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Lecture of Prof. Klaus von Klitzing

Academia Europaea Wrocław Knowledge Hub invites to the lecture of Prof. Klaus von Klitzing, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics, will take place on 17th April 2018 (14:00) at the Congress Centre of University of Science and Technology.

The title of the lecture is „A New Kilogram in 2019: The Biggest Revolution in Metrology sinve the French Revolution”.

Prof. Klaus von Klitzing – the director of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart. Born in 1943 in Środa Śląska, earned PhD in Physics at the Technical University at Braunschweig and continued studies at the University of Wurzburg. In 1980 von Klitzing left the University of Wurzburg to take a position as professor with the Technical University in Munich, Germany. While he was there he garnered many awards for his research on the Hall effect. He was awarded the Walter-Schottley Prize of the German Physical Society in 1981, and the Hewlett Packard Prize of the European Physical Society in 1982. He stayed at the University of Munich until December of 1984. In 1985 he went on to become the director of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart. In 1982 some researchers at Bell Labs in New York discovered that the von Klitzing constant worked not only for integers, which is what he tested, but also for fractions of the quantum Hall effect. These were equally important discoveries, but could not have been found had it not been for von Klitzing’s original research. This research brought von Klitzing back into the public eye, and so for his earlier discovery von Klitzing was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1985. It was a rather late but welcome acknowledgement of von Klitzing’s work.

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More information about the lecture can be found on the website of the Interdisciplinary Seminars of the University of Science and Technology.

The Interdisciplinary Scientific Seminar of the University of Science and Technology

The lecture of Prof. von Klitzing takes place within a cycle of open meetings, organised by the University of Science and Technology, under the name of Interdisciplinary Scientific Seminar. The meetings present lectures of worldwide known speakers and is directed to the broad audience – students, phd students, scientific staff and all recipients interested in broadening their knowledge related to exact science.


The University of Science and Technology every month hosts one expert, who talks about most recent research in his field.
Detailed information about the Seminar is available at the Seminar webite (in Polish).