Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyWed, 03 Jul 2019 13:10:46 +0200 Lecture, Johan Mellqvist<p>EA, lecture hall, Hörsalsvägen 11, EDIT trappa C, D och H</p><p>​ Measurements of emission sources and trends of air pollutants and climate gases</p>​​​Johan​ Mellqvist, the division of Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing at the department of Space, Earth and Environment is to be appointed (full) professor and presents his inauguration lecture: &quot;<span style="background-color:initial">​Measurements of emission sources and trends of air pollutants and climate gases&quot;. </span><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br />After the lecture there we will celebrate and mingle in Analysen. </span></div> Air - Bringing forward Solutions for Improved Air Quality<p>The Swedish Exhibition &amp; Congress Centre, Gothenburg</p><p>​Solutions Initiative Forum (SIF) – Air is an action-oriented event where entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, businesses, civil society, policy makers and academia come together to promote solutions to air pollution.</p>​​Air pollution is a global challenge for human health and sustainable development as it causes 7 million deaths every year. SIF Air will present a set of selected hands-on solutions that originates from Nordic countries and that have potential positive effects on global air quality. At the event we want to discuss barriers and opportunities to scale up these air quality solutions. The event is also the launch of the “Air Solutions Report”, describing the challenge of air pollution for the SDGs, as well as the concepts of the selected solutions and their impacts on the SDGs. <div> </div> <div>Follow the discussions and stay connected via our social media channels, <a href="">Facebook</a> and <a href="">Twitter</a> @SDSNNE #SIFAir</div> <div> </div> SIF Air is organized by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) in Northern Europe, the <a href="">Gothenburg Air and Climate Network</a>, <a href="">The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences</a> and <a href="">Miljöbron</a> as a side-event of the <a href="">European Aerosol Conference – EAC 2019</a>. Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019 - Joining Forces for Change<p>Konferenscentrum Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20 A, Gothenburg</p><p>​Our societies are facing critical points in their development, where large challenges are becoming increasingly difficult to handle. Numerous conflicts and complexities are surfacing - to which we can see societies responding with fragmentation, intolerance and exclusion. One way to address such developments is through societal transformation processes that implicitly include a variety of interest groups, stakeholders and organisations.</p>Transdisciplinary (TD) research is one approach that focuses specifically on co-producing and integrating knowledge and expertise from a variety of sources, including communities, research, cities and businesses. It is an approach that is driven by the need to create processes where values and transformations towards a more just and sustainable society are openly debated. <br /><br />The aim of this conference, Joining Forces for Change, is to bring together actors from different disciplines, sectors and professional mandates to engage and discuss practical examples and case studies that approach societal transformation through boundary breaking collaboration. The conference invites practitioners and researchers from government and administrative organisations and agencies, interest groups from community and business, and researchers and students from across the university. <br /><br />The overall focus is on what we can learn from our collaborative experiences, case studies and practices regarding wider societal transformation, methodological innovations and theoretical development. We will specifically search for 'sites for change' in terms of spaces, practices and learnings where TD research and co-production play a crucial role. <div><span class="calFactLabel"></span> </div> <div><span class="calFactLabel">The conference is arranged by t</span>he Network for Transdisciplinary Research, Mistra Urban Futures and the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.<br /></div> <a href=""><div>Find more information on the conference website</div></a><div class="separator"> </div> and lecture – Gothenburg Lise Meitner Award 2019<p>To be annouced</p><p>​​​ Regents’​ Professor Aust​en Angell at Arizona State University, USA, is the winner of the Gothenburg Lise Meitner Award 2019. He will visit the Gothenburg Physics Centre to receive the award and give the traditional award lecture in honour of the Austrian-Swedish physicist Lise Meitner. ​Professor Aust​en Angell receives the award &quot;For inventing the concept of fragility of glass-forming liquids.”  Refreshments will be served after the lecture.​</p><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><br /></h3> <div><a href="" style="outline:0px">Austen Angell​</a><span style="background-color:initial">, born 1933 in Canberra, Australia, is currently Regents’ Professor at Arizona State University, <br />USA. </span><span style="background-color:initial">During his long career, he has worked mostly on liquids and glasses, but also published on geochemical, biophysical and battery electrolyte problems. </span><span style="background-color:initial">He currently makes a major effort in the energy storage and <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/Fysikcentrum/Gothenburg%20Lise%20Meitner%20Award/Lise%20Meitner%20Award%202019/austenangel_1.