Events: Space, Earth and Environment, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Energi och miljö events at Chalmers University of TechnologyThu, 20 Jun 2019 13:47:57 +0200 H Black Symposium<p>Chalmers Conference Centre, company, Chalmersplatsen 1, Kårhuset</p><p>​Astrochemistry, from nanometres to parsec</p><div><span style="background-color:initial">​</span><span style="background-color:initial">Through astrochemistry, effects on atomic scales are directly linked to the formation and evolution of planets, stars, interstellar clouds, and galaxies across the universe.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>The scientific purpose of this symposium is to highlight the fundamental connection between the theory of microscopic processes studied on Earth and the understanding of phenomena in a wide range of space environments. In tandem with observations of increasing detail and sensitivity, enabled by technological development, this interplay has been key in advancing the field during the last 30 years, and will become even more important as we move forward into the era of exciting new facilities such as JWST, the Origins Space Telescope, and the SKA.</div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">The symposium is organised in honour of Prof. John H. Black, who throughout his career has demonstrated an outstanding ability to grasp, apply, and explain these connections - always maintaining a cosmic perspective regardless of scales or wavelengths. ​</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="">Read more at the John H Black Symposium website​</a>.</span></div> 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> fields in nearby galaxies: A new low-frequency radio continuum perspective<p>Onsala Space Observatory, space observatory, Kungsbacka</p><p>​Speaker: Sarrvesh Sridhar (ASTRON, the Netherlands)</p>​Abstract: <div>Non-thermal radio continuum emission is an excellent tracer of magnetic fields in galaxies. Historically, observations of galaxies at low radio frequencies (below 1 GHz) have suffered from poor angular resolution and sensitivity (to extended, diffuse emission). This scenario is fast changing in the current decade with new radio telescopes like the LOw-Frequency ARray (LOFAR) and the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA). In this talk, I will provide an overview of how observations with these telescopes are improving our understanding of non-thermal emission from nearby spiral galaxies. In the first part of the talk, I will explain the observational challenges associated with carrying out observations at low radio frequencies and present some of the new calibration algorithms that have been developed to overcome this. In the second part, I will present results from our observations of a sample of nearby galaxies with LOFAR over the last few years.</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> 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>