Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 02 Dec 2022 08:14:11 +0100 Ethics with Emma Engström<p>Online, register to receive the link</p><p>​A new world with AI-driven decisions – implications for privacy, autonomy, and democracy</p><div>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/20220701-20221231/Emma%20Engström.jpg" alt="Photo of Emma Engström" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" /><br />AI has recently transformed from an obscure academic endeavor to a driver of the fourth industrial revolution. With ever-advancing machine learning algorithms, AI can make ever-more precise inference using an ever-expanding set of behavioral data online. In particular, AI that functions as decision-support has developed and spread amazingly fast.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>This presentation articulates some of the ensuing social challenges. It accounts for work in progress within the project <em>Predicting the diffusion of artificial intelligence (WASP-HS)</em>, in which we ask:</div> <div>How are AI-technologies adopted in society? Do they diffuse similarly as earlier general-purpose technologies? Do concerns about privacy, autonomy, and fairness influence potential adopters of AI? What are the social and ethical implications of the AIs that are likely to spread particularly fast?</div> <br /><div><strong>Emma Engström</strong> is a researcher within the theme <em>The societal impact of new technologies</em> at the Institute for Futures studies in Stockholm, and a researcher at the Department of Urban planning and Environment (KTH). She holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering (KTH), an MSc in Engineering Physics (KTH), and a BSc in Political Science (Uppsala University). Her research interests span broadly across topics within Technology in Society.</div> <div><span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"><br /></span></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register here to receive the link to the seminar</a><br /></div> Pitch<p>Veras gräsmatta, meeting point, Vasa Hus 2-3 entréhall, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Join us on Chalmers School of Entrepreneurships annual Venture Pitch and meet tomorrow&#39;s entrepreneurs!</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">This summer, 8 new project teams began the process of creating their own ventures through a collaboration between Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship and Chalmers Ventures called Venture creation program. The program is a world-leading venture creation process where tech idea partners are matched with student entrepreneurs. </span><div><br /></div> <div>During an exciting afternoon, you will have the opportunity to get to know the projects by listening to their pitches. The pitching teams have the chance to win prices. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>After that, there will be a mingle session, during which you will have the chance to discuss further and enjoy some lighter food, get inspired by their game-changing business cases and find out how they are going to disrupt industries! </div> <div><br /></div> <a href="/en/departments/tme/school-of-entrepreneurship/technology-venture-creation/Pages/Current-Projects.aspx"><div>Read more about the different ventures here &gt;&gt;&gt;</div> <div><br /></div> <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/E_village/Morning%20Boost/Alla_projekt.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:700px;height:233px" /><br /></a><div><br /></div> <div><b>PROGRAMME</b></div> <div>15:30 – doors open, fika available</div> <div>16:00 – Venture Pitch begins on stage</div> <div>Approx. 18:00 – mingle and light food</div> <div><br /></div>​Solar Cell Recycling<p>online</p><p>​Welcome to listen to Burçak Ebin, when he talks about &quot;​Recycling of Critical Raw Materials for Solar Cell Industry from Production Waste and End-of-Life Solar Modules​&quot;.</p><div><br /></div> <div><b>DATE:</b> 8 DEC, 2022</div> <div><b>TIME: </b>11:00-12:00</div> <div>30 min talk, then 30 min for Q&amp;A</div> <div><b><a href="" target="_blank">ONLINE. Please register for Zoom link and password.​</a></b> You can register until the event starts.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><b>ABSTRACT</b></div> <div>Solar energy is accepted as the key to a clean energy future and limiting the effects of climate change. The energy transformation from fossil fuels to renewable sources has significant challenges due to raw material shortages. International Energy Agency has an ambitious target to reach photovoltaic (PV) solar panel capacity that covers more than 20% of the global energy demand. Although policymakers and manufacturers draw a bright future, natural source limitation is a nightmare for PV technology. Additionally, end-of-life solar panels will dramatically affect the waste stream, and currently, there is no sustainable recycling for their waste. </div> <div>Our research maps the critical metals for PV industry and their circularity and developing recycling processes of these metals from manufacturing and end-of-life waste. The analysis clearly showed that silver, indium, and gallium supplies are the bottlenecks of the industry due to resource limitations and the importance of the other industrial applications of these metals. Although recycling critical metals from production waste requires straightforward processes, there are still technical and economical challenges to implementation. Considering end-of-life PV modules, their recycling requires a com​bination of mechanical, pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical processing approaches. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Burcak-Ebin.aspx">Dr. Burcak Ebin​</a>, <span style="background-color:initial">Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Industrial Materials Recycling, </span><span style="background-color:initial">is working on recycling of alkaline, NiMH and Li-ion battery waste by pyrometallurgical processes. In the case of the pyrometallurgical processes, there are two possibilities of treatment: processes of secondary metallurgy, which uses batteries as raw material, and processes created specifically for batteries.</span></div> <span></span><div></div> <div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif"><b><a href="/en/departments/chem/news/Pages/Perfecting-the-EV-battery-recycling-process.aspx" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Learn more about the recycling research​</a></b></p></div> <div><br /></div> <div><em>This event is part of the Production Area of Advance seminar series, for community building and sharing knowledge among researchers within the production area. But it's open to all interested, with very few exceptions.