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07/05/2019 - 07/05/2019 | Zurich

Register Now for the WCSJ2019 Field Trip to Zurich

Zurich – From Einstein to the Digital Future: Exclusive to participants of the 11th World Conference of Science Journalists 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland, ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich host a conference field trip on July 5, 2019, that demonstrates how researchers at these top Swiss institutions advance digital technologies from robotics to medicine.

Field trip highlights include:

Albert Einstein in Zurich
Learn about Albert Einstein's younger days as a student and later a professor at ETH Zurich and University of Zurich. Learn little known facts about his idiosyncrasies, study habits, and family life. Peak into Einsteins old locker.

Cybathlon 2020
The Cybathlon returns to Zurich in May 2020 with an Olympic-style competition to advance the development of assistive devices and foster a dialogue of science diplomacy between researchers, developers, the disabled, and society. Learn more about the Cybathlon and preview demos of the latest exoskeleton from the VariLeg research team and stair-climbing wheelchair demo with ETH Zurich spinoff, Scewo.

Neuroeconomics: Looking Deep into the Brain to Understand Behavior and Decision Making
Tour the Lab for Social and Neural Systems research (SNS Lab) at the University of Zurich where world pioneers in Neuroeconomics will present their research and live demos of medical technologies.

How Mud, Waste, and Funghi will Make You Rethink Building Materials in a New Circular Economy
Mud, fly ash, and funghi – all new materials challenging the way we build. MycoTree is a spatial branching structure made out of load-bearing mycelium components. Its geometry was designed using 3D graphic statics, utilising compression-only form to enable the weak material to perform structurally.

How Robotics and Digital Tech Change the Face of Architecture
ETH Zurich houses the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research Digital Fabrication (NCCR DFAB) leading the development and integration of digital technologies in architecture, structural design, materials science, computer science, control systems engineering, and robotics.

Towards Precision Medicine: Walk into a Virtual 3D Breast Cancer Tumor
Quantitative biologist Bernd Bodenmiller takes you on a virtual 3D walk through a breast cancer tumor demonstrating how biological understanding helps physicians to tackle the challenges of precision medicine.

Searching for Victims of Natural Disasters: Autonomously Flying Drones to the Rescue
Robotics expert Davide Scaramuzza's lab is at the forefront of drones that can adapt autonomously. This demo shows how the combination of fast neuromorphic sensors and machine learning algorithms significantly expand the capabilities of autonomous drones.

Brief information (FT21):

Information on participating / attending:
Registration for this Field Trip is exclusive to participants in the World Conference of Science Journalists 2019

Number of participants: 50 (25 per group)

Registration fee: CHF 17 (includes transport and lunch)

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07/05/2019 08:20 - 07/05/2019 19:40

Event venue:

University of Zurich, City Campus
Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich

ETH Zurich, Main building
Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich

University of Zurich, Irchel Campus
Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich

ETH Zurich Hönggerberg campus
Hönggerberg, 8093 Zurich
8006 Zurich

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Subject areas:

Biology, Construction / architecture, Information technology, Medicine, Psychology

Types of events:

Excursion, Press conferences




Kurt Bodenmüller



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