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182 young international researchers from 48 countries in Bonn

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Fellows’ meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Bonn from 14 to 16 November

182 young researchers from 48 countries will be guests at the University of Bonn from 14 to 16 November 2018 for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s networking meeting. The researchers are currently in Germany as Humboldt Fellows and are working together with German colleagues at research institutions throughout the country. The meeting is being held to introduce the new Humboldtians to one another and to Bonn - representatively for Germany as a location for conducting research. Employees of the Foundation will be on hand to provide advice on living and conducting research in Germany.

Opening: Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 3:00 p.m
Venue: University of Bonn, Universitätshauptgebäude, Aula, Am Hof 3, 53113 Bonn

Journalists are welcome to attend! We will gladly arrange interviews.

The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 November, when the Rector of the University of Bonn Michael Hoch and Enno Aufderheide, Secretary General of the Humboldt Foundation, welcome the attendees. This will be followed by a keynote lecture on "Quantum Science and Technology – From Fundamental Physics to Applications" by Physicist Michael Köhl. Köhl is Humboldt Professor at the Experimental Quantum Physics group and one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of experimental atomic physics and quantum optics.

On Thursday, 15 November, the Humboldtians will visit research institutes in Bonn where the young researchers will have the opportunity to network among themselves and with their German colleagues. The Fellows will present their research subjects during a poster session starting at 2:45 p.m. (Hauptgebäude, Blaue Grotte, Am Hof 3). The Humboldt Foundation will additionally present its profile and programmes to all interested parties in an information presentation at 3:30 p.m (Hauptgebäude, Hörsaal II).

Most of this year’s participants come from the natural sciences (107), followed by 49 participants from the humanities and social sciences, and 26 from engineering. The majority of the foreign guests are from China (18), India (12), and  Brazil and the USA (10 each). Ten participants are currently conducting research in Bonn.


The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables more than 2,000 researchers from all over the world to spend time researching in Germany. The Foundation maintains a network of well over 29,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in more than 140 countries worldwide – including 55 Nobel Prize winners.

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