Casimir Knowledge Exchange Platform



Now we are all mostly working from home your work(load) may have changed tremendously. You may want to use the time to learn new research skills, or you have time left to teach them to others. Or you might be looking for someone to talk to during these difficult weeks - we are all in this together and a lot of you may experiences the same difficulties (ranging from feeling lonely or just wanting to talk about something else then research and covid news). Since we are with more than 250 PhD students in Casimir, we think we should be able to help each other in some way. Therefore, we have created the Casimir Knowledge Exchange Platform.

If you are interested in joining, please fill out this form and let us know what you would like to gain, or what you can share. The Casimir office will match you to a fellow PhD student or Postdoc.

Here's an example of the responses we've received: 


Knowledge you would like to share with other people in the Casimir community

Knowledge you would like to gain from your peers


microscopy, dutch, general buddy



structuring & organising things.
note-taking (using latex & bibtex) for retaining knowledge from literature.
basics of latex.
creative poster design - how express your research topic in your poster design.
adobe illustrator (basics & intermediate).
basics of indesign/ indesign for poster making.

- how to start a python project (i’m overwhelmed with all the different packages & thus never start).
- linear stability analysis for dynamic systems (non-linear behaviour).
- error-propagation & basics of statistics.
- homology modelling.
- making a movie with crystal structures in different confirmations.


how to start a python project

1. adobe illustrator (basics & intermediate) or
2. basics of indesign/ indesign for poster making


English writing skills, learn Dutch, Cryogenics, Magnetic Resonance

Help with small programming (matlab or python) or powerpoint tasks (my fingers are inflammed, cannot use a mouse)


Optical experiments, data analysis

Interfacing with device (using python) and simulation of experiments.



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