Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyThu, 22 Oct 2020 13:23:21 +0200 experiments with mechanical motion of solids<p>Online</p><p>Welcome to Göteborg Mesoscopic Lecture / Manne Siegbahn Lecture​ with Cindy Regal, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder. Abstract: Over the last decades, quantum effects in vibrations of micromechanical resonators have been observed in a surprising range of experiments.  Achieving the quantum regime with tangible motion of solid objects has both piqued the curiosity of physicists, and enabled new approaches to difficult tasks in manipulating quantum information. I will present experiments in our group that measure the motion of micromachined drums, and discuss how they evolved from a rich history of read-out and control in quantum optics and precision measurement. I will highlight our current efforts to use mechanical motion as a link between quantum states in disparate parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.​ Note: The lecture will be given as a Zoom event. Meeting ID: 647 6970 5354​</p><p class="chalmersElement-P">​<span>Cindy Regal will be available for Zoom meetings/discussions with smaller groups at Chalmers, October 30, at 16-18. If you want to participate, please contact <a href=""></a> </span></p>–-World-Sustainable-Built-Environment-Conference.aspx – World Sustainable Built Environment Conference<p>Online</p><p>​Welcome to Beyond 2020, a digital international conference on sustainable built environment. The aim of the conference is to engage the global community of researchers, companies, organisations and regulators active in the sustainable built enviornment sector, and together create a roadmap towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.</p><div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><a href="" target="_blank">Attend one presentation or many, network, influence or get influenced – REGISTER HERE!</a><br /><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>BY THE YEAR 2020, it’s estimated that 4.3 billion people will live in cities. This will have a profound effect on urban development, all over the world, and we have the responsibility to address the sustainability-related challenges with a global view and many different, local perspectives. Planning the cities and communities we hope to live in is the core of this exciting journey, towards a vibrant and dynamic future in which the fate of humanity is in the balance.  At BEYOND 2020, we have the ambition of creating the missing link between the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the built environment. We will cross the boundaries of knowledge, share top-level expertise and merge it, to shape the future of the built environment. Together with you.​<br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br />The conference offers an extensive program and good opportunities <span>for networking online. Among the speakers are</span> Ms.Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director for UN-Habitat, Marcene Mitchell, Senior Manager of Climate Business and Strategy, IFC/World Bank Group, and from Chalmers Professor Robin Teigland.   </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><div><strong>Read all about the conference and how to participate:</strong> <a href=""> </a> </div> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">THIS IS BEYOND 2020 </h2> <div>Beyond 2020 is this year's leading global conference in sustainable construction. Here, researchers, from all over the world meet. The conference is aimed at various actors with influence over community building - business, government, urban planners and legislators. Beyond 2020 aims at 11 of the 17 sustainability goals included in the UN's Agenda 2030, with the main focus on the goal Sustainable cities and communities: &quot;to make cities and settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable&quot;. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><span lang="en">WHY WE NEED BEYOND 2020<br /></span></h2> <span lang="en"></span><span lang="en"></span><p class="chalmersElement-P"><span lang="en">55 percent of the world's population lives in cities and by 2050 that figure is expected to rise to 68 percent, according to the UN. This makes the sustainability perspective the biggest challenge for everyone who contributes to the development of urban environments. The rapid and large influx into cities places new demands that need to be met in an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable way. The world's society builders have less than 4,000 days to reach the UN's sustainability goals.<br /></span></p> <span lang="en"></span><span lang="en"></span><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span lang="en">Four questions are at the heart of Beyond 2020:<br /></span></h3> <ul><li><span lang="en"> How can the construction sector contribute to the development of the sustainable cities and communities of the future?</span></li> <li><span lang="en"> What other sustainability goals should be taken into account in order to achieve the goal of sustainable cities and communities?</span></li> <li><span lang="en"> How does the prioritization of different goals, which are relevant to the built environment, differ in different parts of the world?</span></li> <li><span lang="en"> What challenges do the various actors in community building face and what opportunities are created by implementing the UN's sustainability goals?</span></li></ul> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span lang="en"><br />Read more: <a href=""></a><br />Read more: <a href=""></a></span><span></span></p></div> <br /></div></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">AIM OF THE CONFERENCE</h2> <div>The ultimate goal for the conference is a roadmap for the built environment – a &quot;Transformational Plan for the Built Environment&quot; – which should serve as a basis for national, regional and local strategies to achieve the UN's goals for sustainable development. The key is to start from regional strengths and conditions for setting realistic goals and implementation plans in different parts of the world. The roadmap adopted at the conference will include measures whose results will be evaluated and further developed at the forthcoming WSBE 2023, 2026 and 2029.