to Content
Header Image

Gravitational waves

-
Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Keynote & Panel
in englischer Sprache

In 2015, for the first time researchers were able to measure a gravitational wave. The fusion of two black holes had hurled huge amounts of energy into space. All accelerated masses produce gravitational waves. The European GEO Collaboration will develop new detector technologies to further track these waves, creating completely new possibilities for space exploration.

Professor and Director, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge Chair

Ph.D. Karsten DANZMANN

Professor and Director, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

1974 Pre-Diploma in Physics, Technical University Clausthal-Zellerfeld
1977 Diploma in Physics, University of Hannover
1978-1982 Staff Scientist, University of Hannover
1980 Ph.D., University of Hannover, Germany
1982-1983 Visiting Scientist (DFG fellowship), Stanford University
1983-1986 Staff Scientist, PTB Berlin
1986-1989 Act. Ass. Professor of Physics, Stanford University
1990-1993 Project Leader Gravitational Waves, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching
since 1993 Professor, Leibniz Universität Hannover; Director of Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Hannover
Principal Investigator, ground-based laser interferometric gravitational wave detector GEO600
1993-2001 Head, Remote Branch Hannover, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Hannover
Speaker, LISA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Study Team
1993-1998 Member, Fundamental Physics Advisory Group, ESA European Space Agency; Hannover
1997-2010 Member, Programmausschuss Extraterrestrische Grundlagenforschung des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
1997-2009 Deputy Speaker, DFG Sonderforschungsbereich (Collaborative Research Center)
2001-2009 Deputy Speaker, European Graduate College GRK665
2001-2011 ESA Mission Scientist for LISA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Study Team, LIST Co-Chair
since 2002 Director, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover
Deputy Speaker, DFG Sonderforschungsbereich (Collaborative Research Center)
2004-2005 Dean, University of Hannover, Germany
since 2004 Co-Principal Investigator, ESA Space Mission LISA Pathfinder
since 2006 Deputy Speaker, QUEST Cluster of Excellence
Speaker, International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) on Gravitational Wave Astronomy
since 2009 Speaker, HALOSTAR Graduate College
since 2011 Consortium Lead, eLISA Space Mission Proposal
since 2013 Co-Proposer and Board Member, GRACE Follow-On Space Mission
since 2014 Deputy Speaker, DFG Sonderforschungsbereich (Collaborative Research Center)

Ph.D. Lynn Faith GLADDEN

Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge

1979-1982 Chemical Physics, University of Bristol
1982-1983 Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Oxford
1983-1987 Ph.D. research, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Cambridge
1983-1986 British Petroleum Ph.D. Scholarship Award
1987 Ph.D. Thesis, Structural Studies of Inorganic Glasses
1987-1991 University Assistant Lecturer (UAL), Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge
1991-1995 University Lecturer (UL), Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge
1995-1999 Reader, Process Engineering Science, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge
1999 Professor of Chemical Engineering Science, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge
2004 Elected to the Shell Professorship of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge
2006-2008 Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge
2008-2010 Head, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge
2010-2015 Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of Cambridge

Technology Symposium

show timetable

24.08.2017

09:00 - 09:45#ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology, and scienceCulture
10:00 - 11:00Opening of exhibitions – Tec-Xperience RoomPartner
11:00 - 11:10OpeningPlenary
11:10 - 12:15RTI TalkPlenary
12:15 - 13:45The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid!Plenary
14:15 - 15:45New materials and autonomous systemsPlenary
18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
19:15 - 21:00Career LoungePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial

25.08.2017

06:30 - 07:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstopPlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
07:15 - 08:00OptogeneticsPlenary
08:30 - 10:15Designing the next digital revolution. At the crossroads of science, technology and artPlenary
10:30 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Digital futures: design as key to future digital worldsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: The promotion of research and innovation in Austria: governance between management and autonomyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Data-driven innovation – from resources to strategiesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Open science, dark knowledge: science in an age of ignoranceBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Second machine age: learning machines – autonomous machinesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: From the lab to the plate – the vegan black pudding (Blunzengröstl)Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Does industry 4.0 need education and training 4.0?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Smart production and servicesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Conflict and cooperation in the era of digitisationBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: The Paris lifestyle – technologies and opportunities for climate protectionBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Conflict, cooperation – or both: how does innovation occur?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologiesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: A new Biedermeier in Europe?Breakout
16:30 - 17:30China Manufacturing 2025: putting industrial policy ahead of market forces?Plenary

26.08.2017

07:00 - 08:30Managing complex systemsPlenary
08:50 - 10:15The second quantum revolution?Plenary
10:15 - 11:00Gravitational wavesPlenary
11:00 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial