TU/e Opening Academic Year 2017-2018

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The opening of the Academic Year marks the official start of the new academic year at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The ceremony is organized for all students, staff and external partners. The official Opening of the 2017-2018 Academic Year takes place on Monday, September 4, 2016, starting at 4 p.m. in the TU/e Auditorium.


16.00 uur:  Auditorium

  • Connecting bright minds, Prof.dr.ir. Frank Baaijens, Rector Magnificus,
  • Dhr. Alexander Pechtold, fractievoorzitter D66
  • Efficiënte kennis, Dr. D. Lakens, ass.prof. in Applied Congnitive Psychology
  • DNA Nanotechnology, dr.ir. T.F.A. de Greef, ass.prof. in Synthetic Biology and Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Enchantment of innovation, ir. T.E. Hartjes, alumna EE TU/e, mede-oprichter Blue Jay
  • Onderwijsprijzen
  • Afsluiting door Victor Mids, illusionist TV-serie Mindf*ck

Location: Auditorium, TU/e
More info: TU/e website

Energy Now 2017

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Innovating towards zero

In December 2015 the world united to fight climate change in The Paris Agreement. 195 Countries agreed to the world’s first universal action plan to tackle climate change by limiting global warming to ‘well below 2°C’. This historical achievement was just the beginning – now every country must turn their promises into action.

The European Union set key targets for 2020, 2030 and a long-term goal. One of these targets concerns a cut in the greenhouse gas emissions. One of the well-known and important greenhouse gasses is CO2, the emission of CO2 is high and needs to be reduced rapidly. The problem is that for this reduction our economy, lifestyle and infrastructure need to change. How are we going to do this? What do we need to achieve this goal? And is it possible to maintain our current way of living if we want to do so? We will look for answers at the Energy Now congress 2017 ‘Innovating towards zero’. The day will be divided in theme lines with topics such as offshore wind, urban energy and micro grids.

Location: TU/e Auditorium
More Info: Energy Now

TU/e Academic Awards 2017

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During the Acadamic Awards Ceremony, the TU/e pays tribute to the best graduation projects by presenting the annual TU/e Academic Awards. Also, the Marina van Damme grant is presented to a talented TU/e alumna.
The ceremony was part of the Dutch Technology Week and took place on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at the Klokgebouw building (Strijp-S), at 16.00 hrs.

Location: Klokgebouw, Eindhoven
More info: TU/e site

Energy Now & TU/e SG – Sustainable Energy Talks

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As a warm-up to the Energy Now conference we present three SETalks in cooperation with Studium Generale.

Karsten van Asdonk will introduce you to mechanisms that prevented the breakthrough of brilliant ideas the last century. Researcher dr. Ankit Kumar will tell about successful introduction of smart grids in India.  Thom Sabel (Amber Mobility) will present your personal car on-demand system.

During their 10-minute presentations the speakers will present new inventions and insights that will contribute to the future energy transition. Get inspired!

Location: TU/e Blauwe Zaal Auditorium
More Info: Energy Now

TU/e – Dies Natalis 2017, ‘Haalt de universiteit 2040?’

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De 61e oprichtingsdag van de universiteit wordt gevierd op donderdag 20 april 2017 om 15.30 uur in de Paterskerk, Tramstraat 37 te Eindhoven.

Het thema van deze Dies is ‘Haalt de universiteit 2040?’. Een aantal sprekers zullen vanuit hun eigen optiek en deskundigheid hun licht over de toekomstige ontwikkelingen doen schijnen.

More info: Website TU/e

Afscheidsrede Jos Lichtenberg

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Afscheidsrede Jos Lichtenberg
d.d. 16 december 2016 – 16:00

Locatie: Blauwe zaal, TU/e Eindhoven

TU/e Holstlezing & symposia

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This year’s Holst Lecture, the 40th since 1977, will be given by Andrew B. Watson PhD.  In his Holst Lecture he will reflect on his work as a Senior Scientist for Vision Research at NASA Ames Research Center. Dr. Watson will receive the prestigious Holst Memorial Lecture Award 2016 for his important contributions to vision research.  

The Windows of visibility
In his Lecture ‘The Windows of Visibility’ dr. Watson will refer to the fact that we do not see the world as it is, but only the view that is admitted by the window of our visual sense. In his talk he will explore the many narrow windows of visibility through which we experience the visual world.

Through these limitations, the eye reduces the infinitely complex physics of reality to a finite limited sample of information that our brain can manage. Remarkably, understanding these limitations is also key to designing better visual display technology. Dr. Watson will illustrate this idea with examples from quality optimization of display and lighting systems.

The Holst Memorial Lecture and Symposium are organized by Philips Lighting Research and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Symposium Quality of Light
While the Memorial Lecture by Andrew B. Watson will focus on achievements in vision research, the preceding Symposium will cover four topics, each for 30 minutes including Q&A.

Four eminent speakers, all leading academic and industrial professionals from different disciplines, will each address a specific aspect of light, ranging from consumer and entertainment lighting, horticulture, semantic lighting to virtual city planning and light rendering. In this way, the Symposium will address some of the many values light can offer.

Preceding the Holst Symposium, the TU/e’s Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI) organizes its annual public outreach event ILIAD.  Researchers connected to ILI will present current and upcoming research and innovation projects in Intelligent Lighting and its applications in Health and Well-being, focusing on the strategic partnership between TU/e and Philips Lighting. Poster presentations will be part of ILIAD 2016.

Location: Blauwe Zaal, Auditorium, TU/e
More info: TU/e site

Symposium Craig Morris ‘Energy Democracy’

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De Strategic Area Energy van de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Tilburg University en Eneco nodigen u op 14 november a.s. van harte uit voor een symposium met Craig Morris naar aanleiding van zijn spraakmakende boek Energy Democracy.

De Energiewende zette het energielandschap in Duitsland op zijn kop. In zijn boek Energy Democracy beschrijft journalist Craig Morris hoe deze omwenteling mogelijk werd door lokale en regionale energie-initiatieven. Lang vóór het besluit van de Duitse bondskanselier Angela Merkel om de kerncentrales te sluiten. Morris laat zien hoe de energietransitie een unieke kans biedt om de energiesector te democratiseren en gemeenschappen te versterken – in Duitsland, maar ook in andere landen en regio’s zoals Brabant.

Graig Morris (@PPchef) is geboren in de Verenigde Staten en woont sinds 1992 in Duitsland. Hij is de auteur van o.a. The Energy Switch (2006) en schrijft over de energietransitie op de bekende Energiewende Blog.

More info: TU/e site
Location: Senaatszaal, Auditorium, TU/e

Everyday Matters of Interaction Design

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Preceding the inaugural lecture of prof. Ron Wakkary, you are cordially invited to attend a symposium entitled ‘Everyday Matters of Interaction Design’.

Click for the Program Symposium or the Invitation inaugural lecture

Location: Auditorium, Blauwe zaal – TU/e
More info: TU/e site

DDW2016 – Mind The Step

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For the third year the visitor of the ‘Het Klokgebouw’ can experience which ingenious designs arise when engineers (to be) of various disciplines use their knowledge and understanding for the sake of design. Technology knowledge and understanding of what the user would help, challenge and enrich.

Location: Strijp S, Eindhoven
More info: Mind The Step


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