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nano4women - our programme of 18.11.2005!

Konferenz 2005


9.00 - 9.30 a.m. Opening & Registration at the foyer
9.30 – 10.00 a.m. Welcome, Auditorium
> Dr. Kurt Beiersdörfer, General Manager, Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, Paderborn.   

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> Dr. Eveline von Gäßler, Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF).            

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> Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Risch, Rector, University of Paderborn.  

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10.00 – 10.30 a.m. Keynote: "nano4women:
Opportunities - Visions - Developments for women in nanotechnologies on international level", Aditorium
by Dr. Julie Nucci, Max-Planck-Institute for Metal Research, Stuttgart, Germany.

Follow this link for the film documentation. Please use the latest version of quicktime - which can be downloaded here . Please use this link for the power point presentation of Dr. Julie Nucci's keynote (-> "An Assessment Of Opportunities - Visions - Developments For Women In Nanotechnology", PDF, 1.2 MB

Konferenz 2005


10.00 – 11.00 a.m. Visit of exhibition with representatives of the press
10.30 a.m. – 12.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.
International Forums 1 - 6

12.00 – 1.00 p.m. Networking lunch & opportunity to visit our Trade fair/exhibition

2.30 – 3.00 p.m. Coffee Break

Konferenz 2005


3.00 – 4.00 p.m. Future Talk:

"nano + women = future2 - Perspectives for women in nanotechnology",
presided by Dr. Rubina Möhring, 3Sat /“nano“;

in discussion with:

Prof. Dr. Kathryn Uhrich, Dr. Birgit Hagenhoff, Dr. Julie Nucci, Dr. Heike Stuhldreher, Dr. Margaret Hines, Prof. Dr. Bethanie J. Hills Stadler, Dr. Anne-Estelle Werner


You can take a look at the Future Talk via quicktime (latest version of quicktime player version can be downloaded here). Here you will find film documentation of our international future talk at the end of the conference, impressively reflecting the different strategies for life/work balance of successful female top nano scientists. As you see…


4.00 – 4.30 p.m. Science Price of the Special Kind ... sponsored by Degussa AG – Advanced Nanomaterials and IHK Ostwestfalen
> Competition "Degussa Nano & Art Price" as well as the official launch of the international network

4.30 – 6.00 p.m. Guided tour of the HNF Computer Museum, visit of the HNF Nano-Exhibition in the Showroom.
from 6.30 p.m. Smart-Clothes Fashion Show presented by Suam Wear
What appears to be a vision from “Star Trek” is almost everyday life. Nano-structured clothes of the third kind with innovative functions: “Wearable Electronics” is the name of the fascinating fashion of the future, intelligent clothing, in connection with practical electronics.

Our subsequent Networking-Reception offered our international guests the opportunity of echanging ideas.
Please click here for the interview...

The prize has been awarded in the course of the initiative nano4women, which aims at increasing the share of female scientists in Nanotechnologies. Eligible were students, doctorates, post docs and junior scientists (up to dissertation) at universities, research institutes and other schools in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other European countries. Each participant had the possibility to submit up to two pieces of work.

The following alternative subjects were proposed:

Subject 1: „Relations“

Subject 2: „Body“

Prizes were awarded for the 20 most impressive microscope images received at the University of Paderborn, for the attention of Prof. Dr. Ralf Wehrspohn, before 31.12.2005.

The first prize, 1,000 Euro, was sponsored by Degussa AG and awarded to Cornelia Schurr by Dr. Meissner, Degussa AG, during the award reception on 2nd February at the S2B-Center of Degussa AG at Marl. Alongside on the photograph: Professor Ralf Wehrspohn, initiator and general coordinator of the initiative "nano4women" and consequently also member of the jury.

Criteria for the award of the prices were artistic quality, independent visual language, the originality and creativity in the media specific realisation as well as the transformation of the subject. The description of the artwork of the winner and the comment about it: "scanning electron microscope image of carbon nanotubes, showing small impurities of carbon (colored blue)" The image has been taken during her dissertation supervised by Dr. Julie Nucci in the field of fiber-reinforced composite materials.

Artist and member of the jury Verena French, Munich, annotated: "Splendidly ordered whoopee of mites, you can imagine the kind of party going on in your pillows at night..."

Jury \\

The jury was composed of :

- Alexandra Schwarz, Degussa-AG
- Prof. Ralf Wehrspohn, University of Paderborn
- Rainer Esser, Spokesman of the Management, Die ZEIT
- Julia Schlingmann, editor vdi-nachrichten
- Verena French, Kunst-Akademie Munich and FSG3

The jury made a preselection of 20 pieces of work, which had been submitted to the University of Paderborn, for the attention of Prof. Wehrspohn, before 31.12.2005. Subsequently the first prize was chosen by majority vote. Legal proceedings were excluded.

Here you will find impressions of all 20 nominees as well as a gallery of all submitted images, not an easy choice for the jury...

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