EUSJA study tour to Saarbrücken

Under the headline “How Computer Science and Materials Science are improving the world”, EUSJA journalists are invited to a press trip to the Saarland University from March 28-30, 2012: Which […]

Schloss DagstuhlUnder the headline “How Computer Science and Materials Science are improving the world”, EUSJA journalists are invited to a press trip to the Saarland University from March 28-30, 2012:

Which technologies can ensure privacy in the so-called World Wide Web? How can you enhance websites with three-dimensional content? How can you use three-dimensional computer graphics for other disciplines like Materials Science?

These questions will be addressed by the press tour to Saarland University from March 28 to 30, 2012. We would like to invite you to take part at the program, which introduces Saarland University in Saarbrücken and Schloss Dagstuhl, the Leibniz Center for Informatics in Wadern.

Computer science at Saarland University has played a cutting-edge role from its beginning. It has developed to become an internationally acclaimed location for this discipline. Top-tier research institutes with an international reputation contribute to this prestige. Besides the Department of Computer Science, these include the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), and the Cluster of Excellence on “Multimodal Computing and Interaction”.

The department of Materials Science and Engineering of Saarland University develops similarly. It maintains close connections to the Material Engineering Center Saarland, a Steinbeis Research Center, the Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing, the Leibniz Institute for New Materials, which are also located on the campus. There are only a few universities in Germany that can provide such a major focus to this research area.

Located in the picturesque baroque manor Schloss Dagstuhl, 50 kilometres from Saarbrücken, the Leibniz Center for Informatics brings together prominent computer scientists, young researchers, and practitioners from all over the world. In this way, it promotes fundamental and applied research, continuing education and technology transfer in informatics.

Programme for the Saarland study tour. We are looking forward to welcoming 15 journalists in Saarbrücken from March 28 to 30.  If fewer than eight journalists register, we will have to postpone the tour. Therefore, please register as soon as possible.

About Viola Egikova

Viola Egikova - science journalist based in Moscow, president of Intellect, former Vice-President of the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations, Programme Coordinator of All Russia Science Festival