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Impressionen Jahrestagung 2016

Prof. C. Barner-Kowollik (ITCP)

Dr. Ioan Pop (PHI)

Prof. A. Ustinov (PHI)

Prof. Wernsdorfer (PHI)

Prof. D. Wenzel (Sprecher der Humboldt-Regionalgruppe Karlsruhe-Pforzheim)

Oberbürgermeister Dr. Frank Mentrup

Dr. E. Aufderheide (Generalsekretär AvH)

Prof. Ustinov (PHI)

Prof. Dr. T. Hirth (Vizepräsident für Innovation und Internationales KIT)

Dr. E. Aufderheide, Prof U. Dorka

(v.l.) Prof. Robertson- von Trotha (ZAK) , Prof. Ustinov (PHI), Prof. Hirth (Vizepräsident für Innovation und Internationales KIT)

Frau Tatjana Uhde, Prof. M. Uhde

Prof. A. Powell (AOC)

(v.l.) Prof. U. Dorka, Prof. A. Powell, Prof. D. Wenzel, Dr. E. Aufderheide, Prof. C. Barner-Kowollik

Frau Dr. P. Roth und Prof. D. Wentzel

Prof. Robertson-von Trotha (ZAK)

Frau Meri Uhlis Integrationsbeauftragte von der Stadt Karlsruhe

Prof. Ott (EnTechnon)

Frau Tatjana Uhde

Prof. Alexey Ustinov (PHI)

Prof. T. Hirth (Vizepräsident für Innovation und Internationales KIT)

Prof. D. Wenzel (Sprecher der Humboldt-Regionalgruppe Karlsruhe-Pforzheim)

Frau Tatjana Uhde

v.l. Prof Ustinov, Prof. Wentzel, Prof. Hirth

v.l. Prof. Wentzel, Prof. Ustinov, Prof. Robertson-von Trotha


Humboldt- Regionalgruppe Karlsruhe – Pforzheim e.V.

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The German Society of Humboldtians founded the Humboldt Regional Group Karlsruhe - Pforzheim e.V. in May 2011, purpose of the association is the promotion of international academic and cultural exchange in the Federal Republic of Germany. The Regional Group serves as a forum for former and current fellows and the promotion of networks. As spokesman for the group Professor Dirk Wentzel was elected, chairholder of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Economic Relations of the Pforzheim University and lecturer at the KIT. Deputies are Caroline Y. Robertson - von Trotha; Professor and Director of the ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies at KIT, Alexey Ustinov; Professor of the DFG Center for Functional Nanostructures ( CFN) at KIT and Peter Henning; Professor of computer science at the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe.

The Regional Group promotes the exchange of Humboldtians with each other and provides mutual assistance, as in the integration of international scientists and reintegration of German Humboldtians and dialogue with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and other Humboldt associations. Several times a year the Regional Group Karlsruhe- Pforzheim presents scientific lectures by top scientists from different fields to the interested public.

 

News

Report on the 2016 Annual Conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft der Humboldtianer (DGH, German Society of Humboldtians) in Karlsruhe at KIT

Organized by: Regional Humboldt Group Karlsruhe-Pforzheim in cooperation with the International Scholars & Welcome Office (IScO) of KIT

 

On October 28 and 29, 2016, the annual conference of the DGH for the first time took place in Karlsruhe. The conference was organized by the Regional Humboldt Group Karlsruhe-Pforzheim in close cooperation with the International Scholars & Welcome Office (IScO). Since 2012, the Regional Group and IScO have been cooperating successfully in organizing the so-called “Humboldt-Tag.” It has become a regular event at KIT, takes place annually, and brings together many Humboldtians and representatives of the Humboldt Foundation.

The motto of this year’s annual conference was “I³: Internationalization, Innovation, and Integration.” This motto was developed to reflect the Humboldtian mission of conducting international research and being open-minded.

