Past Events


ICTP-ECAR Inauguration Conference


ICTP-ECAR will start its activities with an Inauguration Conference on May 5 – 7, 2014. The conference will begin with an opening ceremony on 5th of May at 3 pm and will continue with colloquium-style invited talks by distinguished scholars the following two days. ICTP-ECAR Steering Committee and Scientific Council members will be among the participants and presenters.


IZTECH Library Conference Hall

Conference Program

(Roll over the title of the talk to see the abstract)

May 5, 2014 Monday  

15:00  Opening Ceremony
18:00  Cocktail

May 6, 2014 Tuesday Morning Session (09:30 – 12:40)

09:30 Mehmet Sarıkaya, University of Washington
Molecular Biomimetics: Joining Biology and Engineered Materials at the Molecular Scale for Technology and Medicine
10:10 Ramin Golestanian, University of Oxford
Making Living Matter From The Bottom Up
10:50 Coffee Break
11:20 Allan MacDonald, University of Texas at Austin
New Physics in Two-Dimensional Materials
12:00 N. Serdar Sarıçiftçi, Johannes Kepler University of Linz
Solar Energy and Democratization of Energy Supply

May 6, 2014 Tuesday Afternoon Session (14:30 – 17:40)

14:30 Manfred Sigrist, ETH Zurich
From Superfluid He-3 to Topological Superconductors
15:10 Rahmi Güven, Bogazici University
99 Years of General Relativity
15:50 Coffee Break
16:20 Baha Balantekin, University of Wisconsin-Madison
What do Neutrinos Tell Us About the Universe?
17:00 Ignatios Antoniadis, CERN
Particle Physics at CERN

May 7, 2014 Wednesday Morning Session (09:30 – 12:40)

09:30 Vahid Karimipour, Sharif University of Technology
Quantum Information, Advancement in Technology and Our Understanding of Quantum Phenomena
10:10 Gabriel Aeppli, London Centre for Nanotechnology
Why Quantum Many-Body Physics Matters For The Future of Computing
10:50 Coffee Break
11:20 Efthimios Kaxiras, Harvard University
Multiscale Simulations of Materials: Exploring New Physics and Applications
12:00 Klaus von Klitzing, MPI-Stuttgart
From Quantum Hall Effect to a New System of Units