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Projects from Barcelona

Time: Tuesday, 11:00 – 13:00 Uhr – ONLINE ONLY

Speaker: Alícia López and students – ICCIC Barcelona

Age of participants: intermediate level

Short description: A group of students from the Baccalaureate research project present their work. There are group jobs and individual jobs. .- 3S Technology: Miriam and Aina wanted to provide solutions to blind people who, in this pandemic, had more difficult mobility. They have engineered and designed a device that guarantees the safety distance. .-Snicht goes to antartica: This work is especially interesting. It takes up the investigations of a previous work and extends it and uses it for the conservation of ecosystems that are difficult to access for humans. The first project was intended to design a robot governed from a map that it does itself with SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). On the other hand, the map will also be used for locating people that are going to recognize it with a machine learning algorithm (specifically a quantized version of the MobileNetSSD model running on TensorFlow Lite with some modifications to better suit our goals). For accomplishing all these objectives, they are using different technological devices connected amongst them with ROS. .- Shaking hands over seas: Here the boys have designed a robotic arm capable of replicating their movements from a distance. Their goal is to reach out to the other side of the ocean. .-IA Ingenuity: This project is linked to the Snicht goes to antartica. Like the Ingenuity on Mars, this device intends to take geolocated aerial images of an area to be able to give air support to the Snicht. .-Bioengineering: In this work, Helana has worked with different hospitals in Barcelona, including the Hospital Clínic and the Hospital d’Vall d’Heron in order to answer this question: Is the genomic treatment of cancer the future to fight against the disease?

Required knowledge: None

Climate change – what can we do? Learn more about it in the virtual lab

Time: Tuesday, 9:45 – 10:30 – ONLINE ONLY

Speakers: Franziska Marquardt, Malte Stäps – Labster

Age of participants: Middle and high school

Brief description: Since 1970, global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions have more than doubled, and have even increased more than fifteenfold since the beginning of the last century. We humans are responsible for releasing an additional 32 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year. This would fill around 1.6 billion hot air balloons. Some of it remains in the atmosphere and the earth heats up more and more. Carbon is one of the most important building blocks of life! In this workshop, you’ll use an interactive simulation to learn all about the carbon cycle and help Farmer Greg figure out why corn yields are so low this year. He hypothesizes it’s due to the effects of global warming from carbon emissions. Here you can learn more about the importance of the carbon cycle and the negative effects of human emissions on the environment so you can help Farmer Greg with his problem. Will you be able to find a sustainable solution to reduce carbon emissions without having to give up the modern lifestyle?

Required prior knowledge: None (interest in climate change and possibly basic English (intermediate level) are helpful).

Photonic quantum technologies

Time: Tuesday, 8:30 – 9:15 AM – ONLINE ONLY!

Speaker: Markus Gräfe, Fraunhofer Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik

Age of the participants: from class 10

Short description: Since the second quantum revolution, the growing exploitation of quantum states led to many sophisticated and novel applications. Former, mainly academic research is more and more transferred into real-world quantum technology ready to serve practical tasks. Today, the quantum computer is within reach, satellite based quantum communication already started, and the field of sensing and imaging was revolutionized, too. Non-classical states of light promise a phase sensitivity beyond any classical and super-resolution capability. Moreover, based on quantum correlations, which are rooted in the very heart of quantum mechanics, the imaging of samples with photons that have never interacted with the object is feasible.
The presentation will give an overview on photon-based quantum technology with a particular focus on quantum-enhanced imaging.

Required knowledge/skills: English

Various: Lecture in English language

EUV-Lithography: What’s behind the current generation of computer chips

Time: Monday, 8:30 – 9:15 Uhr ENGLISH VERSION – ONLINE ONLY

Speaker: Dr. Henning Huckfeldt, Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH

Age of participants: Middle and high school

Abstract: The current and future computer chips with highest performance are based on EUV (Extreme UltraViolet Light) lithography. The talk will introduce lithography and the associated fundamentals of optics, and then present the technological effort and methods required today.

Required Prior Knowledge: Prior knowledge of optics is recommended

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