The conference was opened by Professor Dr. Dirk Wentzel, who referred to the development history of the motto and analyzed it from different perspectives. He was followed by Professor Dr. Thomas Hirth, Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs at KIT, who introduced himself as a long-standing partner of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and emphasized the high innovative power of KIT and its complex network of international collaborations. KIT proved to be an excellent host. It made available to the DGH the just renovated Senate Assembly Hall at no cost. The Vice President of KIT was followed by the Spokesperson of the DGH, Professor Dr. Uwe Dorka, who used his welcome address – as he usually does – to reflect on Humboldt and the present situation. He concluded that scientific excellence and sociopolitical responsibility are inseparably linked in the sense of Humboldt.

The welcome addresses were followed by the first cultural highlight of the event: Tatjana Uhde of the Paris orchestra presented some pieces on her violoncello, much to the delight of the audience.

The panel members discussing the topic “I³” were entirely female: Professor Dr. Caroline Robertson-von Trotha, founding member of the Regional Group and Head of KIT’s Center for Applied Cultural and General Studies (ZAK), Professor Dr. Ingrid Ott (Chair for Economic Policy), and Ms. Meri Uhlig, the Integration Commissioner of the City of Karlsruhe. While Professor Ott mainly analyzed the economic aspect of integration in terms of human capital, Ms. Uhlig underlined the diversity and complexity of integration. She also spoke about her own life: As a child of immigrants, she managed to complete school, graduate from university, and assume an executive position in the administration of the city of Karlsruhe. Passionately, she pleaded for advanced integration efforts and open-mindedness.

The spirited panel discussion was followed by another cultural highlight: In groups, the guests were guided through Karlsruhe Palace and informed about the margrave, the palace, and the city of Karlsruhe with its fan-shaped design that served as a model for Washington D.C.

The traditional highlight of the annual conference was the so-called “Humboldt-Abend”. At the Gartensaal of the Palace, Professor Alexey Ustinov from the Regional Group presented a gala evening with Professor Dr. Dorka making the welcome speech for the about 90 guests on behalf of the DGH. He was followed by KIT Vice President Professor Dr. Hirth, who was highly pleased to welcome the Humboldtians in “the living room of Karlsruhe.”

A very touching speech was given by Dr. Enno Aufderheide, Secretary General of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Dr. Aufderheide mainly spoke about the Philipp Schwartz Initiative to support threatened researchers, which unfortunately is very busy at the moment due to persecution and war.

The Secretary General was followed by Dr. Frank Mentrup, Lord Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe, who found highly personal and humorous words for the Humboldtians. He pointed out that all are rather important scientists, but still “normal and down-to-earth” and by no means a “closed society.” Dr. Mentrup also praised the subject of the conference “I³” and referred to the integration efforts and successes of the city of Karlsruhe.

The absolute highlights of the evening and probably of the whole conference were the musical performances by the Head of Karlsruhe University of Music, concert pianist Professor Dr. Michael Uhde (piano), and his daughter Tatjana (violoncello). Professor Uhde, who had come to Karlsruhe with his family (including his new-born grandchild) in spite of the birthday of his son David and an appointment in Munich, and Tatjana turned the Humboldt-Abend into an extra-class concert evening. The Palace as a festive venue, the excellent cuisine of the region of Baden, and local wine rounded off the evening.

The morning of the next day (Saturday) was dedicated to the scientific colloquium on research projects of Humboldt scholars in the region. The event focused on the “I” of Innovation. Current Humboldt Professor Dr. Wolfgang Wernsdorfer first talked about the “World of quantum nanomagnets.” Professor Wernsdorfer just came to KIT from Grenoble. His presentation was followed by Dr. Ioan Pop, winner of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, who just came from Yale to KIT. He spoke about “The world of experimental physics.” Both presentations fascinated the audience and provided insight into latest research in the area of physics.

After the coffee break, the colloquium focused on integration. Dr. Petra Roth (IScO) reported about the Philipp Schwartz Initiative at KIT, thus referring to the speech of Secretary General Dr. Aufderheide at the Palace on the evening before. Ms. Roth’s speech was followed by that of a threatened researcher, who is supported by the PSI. In a very touching way, he reported about his escape and his reasons to do so. For his own personal safety, his name shall not be mentioned here. Quite a few persons in the audience had to fight their tears.