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:150px;height:196px" /><br />conversion disciplines. </span><span style="background-color:initial">He has more than 500 publications and has received several awards – for example the “Outstanding reviewer” award by APS 2009 and the Galileo Galilei award by ISPE 2018. </span><span style="background-color:initial">I</span><span style="background-color:initial">n 2015 he was honored as University College London's Bragg lecturer. </span></div> <div> </div> <div></div> <div> </div> <div>Professor Angell holds a Ph.D. degree from London University, Imperial College, where he won the Armstrong medal for 1959-61. <span style="background-color:initial">He made a postdoc at Argonne National Laboratory, before joining Purdue University where he became full professor in 1971, and is at ASU since 1989. </span></div> <div><br /><div><a href="">Read more about Austen Angell, Arizona State University</a></div> <div><a href=";hl=en">Read more about his publications</a></div> <div><a href="">Read Austen Angell’s biography​</a></div></div> <div> </div> in the Age of Digitalisation<p>RunAn, conference hall, Chalmersplatsen 1, Kårhuset</p><p>​Welcome to the Transport Area of Advance initiative seminar on 26 September.</p>​<div>Programme and more information can be found on <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/Transport/calendar/initiative-seminar-2019/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">the event webpage &gt;</a><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="">Register here &gt;</a><br /> <strong></strong></div> Physics Colloquium by the Nobel Prize Laureate Frank Wilczek<p>Gustaf Dalénsalen, university building, Chalmers Tvärgata 5, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​ Welcome to attend the Physics Colloquium by Professor Frank Wilczek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA – the Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics 2004​. Title and abstract: To be announced</p><div><p class="chalmersElement-P"><span><strong>About his work</strong><br /></span><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/Fysikcentrum/Blandade%20bilddimensioner/wilczek-13703-portrait-mini-2x.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px;height:225px;width:150px" /></p> <div>The atomic nucleus is held together by a powerful, strong interaction that binds together the protons and neutrons that comprise the nucleus. The strong interaction also holds together the quarks that make up protons and neutrons. This interaction is so strong that no free quarks have ever been observed. However, in 1973 Frank Wilczek, David Gross, and David Politzer came up with a theory postulating that when quarks come really close to one another, the attraction abates and they behave like free particles. This is called asymptotic freedom.<span><br /></span></div></div> <div><div><a href="">(Facts. Nobel Media AB 2019)</a></div> <div> </div> <div><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about Frank Wilczek​</a></div> <div> </div> <div style="text-align:right"><em>Photo: Nobel Foundation archive.</em></div></div> ​ fermentation and renewable electricity – the new green route for chemical production in a bioeconomy?<p>Chalmers teknikpark, lecture room Afrodite, Sven Hultins Gata 9, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​​Save the date: 30 September. Welcome to a lunch seminar organized by Chalmers Energy Area of Advance. The seminar will present and discuss the possibilities and challenges and with help of industrial stakeholders looking at the role of syngas fermentation in a Swedish bio-economy.</p><div><span style="background-color:initial">S</span><span style="background-color:initial">yngas is a mixture of mainly CO, CO2, and H2 that is produced through the gasification of carbon-based waste products and industrial processes. Large quantities of syngas are released as a part of industrial off-gases, from e.g. steel mills. Microbial syngas fermentation has the great potential in providing sustainable production of chemicals and fuels from an entirely renewable energy system.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>A vegetarian lunch wrap and coffee/tea will be served during the seminar. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Please register by the latest 20 September. </strong></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Location: Chalmers teknikpark, lecture room Afrodite, Sven Hultins Gata 9, Campus Johanneberg</div> <div>Date and time: 30 September, 2019, at 12:00 -14:00</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />You can register now on this link​</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>More info to come in the beginning of August.​</strong></div>!-Sustainable.aspx!-Sustainable.aspxAct! Sustainable<p>Gothenburg</p><p>​​Save the date! Week 45 in November it is time for Act! Sustainable - an entire week filled with activities and inspiration around sustainable development issues for all students in Gothenburg!