<br /><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">HAPPENS AT THE CONFERENCE</h2> <div>The conference lasts for three days, and each conference day has a specific main focus: <br />NOV 2nd: Climate and sustainability <br />NOV 3rd: Digitization and innovation <br />NOV 4th: Sustainable Economy, Policy and Finance<br /></div> <div><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Eleven prioritized areas:</h3> <ul><li>Climate mitigation and adaptation </li> <li>Urban regeneration, planning and design </li> <li>Social inclusion for livable societies </li> <li>Promoting green and blue structures for sustainable living environments   </li> <li>Design for hope  </li> <li>Health, comfort and well-being for a better life  </li> <li>Energy systems for the future </li> <li>Resilient transport systems and mobility solutions  </li> <li>Circular built environment and urban metabolism  </li> <li>Material innovation  </li> <li>Digitalisation and technology innovation for a sustainable built environment</li></ul></div> <div>Read more: <a href="">  <br /></a></div> <div><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span></span>Panel dis<span></span><span></span>cussions – Central themes:<span></span></h3> <div><a href=""></a></div></div> <span></span> <div><ul><li>The role of the municipal administrations in the development towards sustainable communities   </li> <li>The pursuit of a construction sector without carbon dependency   </li> <li>The role of digitalisation   </li> <li>The need for innovation as support in the work towards increased sustainability</li></ul> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span></span>Special sessions<span></span>:<br /></h3> <ul><li>The role of architecture for sustainability goals   </li> <li>Circular economy in the built environment - a global perspective   </li> <li>The energy system of the future   </li> <li>What will the public transport of the future look like?   </li></ul> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Scientific contributions:<br /></h3> <div>Researchers from 45 countries on all continents present over 300 scientific articles in short sessions, where a moderator guides the audience. In each session, several new findings are presented within the same main area. The articles have been selected from 1,050 submitted entries by 200 experts around the world.   </div></div> <div><span><br />The entire program: </span><a href=""><span>   <span></span></span>  <br /><br /></a></div> <div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">SPEAKERS</h2> <div> </div> <div>A large number of international experts in sustainability and sustainable construction from business, academia and the public sector will be present at the conference.<br /></div></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Keynote speakers</h3> <ul><li>Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director and <span>Under-Secretary-General, <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>UN-Habitat     </li> <li>Michael Wong Wailun, Secretary for Development, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region    </li> <li>Chan Ka-Kui, Chairman of Construction Industry Council, Hong Kong</li> <li>Cheung Hau-Wai, <span>Chairman of Hong Kong Green Building Council, Hong Kong</span>    </li> <li>Kotchakorn Voraakhorn, CEO and Founder of LANDPROCESS | Porous City Network</li> <li>Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona     </li> <li>Roland Hunziker, <span>Director, Sustainable Buildings and Cities, at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Geneva</span></li> <li>Chrisna Du Plessis, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture, and Chair of the School for the Built Environment, University of Pretoria</li> <li>Volker Buscher, Director | Chief Data Officer at Arup </li> <li>Robin Teigland, <span>Professor at Chalmers University of Technology</span>     </li> <li>Anders Wijkman, Chairman of the Governing Board of Climate-KIC     </li> <li>Björn Johansson, <span>Global Environmental Manager, Bona</span>    </li> <li>Lena Hök, Senior Vice President Sustainability at Skanska AB    </li> <li>Marcene Mitchell, <span>Global Head</span><span> Strategy and Business Development</span><span>, IFC Climate Business Department| World Bank Group</span>  </li> <li>Christina Gamboa, CEO at World Green Building Council </li></ul> <div>In addition to the keynote speakers, some thirty speakers from different countries and disciplines will take part in panel discussions and special sessions during the conference. <strong>Read more:</strong> <a href=""></a></div> <div><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Moderator: Angela Lamont</h3> <div>Angela Lamont is a journalist and speaker with a background in BBC. Anelga Lamont specialises in presenting science, technology and engineering, and thrives on making potentially complex subjects engaging and enjoyable.</div></div> <br /><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">HOSTS</h2> <div>Beyond2020 is arranged by Chalmers University of Technology with support from RISE, Johanneberg Science Park and City of Gothenburg. The conference is part of the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference (WSBE) series. Host cities are appointed by iiSBE, a worldwide non-profit organization whose overall goal is to actively work for initiatives that can contribute to more sustainable cities and communities. This year's conference is the eighth since the start in 2000 and is held every three years. WSBE has previously been held in Maastricht, Oslo, Tokyo, Melbourne, Helsinki, Barcelona and Hong Kong. Originally, the conference was to be held in Gothenburg in June with the presence of 2,000 participants from all over the world, but due to the current global situation with the corona pandemic, it will now take place online instead.