The conference was completed by a very special highlight. Professor Dr. Annie Powell was thanked for having been the host of ten Humboldtians while working as a professor at KIT. The laudation was held by Professor Dr. Christopher Barner-Kowollik, who has been the host of seven Humboldt fellows so far. In a rousing speech, he acknowledged the incredible international “spirit” and enthusiasm of Annie Powell. Indeed, hosts are the most important links between the Foundation and the scholarship holders – and the most important prerequisite for the success of research.     

At the end of the conference and prior to the start of the assembly of members, Professor Wentzel took over again. He cordially thanked all participants and speakers of the Humboldt Foundation, KIT, Regional Group, City of Karlsruhe, and his staff member Peter Vogel. In particular, he praised the high commitment of the International Scholars and Welcome Office Team, who decisively contributed to the success of the conference.

 

 

 

 

There and back again: Two Humboldt Fellows at once join FLUTE at KIT

 


G. Niehues, M. Tani, S. Funkner in front of the FIR center
at the University of Fukui (FU) in Japan (from left to right)


Recently, Gudrun Niehues and Stefan Funkner joined the department of Erik Bründermann at KIT for their research projects in cooperation with their former host Prof. Masahiko Tani, director of the Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region at the University of Fukui in Japan. 

 

The Humboldt fellows with their Humboldtian mentor
E. Bründermann at the new FLUTE facility at KIT


Both researchers, who have a longstanding expertise in the field of terahertz (THz) spectroscopy, have chosen to pursue their research projects at the new FLUTE accelerator facility led by Robert Ruprecht and Prof. Anke-Susanne Müller. During the several years of their stays in Japan, Gudrun Niehues worked on the development of spectroscopic systems, which were designed for polarization sensitive measurements in the THz regime [1], while Stefan Funkner constructed a new experiment for non-linear Raman spectroscopy at THz frequencies with chirped picosecond pulses [2].

 

For their work at KIT, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports both researchers with a Feodor-Lynen Return Fellowship. The two fellows are also supported by the International Scholars & Welcome Office of KIT and Prof. Dirk Wentzel, spokesperson for the regional group of the German Society of Humboldtians, and by their Humboldtian mentor Erik Bründermann, who strives to promote cooperation in research and education with Japan

Both fellows will utilize the femtosecond laser system of the FLUTE facility. Gudrun Niehues aims to develop single-shot electro-optical sampling techniques, which enables the investigation of smart materials. Stefan Funkner's goal is to advance non-linear and ultrafast measurement techniques.

 




Contact Links:

International Scholars & Welcome Office (Oliver Kaas, Dr. Petra Roth)

Dr. Gudrun Niehues ; Dr. Stefan Funkner ; Cooperating with Japan

 

[1] G. Niehues, S. Funkner, D. S. Bulgarevich, S. Tsuzuki, T. Furuya, K. Yamamoto, M. Shiwa, and M. Tani, A matter of symmetry: terahertz polarization detection properties of a multicontact photoconductive antenna evaluated by a response matrix analysis, Opt. Express, 2015, 23, 16184-16195

[2] S. Funkner, K. Saito, G. Niehues, Y. Yazawa, T. Furuya, K. Yamamoto, and M. Tani, Utilization of chirped laser pulses to measure stimulated Raman scattering of organic liquids in the terahertz regime, Appl. Phys. Lett., 2014, 105(2), 021103


 

Events 2016

 

December 1st at 7:00 pm:  Humboldt Regional Group Karlsruhe-Pforzheim e.V. lecture on
"Quantum information processing using superconducting circuits", given by Dr. Ioan Pop.


Venue: "Guest House and Conference Center”, Engesserstr. 3, Campus South, KIT.

After the lecture there will be an opportunity to join our informal dinner and to network in a multi-disciplinary environment.

This lecture is open to everybody interested in this topic. 

For organizational purposes please register via e-mail if you plan to attend.

More Information

 

 

 

October 28th-29th 2016 from 1:00 p.m. :

9th Annual Conference of the German Society of Humboldtians in Karlsruhe.