</em><br /></div> <div><em><br /></em></div> <div></div> Lecture, Mariliis Lehtveer<p>EL43, lecture room, Linsen, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​​Negative emissions in an energy system based on variable renewables</p>Mariliis Lehtveer, presents her lecture for promotion to (oavlönad) docent. ​​Mariliis was previously emplyed as a researcher at the division of Energy Technology, the Department of Space, Earth and Environment, currently at Göteborg Energi.<h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Title: </h3> <div><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);background-color:initial">Negative emissions in a</span><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);background-color:initial">​</span><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);background-color:initial">n energy system based on variable renewables </span></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span>Abstract: </span></h3> <div><span style="background-color:initial"> P</span><span style="background-color:initial;color:rgb(33, 33, 33)">revious research shows that cost-effective solutions for climate change entail large amounts of solar and wind power in electricity generation as well as extensive electrification of other sectors such as heat, transport and industrial production. However, large-scale expansion of wind and solar power creates a new set of challenges. The energy supplied from these technologies is variable in both the short-term (hours and days) and the long term (weeks and seasons). High levels of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) complicate systems operation, with a potential over-supply of electricity on windy and sunny days, which would result in periods of low electricity prices and possibly curtailment. On the other hand, when VRE production is too low to meet the demand, other power plants must be deployed, or variation management strategies such as storage, demand shifting etc. used to balance the system. </span></div> <div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">Integrated assessment models (IAMs) are often used to generate possible pathways of reaching various climate targets. Most of the scenarios provided by these models include significant amount of net negative emissions in the second half of the century. These negative emissions are provided in two main ways: via afforestation that stores carbon from the atmosphere in the biosphere; or BioEnergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) that uses biomass to remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it in geological formations. Direct Air capture with Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS) is increasingly being considered in the IAMs and would enable uncoupling of emissions source and capture location. </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">The topics of negative emissions and variability management have been treated separately and belonged to different research communities in the modelling world. The need for negative emissions is often analysed using IAMs that allow long time horizons but lack temporal detail in inter-year representation. Variability management questions on the other hand are mostly addressed using models with high temporal resolution (1 hour to 3 hours) but often covering just one year or limited geographical scope thus giving limited understanding on global emissions trajectories.  Yet for solving the climate problem, high shares of VRE and negative emissions most likely need to coexist in the same system. Furthermore, BECCS and DACCS implementation presents a complex case as they need to be integrated in the energy system and have effects on its operation and optimal composition.</p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">In this lecture I explore the need for net negative emissions and consequences of employing BECCS and DACCS in the electricity system with high share of VRE. Moreover, I will discuss the system benefits of negative emissions vs. using captured CO2 in electrofuels for transport - carbon-based fuels from hydrogen and captured CO2 from biomass produced with electricity as the main energy carrier.</p></div> <div>​<br /></div> Ethics with Gabriel Skantze<p>Online, register to receive the link</p><p>​Human-likeness in robotics and conversational AI: Opportunities and risks</p><div>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/20220701-20221231/Gabriel%20Skantze.jfif" alt="Photo of Gabriel Skantze" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" /><br />Many researchers are working on how to make robots and conversational systems look and sound like humans. Other than the intriguing challenges involved, there are many potential advantages in doing so, one of them being that we already know how to interact with each other, so communicating with human-like systems should be intuitive for us. However, there are also potential disadvantages and risks involved. In this talk, I will present our own research on these aspects and discuss how we can approach the question in a more systematic way. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Gabriel Skantze</strong> is a Professor in Speech Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He is leading several research projects on Conversational AI and Human-Robot Interaction. He is also co-founder and chief scientist of the social robotics company Furhat Robotics.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register here to receive the link to the seminar</a><br /></div> by Nobel Laureate Paul Milgrom<p>Malmstenssalen, lecture hall, Handelshögskolan, Campus Haga</p><p>​Welcome to the lecture “Why is water trading so difficult and how can it be done better?”</p>​Paul Milgrom received The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2020.​<div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">The lecture is held in English and presented in collaboration with University of Gothenburg.</span><div><br /></div> <div>Date: 13 December</div> <div>Time: 14:00 (doors open 13:50, seats taken by 13:55)</div> <div>Place: Malmstensalen, School of Business, Economics and Law, Vasagatan 1</div> <div><a href="">More information on Paul Milgrom</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href=""></a>​Registration is mandatory due to limited seats<span style="background-color:initial">.</span></div> <div><a href="" title="Link to registration">Link for registration to the lecture &gt;&gt;&gt;​</a></div> </div> by Nobel Laureate Carolyn Bertozzi, K. Barry Sharpless and human rights organisation Memorial<p>RunAn, conference hall, Kårhuset, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Welcome to lectures by Nobel Laureates:</p>Carolyn Bertozzi and K. Barry Sharpless recevied the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022 and Memorial the Peace Prize 2022.