From 11 to 13 December a conference entitled “Work, Ethics and Freedom” will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (MPI). Using case studies, social anthropologists, sociologists, and legal scholars will explore what is understood as “work” today. This is the first conference of the Max-Cam Centre (Max Planck – Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy and Social Change). It will open on 11 December at 18:00 with a keynote by Wolfgang Streeck, Director Emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, on different configurations in the relationship between universalism and particularism, in theory and the real world.
The ethical foundations of work
Work is a central part of our lives. Around the world, most people spend a substantial portion of their lives working. It thus...
Agrophotovoltaics (APV) allows for the dual harvesting of crops and photovoltaic electricity on the same piece of land, providing sustainable solutions under consideration of soil protection and water conservation. The first international conference on APV systems AgriVoltaics2020 will take place in Perpignan, France from August 26-28, 2020 under the motto “Launching Agrivoltaics World Wide.” The conference is organized by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) as well as the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the PSE Conferences & Consulting GmbH in Freiburg.
The AgriVoltaics2020 will address different aspects of the technology, from research to applications. Specialists in the areas of plant science and agronomy,...15.11.2019 | Read more
Following a successful premiere in 2019, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will kick off the second Laser Symposium on Electromobility – LSE’20 – in Aachen on February 12, 2020. The two-day event will focus on high-efficiency laser techniques for every step in the process chain for producing batteries and electric vehicles. One of the main highlights will be a presentation from Swiss company E-Force One AG on the electrification of heavy-duty transportation.
2020 will be a defining year for electromobility in the global vehicle industry: that’s when the EU’s binding fleet-wide CO2 emission targets come into effect.15.11.2019 | Read more
Symposium in Dresden focuses on a new class of materials
A new class of materials promises many innovations in aviation, turbine construction and other branches of industry: High entropy alloys (HEA) are metals in...05.11.2019 | Read more
The annual meeting of experts ‘LaserForum’ regularly focuses on innovative production methods in which lasers have become indispensable: on the one hand, it deals with the use of laser systems for digitalizing production, but also with the latest developments in more efficient laser systems. In October 2019, the event was hosted by TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH in Ditzingen, Germany.
Laser is the “tool of choice” for industry 4.030.10.2019 | Read more
Press Release of the MPI Magdeburg and the TU Clausthal
Mastering the Challenges of the Energy Transition02.10.2019 | Read more
International Conference in Kaiserslautern, Germany - 20-23 July 2020
Presented by RCA – Research Culture in Architecture
Hosted by fatuk [Faculty of Architecture], TU Kaiserslautern and Kim Williams Books
For the first time, fatuk [Faculty of Architecture], TU Kaiserslautern presented in September 2018 the RCA conference, Research Culture in Architecture –...02.10.2019 | Read more
Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD and Volkswagen Foundation organize international symposium on 25 and 26 September 2019
The 21st century will be the age of optics: Optical fibre networks are the backbone of modern mobile communication technology. High-resolution camera systems...19.09.2019 | Read more
Taking place on 20 and 21 September in Graz, Austria, the international conference “Human-Centered Digitalization” is devoted to interdisciplinary discussion of the safe and effective interplay of people and machines with a view to creating what is known as Society 5.0.
At the conference, which is taking place at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), speakers from Europe and Asia will take a holistic view of this highly...10.09.2019 | Read more
At the invitation of Graz University of Technology, internet giants, digital world market leaders and the AI research elite will be holding a conference on new developments in digital speech communication in Graz, Austria from 15 to 19 September.
Interspeech 2019 is the annual conference of the International Speech Communication Association and the world's largest event on the science and technology of...04.09.2019 | Read more
In a joint experimental and theoretical work performed at the Heidelberg Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, an international team of physicists detected for the first time an orbital crossing in the highly charged ion Pr⁹⁺. Optical spectra were recorded employing an electron beam ion trap and analysed with the aid of atomic structure calculations. A proposed nHz-wide transition has been identified and its energy was determined with high precision. Theory predicts a very high sensitivity to new physics and extremely low susceptibility to external perturbations for this “clock line” making it a unique candidate for proposed precision studies.
Laser spectroscopy of neutral atoms and singly charged ions has reached astonishing precision by merit of a chain of technological advances during the past...
The ability to investigate the dynamics of single particle at the nano-scale and femtosecond level remained an unfathomed dream for years. It was not until the dawn of the 21st century that nanotechnology and femtoscience gradually merged together and the first ultrafast microscopy of individual quantum dots (QDs) and molecules was accomplished.
Ultrafast microscopy studies entirely rely on detecting nanoparticles or single molecules with luminescence techniques, which require efficient emitters to...
Graphene, a two-dimensional structure made of carbon, is a material with excellent mechanical, electronic and optical properties. However, it did not seem suitable for magnetic applications. Together with international partners, Empa researchers have now succeeded in synthesizing a unique nanographene predicted in the 1970s, which conclusively demonstrates that carbon in very specific forms has magnetic properties that could permit future spintronic applications. The results have just been published in the renowned journal Nature Nanotechnology.
Depending on the shape and orientation of their edges, graphene nanostructures (also known as nanographenes) can have very different properties – for example,...
Using a clever technique that causes unruly crystals of iron selenide to snap into alignment, Rice University physicists have drawn a detailed map that reveals...
University of Texas and MIT researchers create virtual UAVs that can predict vehicle health, enable autonomous decision-making
In the not too distant future, we can expect to see our skies filled with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) delivering packages, maybe even people, from location...
03.12.2019 | Event News
15.11.2019 | Event News
15.11.2019 | Event News
11.12.2019 | Materials Sciences
11.12.2019 | Information Technology
11.12.2019 | Life Sciences