Venue: Senatssaal of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), Engelbert-Arnold-Str. 2,

            Building 11.30, Adolf-Würth Building
 

 

 

 

October 27th 2016 from 12:30 p.m. :

12th Humboldt-Tag at KIT: Promotion of internationally mobile scientists.

Venue: Building 11.30 Neuer Senatssaal, 3rd floor.

Detailed information about the programs will be provided soon.

Please register here

 

 

May 12th at 7:00 pm
Lecture: "Resilience assessment for the road networks under the earthquake and landslide risks" held by Professor Dr. H. Sebnem Düzgün, Professor at the Middle East Technical University, in Ankara, Turkey.
Venue: "Zum kleinen Ketterer”, Adlerstr. 34, 76133 Karlsruhe

 


Professor Düzgün has a Humboldt Georg Forster Fellowship for experienced researchers that allows her to stay in Karlsruhe for one year.  Dr. Düzgün is a Professor at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Department of Mining Engineering.
After the lecture there will be an opportunity to join our informal dinner and network in a multi-disciplinary environment.

This lecture is open to everybody who is interested in this topic. So please feel free
to pass on the information in your academic network to people who might be interested.

For organizational purposes please register via e-mail if you plan to attend.

Invitation

 

Past Events in 2015

 

November 5th, 2015 at 7:00 pm:


"Fuel cells for clean energy", lecture by Professor Aimy Bazylak, PhD, PEng, Canada Research Chair in Thermofluidics for Clean Energy at the University of Toronto, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Associate Director, NSERC CREATE Program in DGRC

Venue: "Kaminzimmer of the Heinrich-Hertz Lecturers' Guest House

 

May 7th, 2015 at 12:30pm:

11th Humboldt-Tag at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Campus South, Neuer Senatssaal 3rd floor, Building 11.30 (Präsidium).

 

March 26th, 2015 at 7:00pm:

„Education 2.0: Research trends and global development of technology enhanced learning“, lecture by Prof. Peter Henning, Professor for Computer Science, University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe and Professor for Business Information Technology, Steinbeis University of Applied Sciences Berlin.

Venue: "Kaminzimmer of the Heinrich-Hertz Lecturers' Guest House

 

 

 

Starting with key figures on the growth (rates) of the internet and highlighting the digitalization of communication, he underlined the importance of the digitalization. In the following, he illustrated different forms of technology aided learning and discussed their importance and possible future development. One of the discussed technology aided learning forms was the so called “Massive(ly) Open Online Course” format were thousands of students stream recorded lectures (MOOC). Even though the phenomenon of MOOC’s became viral in the past two years, Professor Henning predicts anything but a bright future for MOOC’s as they lack several important properties of a good technology aided learning format. Closing the presentation with visions of technology aided learning, Professor Henning opened the discussion for the interested audience. As the topic and the presentation were highly interesting, it was discussed a lot and the discussion kept on going during dinner.

 

 

After dinner, some last questions were discussed before the get-together started. And as Christian Rembe, one of the founding members of the Alexander-of-Humboldt regional group Karlsruhe-Pforzheim, leaves the regional group, it was time to say farewell.

 

 

 

 

 

Events in 2014

 

July 17th, 2014, 12:30-18:00:

10th Humboldt-Tag at the Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT) Campus South, Adenauerring 7, Festsaal des Studentenwerks

 

May 7th, 2014, 7:30pm:

Lecture by Dr. Christian Rembe, physician and product development manager at Polytec "Schwingungen in der Natur und Technik mit Licht messen" ("Measuring vibrations in nature and technology with light") at Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT) Campus South, Adenauerring 2, Building 50.20 in room 005.


