Inaugural Lectures at the JKU
Inaugural lectures by Prof. Michel Bockstedte and Prof. Mark Hlawitschka (Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences) took place on October 18.
Univ. Prof. Dr. Michel Bockstedte (Institute for Theoretical Physics) held a presentation titled: "In the Glister of a Gem Stone: Nano-scale Quantum Physics in Material Science".
Content: A gemstone’s sparkle obscures the underlying quantum physics that give the gem its color and beauty. Intriguing quantum physics, however, is being used to develop quantum technologies that give us innovative devices that include quantum sensors, quantum cryptography, and quantum computers. The presentation provided an overview of these fascinating fields and how they are approached by advanced modeling.
Univ. Prof. Dr. Ing. habil. Mark Hlawitschka (Institute of Process Engineering) held his inaugural lecture titled: "Changing World - The Opportunity for Process Engineering".
Content: The topic focused on ecological parameters as well as current digital methods that drive innovative processes in engineering. The presentation provided insight into the subsequent research topics.