<div><a href="" title="More infromation on the Nobel Prize">More information on Carolyn Bertozzi and K. Barry Sharpless.</a></div> <div><a href=""></a><a href="">More information on Memorial. </a><br /><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <span style="background-color:initial">The lecture is presented in collaboration with University of Gothenburg.</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Date: 14 December</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Place: RunAn, Chalmers University of Technology, Student Union Building Chalmersplatsen 1</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Programme:</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">10:00-11:30 Memorial (</span><span style="background-color:initial">doors open 09:50, seats taken by 09:55) Lecture is held in Russian with English subtitle.</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">14:00-15:45 Carolyn Bertozzi </span><span style="background-color:initial">(</span><span style="background-color:initial">doors open 13:50, seats taken by 13:55) </span><span style="background-color:initial">Lecture is held in English.</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial">16:10-17:40 K. Barry Sharpless </span><span style="background-color:initial">(</span><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial">doors open 16:00, seats taken by 16:05) </span><span style="background-color:initial">Lecture is held in English.</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">​</span></div> <div><div>​Registration is mandatory due to limited seats<span style="background-color:initial">.</span></div> <div><a href="" title="Link to registration">Link for registration to the lectures &gt;&gt;&gt;​</a></div> <span style="background-color:initial"></span></div> by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate<p></p><p>The human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties received the Nobel Peace Prize 2022</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">The lecture is held in English and presented in collaboration with University of Gothenburg.</span><div><br /></div> <div>Date: 15 December</div> <div>Time: 14:00 (doors open 13:50, seats taken by 13:55)</div> <div>Place: <span style="background-color:initial">RunAn, Chalmers University of Technology, Student Union Building Chalmersplatsen 1</span></div> <div><a href="">More information on Center for Civil Liberties</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href=""></a></div> <div><a href=""></a>​Registration is mandatory due to limited seats<span style="background-color:initial">.</span></div> <div><a href="" title="Link to registration">Link for registration to the lecture &gt;&gt;&gt;​</a></div> by Nobel Laureate Morten Meldal<p>RunAn, conference hall, Kårhuset, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Welcome to listen to Nobel Laureate Morten Meldal</p>​Professor Morten Meldal received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022.<div><br /><div><div><span style="background-color:initial">The lecture is presented in collaboration with University of Gothenburg.</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Date: 24 January</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Time: 14:00</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Place: RunAn, Chalmers University of Technology, Student Union Building Chalmersplatsen 1</span></div></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="">More information on Morten Meldal</a></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><div>​Registration is mandatory due to limited seats<span style="background-color:initial">.</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="">Link for registration to the lecture &gt;&gt;&gt;</a></span><a href="" title="Link to registration">​</a><br /></div></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div></div>,-shortcomings-and-policy-instruments.aspx,-shortcomings-and-policy-instruments.aspxMaterial recycling – possibilities, shortcomings and policy instruments<p>Online</p><p>Welcome to a Tandem Webinar with Christer Forsgren, Consultant in Industrial Recycling and Christian Ekberg, Prof. Energy and Material, Industrial Materials Recycling and Nuclear Chemistry.  Focus on the webinar is : Metal recycling. Time: 2 Febuary, 12:00-13:00. Place: Online, platform Zoom. Register to the webinar ​​</p><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/KB/Energi%20och%20material/profile%20pictures/Christian%20Ekberg%201%20170x170%20(002).jpg" alt="Christian Ekberg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />E</span><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">verything can be recycled, cost the only limit</span><br /><div>The present transition towards a more sustainable society requires elements and materials that neither are mined or recycled in EU.<br />Indium in flat screens, neodymium in strong magnets and lithium in batteries are a few examples. There are several techniques to obtain recycled materials with various purity, even like virgin material. These techniques include hydrochemistry, pyro chemistry and super critical fluids. All these techniques are used at Chalmers University of Technology and have pros and cos, which we will discuss. on the webinar​.<br /><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span></span><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700"><img src="" alt="Christer Forsgren" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px;width:175px;height:175px" />Program​</span>:<br /></span><ul><li>12 PM, The webinar starts. Moderator: Leif Asp, Co-Director Chalmers Area of Advance Materials Science</li> <li>Christian Ekberg, Prof. Energy and Material, Industrial Materials Recycling and Nuclear Chemistry.<span style="background-color:initial"></span></li> <li><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700"></span></span>Christer Forsgren, Consultant in Industrial Recycling.</li> <li><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700">Q&amp;A</span></span></li></ul> <br /></div> <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news/Pages/2022-tandem-seminar.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />​H<span style="background-color:initial">ere you find Area of Advance Materials Science new exciting seminars all connected to the challenges of the future.</span></a><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> Nordic Conference in Mathematical Statistics<p>Kemihuset, Kemigården 4</p><p>​(NORDSTAT 2023)</p>​​<br />NORDSTAT will be an in-person conference consisting of plenary lectures, invited and contributed talks, and a poster session. A preliminary program is available.