 

Contact person:
Professor Dr. Dirk Wentzel

Tel.: 07231 28-6293
dirk.wentzel∂hs-pforzheim.de

Hochschule Pforzheim
Tiefenbronner Strasse 65
75175 Pforzheim

Aktuelles

Bericht über die Jahrestagung 2016 der Deutschen Gesellschaft der Humboldtianer (DGH) in Karlsruhe am KIT

Veranstalter: Regionalgruppe Karlsruhe-Pforzheim in Kooperation mit dem International Scholar Welcome Office (IScO) des KIT

Vom 28.-29. Oktober 2016 fand die Jahrestagung der DGH erstmals in Karlsruhe statt. Veranstaltet wurde die Tagung von der Regionalgruppe Karlsruhe-Pforzheim in enger und bewährter Zusammenarbeit mit dem International Scholar Welcome Office (IScO). Die Regionalgruppe und das IScO arbeiten seit 2012 erfolgreich zusammen beim sog. „Humboldt-Tag“, der zu einer festen Einrichtung am KIT geworden ist und der jährlich sehr viele Humboldtianer und auch Vertreter der Stiftung zusammenbringt.

Das Motto der diesjährigen Jahrestagung lautete „I3: Internationalisierung, Innovation und Integration“. Mit diesem gemeinsam entwickelten Motto wollte die Regionalgruppe auf den humboldtschen Auftrag zu internationaler Forschung und Weltoffenheit hinweisen.

Eröffnet wurde die Veranstaltung von Professor Dr. Dirk Wentzel, der auf die Entstehungsgeschichte des Mottos hinwies und die hieraus entstehenden Diskussionen aufzeigte. Danach folgte Prof. Dr. Thomas Hirth (Vizepräsident des KIT), der sich als langjähriger Partner der AvH präsentierte und der zugleich auf die besondere Innovationsfähigkeit des KIT und seine hochentwickelte internationale Vernetzung hinwies. Das KIT war zudem ein hervorragender Gastgeber, der der DGH seine besten Räumlichkeiten im frisch renovierten Senatssitzungssaal unentgeltlich zur Verfügung stellte. Dem Vizepräsidenten folgte der Sprecher der DGH, Prof. Dr. Uwe Dorka, der seine Begrüßung in gewohnter Weise dazu nutzte, auch einige nachdenkliche und aktuelle Betrachtungen vorzutragen: Wissenschaftliche Exzellenz und gesellschaftspolitische Verantwortung sind im Sinne Humboldts untrennbar miteinander verbunden.

Nach der Einführung gab es den ersten kulturellen Höhepunkt der Veranstaltung: Tatjana Uhde aus dem Orchester Paris gab verschiedene Stücke auf dem Violoncello zum Besten und begeisterte die Gäste.

Die anschließende Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema „I3“ war fest in weiblicher Hand. Prof. Dr. Caroline Robertson-von Trotha, auch ein Gründungsmitglied der Regionalgruppe und Leiterin des Zentrums für angewandte Kulturwissenschaft (ZAK) am KIT, diskutierte mit Frau Prof. Dr. Ingrid Ott (Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftspolitik) und Frau Meri Uhlig, der Integrationsbeauftragten der Stadt Karlsruhe. Während Prof. Ott vor allem die ökonomische Seite der Integration unter dem Gesichtspunkt des Humankapitals analysierte, zeigte Frau Uhlig die Vielfalt und Komplexität der Integration auf. Sie erzählte auch von ihrer eigenen Lebensgeschichte: Als Kind von Einwanderern hatte sie es zu Schulabschluss, Universitätsabschluss und leitender Position in der Stadt Karlsruhe gebracht. Mit großer Leidenschaft warb sie für weitergehende Integrationsbemühungen und Weltoffenheit.

Dem sehr lebendigen Podium folgte ein weiterer kultureller Höhepunkt: Die zahlreichen Gäste nahmen in verschiedenen Gruppen an einer Führung durch das Karlsruher Schloss teil, wo ihnen die Geschichte des Markgrafen und des Schlosses sowie der „Fächerstadt Karlsruhe“, dem städtebaulichen Vorbild für Washington D.C., eingehend erläutert wurde.

Der traditionelle Höhepunkt der Jahrestagung war auch in diesem Jahr der sog. „Humboldt-Abend“. Im Gartensaal des Schlosses moderierte Prof. Dr. Alexei Ustinov aus der Regionalgruppe einen festlichen Abend, bei dem zuerst Prof. Dr. Dorka zu Wort kam und im Namen der Deutschen Gesellschaft die ca. 90 Gäste begrüßte und einlud. Danach kam der Vize-Präsident des KIT, Prof. Dr. Hirth, zu Wort, der sich sichtlich freute, die Humboldtianer in „Karlsruhes guter Stube“ begrüßen zu dürfen.

