On the occasion of its 100th anniversary, the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences is organizing the interdisciplinary symposium “Magnetism and Medicine”. It will take place within the framework of the International Conference on Magnetism (ICM 2009) organized by the Universität and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. Journalists are cordially invited to attend the symposium on Tuesday, July 28, 18 hrs, at the Tulla-Hörsaal (building 11.40, Englerstraße 11, campus of Universität Karlsruhe).
The symposium will illustrate how closely linked physical research activities in the field of magnetism and medicine are. Examples are latest developments in magnetic resonance imaging, the investigation of brain functions with highly sensitive sensors (SQUIDs) for the precise measurement of extremely small magnetic fields caused by brain waves as well as applications of magnetic nanoparticles in medical diagnosis and therapy.
18.00 hrs Opening
Prof. Dr. Horst Hippler
President of Universität Karlsruhe
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hermann H. Hahn
President of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Prof. Dr. Jens Frahm
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
“Magnetic Resonance Imaging – an Ongoing Success Story”
Prof. Dr. Hans Koch
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Berlin
“SQUID Applications in Medicine”
Prof. Dr. Matthias Taupitz
“Magnetic Particles for in-vivo Imaging”
Prof. Dr. Hilbert v. Löhneysen
Universität Karlsruhe and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
The Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities founded in 1909 is the scientific academy of the state of Baden-Württemberg and one of the eight German academies of sciences. In 2009, it is celebrating its 100th anniversary. As a non-university research institution, it is presently in charge of 20 research projects with about 220 scientists involved. The about 180 elected members of the Heidelberg Academy are excellent representatives of their disciplines and meet regularly for interdisciplinary discussion. The Academy organises scientific meetings as well as public presentations. With the establishment of a group of young researchers (WIN-Kolleg) in 2002, the organisation of “Academy conferences of young scientists”, and the granting of research awards, it supports excellent young researchers.
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