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Optical Vortices in Liquids of Light

On this Friday, the 12th of April, we are delighted to welcome an ATHENIAN, Professor Dr. Humberto Michinel, from the University of Vigo, Spain.
 
In this talk, Prof. Humberto Michinel will review the properties of optical vortices in highly nonlinear optical materials. In these materials, the dependence of the refractive index on the intensity of light beams changes from increasing to decreasing, producing a state known as the “liquid of light.” The author will also describe the quantum techniques that yield these types of optical materials and discuss the implications from the perspective of the superfluid properties of these systems.
 
To follow this ATHENA Talk of the Athena European University, you need to register here: https://forms.gle/G2M8KMwzsh5oJHVt8

Professor Aristides Kiprakis in ATHENA Alumni Talks

The ATHENA Alumni talks of the Athena European University continue in full throttle.
 
We are delighted and honored to host this Tuesday at 15:30 one of the best graduate students of the Department of Electronic Engineering and our University, Professor Aristídes Kiprákis (School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, UK).
 
Thanks to his hard work and dedication to science, Aristides managed to be a full professor in one of the top 10 universities of the UK, the prestigious University of Edinburgh. He will discuss with us how he leveraged the training he received from HMU (TEI of Crete during that period) to manage to become an Academic in a traditional UK University. Our students and those of the European University should listen to Aristides.
 
He will also provide us tips on enhancing our Internationalization since he is currently the Director of International Students at the University of Edinburgh.
 
To receive the Zoom link, please register here: https://forms.gle/En8M4bMAkHyWPU549

Perfect Imperfections of Perovskites in Photovoltaic Applications

Join Us for an Exclusive ATHENA Talk: Perfect Imperfections of Perovskites in Photovoltaic Applications. 
The ATHENA Series is thrilled to present an enlightening online session on “Perfect Imperfections of Perovskites in Photovoltaic Applications”, diving deep into the fascinating world of perovskite materials and their groundbreaking implications for solar energy technology.
 
About the Talk:
Perovskite materials have emerged as a game-changer in the realm of photovoltaics, offering remarkable efficiency and cost-effectiveness. However, their imperfections play a crucial role in their performance and long-term stability. This talk aims to unravel the complexities and beauty of these imperfections, providing insights into current research and future possibilities.
 
Speaker:
We are honored to have Professor Yen Hung Li from the University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, as our esteemed speaker. With extensive research and contributions to the field of photovoltaic technology, Professor Li brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this discussion.
 
Date and Time:
1st of March 2024, 12:00 PM Central European Time (CET)
 
Location:
Online – Zoom (Link to be provided upon registration)
 
How to Join:
The talk is open to all interested in the advancements of photovoltaic technology and sustainable energy solutions. To secure your spot, please register through our link: https://forms.gle/Jedsaf4qq5Lt6kCF7. Registered participants will receive the Zoom link prior to the event. 
 
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights from a leading expert in the field and to engage in an enlightening discussion on the potential of perovskites in photovoltaic applications. Whether you’re a researcher, student, or enthusiast in the field of renewable energy, this talk is for you.
See you there!
 

Applications of optics in biophotonics, agriculture, and cultural heritage

We are proud to host one more female scientist in the Athena European University Talks. Professor Daniela Comelli from the Physics Department of the prestigious POLIMI in Italy will discuss the applications of optics in biophotonics, agriculture, and cultural heritage with us.
 
The profile of our guest speaker can be found here: https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=wy-4eSsAAAAJ&hl=it
 
The talk will take place on the 23rd of February 2024 at 12:00 CET (13:00 Athens time).
To receive the link, you need to register here: https://forms.gle/mi8xhnNvBNRPbQUQ7

Project Group Management

This week, the ATHENA European University Alumni Talks welcomes Ms. Renata Zaliauskaite, a graduate student of Vilnius Tech.
 
She will discuss her experiences in the market world with our participants and present the competencies requested.
 
Join us this Tuesday, 20th of February, at 15:30 CET in Zoom. To receive the link, you need to register here: https://forms.gle/SDx8tZAXxmt16h2h7
 

The illusion of university equality

Gender balance in academia, especially in leadership positions is a challenge, that should be addressed. Athena European University has initiated a lot actions (round table discussions) on the issues and under its immediate plans is the building of its gender balance unit.
 
ATHENA Talks, is happy to contribute on this priority (we aim the 50% of the positions in leadership positions to be given to female colleagues), and hosts this Friday, 9th of February at 12:00 CET, Ms Mar Fernandez Cendon from the gender Balance unit of the University of Vigo (Spain). Mar will speak with us about: ‘The illusion of university equality: an approach to the gender gaps in academia’.
 
To join us please register here: https://forms.gle/Dihp6qpV6UaFUN319
 

Transport Industry

This week in the Athena European University Alumni Talks, we host a VGTU Alumni, Mr. Darius Snieska. Darius is a passionate transport sector professional with 20+ years of experience in transport business and sales. He has a vast experience working in various countries, Lithuania, Sweden and Russia. He will share with our participants his experiences and what he has to propose to the Universities for more employable and more ready to perform graduate students.
 
Join us on Tuesday, 6th of February at 15:30 CET in Zoom. To receive the zoom link, please register here: https://forms.gle/YbfKGKFpQPumBPfL9