Old and young carbon – a clock made in the universe

The ATHENA Talks of the Athena European University continue this Friday with a contribution from ETH Zurich. Dr. Irena Hajdas from the Ion Beam Physics Laboratory will discuss the topic of ‘Old and young carbon: a clock made in the universe’ with us.
This colloquial talk will start at 1200 CET in Zoom this Friday, 24th of May 2024. To receive the Zoom link, please register here:

Business – academia resilience to tackle the Ukrainian War

The ATHENA/IMPACT Talks on peace and stability will continue this Thursday, May 23rd, at 1500 CET. We welcome Dr. Kateryna Boichenko from W2L, who will discuss ‘Business-Academia Resilience to Tackle the Ukrainian War.’ For those you have missed the last lecture, please check it here:

To join the talk, please register using the Registration Form link.

AI in Science and Research

Artificial Intelligence (AI) profoundly transforms science and research by enabling faster, more accurate analysis of complex data sets. AI techniques like machine learning and deep learning are applied across various fields, from genomics and neuroscience to climate science and physics, to uncover patterns and insights beyond human capability. AI accelerates hypothesis generation, enhances predictive modeling, and facilitates novel discoveries. Moreover, AI-driven tools optimize research methodologies, leading to more efficient experimental designs and data collection and analysis automation. This revolution fosters a new era of innovation and knowledge expansion in scientific research.
We will discuss this with Dr. Kamil Filipek in this week’s ATHENA Talks of the Athena European University on May 17th, 2024, at 1200 CET. Registration:

Game theory in practice

Join us for an enlightening session within the ATHENA Talks of the Athena European University with Professor Anna Tatarczak from UMCS, Poland. She will discuss the practical applications of game theory to enhance cooperative strategies in various contexts.
Whether you’re a student, professional, or simply curious about game theory, this talk will provide valuable insights into improving cooperation for everyone involved.
📅 Date: 19th April
⏰ Time: 12:00 CET (13:00 Athens Time)
📍 Location: Online via Zoom
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from an expert in the field and discover how theoretical concepts can be effectively applied in real-world situations. The talk will be interactive, with a chance to ask questions and engage with the content.
🔗 Zoom link to be provided upon registration (
Save your spot now! Looking forward to seeing you there!

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: