The Curiositas seminar series

In the Curiositas series, our students organize seminar talks. As the name already implies, the talks are driven by our students' curiosity. Thus, the topics go well beyond their own research themes. 

Working in the automotive industry as a physicist

In his presentation, Dr. Marcel Naumann, who completed his PhD in the group of Prof. Dr. Elena Hassinger in 2019, will tell the audience about his job in the automotive sector and the diverse and exciting set of opportunities in this field. [more]

Gender 101

Why are there so few women in natural sciences? Why do more women leave academic science in their career? And how can we change it? [more]

The Physics of Music

In this talk of the Curiositas series, we will learn how physical laws determine fundamental aspects of music such as musical scales. [more]
The talk will focus on the applications of internet-of-things (IOT) that will influence lives in the days to come. The presenter will define IOT systems in four key applications areas and explain the challenges for future systems. [more]
Dr. Ekkehard Schwab, a member of the Board of Trustees at MPI CPfS, is the former vice-president and group leader at BASF. His professional experience has given him valuable insight into the energy sector. Following the motto “use numbers, not adjectives”, the talk will put the political discussion about renewable energy and climate change in the context of the dimensions of our current energy system. [more]

Unlocking a sea secret: the Antikythera Mechanism

In this talk, Dr. Markos Skoulatos, research at TU Munich, will tell the fascinating story of the Antikythera Mechanism, the oldest computer of mankind, which without any doubt is the greatest technological achievement of antiquity. [more]
Have you ever wondered how others may perceive figures in your presentations and publications? In the latest event of our Curiositas series, Prof. Sebastian Pannasch from the Department of Psychology at TU Dresden will introduce us to the relevant psychological concepts and provide examples how to design good displays of data. [more]
In this talk of our Curiositas series, we hopefully will get some insight into the global conditions for trade and mining of rare earth elements which are not only the daily bread of many people in our institute, but also a crucial factor in a large number of technological applications. [more]

Jobs in Industry

This seminar in in our Curiositas series will offer a detailed look into job opportunities in the chemical industry. Dr. Ekkehard Schwab, former vice-president and group leader at BASF, is also a member of the Board of Trustees at MPI CPfS. Benefiting from his immense experience, he will offer insights into the best strategies for finding an exciting job in industry. [more]
After a series of physics- and financing-related talks, we are happy to present you a chemistry-related talk within our 'Curiositas' seminar series.The talk will be given by Lorenz Frevel, who is currently a PhD student at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max-Planck-Society in Berlin. [more]
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