New Directions for the ‘Energiewende’

Seminar on Materials and Energy

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From materials in science fiction, research and the circular economy – the WE-Heraeus seminar "Materials and Energy – New Directions for the ‘Energiewende’" aims to stimulate new ways of thinking and research in the field of energy and materials research. Therefore, five sessions with speakers from Germany, Denmark and Canada, including CENIDE PI Prof. Rossitza Pentcheva, will take place at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef from October 23 to 27. Deadline for registration is August 28.

The topics of "energy" and "materials" are interconnected in many ways from basic research to real-world applications. However, analyzing their intricate relationship as an energy-material nexus is new. This is exactly what the seminar will focus on. The five sessions will focus on the following:

Session 1: Fundamental Physics - Concepts that Define Demands for Materials

Session 2: The Materials Space

Session 3: The Materials' Function in Energy Technologies

Session 4: Old Materials - New Perspectives

Session 5: The Materials' "Economy

The organizers of the 773. WE-Heraeus Seminar are Prof. Jürgen Janek from Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen and CENIDE PI Prof. Christof Schulz.

Organizing scientific seminars is the oldest and most prominent funding activity of the Wilhelm Heinrich Heraeus and Else Heraeus Foundation. The program has been in existence since 1975 and has brought together over 40,000 participants to date. Heraeus seminars often bring together experts with doctoral students and postdocs. Therefore, contributions from young researchers are especially welcome. For all participants it is required to apply for admittance. Complimentary on-site and full-board accommodation is provided by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation, and there is no conference fee.

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