Eine sehr bewegende Ansprache hielt Dr. Enno Aufderheide, Generalsekretär der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung. Dr. Aufderheide berichtete primär von der Philipp Schwartz-Initiative zur Unterstützung verfolgter Wissenschaftler, die leider derzeit alle Hände voll zu tun habe angesichts von Verfolgung und Krieg weltweit.

Dem Generalsekretär folgte Dr. Frank Mentrup, Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Karlsruhe, der sehr persönliche und zugleich humorvolle Worte über die Humboldtianer fand, die doch allesamt recht wichtige Wissenschaftler seien, aber doch so „normal und bodenständig“ und keinesfalls eine „geschlossene Gesellschaft“. Dr. Mentrup lobte auch das Generalthema der Tagung „I3“ und verwies auf die großen Integrationsbemühungen und Erfolge der Stadt Karlsruhe.

Der absolute Höhepunkt des Abends – und vermutlich der gesamten Tagung – waren dann die musikalischen Darbietungen vom Leiter der Musikhochschule Karlsruhe, dem Konzertpianisten Prof. Dr. Michael Uhde (Piano), und seiner Tochter Tatjana (Violoncello). Prof. Uhde, der trotz des Geburtstages seines Sohnes David und einer Verpflichtung in München mit der ganzen Familie angereist war (inklusive des neugeborenen Enkelkindes) und Tatjana verwandelten den Humboldt-Abend in einen Konzert-Abend der absoluten Extraklasse! Der festliche Rahmen im Schloss sowie eine sehr gute Verpflegung mit badischer Küche und badischem Wein rundeten den Abend bestens ab.

Der Samstagmorgen stand im Zeichen des wissenschaftlichen Kolloquiums „Woran forschen Humboldt-Stipendiaten aus der Region“: Es ging also um das „I aus Innovation“! Zunächst referierte der aktuelle Humboldt-Professor Dr. Wolfgang Wernsdorfer zum Thema „Die Welt der Quanten-Nanomagnete“. Professor Wernsdorfer ist gerade aus Grenoble ans KIT gewechselt. Seinem Vortrag folgte der Sofja Kovalevskaja-Preisträger Dr. Ioan Pop, der gerade aus Yale ans KIT kam, mit einem Beitrag zum Thema „Die Welt der experimentellen Physik“. Beide Vorträge waren faszinierend für das Publikum und zeigten einen Einblick in die aktuellsten Forschungsbemühungen der Physik.

Nach der Kaffeepause stand das Kolloquium eindeutig im Zeichen von Integration. Dr. Petra Roth (IScO) berichtete von der Philipp-Schwartz-Initiative am KIT und spannte damit einen Bogen zu den Ausführungen des Generalsekretärs Dr. Aufderheide am Vorabend im Schloss. Dem folgte ein verfolgter Wissenschaftler, der durch die PSI gefördert wird und der einen unglaublich bewegenden Bericht vortrug über seine Flucht und über die Beweggründe hierzu. Der geschätzte Kollege darf aus Sicherheitsgründen nicht namentlich genannt werden. Mehrere Teilnehmer im Senatssitzungssaal mussten teilweise mit den Tränen kämpfen.

Als Abschluss der Tagung hatten die Organisatoren ganz bewusst einen besonderen Höhepunkt gewählt. Frau Prof. Dr. Annie Powell erhielt eine Danksagung dafür, dass sie bereits für zehn Humboldtianerinnen und Humboldtianer als Gastgeberin in Ihrer Zeit als Professorin am KIT betreut hatte. Die Laudatio hielt Prof. Dr. Christopher Barner-Kowollik, der ebenfalls schon sieben Mal als Gastgeber fungierte. In einer mitreißenden Rede würdigte er den unglaublichen internationalen „Spirit“ und die Begeisterung Annie Powells: In der Tat sind die Gastgeber die wichtigste Verbindung zwischen der Stiftung und dem Stipendiaten – und die wichtigste Bedingung für den Erfolg der Forschung.

