Selection of Keynote Speakers

Stefan Hell, Chemistry Nobel Prize 2014

Stefan Hell, Chemistry Nobel Prize 2014

Professor Stefan Hell is a Romanian-German physicist and one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014 "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy", together with Eric Betzig and William Moerner.

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Klaus von Klitzing, Physics Nobel Prize 1985

Klaus von Klitzing, Physics Nobel Prize 1985

Professor Klaus von Klitzing won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1985 for discovering the integer quantum Hall Effect. He became Professor at the Technical University of Munich in 1980 and has been Director at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart since 1985. His research focuses on the properties of lowdimensional electronic systems, typically in low temperatures and in high magnetic fields.

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Joachim Ullrich, DPG President

Joachim Ullrich, former President of PTB and DPG (German Physical Society)

Professor Joachim Ullrich is the former President of the German Physical Society (DPG), since 2014 President of the Consultative Committee for Units (CCU), 2015-2022 Vice-President of the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) amongst many other positions. He was PTB President from 2012-2022.

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Wynand Louw, CIPM President

Wynand Louw, CIPM President

Dr Wynand Louw is the President of the International Committee for Weights and Measures since 2018. He was Manager of the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Surface and Structure Analytical Services, from 1994 to 2001, Manager of the CSIR National Metrology Laboratory from 2002-2006, and Acting CEO of the South African National Metrology Institute from 2007 to 2010 (and 2023). He was the Chair of the Cooperation on International Traceability in Analytical Chemistry from 2010-2013, is a member of the CIPM since 2013, was the President of the Consultative Committee for Ionising Radiation from 2014-2018, and is currently the national champion for the South African Research Infrastructure Roadmap on Materials Characterisation.

William Noel, Author

William Noel, Author

Dr. William Noel is Head of Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at Princeton University Library. Between 1998 and 2014 he led an international project to conserve, image, and transcribe, the Archimedes Palimpsest, a medieval manuscript that contains unique texts from the ancient world, including those the of the Greek mathematician Archimedes. Dr Noel applies modern technologies to the study of medieval manuscripts and is an advocate for open data in the humanities. In 2013 he was named a White House Open Science Champion of Change by the Obama administration.

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York Sure-Vetter, Director NFDI

York Sure-Vetter, Director NFDI

Professor York Sure-Vetter is director of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) since 2020 and full professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) since 2015. Formerly he has been e.g. the founding chair of the general assembly of the European Research Data Infrastructure CESSDA ERIC. His research interests include artificial intelligence and data science.

Dr. Melanie Leonhard, Senator

Melanie Leonhard, Senator

Dr. Melanie Leonhard is Chairwoman of the Ministry of Economy and Innovation in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. She is responsible for trade, harbor, industry, economic development and innovation in the city-state of Hamburg. She holds a doctoral degree in social and economic history. Before her current position, she served as Chairwoman of the Ministry of Labor, Health, Social Affairs, Family and Integration and as a member of the Hamburg State Parliament.