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Mill, Mind and Monad - Do we see the reality as it really is?

Leibniz Campus Lecture 2017

Cognitive scientist Donald D. Hoffman, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, USA, examines the processes of a "visual intelligence" and describes how we "see" and understand the world around us. In doing so, he asks the crucial question: does the brain faithfully accept what the eye and the optic nerve convey, or does it rather interpret the information first and then construct a reality of its own? Hoffman astonishes and irritates his audience, and brings us a step closer to the truth: that this does not directly exist as such. The listeners are happy to go along with him and marvel at how we all have our own individual perceptions of space time and objects, especially when we believe that only the one reality is portrayed.In the new Leibniz Campus Lecture series, Leibniz Universität twice a year presents internationally renowned, high-profile academics to the general public and members of the university.

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover (HsH) focusses its research profile in six subject areas

Research Clusters for our Future

The future will bring substantial challenges: Industry 4.0, social change, global food security, a responsible handling of resources, an increased use of renewable energies, and an intelligent analysis of huge data volumes in a fully interconnected world. HsH now addresses the following six mega-trends in research clusters, combining and promoting interdisciplinary and application-oriented research.

Cutting-edge research for the collaboration between man and machine

Robotics at Leibniz Universität Hannover

Robots support us in our everyday life, in teaching, industry, and medicine. They evoke visions of science fiction and inspire free association. Robotics research is characterized by close interaction between many different scientific sub-disciplines. At the Laboratory of Continuum Robotics of Leibniz Universität Hannover, e.g. research encompasses engineering, information technology, electrical engineering, and mechatronics. A superlative of Hanoverian continuum robotics: the world’s smallest robot, a mere millimeter in diameter! In addition, robotic assistant systems that provide not only physical but also cognitive support are firmly established in research at Hanover University.

More than just milk

Dairy technology

A dairy technologist’s job involves much more than just bottling milk. The various procedures require an understanding of chemical, biological, and technical processes. At the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover (HsH), the university studies are  diverse and pay off later on the job market. The “dairy technology” degree programme is unique in Germany, and many graduates from Hanover are now working in various companies as esteemed experts.

Volkswagen Foundation supports junior researchers

Cutting-Edge Technology European XFEL

The European XFEL in Schenefeld near Hamburg is a cutting-edge research facility and will be inaugurated in summer 2017. The European XFEL´s technology can be used to take three-dimensional images of the nanocosmos, film chemical processes and elucidate molecular structures, for instance in biomolecules, viruses, and cells – all with a previously inconceivable brilliance. The Volkswagen Foundation launched a funding initiative in 2010 – the Peter Paul Ewald Fellowships – to prepare the next generation of scientists for application of this groundbreaking technology.

Practical experience with Pedelecs and electric VW vans

Electric mobility at University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover

From electric cars, to Pedelecs, or modified VW vans: electric mobility is strongly represented at HsH. In this film we are demonstrating the differences between a regular e-bike and a Pedelec. We are watching  students of mechanical engineering transform an old VW combustion engine van into an electric car, and we are presenting the Pedelec-Café. The rental station’s design was drafted by two students of the interior design department.

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GISMA Business School Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover Studentenwerk Hannover Medizinische Hochschule Leibniz Universität Hannover Volkswagen Stiftung Landeshauptstadt Hannover Leibniz Fachhochschule Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover Hochschule Hannover Fachhochschule für die Wirtschaft Fraunhofer ITEM