21-22 January 2020 MagTop’s five team leaders visited the strategic partner unit – Julius-Maximilians-Universität in Würzburg
In agreement with MagTop’s mission of adopting and implementing good practices, MagTop’s team leaders visited on 21-22 January 2020 MagTop’s strategic partner unit – Julius-Maximilians-Universität in Würzburg. The program of the visit included:
Comprehensive interactive tutorial given by Prof. Lukas Worschech, a head of the Technology Transfer Unit on spreading invention spirit among students and researchers, nucleating inventions and supporting inventors, intellectual properties rights, opening and assisting start-ups, role of the campus science park
Lunch with Prof. Laurens Molenkamp, chair of MagTop’s International Scientific Committee on recent developments in the field of topological matter as well as on the ways he rises on the campus a new Institute for Topological Insulators, financed by the Bayern Government. This was followed by a meeting and a discussion with Dr. Johannes Kleinlein on practises implemented to develop this new institution.
Meeting and a discussion with Ms. Ms. Heidi Köllmann MSc, Katharina Scheffner M.A., and Renata Shenkman M.Sc. from the International Relations Office as well as with Prof. Charles Gould from the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy concerning support for international researchers and students provided by the Office and the ways to organize exchange of PhD students within the Erasmus programme.
Seminar on “Correlated states in flat-band systems” was delivered by Dr. Timo Hyart, a leader of MagTop’s Majorana Team.
Discussion with Prof. Ewelina Hankiewicz, previous IFPAN’s PhD student, on her recent research accomplishments concerning topological matter at LMU and at Harvard, where she spent a sabbatical leave; exchange of information on MagTop activities and organization of Faculty of Physics.