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">SPONSORS</h2> <div>Akademiska hus, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Bona, Construction Industry Council &amp; HKGBC, Hongkong, Saint-Gobain, Skanska, Rockwool</div> <div><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">CONTACT</h2> <div>Holger Wallbaum, Professor in Sustainable Building, Chalmers, +46 31 772 19 94, <a href=""></a><br />Karin Weijdegård, COmmunication Officer, Johanneberg Science Park, +46 31 735 25 27 08, <a href=""> </a><br /></div></div></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"> <span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span></h3> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"> <span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span></h3> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"> <span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span></h3> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"> <span></span><span></span><span></span><span></span></h3> Lecture, Elin Svensson<p>Online</p><p>​Energy-efficient industrial processes: Feasibility of heat recovery projects considering operability, process layout constraints and flexibility</p>Elin Svensson will hold her docent lecture (for ”oavlönad docent”). Elin is employed at Chalmers industriteknik, and defended her dissertation 2012 in the research group Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies at the previous Department of Energy and Environment. <div>Title: Energy-efficient industrial processes: Feasibility of heat recovery projects considering operability, process layout constraints and flexibility<div><br /></div> <div><div><span style="background-color:initial;font-family:inherit;font-size:16px;font-weight:600">Abstract: </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">The integration of industrial processes through process heat recovery can significantly contribute to more efficient use of energy and resources in industry. Methods for estimating the potential for such energy-efficient heat integration are commonly based on so-called pinch methodology, which builds on thermodynamic insights and techno-economic trade-offs. A core strength of pinch methodology is that it enables setting performance targets, which can guide early-stage design activities or be used to assess the potential of new processes. However, such targets are necessarily based on theoretical assumptions, and typically do not consider constraints for heat integration that may arise due to process operability requirements, existing site layout or safety considerations. Particularly in retrofit situations (i.e. when changes are made to an existing plant), the usefulness of these targets is thus limited. In this lecture I will discuss examples of this, and present some recent research that proposes new ways to better incorporate operability and implementation issues during early-stage targeting and design of industrial heat recovery projects.​<br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="">The lecture is online​</a>. </span></div></div></div> – A silver bullet in the energy system?<p></p><p>Welcome to a webinar organized by Chalmers Energy and Transport Areas of Advance. When: 4 November 2020, at 12:00-13:45. Place: Online. Platform Zoom. Last day to register 25 October.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">T<span style="font-weight:700">​</span>he energy and transport sectors need to be radically restructured to meet the Paris Agreement. By 2045, the Swedish aim is to have no net emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. A huge challenge.</span><div><span style="background-color:initial">H</span><span style="background-color:initial">ow do we transform the industry, heavy transport, aviation and shipping? Hydrogen is pointed out by many as part of the solution.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>“The new hydrogen economy can become a growth engine that helps us out of the economic crisis created by Covid19”, said Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission this summer in connection with the presentation of A Hydrogen Strategy for a Climate Neutral Europe.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The strategy shows that hydrogen can play a key role in several areas.</div> <div><span style="font-weight:700"></span><br /></div> <div>During the webinar, we will hear about the view on hydrogen in Europe as well as research results on how fuel cells can be improved. The participants in the panel will th<span style="font-weight:700"></span>ereafter discuss the role hydrogen can play in a number of different areas, such as shipping, aviation, heavy road transport, the process industry and the electricity system.</div> <div><br /></div> <a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /></a> <a href=""><div style="display:inline !important">Register to the seminar</div></a><div><br /></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Program</span><ul><li><span style="background-color:initial">12.00 The seminar starts. </span>Moderator: <a href="/en/staff/Pages/anders-adahl.aspx">Anders Ådahl</a>, Energy Area of Advance Co-Director.</li> <li>“Main possibilities and challenges for using hydrogen in the energy and transport sector​”​, <a href="/en/Staff/Pages/maria-grahn.aspx">Maria Grahn</a>, Senior researcher, department of Mechanics and Maritime Science. Maritime Environmental Science. Director of Energy Area of Advance.</li> <li>“The view on hydrogen in Europe”, <a href="">Thierry Lepercq​</a>, founder of Soladvent. Former Executive Vice-President in charge of Research &amp; Technology and Innovation, ENGIE. Author of the book &quot;Hydrogen is the new oil&quot;.​<br /></li> <li>“Improved fuels cells to enable a sustainable energy system”, <a href="/en/staff/Pages/Björn-Wickman.aspx">Björn Wickman​</a>, Associate Professor, Chemical Physics, Department of Physics, Chalmers.<br /></li> <li>5 minutes coffe break.