Semester Apero FS18

Dear colleagues,


We wish you nice easter days!

The semester has started and we would like to invite all docs, postdocs, and further scientific staff of DGESS and related institutions for a free Semester Start Apéro!


The apéro takes place next Tuesday, 10 April, starting 18:00 in the GESS-lounge (IFW building, E floor).

Join us there to meet your colleagues and enjoy great food and cool drinks!!





Christian, Zhe, Natasha, Angelica, Peter, Claus

The ASST board.


Upcoming Events HS17

EVENT REPORT: ASST D-GESS Scientific Staff Christmas Party 2017: Thursday 14 December 2017

Thank you all for joining this year’s ASST DGESS Scientific Staff Christmas Party, which took place on 14 December 2017 at the GESS Lounge! The questions were tough as always, perhaps even tougher – but this couldn’t stop the highly engaged teams from giving their best and conquering awesome prices!

ASST D-GESS Scientific Staff Christmas Party 2017: Join us to eat, drink, discuss, and solve some tough questions!


ASST General Assembly

At the annual ASST General Assembly, the DGESS scientific staff voted on the new boards of representatives, with an ensuing apéro.

The new ASST Board of Representatives is:

ASST Board 2017 – 2018. From left to right: Claus Ghesla, Natasha Wunsch, Christian Thurn, Peter Edelsbrunner, Angelica Serrano Galvis

If you are interested in joining our board, contact us per email or just say hello to anyone of us at their office!

The next event this semester will be the ASST-DGESS Scientific Staff Christmas Party, which will take place on December 14th starting at 6:45pm. Details will follow here, save the date, and to all stakeholders as an invitation per email!


Scientific Staff Apero and General Assembly, October 31 2017: Representative board positions available!

On Tuesday, October 31st, 18:00 in Room IFW E42 (on the e-floor of the IFW-building) the Association of Scientific Staff (ASST) will hold this year’s scientific staff general assembly which concerns all doctoral students, postdocs, and senior researchers at the DGESS, with an ensuing (ca. 18:20) Semester Apéro in the GESS Lounge on the E-Floor (just opposite the GESS Bar) for which we also invite all of you to hang out together and enjoy the provided nice food and drinks!

Join us there to meet and hang out with old and new colleagues from DGESS!

poster 2016

We are happy to announce that representative positions for the scientific staff at DGESS became available!

Joining our team brings a lot of fun, meeting and cooperating with new people from all around ETH, insight into departmental politics at the DGESS and the ETH, and various activities that you can choose from.

If you are interested in joining us, be advised that being part of our board…

…can involve any tasks that you are interested in (e.g., political affairs, social affairs, financial administration, website administration,…)

…does not necessarily mean a lot of time investment (we can adapt our activities to personal workload and interests)

…brings a lot of fun and interesting experiences!

Anyone from future doctoral students to experienced postdocs is welcome!

If you are interested in department or ETH politics, meeting colleagues and nice new people, planning social, cultural, or academic events, or becoming active in teaching commissions, we have the following options for you:

  • Board Member of the Association of Scientific Staff (ASST), the representative association for all doctoral students, postdocs, and senior researchers at DGESS.
  • Representative in the DGESS Department Conference, the highest body of the department which has meetings twice a semester.
  • Representative in teaching commissions for studies offered at DGESS.

In case you are interested or would like further information, please write us an email. We are looking forward to hear from you!


Upcoming Events FS2017

We have already four nice events planned for the 2017 spring semester, more might be added. As always: Diarize the following ASST-highlights!

ASST goes to the theatre!, 20 March 2017
On Monday, 20 March 2017, we will see Max Frisch`s play “Andorra” (in German) at Schauspielhaus/Pfauen. The event is initiated by GessWho! Tickets will be available soon.

ASST goes to the cinema!, 4 April 2017
On Tuesday, 4 April 2017, we will first have a nice apero and afterwards watch Michael Hanekes impressive film “Das weisse Band” (D/f) at filmstelle. You`re very welcome to join us for the event!

ASST BBQ, 21 June 2017
At the end of the semester, the infamous BBQ will be held on the roof-deck of the RZ-building.

Upcoming Events HS2016

Three main events are planned for the 2016 autumn semester, more might be added. Diarize the following ASST-highlights!

General Assembly and Semester Start Apero, 2 November 2016
On Tuesday, 2 November 2016, the general assembly of the ASST will take place in the GESS lounge on the E floor of the IFW building, where you can elect the new board of the ASST, representatives for DGESS-studies, and delegates for the department conference. Afterwards, you can join us for an apero! (We will prepare some homemade dishes and would kindly ask you to bring some salads or cakes or whatever you like, as well. Beer, wine, and softdrinks will be available.)


ASST goes to the cinema!, 22 November 2016
On Tuesday, 22 November 2016, we will watch Karl Markovics’ movie “Atmen” (D/e) at filmstelleHartwig Wiedebach will give us a short introduction to the topic. Join us for the event, a free apero and free drinks!

ASST goes to the theatre!, 2 December 2016
On Friday, 2 December 2016, we will see the premiere of Kafka`s “Die Verwandlung” at Schauspielhaus/Pfauen. The event is initiated by GessWho! Tickets will be available soon.

ASST Christmas Party, 20 December 2016
On Tuesday, 20 December 2016, we will celebrate the end of the semester in the GESS lounge (IFW building). As usual, an apéro, cold and warm drinks, and the legendary Pub Quiz will be provided. Join us and find out who has the best “general knowledge”!