Am Ende der Tagung und zur Überleitung in die Mitgliederversammlung ergriff noch einmal Prof. Wentzel das Wort. Er bedankte sich herzlichst bei allen Teilnehmern und Referenten, bei der Humboldt-Stiftung und beim KIT, bei der Regionalgruppe und bei der Stadt Karlsruhe und bei seinem Mitarbeiter Peter Vogel. Ganz besonders lobte er jedoch den großartigen Einsatz des International Scholars and Welcome Office-Teams, welches zum Erfolg der Tagung maßgeblich beigetragen hat.

 

 

 

There and back again: Two Humboldt Fellows at once join FLUTE at KIT


G. Niehues, M. Tani, S. Funkner in front of the FIR center
at the University of Fukui (FU) in Japan (from left to right)


Recently, Gudrun Niehues and Stefan Funkner joined the department of Erik Bründermann at KIT for their research projects in cooperation with their former host Prof. Masahiko Tani, director of the Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region at the University of Fukui in Japan. 

 

The Humboldt fellows with their Humboldtian mentor
E. Bründermann at the new FLUTE facility at KIT


Both researchers, who have a longstanding expertise in the field of terahertz (THz) spectroscopy, have chosen to pursue their research projects at the new FLUTE accelerator facility led by Robert Ruprecht and Prof. Anke-Susanne Müller. During the several years of their stays in Japan, Gudrun Niehues worked on the development of spectroscopic systems, which were designed for polarization sensitive measurements in the THz regime [1], while Stefan Funkner constructed a new experiment for non-linear Raman spectroscopy at THz frequencies with chirped picosecond pulses [2].

 

For their work at KIT, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports both researchers with a Feodor-Lynen Return Fellowship. The two fellows are also supported by the International Scholars & Welcome Office of KIT and Prof. Dirk Wentzel, spokesperson for the regional group of the German Society of Humboldtians, and by their Humboldtian mentor Erik Bründermann, who strives to promote cooperation in research and education with Japan

Both fellows will utilize the femtosecond laser system of the FLUTE facility. Gudrun Niehues aims to develop single-shot electro-optical sampling techniques, which enables the investigation of smart materials. Stefan Funkner's goal is to advance non-linear and ultrafast measurement techniques.

 

 

 

Contact Links:

 

 

International Scholars & Welcome Office (Oliver Kaas, Dr. Petra Roth)

Dr. Gudrun Niehues ; Dr. Stefan Funkner ; Cooperating with Japan

 

[1] G. Niehues, S. Funkner, D. S. Bulgarevich, S. Tsuzuki, T. Furuya, K. Yamamoto, M. Shiwa, and M. Tani, A matter of symmetry: terahertz polarization detection properties of a multicontact photoconductive antenna evaluated by a response matrix analysis, Opt. Express, 2015, 23, 16184-16195

[2] S. Funkner, K. Saito, G. Niehues, Y. Yazawa, T. Furuya, K. Yamamoto, and M. Tani, Utilization of chirped laser pulses to measure stimulated Raman scattering of organic liquids in the terahertz regime, Appl. Phys. Lett., 2014, 105(2), 021103




 

Bevorstehende Veranstaltungen 2016

 

December 1st at 7:00 pm:  Humboldt Regional Group Karlsruhe-Pforzheim e.V. lecture on
"Quantum information processing using superconducting circuits", given by Dr. Ioan Pop .


Venue"Guest House and Conference Center” , Engesserstr. 3, Campus South, KIT.

After the lecture there will be an opportunity to join our informal dinner and to network in a multi-disciplinary environment.

This lecture is open to everybody interested in this topic. 

For organizational purposes please register via e-mail if you plan to attend.

More Information

 

 

28.- 29. Oktober 2016 ab 13:00 Uhr:

9. Jahrestagung Deutsche Gesellschaft der Humboldtianer e.V.  in Karlsruhe

Ort: Senatssaal des Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Engelbert-Arnold-Str. 2, 

      Gebäude 11.30, Adolf-Würth Gebäude

Programm und ausführliche Informationen.

