2nd RTG Seminar on December 13, 2019

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On December 13, 2019, the second RTG Seminar of the Research Training Group GRK 2423 FRASCAL took place in the Seminar Room of the Chair of Applied Mechanics in Erlangen (LTM) (the programme can be found here).

Participation in this seminar is mandatory for all doctoral and associated doctoral researchers and takes place in every lecture period. Within the scope of this seminar, the current developments of the individual doctoral projects are presented as lectures of 15 min duration with 5 min subsequent discussion.

In the morning, the participants were welcomed by RTG co-spokesperson Prof. Erik Bitzek. After a few introductory words, the scientific programme started.

This time, five doctoral researchers, two postdoctoral researchers and – unlike in the 1st RTG seminar – three associated doctoral researchers presented the latest results of their scientific work.

In addition to the multitude of materials examined (from epoxy resins and tungsten single crystals to glass and human bones), the lectures particularly highlighted the interdisciplinarity of the projects, which was also evident in the very stimulating and detailed discussions after the lectures.

It will be interesting to see the development also of the other projects at the 3rd RTG Seminar on February 14, 2020.

After the seminar, RTG spokesperson Prof. Paul Steinmann warmly greeted all FRASCAL members and thanked everyone for their commitment to the Research Training Group last year, which was also its first year. He sent his words of thanks in a video message from sunny Cape Town, where Paul Steinmann spends a sabbatical.

Afterwards, Prof. Erik Bitzek presented a review of the first year of FRASCAL in a Christmas atmosphere. It became clear how impressively many activities have already been carried out: a large number of mini lectures, several soft skills seminars, three software development workshops, regular English coaching units, RTG seminars, visitors workshop, building up a FRASCAL library from currently 25 books and much more …

With an outlook of the planned activities for the coming, hopefully equally successful year, the day ended with a cozy get-together.