The ingenuity of pioneering breakthroughs can be witnessed in Aachen before the year is out. At its “AI for Laser Technology Conference” on November 6 and 7, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be tackling the question of how lasers can be used more efficiently with the help of artificial intelligence. Experts from companies including Daimler, Intel and Microsoft have already signed up for the event. The conference topics will range from machine learning in industrial settings to the use of augmented reality and analysis of neural networks.
The idea of holding a conference on the use of AI in laser systems originated at the Process Control group at Fraunhofer ILT, which has been researching the...29.08.2019 | Read more
Spectators will experience the fascinating power of thought-controlled systems on 17 September, as teams from all over the world go head to head in the CYBATHLON BCI Series 2019 at TU Graz. ‘Pilots’ who are paralysed from the neck down control avatars using brain-computer interfaces in a specially developed computer game. Tickets for race day are now available.
‘Pilots’ with physical impairments, who control computer avatars with their thoughts, will demonstrate how far brain-computer interface (BCI) research has come...16.08.2019 | Read more
"Hybrid Materials and Structures 2020" covers the entire spectrum of topics, from basic materials to design, from production to application, and thus provides the basis for an in-depth understanding of application-specific material and component behavior. The only limitation is the focus on material combinations that perform structural tasks in some way.
More than the sum of their parts!
Very often, innovative materials act as trailblazers for the introduction of new technologies and products. Hybrid materials and structures made or joined from...14.08.2019 | Read more
On 1st and 2nd October 2019, international experts will gather in Hamburg at the City Science Summit to discuss which digital technologies will shape everyday life in future cities. The conference title "Cities without..." invites us to open up spaces for thought and fill vacancies with visions for the city as a living space.
The City Science Summit 2019 is organized by the CityScienceLab of the HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU) in cooperation with the Media Lab of the...12.08.2019 | Read more
Insights into the brain’s hidden depths, observing living cells and detecting diseases such as cancer at an early stage while at the same time combining diagnosis with gentle treatment: Ultrafast lasers open up an enormous potential for medicine and the life sciences. From September 3 to 6, 2019 in Jena, top international researchers will discuss where developments in spectroscopy and imaging with ultrafast laser technology are heading. At the "European Symposium on Ultrafast Laser Driven Biophotonics" - ESULaB 2019 - speakers like Nobel Laureate Stefan Hell or Mihaela Zigman and Ferenc Krausz from the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics will present their latest findings.
"With the help of biophotonics, it is possible, for example, to better understand the causes of diseases so that they can be prevented in the future or at...12.08.2019 | Read more
Two years after the first successful ‘International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications (ICULTA)’ the next conference will be held from April 26 to 29, 2020 at the MELIÃ Hotel in Berlin, Germany. Once more, it will bring together pioneers, leaders, and experts from science and industry to discuss latest progress and innovations in the development of UV LEDs and their broad spectrum of applications. The conference is jointly organized by the German consortium Advanced UV for Life and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA).
UV LEDs produce narrow-band radiation and can be tuned to cover almost the entire ultraviolet spectral range.24.06.2019 | Read more
To develop a digitization strategy is the major challenge for companies handling large amounts of data. This also involves dealing with artificial intelligence and semantic technologies. How to implement these megatrends into operational processes and workflows will be one of the key subjects of the SEMANTiCS 2019. At this international conference, held from 9 to 12 September in Karlsruhe, top speakers from industry and science will present trends and recipes for successfully using AI systems.
One of the core technologies for reducing complexity in business processes are knowledge graphs. "Those who stay on their islands will fall back. This is...29.04.2019 | Read more
This September 22-27, recipients of the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize are invited to gather in Heidelberg to meet with 200 young researchers from all over the world at the 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). Journalists from all over the world are encouraged to cover the event and take advantage of the opportunity to interact with the preeminent researchers of mathematics and computer science.
Recipients of the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize are invited to gather in Heidelberg to meet...17.04.2019 | Read more
More than 80 researchers from 17 nations met from 8 to 12 April in the Tajik capital Dushanbe for the first Central Asian Dust Conference. The "Central Asian DUst Conference (CADUC)" was initiated by the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan and the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS). It is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. According to the organizers, it is the first conference on dust held in the middle of Central Asia, in the desert belt of the northern hemisphere.
These dry regions extend from the Sahara in western Africa to the Middle East and the deserts of China. Millions of people in these regions suffer from the...15.04.2019 | Read more
Premiere in the USA: The Fraunhofer Institute for High-Frequency Physics and Radar Technology FHR is participating in the IEEE Radar Conference 2019 in Boston, USA, from April 22nd to 26th, with three innovative radar applications, two talks and for the first time with its own booth at a fair in the USA. Organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the largest international professional association of engineers, the 2019 IEEE Radar Conference is one of the most important radar conferences worldwide.
In addition to two talks on the topics of "Direction of arrival estimation techniques for passive radar based 3D target localization" and "Minimum variance...09.04.2019 | Read more
A new paper to be published on 16 December provides a significant new insight into our understanding of uranium biogeochemistry and could help with the UK's...
Vaccinia viruses serve as a vaccine against human smallpox and as the basis of new cancer therapies. Two studies now provide fascinating insights into their unusual propagation strategy at the atomic level.
For viruses to multiply, they usually need the support of the cells they infect. In many cases, only in their host’s nucleus can they find the machines,...
More than one hundred and fifty years have passed since the publication of James Clerk Maxwell's "A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field" (1865). What would our lives be without this publication?
It is difficult to imagine, as this treatise revolutionized our fundamental understanding of electric fields, magnetic fields, and light. The twenty original...
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...
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