Archive for April, 2009

Interview in Wirtschaftsblatt

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

In the current issue of the “Wirtschaftsblatt” you can find an Interview with me, giving insights into NFC and VHD (Very High Data Rates), a project the NFC Research Lab is jointly working on with NXP. The article can be found here. The Interview was done by Dr. Ursula Rischanek.

Talents in Brussels and Gurus in Monaco

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

As usually by the end of April, I was heading for the WIMA-Conference in Monaco (oh my god, how can a trip to Monaco be something “usual” *g*. You know what, I really like it ;-) This time I actually had quite some things to do: making trainings and workshops, moderating sessions and giving some talks on NFC and applications. Like the other years, I met the whole NFC Community there. WIMA also featured the NFC Forum Global Competition, where friends of mine, Florian Research (servtag) and Stephan Karpischek (ETH Zurich) both won prizes in the research as well as the business track. Good Job Guys!

Before heading to Monaco, I spent two days in Brussels. I and 99 other “Talents” were invited by the Committee of Regions to participate in a dialogue on how Creativity and Innovation and related topics (like education etc.) can bring benefit so regions of the European Union, especially in an economic crisis like at the moment. I really enjoyed to see Brussels and how (parts of) the EU is/was working.

Spring & Munich

Friday, April 10th, 2009

On Wednesday I took the chance to head for Munich for the first time this year. The weather was awesome and therefore it was a perfect day to hang out in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. As usually I enjoyed the view over the town from the tower of St. Peter (“Alter Peter”) as well as the delicious food in one of the most popular Bier garden in the centre of Munich: The Parkcafe. Of course I met some colleagues of mine from “former” times, like Gerrit (who I got to know in Princeton) and Peggy (who I met at the Alpine University). Luckily I decided not to watch the soccer game that evening, when Bayern-München lost 4:0 in BCN.

Today I was playing around with the digital SLR (a Nikon D200) which Klaus borrowed to me. I especially fancy the lens a 50 mm/1:1,4 (non-zoom), which allows you to do great pictures with a nice depth blurriness. I already used that camera in Japan for the other pictures you can see below.

me @Newton/ORF

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Recently I have been interviewed by the science magazine “Newton” of the federal broadcasting agency of Austria (ORF). The topic of the talk was about the roll of technology in our life in the year 2020. The whole show can be viewed on YouTube (3 parts á 10 mins).

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