Lecture Series "Fundamentals of Materials Science"

The lecture series is intended as a survey of selected hot topics in the area of materials research. Internal or external speakers are asked to highlight in a concise lecture of about 45 minutes an exemplary topic of their work, or give an overview over a selected area within Materials Science. The talk will be followed by an intense discussion of the topics raised in the lecture. The lecture should not be too specialized and should also allow those MAINZ students to follow who are not directly working in the field. Speakers are particularly encouraged to emphasize the challenges and the future directions in the various fields as well as the interdisciplinary cooperation which is required for achieving the scientific and/or technical goals.

It is intended that the lecture series serves as a regular meeting point for the MAINZ students and stimulates interchange. Accordingly we will continue our previous tradition and start each lecture with a free breakfast.

Dates of lectures in the Winter Term 2015:

21.10.2015 Thierry Valet (MAINZ Visiting Professor 2015 & SPICE Visiting Scientist, Mainz, Germany)
"There is (still) plenty of room at the bottom" ... but not the way it used to be!"
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04.11.2015 Prof. Dmitry Turchinovich (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany)
"Probing the ultrafast dynamics of electrons, lattice and spins with terahertz radiation"
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18.11.2015 Dr. Markus Mezger (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany)
"Surface sensitive x-ray scattering techniques in material science"
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02.12.2015 Prof. Dr. Jure Demsar (Institute of Physics, Mainz, Germany)
"Femtosecond electron diffraction"
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09.12.2015 Dr. Martin Weides (MAINZ Lecturer, Institute of Physics, Mainz, Germany)
"Introduction to superconducting Quantum circuits - building blocks for Quantum Computers"
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13.01.2016 Prof. Dr. Dieter Jaksch (MAINZ Visiting Professor 2015, Mainz, Germany)
"Quantum Optics in Quantum Materials"
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13.01.2016 Thierry Valet (MAINZ Visiting Professor 2015 & SPICE Visiting Scientist, Mainz, Germany)
"Entrepreneurship and industrial career"
Time: 2 - 4 pm (c.t.)
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27.01.2016 Prof. Dr. Pol Besenius (Institute of Organic Chemistry, Mainz, Germany)
"Functional Supramolecular Materials: From Fundamentals to Self-Healing and Bio-Materials"
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03.02.2016 Prof. Dr. Björgvin Hjörvarsson (Angstrom Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden)
"Designing meta-materials using finite size effects"
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03.02.2016 Thierry Valet (MAINZ Visiting Professor 2015 & SPICE Visiting Scientist, Mainz, Germany)
"New (and not that new) Trends in Computer Science, Software Engineering and High Performance Computing: Shall I bother?"
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