14 April 2012

LUNÄ Talk: Current topics in Quantum Physics

Forum Stadtpark, Graz, AT

In conversation: Univ.-Prof Dr. Erwin Fiala, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hohenester

Hosted by: Marjolijn Dijkman and Fatos Ustek

Date: Saturday April 14th, 16:00

Booking: LUNÄ will be open for bookings for meetings, classes between 13 April – 12 May 2012 through lunaegraz@gmail.com

Part of: An Exhibition of a Study on Knowledge

Artists in the exhibition: Rossella Biscotti, Marjolijn Dijkman, Nikolaus Gansterer, Toril Johannessen, Pilvi Takala, Haegue Yang, Gernot Wieland

Curated by: Margit Neuhold and Fatos Ustek

Forum Stadtpark

LUNÄ Talk: Current topics in Quantum physics.

Ulrich Hohenester is an associate professor at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz. In 1997 he received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at Graz University and then worked several years as a postdoc at the University of Modena. His main research interests are in theoretical and computational nanoscience, with the main focus on semiconductor and plasmonic nanoparticles, as well as on general concepts of open quantum systems and optimal quantum control with ultracold atoms.

Erwin Fiala is a visiting lecturer for Media Philosophy and Cultural Philosophy at the University of Graz, teaches Media Design/ Communication at the HTBLuVA Graz-Ortweinschule, Department for Art and Design and is a curator, cultural publicist and essayist.

LUNÄ pays tribute to the Lunar Society – a group of thinkers, researcher, artists and philosophers as well as the first industrialists, who epitomised eighteenth-century Enlightenment in Birmingham and beyond. Among the society’s members were, amongst others, James Watt, Josiah Wedgwood, Joseph Priestley, Matthew Boulton and Erasmus Darwin.

LUNÄ is a reproduction of the original society’s monthly roundtable on the evenings before a full moon, where they entusiastically discussed their love and strive for exploration, knowledge, collecting and for the potential for progress. In the exhibition, LUNÄ acts as an agent in the dissemination of knowledge through the scheduled and self-initiated events and meetings that takes place around the table provided.

LUNÄ is open to bookings, to host your exploration of various content and expansion of knowledge among peers and colleagues and friends. You can book the table for your seminar, workshop, lecture roundtable, reading group, jour-fixe … during the exhibition. Please e-mail your request to lunaegraz@gmail.com