One of the key objectives of the National Research Fund (FNR) is to promote science and research. The “Researchers in school” campaign, which will take place between 25 and 29 October 2010, aims at raising the awareness of high-school students in the Grand Duchy, from whom the next generation of scientists will come. The FNR reaches out to researchers, asking them if they are willing to participate actively in this campaign meeting the students. An information session will take place on 13 October at the Chamber of Commerce.
The 2010 DIGIMAT Users’ Meeting, The Material Modeling Conference, organized by e-Xstream engineering will be held on next Oct 5-7 in Munsbach. This event will focus on the multi-scale modeling of composite materials with DIGIMAT for the accurate prediction of composite structure response, accounting for its nonlinear, anisotropic, rate-dependent and temperature-dependent micromechanical properties. The meeting will cover many industries and composite material systems.
This biennial event has become a unique gathering point for researchers, business people, investors, and high level policy makers in the field of digital innovation. ICT 2010 will focus on policy priorities such as Europe's Digital Agenda and the 2011-2012 financial programme (EUR 2.8 billion) of the European Union for funding research and innovation in ICT. Join ICT 2010 to discover latest research trends ICT, meet potential research and business partners, and visit 10.000 m² exhibition.
The 2010 edition of the conference cycle “Luxembourg researchers abroad”, which will take place from 18 October to 20 December, is offered to the general public by the organisers within the framework of the promotion of scientific culture in Luxembourg. Luxembourgers who live abroad and work in the field of science will tell talk about their progress towards their current position. They will present their research areas as well as their latest work.
At a time when Pakistan is affected by terrible floods, researchers from the Public Research Centre Gabriel Lippmann are working on a satellite-based cartographic system in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), which will allow for quicker and more precise identification of the flooded zones, on a global scale. This is a project, which may prove to be very useful for humanitarian organisations, eventually.
The National Research Fund Luxembourg (FNR) and Luxinnovation invite researchers from companies and public research institutions to a seminar on national and European funding opportunities for Public- Private Partnerships. It will take place on 14 September at the Abbaye de Neumünster. This seminar has the aim to inform about the forthcoming calls for proposals under the AFR PhD and Postdoc grant scheme and the FP7 Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) action.
JHow far can you see from the top of the Ferris wheel? How does a wagon of the roller coaster brake? And why do you feel dizzy after going around a merry-go-round? These are just a few of the questions to which the Fouer Science project tries to answer starting this year at the Schueberfouer fun fair. The Fouer Science project, which links science to fun, stems from a collaboration between the City of Luxembourg and the National Research Fund (FNR).
The Francophone Conference on Human-Computer Interaction is a yearly event held by the IHM community, which aims to promote and disseminate knowledge in the field and its related areas. In addition, this event offers researchers, practitioners and others interested in Human-Machine Interaction an opportunity to exchange knowledge within their professional field.
The Virtual Resource Centre for Knowledge about Europe’s (CVCE) director, Marianne Backes, has recently signed a convention, which makes the participation of the CVCE in the European project ASSETS (Advanced Service Search and Enhancing Technological Solutions for the European Digital Library) official. This project brings together 24 partners from 10 different countries.
The scale of the damage caused by rain in certain areas of the City of Luxembourg during the night between 11 and 12 August 2010 shows the high intensity of the rain showers. Due to the speed at which it falls and its limited spatial coverage, the exact measuring of the quantities of water is difficult, even with the most modern observation equipment. A research team from the Environment and Agro-biotechnologies department of the Public Research Centre Gabriel Lippmann, has been working on this problem for several months now, in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Meteorology in Brussels.
A new success story dedicated to the Luxembourgish engineering company L.e.e. and its biogas technology has been published on the Luxembourg Portal for Innovation and Research. It might not be immediately obvious, but new energy sources can be found everywhere in nature. For almost 10 years now, L.e.e. has been building agricultural and industrial biogas plants to convert biomass into biogas, producing power and heat. This is an environmentally friendly and carbon-neutral technology.