Inaugural Lectures

Antrittsvorlesung

Spring Semester 2018 2018

University of Zurich, main building, entrance Rämistrasse 71, main lecture hall

Monday, February 19

5 pm

Prof. Dr. Jan Unkelbach, Assistenzprofessor/DP mit MeF 
Department of Radiation Oncology

Technologie der modernen Strahlentherapie

Monday, February 26

5 pm

Prof. Dr. Giacomo Indiveri, Ausserordentlicher Professor/DP ETH
Institute of Neuroinformatics

Neuromorphic electronic circuits for Building autonomous cognitive systems

Montag, March 5
6.15 pm

PD Dr. Nicolas Greiner
Department of Physics

Collider Physics and the Quest for Precision

Montag, March 12
5 pm

Prof. Dr. Stefan Lüpold, SNF-Förderungsprofessor
Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

Krieg der Spermien: Fortpflanzungsbiologie aus evolutionärer Sicht

Montag, March 26

6.15 pm

Prof. Dr. Shiva Tyagrajan, Assistenzprofessor/DP mit MeF
Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Dynamic GABAergic inhibition shapes brain function

Montag, April 23

5 pm

Prof. Dr. Sandra Luber, SNF-Förderungsprofessorin
Department of Chemistry

Unraveling solar light-driven water splitting through advanced ab initio simulations

Montag, April 23

7.30 pm

PD Dr. Marcella Iannuzzi
Department of Chemistry

Nanostructures at interfaces: how to understand the wavy flatland with computers

Montag, May 7

7.30 pm

Prof. Dr. Michal Juricek, SNF-Förderungsprofessor
Department of Chemistry

When molecules with a spin do the twist

Samstag, June 2

10.00 am

PD Dr. Davide Bleiner
Department of Chemistry

Instrumental Chemical Analysis: Users or Developers?

Fall Semester 2017

University of Zurich, main building, entrance Rämistrasse 71, main lecture hall 

Monday, September 18

5 pm

Prof. Dr. Robert Feldmann, SNF-Förderungsprofessor

Institute for Computational Science
The Evolution of Massive Galaxies as seen through Cosmological Simulations

Monday, September 18

7.30 pm

Prof. Dr. Johan Chang, SNF-Förderungsprofessor 
Department of Physics
From exotic superconductivity to insulating quantum matter

Monday, October 23

6.15 pm

PD Dr. Pascal Goeke
Institute of Mathematics 
Philanthropie im Anthropozän. Entscheiden und Handeln gemeinnütziger Stiftungen im 21. Jahrhundert

Monday, October 30
6.15 pm

Prof. Dr. Tuncay Baubec SNF-Förderungsprofessor/DP mit VET
Department of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
Epigenetics – Are we more than the sum of our genes?

Monday, November  13

7.30 pm

Prof. Dr. Wendy Wei-Lynn Wong,  Assistenzprofessorin/DP mit MeF

Institute of Experimental Immunology
Cell death proteins, orchestrators of inflammation and disease

Saturday, November 25

10.00 am

Prof. Dr. Ravit Helled, Ausserordentliche Professorin 

Institute for Computational Science
The mysteries of giant planets

Spring Semester 2017

University of Zurich, main building, entrance Rämistrasse 71, main lecture hall 

Monday,
February 20

5 pm

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Hale, Förderungsprofessor/DP mit MeF
Institute of Medical Virology

Rewiring of Host Cells by Influenza Viruses

Monday
February 20

7.30 pm

Prof. Dr. Titus Neupert, Assistenzprofessor 
Department of Physics

A cosmos of emergent particles in crystalline solids

Monday
February 27
6.15 pm

Prof. Dr. Marcello Porta, Assistenzprofessor
Department of Mathematics

Universality in flatlands

Monday,
March 20
5 pm

PD Dr. Olaf Steinkamp 
Department of Physics

The Eyes of the Particle Physicist

Saturday,
April 8 

11.15 am

Prof. Dr. Holger Dressel, Assistenzprofessor/DP mit MeF
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute

Arbeits- und Umweltmedizin – zwischen Individuum und Gesellschaft

Saturday,
May 13

10.00 am

Prof. Dr. Michael Krützen, Ausserordentlicher Professor
Department of Anthropology

Adaption durch genomische und kulturelle Evolution

Saturday,
13. Mai

11.00 am

PD Dr. Anna Kristina Lindholm
Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

Harnessing Selfish Genes

Monday,
15. Mai

5 pm

PD Dr. Laure Weisskopf
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Der Duft von Bakterien und seine Wirkung auf Pflanzen und Pilze