</p><div style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6em"><div style="text-align:left;line-height:1.6em">The week is organized by <span style="text-decoration:underline"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="undefined">Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development</a></span> (GMV), in collaboration with <span style="text-decoration:underline"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="undefined">University of Gothenburg</a></span>, <span style="text-decoration:underline"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="undefined">Chalmers University of Technology </a></span>and <span style="text-decoration:underline"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="undefined">Gothenburg Students for Sustainability Alliance </a></span>(GSSA).</div> <div style="text-align:left;line-height:1.6em"><br />See updates at <a href=""></a></div> <div style="text-align:left;line-height:1.6em"> </div> <div style="text-align:left;line-height:1.6em"> </div></div> Sustainability Day 2019<p>Chalmers Conference Centre, company, Chalmersplatsen 1, Kårhuset</p><p>​The Chalmers Sustainability Day will be back on 8th of November, and the theme 2019 is Circular Economy, linked to the UN Global Sustainability Development Goal 12 - Sustainable consumption and production.</p><span><p>The basic idea of ​​the Sustainability Day is that Chalmers employees and students meet to reflect and learn about sustainability issues. This year, the focus is on <a href="">SDG 12 - Sustainable consumption and production</a> with Circular economy as the overall theme. Since m<span style="background-color:initial">any of Chalmers researchers work in the field of circularity, it means that we can look forward to an exciting program!</span></p> <p>We are also happy to co-operate with the Gothenburg Student Week for Sustainability, <a href="">Act! Sustainable</a>, this year. They have a full week of events, which takes place 4-9 November.</p> <p><strong>Organizer 2019:</strong> Production Area of Advance</p> <p><span></span> <style> p.p1 {margin:0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px;font:12.0px 'Helvetica Neue';} p.p2 {margin:0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px;font:12.0px 'Helvetica Neue';min-height:14.0px;} </style> </p> <p><em><br /></em></p> <p><em>PS: If you, as a student or staff member, want to participate in the program, </em><a href=""><em>use this link to send your application for interest.​</em></a></p></span><div></div> <span class="text-normal"><br /></span> for Tomorrow 2019<p>RunAn, conference hall, Chalmersplatsen 1, Kårhuset</p><p>​The 2019 Materials for Tomorrow initiative seminar on Dec 4 will be held back to back with the symposium Light at the Nanoscale: from Molecules to Quantum Computers, taking place Dec 5-6.</p><div><br /></div> <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/events/Materials-for-Tomorrow/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2019.aspx">Read more on the conference homepage​</a> at the Nanoscale: from Molecules to Quantum Computers<p>RunAn, conference hall, Chalmersplatsen 1, Kårhuset</p><p>​Welcome to a cross-disciplinary symposium on light-matter interactions, organized jointly by Molecular Frontiers, the Nano Excellence Initiative and the Materials Science Area of Advance. On Dec 5-6, ten outstanding plenary speakers, including Nobel laureate Stefan Hell, will give presentations and take part in panel discussions in RunAn.</p>​The symposium will be preceded by <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Calendar/Pages/Materials-for-Tomorrow-2019.aspx">Materials for Tomorrow</a> on Dec 4.​<div>More information, and link to registration form for both conferences, can be found on the <a href="/en/conference/light-at-the-nanoscale/Pages/default.aspx">symposium homepage</a>.</div> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Plenary Speakers</h2> <div>Stefan Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany</div> <div><em>&quot;MINFLUX Nanoscopy: Superresolution post Nobel&quot;</em></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Immanuel Bloch, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Germany</div> <div><em>​&quot;Realizing Feynman’s Dream of a Quantum Simulator&quot; </em></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Carlos Bustamente, University of California, Berkeley, United States</div> <div><em>&quot;Power at the Nanoscale: Speed, Strength and Efficiency in Biological Motor&quot;</em></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Thomas Ebbesen, USIAS &amp; ISIS, University of Strasbourg, France </div> <div><em>&quot;The Alchemy of Vacuum&quot; </em></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Naomi Halas, Rice University, United States</div> <div><em>Title TBA</em></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Halina Rubinsztein Dunlop, University of Queensland, Australia</div> <div><em>Title TBA</em></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Andreas Wallraff, ETH Zürich, Switzerland</div> <div><em>Title TBA</em></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Päivi Törmä, Aalto University, Finland </div> <div><em>&quot;New perspectives on quantum geometry, superconductivity and Bose-Einstein condensation&quot;</em></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University, United States</div> <div><em>&quot;The light years: Nanophotonic methods to visualize dynamic chemical and cellular processes with near-atomic-scale resolution​&quot;</em></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Alexia Auffèves​, CNRS Grenoble, France</div> <div><em>&quot;The energetic side of quantum noise&quot; ​</em></div></div>