</li></ul> <div><span style="font-weight:700">The one hour lecture will be followed by a panel discussion. <br /></span><br /></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">Panel: </span><br /><span style="font-weight:700"></span><div><ul><li><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/karin-andersson.aspx">Karin Andersson</a>, Professor in Maritime Environmental Science Expert in sustainable shipping, Chalmers. </li> <li><a href="/en/staff/Pages/tomas-gronstedt.aspx">Tomas Grönstedt</a>, Professor at Fluid Dynamics/Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Chalmers.</li> <li><a href="">Anna-Karin Jannasch</a>, Rise, Director of the Swedish testbed for hydrogen electrolysis and industrial application </li> <li>Monica Johansson, Principal Energy &amp; Fuel Analyst, Volvo group. Expert in alternative fuels, with knowledge in hydrogen infrastructure. </li> <li><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/koopmans.aspx">Lucien Koopmans</a>, Professor, head of the division Combustion and Propulsion Systems, Chalmers.</li> <li>Mattias Wondollek, Program Director, <a href="">Energiforsk</a>. </li></ul></div></div></div> Chalmers Lecture<p>Online lecture</p><p>​This year&#39;s William Chalmers lecturer Erik Ström wants to talk about the possibilities of communication technology – and major challenges.</p><div>​<span>Erik Ström is professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering. Simply put, he works with technology to move information from one place to another. He is also the director of the competence center ChaseOn, which develops antenna systems for anything from high-speed mobile networks and self-driving cars to safe baby food and medical diagnostics. He has also been involved in developing a global standard for 5G, which has resulted in frequent questions by media about the development of mobile networks. In those situations, he is keen on highlighting the possibilities with communication technology.</span></div> The lecture is held in English.<br /> lecture Magnus Ryden<p>Online/Lecture hall EA for registered attendees</p><p>​Fluidized-bed technologies for a future sustainable energy system</p>​Welcome to Magnus Rydén's inaugural lecture for (biträdande) Professor at the division Energy Technology, at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment. <span></span><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif">Title: </h3> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Fluidized-bed technologies for a future sustainable energy system</span></div> <span></span><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3" style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif">Abstract: ​</h3> <div>Fluidized-bed reactors have been an important component of the energy system since the 1940’s, when fluid catalytic cracking came into prominence at refineries. Since then, the number of industrial applications has increased steadily. Today, fluidization is used for combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, heat transfer, catalysis and more. Fluidized-bed reactors have exiting properties which makes them interesting for new innovative applications. By adjusting bed material, fluidization gas and process parameters such as temperature and pressure a range of interesting phenomena can be realized. At Chalmers we have spend many years researching technologies that seeks to utilize these inherent opportunities, of which the chemical-looping combustion process for inherent CO2 capture is a prominent example. This lecture presents a brief overview over this larger effort and discuss successes, failures, conclusions and impact. Finally, an outlook for future work will be presented, taking recent the expected needs of a future sustainable energy system in consideration.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><span></span><span></span><div><a href="">The lecture is online</a>, and for a limited number of attendees in lecture hall EA, <span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial"><font color="#5b97bf"><b><a href="">register here if you wish to attend​</a></b></font></span><a href="">​</a><span style="background-color:initial">. </span></div></div>!.aspx!.aspxAct Sustainable 2020<p>Chalmers &amp; University of Gothenburg</p><p>Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg&#39;s annual sustainability week Act Sustainable is back November 16-20. Registrations are open until November 11th. The week, which is aimed at students, teachers, researchers and other staff at the two universities, is completely digital this year. The digitization means that generous parts of the program will be open to the general public and external guests.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10pt">Between November 16-20 Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg's annual sustainability week will take place right here - on the internet!</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10pt">Due to the current situation, this year's edition will be 100% digital, and we are pleased to present a program with an exciting range in both subjects and academic fields. The week is open to all students, teachers, researchers and other staff at Chalmers and Gothenburg universities and the official language of the week is English. With the digitized concept, large parts of this year's program are open to the general public and external guests.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10pt">To participate, you are required to register for the events of your choice and you may register for as many as you want. The registrations are open until November 11. For registration and more information, visit the Act Sustainables website.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10pt"><strong>Student, researcher, teacher or other staff</strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10pt">For those of you who are students or employees at Chalmers University of Technology or the University of Gothenburg participate in the events via Zoom. It gives you the opportunity to participate actively, for example by asking questions to lecturers or otherwise reacting to the content. However, there are limited places in Zoom and first come, first served!