Fourth International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics     Karlsruhe, Germany, September 2010
Social programme

13 September

19:00 - Welcome reception at the foyer of the AudiMax lecture hall.

The address is  Straße am Forum 1, Karlsruhe, Germany.


14 September

18:30 - 19:30 -  Special event  "Unusual phenomena of a usual day" by Tomas Tyc at the AudiMax lecture hall (A+B).

Some of the fascinating applications of optical metamaterials such as invisibility cloaking seem like magic, but the science behind them is based on physics from everyday life. Tomas Tyc's public lecture brings out the magic in several unusual phenomena of a usual day that illuminate and illustrate modern optics and other parts of physics. He will demonstrate a mirage in a glass of water, the bending of light, ellipses and hyperbolas made by a laser pointer and other optical and non-optical demonstrations of everyday wonders. Unlike a magician, he will explain his experiments. Tomas Tyc is a theoretical physicist who likes to illustrate principles of physics on simple things from everyday experience. He regularly gives physics shows with plenty of experimental demonstrations for the general public.

The address is  Straße am Forum 1, Karlsruhe, Germany.


15 September

20:00 - 23:00 - Conference banquet at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM)

The conference banquet will take place at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (Center for Art and Media) ZKM ( As a cultural institution, the ZKM in Karlsruhe holds a unique position in the world. It responds to the rapid developments in information technology and today's changing social structures. Its work combines production and research, exhibitions and events, coordination and documentation.
In a spacious ambience, visitors can enjoy events and tours, view public exhibitions or visit the Mediathek. The ZKM is a platform for experimentation and discussion, with a mission to participate actively in working towards the future and engage in the ongoing debate about the sensible and meaningful use of technology.
Before dinner, the participants will have the opportunity to join a guided tour through the ZKM. The dinner will comprise of different local specialties as well as local wines.

The address is Lorenzstraße 19, 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany


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