Events

From June 5 to June 9, the 8th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS Congress 2022) was held in Oslo, Norway. For many of us it was the first large fully in-person conference after the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 2000 participants. We organiz...

To celebrate our new BRAINIACS Hoodies, we relocated our regular BRAINIACS meeting to the nice Röthelheim beergarden in Erlangen. The weather was perfect – sunny yet not too hot such that the hoodies were the perfect wardrobe. It is really special to experience the great atmosphere and spirit wi...

On May 11, BRAINIACS PhD students Alex and Jessi kindly hosted a BBQ on their roof terrace. It was a great and inspiring atmosphere, where we had the chance to talk about research but also everything else that matters in life. It was also a great opportunity to introduce our newest BRAINIACS membe...

On May 7, PI Silvia Budday gave an invited lecture in the Symposium “Evolution and cortical expansion of the human brain” at the ISDN 2022, the 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience. The other Symposium speakers were Fumio Matsuzaki, RIKEN Center for Biosy...

PI Silvia Budday gave an invited talk at the Euromech Colloquium 627 on “Current Challenges in Soft Tissue Mechanics” organized by Stéphane Avril (MINES St. Etienne, France), Nele Famaey (KU Leuven, Belgium), and Christopher Blase (Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany) April 6 – 8 202...

Within the series '2 Minuten Wisssen' organized by the Technical Faculty of FAU, we got the chance to shoot a short movie about the exciting research topics students can work on when they study 'Mechanical Engineering' or a related course of study at FAU. Check out the short 2-minute video and lea...

In autumn 2021, FAU has started the new event series #WISSENWOLLEN, where scientists present their current projects and research results in a generally understandable way and respond to questions from the audience. On December 22, just before Christmas, PI Silvia Budday had the pleasure to talk ab...

On December 14, we had our virtual Christmas Party in Zoom and tried to create a festive atmosphere. Although we had very much hoped to be able to celebrate in person this year, we made the best out of the current situation. With a Christmas Quiz, we made ourselves familiar with different Christmas ...

On November 4, 2021, we celebrated the 278th birthday of FAU. Due to the pandemic, the celebration was realized as a television broadcast with a lot of exciting contributions and guests. Our president, Joachim Hornegger, gave an inspiring overview on what has happended during the past year with spec...

In September 2021, we started a new tradition and decided to meet in a restaurant for lunch every second week - whenever the current restrictions and regulations allow us to. In a time, when we often work from home, this gives us the opportunity to always stay in close contact, exchange our newest...