International Excellence Talks

International Excellence Talk on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 6 p.m. CET with Prof. Dr. Dmitry Pelinovsky on the topic “Rogue Waves in Nature and integrable Models"
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Excellence lives on exchange and networking among the best researchers worldwide. That is why we want to invite you to join us in a new lecture series, International Excellence Talks, where internationally renowned scientists will give insights into their current research topics and, ideally, inspire a broad audience of scholars. This monthly event will include a 30-minute keynote lecture and a platform for networking and informal exchange among researchers with a wide range of interests.   

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, International Excellence Talks will be held via Zoom until further notice.

The next Talk: Rogue Waves in Nature and Integrable Model

Bild Prof. Dr. Dmitry Pelinovsky
Prof. Dr. Dmitry Pelinovsky

The second International Excellence Talk will talke place online on June 24, 2021 at 6 p.m. CET with 

Prof. Dr. Dmitry Pelinovsky

  • Professor of Mathematics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  • Field of expertise: analysis, differential equations, mathematical modeling, theoretical physics
  • Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (KIT, Germany)

on the topic “Rogue Waves in Nature and Integrable Models".

Participation and Registration

  • Participation in the webinar is free of charge.
  • The event will be held via Zoom: Join the talk here!

In case you have any questions or would like to receive updates on topics, lecturers and more, please send us an email to ieg∂
The lecture series is organized by the International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) of KIT in the framework of the International Excellence Grants Program with funds granted to the University of Excellence concept “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association I Living the Change” in cooperation with the Humboldt-Regional Group Karlsruhe-Pforzheim.

The next talk will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021. 

Speaker of the first talk: Prof. Dr. Igor Komarov

Prof. Dr. Igor Komarov
  • Head of Supramolecular Chemistry Chair at the Institute of High Technologies, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Scientific Advisor Lumobiotics GmbH, Germany

Prof. Dr. Igor Komarov is amongst the top-100 most cited Ukrainian scientists, and one of the Ukrainian top-5 experts in the area of organic chemistry. His research into peptidomimetics, whose biological activity can be controlled by light, is at the cutting edge worldwide. Prof. Dr. Komarov is one of the first International Excellence Fellows of KIT (2021), holder of the Georg Forster Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2015), and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow (2000-2001).
In his talk, Prof. Dr. Komarov has presented the results obtained during his collaboration with the scientific group of Prof. Dr. Anne S. Ulrich (Institute of Biological Interfaces and Chair of Biochemistry, Institute of Organic Chemistry of KIT).
After the keynote lecture, participants had the opportunity to connect with other scientists and join the informal discussion in one of the virtual open conversation spaces via Zoom breakout rooms.