130 participants on the fourth Centre Day

​With around 130 participants, the fourth joint day of the GigaHertz Centre and ChaseOn also became a success. "We gather Sweden's industry and academia in wireless research, probably the best in Sweden," says Jan Grahn, director of the GigaHertz Centre.
Picture from Centre Day 2019.
It was a huge agenda in Palmstedtsalen in the student union building on 6 November. And Gustav Adolf's baking was of course a mandatory element in honor of the day. One new feature for this year was a "poster flash presentation" where all the poster exhibitors held an elevator presentation of about a minute about their respective posters.

A number of speakers from Chalmers, the business community, other educational institutions and organisations replaced each other on the stage. Particularly invited keynote speaker was Dr Thomas Merkle from Fraunhofer IAF in Freiburg, Germany. 
Picture from Centre Day 2019.
For the first time, all members of the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) were also gathered, from left to right Christoph ​Mecklenbräuker, TU Vienna, Riana Geschke, Fraunhofer FHR, Christophe Gaquière, Univ. de Lille, IEMN, and Wolfgang Heinrich, FBH, Berlin.

Picture from Centre Day 2019.Professor Heinrich also gave a speech explaining why wireless is an ever-present area:
"Microwaves are everywhere, even in space. If you want to communicate between galaxies, you can only use microwaves. If you are looking for extraterrestrial life - either human or not - you can only use... that's right! ... microwaves", he said among other things.
He predicted a bright future:
"Our biggest challenge is to make millimeter waves 5g-compatible."

The Centre Day was organized by the departments Microtechnology and Nanoscience - MC2, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering. This year the GigaHertz Centre hosted the event.
"What is unique about these events is the high industrial participation with Chalmers researchers and students", says Jan Grahn.

Text and photo: Michael Nystås

Picture from Centre Day 2019.
Jan Grahn, head of the GigaHertz Centre, and Erik Ström, head of ChaseOn, were pleased with the Centre Day 2019.

Page manager Published: Tue 19 Nov 2019.