In 2022, the major annual event of the GAMM Juniors, the fall meeting, took place in Braunschweig from the 19.09. to 21.09. and was organized by Philip Saltenberger, the second deputy speaker of the GAMM Juniors. The three days were used to get to know each other, especially the new members, present our research, listen to talks and plan future events and activities. Furthermore, group activities and mutual dinners were a nice way to promote group affiliation.
The meeting started on Monday with a video message from Merten Stender, the first deputy speaker of the GAMM, thanking all members for the great work of the last years, making the previous events and activities possible. Additionally, he welcomed the new members. After that, four scientific talks were held by GAMM Juniors, presenting their research to the other members. Following a coffee break, activity reports started. Here, the continuation of currently very successful projects (e.g. PreGAMM, YAMM Lunch etc.) was discussed. Furthermore, new projects were presented, which will start in 2023.
The next two days were used to discuss further topics. Here, especially the new projects “Mentoring program” and “Science communication” were discussed and planned extensively. Another team had the task of collecting possible improvements for the homepage of the GAMM Juniors. After mutual lunch, we listened to two interesting talks regarding working and teaching in academia. The afternoon of the second day was used for the social program. For that purpose, we left campus and took a common boat tour on the Oker, the river flowing around the city centre of Braunschweig. Here, our boatman showed us different sights of the city with a lot of interesting background stories. Finally, we ended the day with mutual dinner. On Wednesday, a final group discussion took place.
On behalf of all members, we once again thank Philip Saltenberger for organizing the event and for the great time we had in Braunschweig.