</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10pt"><strong>External guests and visitors</strong></span></p> <span lang="EN" style="font-size:10pt">For other participants, our live stream is available on YouTube. Selected program items will be streamed on Gothenburg's Centre for Sustainable Development's YouTube channel. Anyone can watch there, but the opportunity to participate actively is limited. This also requires registration.</span> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10pt">Links to the program items you signed up for will be sent to your registration email a few days before the event.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10pt">If you have questions, visit for more information or email Karin Bylund, project manager for Act Sustainable, at If you want to be sure not to miss anything, follow the Gothenburg Student Sustainability Hub on Facebook and Instagram. Before and during the week we will fill #ActSustainable2020 with information, inspiration and a peek behind the scenes.</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt"></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt"><br /></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt">Visit: <a href=""></a><br /></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt">Contact:<br /></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt">YouTube: <a href="">Gothenburg Centre for Sustaianable Development</a><br /></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt">Facebook: <span><span></span></span><a href="">GothenburgStudentSustainabilityH</a><span></span><span>u</span><span>b</span><br />Instagram: <a href="">StudentSustainabilityG</a><span></span><span>BG</span><br /></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><br /><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt"></span></p> <strong> </strong><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt"><strong>Register for Act Sustainable 2020, November 16-20!</strong></span><strong></strong></p> for Tomorrow 2020: The forest<p>Online</p><p>​The 2020 Materials for Tomorrow conference will take place online, and cover materials science related to the forest, with several international speakers. ​Find out how the forest can provide new solutions for electronics, cars, textiles, hydrogels, composites, and more! ​</p><p class="chalmersElement-P">​​<span>Due to the Covid-19 pandemy, there will be no physical meeting - instead it will take place via an online conference tool. </span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">Further information about the programme and link to registration</span><span style="background-color:initial"> can be found on the link below. </span><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news-and-events/Materials-for-Tomorrow/Pages/default.aspx">Materials for Tomorrow 2020: The forest​</a></p> <div> </div>,-18-19-Nov.aspx,-18-19-Nov.aspxAct-Sustainable-Research-Conference, 18-19 Nov<p></p><p>​Warmly welcome to the premiere of Act Sustainable Research Conference, a conference for researchers at Chalmers or the University of Gothenburg who want to strengthen their contacts with sustainability-oriented researchers and research networks from other disciplines, increase their knowledge about the challenges that lie ahead and learn how their research can impact society. The digital conference is organized as part of Act Sustainable, the joint sustainability week by Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg..</p>​<div><span style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px">We have less than 10 years to transform our world, in order to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. </span><a href="" style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-weight:400">The UN Global Sustainable Development Report for 2019 The Future is now: Science for achieving sustainable development (2019, pdf)</a><span style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px">* states that more ambitious, more transformative and more integrated responses are urgently needed, in order to succeed. Furthermore, the report highlights the need for evidence-driven pathways to transformation and points to the indispensable role of science.</span><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><span style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px">How can research at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers contribute in this transformation, how can we take advantage of the knowledge and contacts we have in our research and for research utilization purposes, and what can do to favor research that aims to redirect development in a more sustainable direction? These are some of the questions that the conference wish to address.</span><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><b style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px">Call for abstracts is open until 20 September  - <a href="">read more here</a></b><span style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px"></span><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><b style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px">Confirmed key notes</b><span style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px"></span><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><span style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px">We are happy to confirm the following key notes for the main conference</span><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><span style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px">- Katherine Richardson, Professor in Biological Oceanography, leader of Sustainability Science Centre at the University of Copenhagen and co-author of the UN-report the Future is Now.