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The Wonderful World of Quantum Mechanics

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in englischer Sprache

Most people are unaware how much our daily life depends on quantum mechanics. In a very entertaining way, using a lot of examples also from the world of fiction, this almost “mathematical-free” lecture will introduce us to the principles of a science that determines our world.

Taylor Distinguished Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, MN
President Emeritus, Jacobs University Bremen Chair


Taylor Distinguished Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, MN

1979 B.S., summa cum laude, City College of New York
1982 M.S. in Physics, The University of Chicago
1985 PhD in Physics, The University of Chicago
1985-1988 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Xerox-Palo Alto Research Center
1988-1993 Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
1993-2001 Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
since 2001 Professor, University of Minnesota

Dr. Joachim TREUSCH

President Emeritus, Jacobs University Bremen

1970 Professur in Frankfurt
1971 Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Physik in Dortmund
1984-1986 Präsident der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft
seit 1987 Vorstandsmitglied der Kernforschungsanlage Jülich (KFA)
1993-1997 Vorsitzender der Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren
1995-1996 Präsident der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte
1990-2006 Vorsitzender des Vorstands der Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
1999-2003 Vorsitzender des Deutschen Verbandes Technisch-Wissenschaftlicher Vereine
2000-2006 Vorsitzender des Lenkungsausschusses "Wissenschaft im Dialog"
2006-2012 Präsident der Jacobs University Bremen

Technology Forum

show timetable


08:00 - 10:30Technology Brunch hosted by Standortagentur TirolPartner
11:00 - 11:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Forum 2013Plenary
11:10 - 11:45Innovation and PolicyPlenary
11:45 - 13:15Future Innovation – International PerspectivesPlenary
13:40 - 14:40Graphene – A Great Hope of Future Technologies?Plenary
14:40 - 16:00From Research to Economic SuccessPlenary
18:00 - 19:45Our Place in the UniversePlenary


Evening Reception hosted by Forschung AustriaSocial
Career Lounge hosted by the Organisers and Siemens AG ÖsterreichSocial


06:30 - 13:00Working Group 05: The Potential of the Alps: Focus Sustainable Use of ResourcesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 01: The Value Chains of the FutureBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: To Develop the Future – Tomorrow’s Innovation as Exemplified by International Leading EnterprisesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 03: Smart City – Pathways to Future Urban MobilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 04: “Frontrunner”, a New Approach in RTI PolicyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: The Potential of ICT Tools in Open Innovation ProcessesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: Web attack! The Fight against Hackers and Data LossBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: Industry 4.0 – Impact on the Future of Working LivesBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 09: Green Tech: Visions and Business of eco-mobilityBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 10: Identity 2.0: Digital ManBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 11: Intellectual Property Management – Conditions for Prosperity and SuccessBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 12: Secure Society = Secured Future = Security ResearchBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Special Event: RTI Internationalization in Austria – Strategic RecommendationsBreakout
14:00 - 15:30i-Learning – The Future of Learning in the Digital WorldPlenary
15:45 - 18:00Challenges for Biomedical ResearchPlenary
18:00 - 20:00Open Dialogue – Smart Mobility for Smart CitiesPartner


07:30 - 08:15Planning Innovation: At the CrossroadsPlenary
08:15 - 10:00Cybercrime and CybersecurityPlenary
10:15 - 11:15The Wonderful World of Quantum MechanicsPlenary
11:15 - 11:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology ForumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack Reception hosted by the OrganisersSocial