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The Young Investigator Network (YIN) is the platform and democratic representation of interests for junior research group leaders and junior professors at the Karlsruhe Institut of Technology.
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The two highlights of the day were a science walk through the Hardtwald and an invited talk by YIN alumna Rebecca Harrington, professor at the Ruhr University Bochum. During the walk, YIN members and alumni presented their research in short pitches. Between each station, there was plenty of open space for discussion and networking. The first ideas for joined projects have, thus, been born. Rebecca Harrington’s talk on “Using a-typical seismic signals to understand the earthquake problem” concluded the afternoon's online program. A-typical earthquakes occur in unusual depths in the fault zone or away from active plate boundaries.Impressions
The freedom of science is closely linked to responsibility and a commitment to scientific integrity and honesty. To this effect, the DFG has adopted a Code of Conduct with Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice. Universities and research institutions must implement these guidelines in order to qualify for further DFG funding. KIT now faces the task of adapting its statutes in terms of content and language by July 31, 2021. With Hartwig Anzt and Manuel Hinterstein, two YIN representatives monitor this change as part of the advisory board of the implementation project.DFG Code of Conduct
Fibre-rich substitute products could significantly reduce the starch content in breakfast cereals and, thus, contribute to a healthier end product. "In our pilot study in cooperation with the Max Rubner Institute in Karlsruhe, chokeberries have proven suitable as starch substitutes and are now being tested under real processing conditions," says Azad Emin, project leader at KIT. "Using the extrusion process, we can shape the press residue of the berries into crunchy cereals and add health-promoting ingredients without affecting the taste and stucture of the product. The results are published in the journal:Food Research International
3rd World Laureates Forum2020-10-30online
from October 30 to November 1.
Winners of the Nobel Prize, Turing Award, Fields Medal, Lasker Medical Research Awards and other top scientific awards will give over 130 speeches and attend summits in basic sciences such as physics and chemistry as well as hot topics such as artificial intelligence, precise treatment, and new energy.
Among the speakers are three YIN members and alumni:
31 Oct - Artificial Intelligence Session I: keynote speech
numerical mathematics Kathrin Valerius
31 Oct - Astrophysics and Physics Session 1: keynote speech
experimental astroparticle physics Pavel Levkin
1 Nov - Biology and Medicine Session III: keynote speech
multifunctional materials systems