New technologies enable deeper insights into the causes of major diseases such as diabetes, obesity or cancer and open the way to a new generation of diagnostics and therapies. For the first time, the new Helmholtz Pioneer Campus (HPC) at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) have invited bioengineers, diabetes researchers and scientists from related therapeutic areas to the International Conference on Engineering Biomedical Breakthroughs on the island of San Servolo in the Venice Lagoon.
About 100 internationally renowned scientists discussed most advanced concepts for biomedical discovery and routes towards clinical application. The...13.07.2018 | Read more
It’s all about the finishing touches, in the truest sense of the word, for the third time at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen on the 12th and 13th of September 2018. After the first two successful conferences on laser polishing, the institute expects more than 70 participants from industry and research to attend the third “Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP”.
Laser polishing is a relatively new process that has only been used for selected fields of applications in the industry: for example, machining metals for...12.07.2018 | Read more
The European Wood-based Panel Symposium, organized by the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI and the European Panel Federation EPF, has firmly established itself in the calendars of the international wood-based materials industry and its suppliers. From 10th – 12th October 2018, the conference will be staged for the eleventh time; due to its great success two years ago, it will again take place in Hamburg. The program for the Symposium is now available.
More than 300 participants from all corners of the globe are expected by the organizers at the Grand Elysée Hotel in Hamburg. The program is formed by speakers...03.07.2018 | Read more
Due to their unique physico-chemical properties, nanomaterials are suited for visualization of tumors just as for therapy of cancer. During the 4th conference on “Current Trends in Cancer Theranostics (CTCT)” from July 1st to 5th in Lithuania, international scientists present new materials and their application in biomedical imaging.
For the fourth time since 2015, more than 100 researchers and industry representatives from more than 20 countries come together to discuss new...28.06.2018 | Read more
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft presents the new FUTURAS IN RES international conference series on June 28 and 29, 2018 in Berlin. This forward-looking event will examine Biological Transformation in manufacturing. International researchers, businesspeople and politicians specialized in many different disciplines will exchange views on what new opportunities materials and principles found in nature could open up for engineering, manufacturing and logistics in the future.
Nature has inspired many innovations: salt shakers modeled after poppies, robot gripper arms reminiscent of elephant trunks or cameras like insect eyes....28.06.2018 | Read more
Just a few days ago, a small asteroid lit up the sky over Botswana – having been discovered mere hours before it hit the Earth. Near Earth Objects (NEOs) like asteroids were the focus of a four-week conference at the Munich Institute for Astro and Particle Physics (MIAPP) in Garching. Dr. Detlef Koschny, lecturer with the Chair of Astronautics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), explains why we need to expand NEO research and detection capabilities.
Sixty-five million years ago, a 15-kilometer-sized asteroid wiped out two-thirds of all life on Earth, including the dinosaurs. But it’s probably not this kind...13.06.2018 | Read more
About 130 Earth system scientists from 14 countries and different scientific disciplines will meet for the 2nd Baltic Earth Conference in mid-June in Helsingør, Denmark, to discuss past, current and future environmental transitions which the Baltic Sea region will face in the future.
The goal of Baltic Earth (www.baltic.earth) is to improve our understanding of the Earth system of the Baltic Sea region, encompassing processes in the...08.06.2018 | Read more
3–5 July 2018: 5th international ISEKI_Food conference at the University of Hohenheim / Topic: The Food System Approach / Otto Rettenmaier Audimax & Biology Center, 70599 Stuttgart
Creating, processing, marketing, or health-related issues - in food production, these are all linked. “The Food System Approach: New Challenges for Education,...05.06.2018 | Read more
The 12th COMPAMED Spring Convention on May 3 in Frankfurt focused on biocompatibility of implants and gave new perspectives in medical technology. 45 selected international participants used the conference not only as an opportunity to get an outlook on this year’s COMPAMED, but also to meet again and develop business contacts.
The four sessions of the conference concerning the topics “Technologies for the Production of Implants”, “Packaging for Implants”, “Materials for Medical...28.05.2018 | Read more
An international conference on climate change took place in May 18.-19. in Nicosia, Cyprus. High-ranking politicians and scientists from various disciplines in climate research, medicine, the economic and energy sectors and agriculture discussed challenges and solutions to climate change in the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
Former French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius referred in an impressive speech to the alarming signs of climate change. Many scenarios indicate that as early as...25.05.2018 | Read more
A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices.
The low-cost process, developed by Purdue University researchers, combines tools already used in industry for manufacturing metals on a large scale, but uses...
For the first time ever, scientists have determined the cosmic origin of highest-energy neutrinos. A research group led by IceCube scientist Elisa Resconi, spokesperson of the Collaborative Research Center SFB1258 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), provides an important piece of evidence that the particles detected by the IceCube neutrino telescope at the South Pole originate from a galaxy four billion light-years away from Earth.
To rule out other origins with certainty, the team led by neutrino physicist Elisa Resconi from the Technical University of Munich and multi-wavelength...
For the first time a team of researchers have discovered two different phases of magnetic skyrmions in a single material. Physicists of the Technical Universities of Munich and Dresden and the University of Cologne can now better study and understand the properties of these magnetic structures, which are important for both basic research and applications.
Whirlpools are an everyday experience in a bath tub: When the water is drained a circular vortex is formed. Typically, such whirls are rather stable. Similar...
Physicists working with Roland Wester at the University of Innsbruck have investigated if and how chemical reactions can be influenced by targeted vibrational excitation of the reactants. They were able to demonstrate that excitation with a laser beam does not affect the efficiency of a chemical exchange reaction and that the excited molecular group acts only as a spectator in the reaction.
A frequently used reaction in organic chemistry is nucleophilic substitution. It plays, for example, an important role in in the synthesis of new chemical...
Optical spectroscopy allows investigating the energy structure and dynamic properties of complex quantum systems. Researchers from the University of Würzburg present two new approaches of coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy.
"Put an excitation into the system and observe how it evolves." According to physicist Professor Tobias Brixner, this is the credo of optical spectroscopy....
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