Monday,
22. Mai

7.30 pm
Prof. Dr. Theofanis Karayannis, Assitenzprofessor/DP mit MeF
Brain Research Institute

Brain development: putting the brakes on

Fall Semester 2016

 

 University of Zurich, main building, entrance Rämistrasse 71, main lecture hall 

Monday, October 10

18.15 Uhr 

Prof. Dr. Jaiyul Yoo, SNF-Förderungsprofessor 

Institute for Computational Science 

General Relativistic Effects in Cosmology 

Monday, November 21

17.00 Uhr 

Prof. Dr. Joop Vermeer, SNF-Förderungsprofessor

Plant and Microbial Biology

Talking with the neighbours: Understanding spatial accommodation
during plant development.

Monday, November 28

17.00 Uhr

Prof. Dr. Jason P. Holland, SNF-Förderungsprofessor

Department of Chemistry

Radiochemistry – from elements to imaging

Monday, November 28

18.15 Uhr 

Prof. Dr. Massimo Lopes, Ausserordentlicher Professor/DP mit MeF 

Institute of Molecular Cancer Research 

Spying on the enemy: visualizing DNA replication stress in cancer onset and therapy

Monday, December 12

19.30 Uhr 

Prof. Dr. Csaba Földy, Förderungsprofessor/DP mit MeF 

Brain Research Institute 

Towards the Molecular Logic of Brain Circuits 

Monday, December 19 

17.00 Uhr 

Prof. Dr. Michael Baudis, Ausserordentlicher Professor

Institute of Molecular Life Sciences

Cancer Genome Data Analysis: Why, Which, When, Whereto?

Spring Semester 2016

 

 University of Zurich, main building, entrance Rämistrasse 71, main lecture hall 

Monday, 22 February 

5:00pm 

Prof. Dr. Jordi Bascompte 

Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies 

Structure and robustness in ecological systems 

Monday, 29 February 

5:00pm 

PD Dr. Pavel Mnev 

Institute of Mathematics 

BV pushforwards and exact discretizations in topological field theory 

Monday, 7 March 

6:15pm 

Prof. Dr. David Tilley 

Department of Chemistry 

Artificial Photosynthesis: Fuels from Sunlight 

Monday, 7 March 

7:30pm 

Prof. Dr. Lucio Mayer 

Institute for Computational Science 

Unveiling the origin and lives of supermassive black holes; beacons of galaxy formation and messengers of the nature of gravity 

Monday, 21 March 

7:30pm 

Prof. Dr. Devis Tuia 

Department of Geography 

Interpreting images with more than images 

Monday, 4 April 

5:00pm 

Prof. Dr. Jean-Pascal Pfister 

Department of Neuroinformatics 

How does the brain compute? 

Monday, 9 May 

7:30pm 

Prof. Dr. Nicole Joller 

Institute of Experimental Immunology 

"Wie das Immunsystem sich selbst reguliert" 

Fall Semester 2015

The inaugural lectures take place at UZH's main lecture hall at Rämistrasse 71 (City Campus). 

Saturday 10 October,  11:15am
PD Dr. Andreas Borgschulte, Department of Chemistry
"Der Teufel steckt im Detail: Nanochemie für die Energiewende"

Monday, 19 October, 6:15pm
PD. Dr. Martin Baumgartner, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
When and how cells migrate: Mechanisms underlying tumor cell dissemination

Monday, 26 October, 5:00pm
PD Dr. Patrick Laube, Department of Geography
From Patterns to Processes – Bridging the Semantic Gap in Computational  Movement Analysis

Monday, 9 November, 5:00pm
Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert, Associate Professor/DP with PHF, Teacher Training for Upper Secondary Schools
Science Learning in the Anthropocene

Monday, 16 November, 5:00pm
Prof. Dr. Hanna Kokko, Full Professor, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
"Sind Männchen unvermeidbar?"

Monday, 16 November, 6:15pm
Prof. Dr. Martin Müller, SNSF Assistant Professorship, Department of Geography
"Die sieben Todsünden in der Planung von Grossveranstaltungen"

Saturday, 5 December, 11:00am
PD Dr. Judith M. Burkart, Anthropological Institute
"Doppeltes Vermächtnis –Zur Evolution unserer kognitiven Fähigkeiten"

Monday, 7 December, 5:00pm
PD Dr. Michal Kapustka, Institute of Mathematics
Calabi-Yau manifolds

Monday, 14 December, 7:30pm
PD Dr. Pavel Janscak, Institute of Molecular Cancer Research
DNA Repair and Cancer