The PoLS students at Harvard have organized a one day conference on January 23 2013 featuring speakers from the Boston area, Princeton and Yale. The program is available at http://www.csb2.org/events/ccc2013PoLS Students from other institutions interested in attending this conference can contact their local PoLS administrator, or Bodo Stern at Harvard (email@example.com).
The star of the party is Philip Severin, until a few hours ago Munich POLS - SAVI student, now freshly minted Doctor of Physics. Next to him are a proud Doktorvater (Ph.D. advisor), Professor Hermann Gaub, and Vater, Dr. Dirk Severin. Master of ceremonies on the roof top is Munich POLS - SAVI student Stephan Heuke, well known to me from his stay in my Illinois home and Physics department as a Bavaria - Illinois exchange student.