Coming up: Casimir course - Programming (online: network-based instruction)





The majority of scientists encounter tasks where programming is either helpful or even required. With relatively little training, you can solve these tasks in a fast, systematic, and clean way while also making your solutions reusable for yourself and others. This Casimir course will give you this training.

Other than previous years, the format is switched to a community/mentorship model, where teammates and mentors are found via a forum. Together, they use the course materials and infrastructure to work on hands-on exercises to immediately apply the new skills. At the end of the course, a short report will show the achieved results and will be evaluated by the instructor. After successfully completing the course, you might become a mentor for other participants. Going over the materials again from the instructor perspective will deepen your understanding and acquire mentoring experience.

This programming course is based on the Python programming language due to its low entry barrier and popularity within scientific computing, however many things that you learn will apply to other programming languages.

The course is aimed at both PhD students and postdocs. It is suitable for people with little prior knowledge as well as for those familiar with some of the course topics.

The course will take about five full days to complete (planned according your own schedule). After successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 5 GSCs.

More information soon
Currently, course materials are being updated to fit this new format. More information will follow soon (including how to register). The expected starting date will be February 1st, 2023.