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June 2014

Grand Opening of the New RISC Extension at JKU Softwarepark Hagenberg

The Johannes Kepler University (JKU) continues to evolve and grow with expansion not only taking place on campus, but also the past two years at the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC) located at Schloss Hagenberg. A 600 m² new building along the pond provides office space with 30 work stations, a seminar room for 40, and an electronic library.

Medical Faculty at the JKU: Research Synergies in Life Sciences

In Austria, the JKU is considered a pioneer in advanced technical and medical research. The new Faculty of Medicine at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences will provide additional and innovative opportunities for cooperation in already existing fields of research such as nanotechnology, biophysics, physics, and mechatronics. Research currently being conducted in these areas is valuable for medical diagnosis and therapy.
Press release and photos from today's press conference available below:
- o.Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Richard Hagelauer, Rector at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU)
- Mag. Doris Hummer, Upper Austrian State Minister for Education, Science and Research, Women and Youth
- Univ. Prof. Dr. med. habil. Peter Pohl, Institute for Biophysics at the JKU
- Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Peter Hinterdorfer, Institute for Biophysics at the JKU
Photos, free of charge: Land OÖ/Franz Linschinger, from left: Rector Hagelauer, Prof. Hinterdorfer, Doris Hummer, Prof. Pohl

Researchers Unravel the Mystery of Cell Membrane Mass Transport

A cell is a marvel of nature and the smallest living unit in the human body. Although cell research has made enormous strides, many functions and processes have not yet been explored. Under the management of the JKU, an international team has shed light on mass transport through cell walls.

Inaugural Lectures by Prof. Ramlau and Prof. Rastelli

On Monday, June 10, 2013 the JKU extended an invitation to attend inaugural lectures by Prof. Ronny Ramlau (Institute for Industrial Mathematics) and Prof. Armando Rastelli (Institute for Semiconductor and Solid State Physics). Over 100 guests were in attendance at the university Rep. Rooms for the inaugural lecture tradition.

See the press release for detailed information. Photo free of charge, credit: JKU.

from left: Rector Richard Hagelauer, Senate Chairman Hans Irschik, Prof. Ronny Ramlau, Prof. Armando Rastelli, Dean Erich Peter Klement.

The Dr. Hans Riegel Awards and the “Young Scientist Awards” Presented in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement by Young Researchers

At an awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 5, the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, the State Education Authority of Upper Austria, and the Non-Profit Kaiserschild Private Foundation presented school students with the Dr. Hans Riegel Award in recognition of their outstanding academic work. Winners of the coveted "Young Scientist Award" were also presented with awards.

See the press release below for more information. Photos free of charge, credit: JKU.

Photo 1 Winner, Modeling – Descriptive Geometry (Oberstufe) (Young Scientist Award):

from left: Councilwoman Doris Hummer, Vice-Rector Gabriele Kotsis, Tobias Glaser (BG/BRG Freistadt; 1st Place), Clemens Hofstadler (BRG Linz, Landwiedstraße; 2nd Place), David Buchmayr (BR/BRG Linz, Khevenhüllerstraße; 3rd Place), State Superintendent of Schools HR Mag. Günther Vormayr

Photo 2 Winner (incomplete) of the Dr. Hans Riegel Award and the Young Scientist Award:

from left: Vice Rector Gabriele Kotsis, Lukas Lanzerstorfer (BRG Traun; 1st Place "Chemistry" Dr. Hans Riegel Award), Mario Hofer (BG/BRG Linz, Ramsauerstraße; 1st Place voestalpine Physics-Mini Olympiad), Tobias Glaser (BG/BRG Freistadt; 1st Place "Modeling – Descriptive Geometry – Oberstufe"), Elisabeth Schwarz (BRG Kirchdorf; 1st Place "Mathematics" Dr. Hans Riegel Award), Maximilian Heinz Ruep (BRG Wels; 1st Place "Physics" Dr. Hans Riegel Award), Lukas Penz (BG/BRG Wels, Brucknerstraße; 1st Place Modeling – Linear Drawing), Prof. Markus Achatz (Non-Profit Kaiserschild Private Foundation )

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Growing into Science – 2013 “Sly Fox Academy” Children’s Summer Program

All children are curious and what could be better than a special summer program for the younger generation to learn more about science in an easy, understandable way? The “Sly Fox Academy” summer program from July 8-10 will offer children and teens age 10-15 years old an opportunity to become researchers. The program, organized by the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz together with the Institute for Applied Environmental Education in Steyr, includes participation by numerous sponsors and partners. Sign up by June 9!

Photos free of charge, credit: JKU

Invitation to Attend Inaugural Lectures by Prof. Ramlau and Prof. Rastelli

The Rector of Johannes Kepler University Linz, o.Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Richard Hagelauer, and the Dean Peter Klement of the Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences would like to extend an invitation to attend inaugural lectures by Prof. Ronny Ramlau from the Institute for Industrial Mathematics (topic: "Mathematik für Riesenteleskope") and Prof. Armando Rastelli from the Institute for Semiconductor and Solid State Physics (topic: "Halbleiternanostrukturen: Von den physikalischen Eigenschaften zur Anwendung in der Energieumwandlung und Quantentechnologie").

The event will take place at the Uni Center (JKU Linz, Rep. Rooms, 1st floor) on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 4:00 PM. A reception will follow.