TEDxTUMSalon 2018 - Tiny Superpowers

This TEDxTUMSalon is all about tiny technologies with tremendous impact! There is an almost incomprehensible abundance of particles in the world that we can’t see, which have the potential to change everything. It's time to magnify the magnificently miniature and explore its implications for our present and future.

We invite you to join us for this smaller-scale salon event, focusing on topics in nano and biotechnology. You will not only have the chance to listen to three amazing speakers from this field, but also get behind the scenes access to the nanotechnology exhibit at Deutsches Museum, as well as discover all kinds of special activities prepared just for you. No prior knowledge of the field is required -- our speakers will present their talks for maximum comprehension. Come and get inspired!

Overview & FAQ

Date & Time Tuesday, 24. July 2018, approx. 6-10pm
Location Deutsches Museum, Zentrum für Neue Technologien (ZNT), Museumsinsel 1, 80538 München
Program 3 speakers + guided tour through nanotechnology exhibition of Deutsches Museum during the break
Language The whole event will be in English
Food & Drinks We will have snacks and drinks ready for you
Refunds Tickets to TEDxTUM are non-refundable, but transferable


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At TEDxTUMSalon: Tiny Superpowers, 3 speakers will share their ideas worth spreading on stage. Each of them has a unique perspective on how to use everything tiny. They have been working hard to prepare their talk for a broad audience and they can't wait to inspire you!

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Markus Becherer is currently provisional head of the Chair of Nanoelectronics at Technical University Munich (TUM). He received the Diploma degree in electrical engineering from TUM in 2005. During his studies he was a scholar of the SICK AG and the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. In 2006, he was granted a Scholarship of Bayerische Forschungsstiftung for a long term research visit at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Notre Dame University, Indiana, USA. In 2011, he graduated as Dr.-Ing. from TUM and was awarded with the Kurt-Fischer-Preis for an outstanding dissertation.

Markus Becherer authored and co-authored more than 80 papers whereas two of which were presented at the International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC) and the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM). He is lecturing in the field of nanoelectronics and silicon technology. His current research interests include novel fabrication techniques for nanomagnetic and -electronic devices, low-power applications of all-magnetic digital circuits and integration of those into microelectronics.

Judith Egger (*1973, living and working in Munich) started her studies with an apprenticeship at
the school for woodcarving in Oberammergau, and finished (so far) at the Royal College of Art in London, from which she graduated with a Master’s degree in 2001. She has received several grants and awards, including a one-year DAAD scholarship to London, a work scholarship from Bundeskulturstiftung Bonn, and the Munich interdisciplinary art prize "zwei:eins", which she received for the project proposal Ursprung/Origins, which she presented last year together with her project partner Prof. Dieter Braun. Performances, installations, objects, and drawings by Judith Egger have been shown in cities like Kitakyushu (Japan), Paris, New York, London, Milan and Beijing.

Photo credits: Astrid Ackermann

Inspired by the rich functionalities of natural macromolecular assemblies such as enzymes, molecular motors, and viruses, the Dietz lab investigates how to build increasingly complex molecular structures. The goal is to build molecular devices and machines that can execute user-defined tasks. Molecular self-assembly with DNA is an attractive route toward achieving this goal. DNA origami in particular enables building nanodevices that can already be employed for making new discoveries in biomolecular physics and protein science.

Prof. Hendrik Dietz obtained his doctorate at TUM in physics and went on to work as a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School. He has been a professor of experimental biophysics at TUM since 2009 and has since received many awards for his work, the most recent of which was the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis, one of the highest scientific recognitions in Germany.


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