In case of trouble

In case of trouble

A PhD may be rough. If you are in trouble, or feeling bad, do not stay alone! The sooner you share your troubles the easier it is to find help.

Read again your thesis charter, which includes prescriptions to solve conflicts. You may ask:
* Your thesis committee
* members of your laboratory
* The doctoral school representatives
* PhD students representatives
* Anybody you trust

Some problems deserve a special attetion. Do not by-pass them, whether you are a witness or a victim.

A PhD is a lot of work. Usually much more than a typical job.

However you should not work night and day, WE included. There may be some times when extra efforts are required. But you must also keep a healthy life, including (some) hollidays. You will work better if you keep in shape.

These guidelines were written for the SciencesPo school so the mail contact and phone number are not valid for the doctoral school.

We recommend you to read these brochures (link above) about sexual harassment to help you to identify and react if need be. Indeed, a part of sexual harassment problems is that it is not always detected as sexual harassment by the victims or/and witnesses.

Moreover, contrary to popular belief, sexual harassment perpetrators are not only supervisors or bosses, it can come from anyone: PhD students, postdocs, researchers, professors, ... (male and female). We want to remind you that sexual harassment is against the law and only the perpetrators are to blame and not the victims.

If you are a victim or a witness of an inappropriate situation, you can contact the representative students, the representative from the Universities or the director of the doctoral school. You can also talk confidently to a doctor, a nurse or a social worker in the universities and/or laboratories.

News

  • Results of the ED AAIF 2022 competition.
  • Main list, by alphabetical order: ABD EL DAYEM Karim, AOULAD LAFKIH Samy, APPAVOU Maria, AYA Alnajjarine, AYKROYD Christopher, BERAT Jack, BERRIOT Etienne, BISERO Sofia, BOUCHET Tristan, DEGOTT Lucie, FERNANDEZ Sébastien, FERRONE Salvatore, GUO Sicen, GUTIERREZ Yann, HERVAS PETERS Fabian, HUET Paul, JOSSÉ Léna, LEBEAU Théo, MAUREL Alice, PAQUEREAU Louise, ROUILLÉ Erwan, SHAJI Aashiya, STREEL Nicolas, VERKERCKE Sébastien, WARGNIER Antonin
  • Supplementary list, in alphabetical order: BAIRAGI Anirban, BHATT Maulik, BIANCHETTI Alessandro, CHARLIER Jean, CHITAN Ariel, DAHOUMANE Ryan, GUTTERIDGE Chloe, HOUEIBIB Ahmed, KESSLER Nina, MZERGUAT Slimane, PAIPA LEON David, PLASSE Clara, SAVORGNANO Sofia, TARRASSE Maxime, VEDDER Casper, VENKATARAMANI MALATHI Sabarish
  • Congratulations to Alexis Marret who has been awarded the European Physical Society Plasma Physics Division PhD Research Award
  • It is with great sadness that we learn of the sudden death of Manuel Berthet on Friday 3 December in a tragic road accident. The accident that took his life also seriously injured his partner Maud, whose life is not in danger. Their one-year-old child, Silvère, was unharmed.

A former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, Manuel had completed the Master 2 AAIS course in 2011-2012, before passing the agrégation in physics in 2013. He then started a PhD thesis in the radio astronomy laboratory of the ENS, which he chose to interrupt in 2017 to devote himself fully to teaching.

Manuel was a teacher in preparatory classes at the lycée Chrestien de Troyes.

The physics department of the ENS, and in particular the astrophysics team, his former comrades and colleagues of the preparation to the agrégation of physics of Montrouge, as well as the whole doctoral school, associate themselves with the pain of his family and present them their most sincere condolences.

The farewell ceremony will take place at the Crematorium of Mâcon (Saône-et-Loire), on Monday 13 December at 10:30 am. Manuel would have been 32 years old on that day.

  • 26 November 2021: Opening of the 2022 call for thesis projects. PhD advisor can submit their PhD projects on their ADUM account up to January 30th, 2022.

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