</span><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><span style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px">- Christian Azar, Professor in Energy and environment at Chalmers University of Technology, and policy advisor to two Swedish Prime Ministers, to all Swedish environment ministers between 2002 and 2014, and to the EU commissioner for the Environment Margot Wallström</span><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><span style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px">- Merrit Polk, Professor and head of department at the School of Global Studies at the UNiversity of Gothenburg, previously head of the development of a transdisciplinary methodology for joint knowledge production and capacity building between universities, private, semi-private and public organizations at Mistra Urban Futures</span><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><span style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px">- Gabriel Wikström, Swedish national coordinator for the 2030 Agenda, and former Minister with responsibility for public health and health care issues.</span><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><span style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px">- Anna Jöbörn, CEO at Mistra and former Director of the Science Affairs Department at the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management</span><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><span style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px">- Haileselassie Mehdin, country director for Ethiopia at World Resources Institute and previously director of Institutional Development and Senior Research Fellow at the Environment for Development (EfD) in Sweden</span><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><br style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px" /><span style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px">- Jan Pettersson, director of Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV and Professor at the Department of Chemistry &amp; Molecular Biology at the University of Gothenburg</span><div><span style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px"><a href="">Read more about the conference and register here</a> </span></div></div>–-Working-together.aspx on artistic research 2020 – Working together<p>HDK-Valand, Kristinelundsgatan 6–8, Gothenburg</p><p>​​What does it mean to conduct research in or between subjects and disciplines? Artistic research is multidisciplinary and collaborative in character. It covers a large number of art forms and research fields – all with their own needs and prerequisites. This year’s symposium on artistic research is about the opportunities and challenges involved in collaboration.</p><div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><span>Arranger</span></h2></div> <div>Swedish Research Council, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology</div> <div><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Registration</h2> <div>The registration will open in September. <strong>Deadline for registration is 16 November</strong>.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The symposium will be held in English.</div> <div><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Welcome to the symposium Working Together</h2> <div>Collaboration can create lots of opportunities, but also involves challenges. Artistic research is conducted in circumstances where different actors are dependent on each other, during the start-up phase of the project, when delimitations are made, and during implementation itself.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>What frictions may arise as a result of factors such as hierarchies, differing evaluation criteria, or differing demands on how the research is made public? Which investigations are best done within separate subjects and disciplines? And when are interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary or multidisciplinary working formats and perspectives the most fruitful? These are some of the issues that will be discussed during the symposium.</div> <div>Collaboration between researchers – both within and across disciplines – is also closely linked to the issue of the value of strong and dynamic research environments. How should these environments be designed to create favourable conditions for artistic research?</div> Conference on Urban Freight<p>Lindholmen Science Park, science park, Lindholmen</p><p>​The 4th VREF Conference on Urban Freight will present current issues influencing urban freight research and discuss the complexity of designing urban space and managing flows for liveable cities.</p> The 2nd International Conference on Negative CO2 Emissions<p>Chalmers Student Union Building, Chalmers Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​The 2nd International Conference on Negative CO2 Emissions will be held May 18-21, 2021, at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. The purpose of this conference series is to bring together a wide range of scientists, experts and stakeholders, in order to engage in various aspects of research relating to negative CO2 emissions. This will include various negative emission technologies, climate modelling, climate policies and incentives. The main topics of the conference, around which the sessions will be built, include:</p><ul><li>​<span style="font-size:14px"><span style="background-color:initial">BECCS</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px">Biospheric storage</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px">Cross-cutting sessions</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px">Direct air capture</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px">Enhanced weathering</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px">Modeling</span></li> <li><span style="background-color:initial">Ocean alkalization</span></li></ul> <span></span> <div><span style="font-size:14px"></span><span></span><div><span style="font-size:14px"><strong>Background</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">The objective of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to well below 2ºC, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5ºC. The carbon budget is the amount of carbon dioxide that we can emit while still limiting global temperature rise to a given level, for example 1.5ºC.</span></div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial;font-size:14px"></span><strong>Read more and sign up to the conference:</strong><br /><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />The 2nd International Conference on Negative CO2 Emissions​</a><br /></div>