 

 

 

27. Oktober 2016 ab 12:30 Uhr:

12. Humboldt-Tag am KIT - Förderung international mobiler Forscher(innen)

Ort: Geb. 11.30 Neuer Senatssaal, 3. Stock.

Ausführliche Informationen zu den Programmen werden in Kürze bekannt gegeben.

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May 12th at 7:00 pm
Lecture: "Resilience assessment for the road networks under the earthquake and landslide risks" held by Professor Dr. H. Sebnem Düzgün, Professor at the Middle East Technical University, in Ankara, Turkey.
Venue: "Zum kleinen Ketterer”, Adlerstr. 34, 76133 Karlsruhe


Professor Düzgün has a Humboldt Georg Forster Fellowship for experienced researchers that allows her to stay in Karlsruhe for one year.  Dr. Düzgün is a Professor at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Department of Mining Engineering.
After the lecture there will be an opportunity to join our informal dinner and network in a multi-disciplinary environment.

This lecture is open to everybody who is interested in this topic. So please feel free
to pass on the information in your academic network to people who might be interested.

For organizational purposes please register via e-mail if you plan to attend.

Invitation

 

 

 

Vergangene Veranstaltungen 2015

 

5. November 2015 um 19:00 Uhr:

 

Vortrag von Professor Aimy Bazylak, PhD, PEng, Canada Research Chair in Thermofluidics for Clean Energy an der University of Toronto, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Associate Director, NSERC CREATE Program in DGRC

"Fuel cells for clean energy"
Veranstaltungsort: Kaminzimmer des Heinrich-Hertz Gastdozentenhauses

 




7. Mai 2015 um 12:30 Uhr:

 

 

11. Humboldt-Tag am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) Campus Süd, im Neuen Senatssaal 3.OG, im Gebäude 11.30 (Präsidium)

 

 

 

26. März 2015 um 19:00 Uhr:

Vortrag von Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Peter Henning, Professor für Informatik an der Hochschule Karlsruhe sowie Professor für Information Business Technology an der Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin.
„Education 2.0: Research trends and global development of technology enhanced learning“

Veranstaltungsort: Kaminzimmer des Heinrich-Hertz Gastdozentenhauses

 

 

Starting with key figures on the growth (rates) of the internet and highlighting the digitalization of communication, he underlined the importance of the digitalization. In the following, he illustrated different forms of technology aided learning and discussed their importance and possible future development. One of the discussed technology aided learning forms was the so called “Massive(ly) Open Online Course” format were thousands of students stream recorded lectures (MOOC). Even though the phenomenon of MOOC’s became viral in the past two years, Professor Henning predicts anything but a bright future for MOOC’s as they lack several important properties of a good technology aided learning format. Closing the presentation with visions of technology aided learning, Professor Henning opened the discussion for the interested audience. As the topic and the presentation were highly interesting, it was discussed a lot and the discussion kept on going during dinner.

 

After dinner, some last questions were discussed before the get-together started. And as Christian Rembe, one of the founding members of the Alexander-of-Humboldt regional group Karlsruhe-Pforzheim, leaves the regional group, it was time to say farewell.

 

 

 

 

 

Veranstaltungen 2014

 

17. Juli 2014, 12:30-18:00 Uhr:

10. Humboldt-Tag
am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) Campus Süd, Adenauerring 7, im Festsaal des Studentenwerks


7. Mai 2014 um 19:30 Uhr:

Vortrag von Dr. Christian Rembe, Physiker und Leiter Entwicklung bei Polytec "Schwingungen in der Natur und Technik mit Licht messen" ("Measuring vibrations in nature and technology with light") am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) Campus Süd, Adenauerring 2, Gebäude 50.20 in Raum 005.

 

 

Ansprechpartner:
Herr Professor Dr. Dirk Wentzel

Tel.: 07231 28-6293
dirk.wentzel∂hs-pforzheim.de

Hochschule Pforzheim
Tiefenbronner Strasse 65
75175 Pforzheim