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Joint symposium by the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and the Leopoldina with financial support by the Federal Foreign Office

Date: Monday, 25 to Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Location: Leopoldina, Jägerberg 1, 06108 Halle (Saale), Germany

In 2007, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (renewed in 2012), thus highlighting their strategic partnership.

The Leopoldina-INSA Symposium will focus on the topic of nanoscience in Germany and India. Renowned scientists from Germany and India will address current and future trends in nanoscience in order to identify a common agenda for future German-Indian science cooperation.

The Conference is organized under the joint leadership of Professor Harald Fuchs ML from the University of Muenster and Professor Indranil Manna from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. The Leopoldina Presidium will be represented by Gunnar Berg ML, Vice President of the Leopoldina and Professor of Experimental Physics at the Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg.

Each conference day will be begin with a key note speech by an internationally renowned expert in the field of nanoscience: On day one, Herbert Gleiter, member of the Leopoldina, will speak on the topic of “Nanostructured Amorphous Solids (Nanoglasses) – The Door to a New Generation of Technologies?”. The second day will be opened by Arup K. Raychaudhuri with a speech on “Electronic and Opto-electronic Measurements on Single Nanowire Devices”.

List of Indian and German researchers participating in the Leopoldina-INSA Symposium on Nanoscience:

  • Prof Dr Peter Baeuerle ML, Director Institute of Organic Chemistry and Advanced Materials, University of Ulm
  • Prof Dr Dr Gunnar Berg ML, Professor of Experimental Physics, Vice-President of the Leopoldina, Halle (Saale)
  • Prof Dr Suman Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Prof Dr Kamanio Chattopadhyay, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Prof Dr Harald Fuchs ML, Director Physical Institute, Interface Physics Group, University of Muenster
  • Prof Dr Hermann Gaub ML, Chair for Applied Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
  • Prof Dr Herbert Gleiter ML, Director emer. of the Institute of Nanotechnology (INT), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Prof Dr Horst Hahn ML, Director Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Prof Dr Dietrich Hesse, Experimental Department II, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle (Saale)
  • Dr Yamuna Krishnan, National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
  • Prof Dr Krishan Lal, Professor of Physics of Materials, President of INSA
  • Prof Dr Indranil Manna, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Prof Dr Achim Mueller ML, Professor Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bielefeld
  • Prof Dr Upadrasta Ramamurty, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Prof Dr V. Ramgopal Rao, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Prof Dr Samit Kumar Ray, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Prof Dr Arup Kumar Raychaudhuri, S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
  • Prof Dr Ashutosh Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Prof Dr Joachim Spatz, Director Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, New Materials and Biosystems, Stuttgart
  • Prof Dr Roland Wiesendanger, ML, Professor for Experimental Physics, former Director Institute of Applied Physics, Hamburg University
  • Prof Dr Gerhard Wilde, Director Institute of Materials Physics, University of Muenster

ML: Member of the Leopoldina

Further Information

Participation in the Leopoldina-INSA Symposium on Nanoscience is by invitation only.


Dr Ruth Narmann
Department of International Relations
Tel.: +49 (0)345 / 4 72 39-835
E-Mail: ruth.narmann@leopoldina.org