SIT Events

SIT HOSTED AN ANNUAL CONFERENCE INSIGHTS IN TECHNOLOGY

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 12:00


SIT Insights in Technology
Programme

16 December 2019, Monday

Nano Conference
8:30 - 13:00

08:30-9:00

RSVP: registration

09:00-10:00

Science Breakfast

10:00-10:10

Welcome

Juergen Bruecker, Executive Vice President of Schaffhausen Institute of Technology

Christoph Schaerrer, Head of Economic Promotion Canton Schaffhausen

10:10-11:00

Plenary session

Personal Perspective on Interplay between Fundamental and Applied Research

Wolfgang Ketterle, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics 2001


Future of Computing

Serguei "SB" Beloussov, SIT Founder and Сhairman of the Board, CEO of Acronis

Chaired by Bertrand Meyer,
SIT Professor and Provost

11:10-11:20

Coffee break

11:20-12:20 Parallel Session #1:

Future of Banking

11:30-11:50
Fynn Kreuz,
Numbrs Personal Finance AG

11:50-12:10
Mauro Pezzé,
Schaffhausen Institute of Technology, Professor of the faculty of Informatics at the Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

12:10-12:30
Dmitri Baliev,
ActiveBusinessConsult

Chaired by Christian Wipf,
SIT Member of the Board

11:20-12:20 Parallel Session #2:

Future of Computing

11:30-11:50
Heike Riel, IBM

11:50-12:10
Bertrand Meyer, SIT-ETH

12:10-12:30
TBC
 

Chaired by Benjamin Stamm, Professor at Dept. of Mathematics and Center for Computational Engineering Science, RWTH Aachen University

12:30-13:00

Plenary session

Dalith Steiger, SwissCognitive – Global AI Hub

David Saunders, Queen's University Kingston, CAN

Chaired by Christoph Schaerrer, Economic Promotion of Canton Schaffhausen

13:00-14:00

Lunch

Public Pop-Science Talk
14:30 - 16:15

14:30-15:00

RSVP: Registration

15:00-15:10

Welcome

Juergen Bruecker, Executive Vice President of Schaffhausen Institute of Technology

15:05-15:25

Magician show by Kevin Quantum

15:25-16:25

Public talk by Wolfgang Ketterle (in German)

New Forms of Matter Near Absolute Zero Temperature

EN: Why do physicists freeze matter to extremely low temperatures? Why is it worthwhile to cool to temperatures which are a billion times lower than that of interstellar space? In this talk, I will discuss new forms of matter, which only exist at extremely low temperatures. With the help of laser beams, gases of ultracold atoms can be transformed into crystals, insulators and magnetic materials, and recently into a super solid which is gaseous, liquid and solid at the same time.

DE: Weshalb frieren Physiker Materie auf extrem niedrige Temperaturen ein ― Temperaturen, die mehr als eine Milliarde mal kälter sind als die des interstellaren Raums? In meinem Vortrag werde ich auf neue Formen der Materie eingehen, die nur bei extrem tiefen Temperaturen existieren. Mit Hilfe von Laserstrahlen können Gase ultrakalter Atome in Kristalle, Isolatoren und magnetische Materialien und neuerdings in einen Superfestkörper umgewandelt werden, der gleichzeitig gasförmig, flüssig und fest ist.

Wolfgang Ketterle, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics 2001

16:25-16:40

Q&A Session

Moderated by Bertrand Meyer,
SIT Professor and Provost

Science Evening
17:30 - 21:30

17:30-18:00

RSVP: registration, welcome cocktails

18:00-18:10

Welcome

Christian Amsler, State Councillor of Department of Education

18:10-19:05

Plenary session

Future of Computing
Serguei "SB" Beloussov,
SIT Founder and Сhairman of the Board, CEO of Acronis

What happened to the kilogram
Wolfgang Ketterle,
Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics 2001

19:05-19:30

Panel discussion

Serguei "SB" Beloussov,
SIT Founder and Сhairman of the Board, CEO of Acronis

Bertrand Meyer,
SIT Professor and Provost

Dalith Steiger,
SwissCognitive – Global AI Hub

David Saunders,
Professor, Smith School of Business

Martina Fuchs - ex. CNN anchor and panel moderator

19:30-21:30

Social programme

Music Concert by
Luca Stricagnoli