deadline.

We’re looking forward to seeing your heads spinning!