Groningen, Netherlands

MemrisTec Summer School

when 22 September 2024 - 29 September 2024
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 899

Welcome to the second MemrisTec Summer School which is covering the topics of the research programme Memristive Devices Toward Smart Technical Systems.

Memristors are nanoelectric devices capable of storage and computation. Their specific properties make it possible to integrate significantly more memory than before in a very small space and to create novel, biologically inspired networks for information processing.

This creates electronic circuits whose performance is significantly greater than that of conventional semiconductor solutions. The highly efficient and faster memory technologies are better able than conventional technologies to meet the challenges of the Internet of Things. Due to their high efficiency and small size, memristors also allow the development of highly sensitive biosensors, which are particularly interesting for medical technology.

Such sensors can be used, for example, to detect cancer cells very sensitively at low concentrations. Moreover, memristors are particularly well suited for imaging the learning behavior of synapses in neuromorphic electronic systems, i.e. the development of artificial brains. That is, in the future, computers may be created that can “think” and “learn” with memristors. In addition, a multitude of other possible applications is conceivable.

Course leader

Ronald Tetzlaff, Stephan Menzel, Regina Dittmann, Elisabetta Chicca, Dietmar Fey, Christian Tetzlaff, Kirill Monakhov, Ilia Valov, Renato Negra, Vikas Rana, Gordon Pipa, John Paul Strachan, Erika Covi, Beatriz Noheda and many more.

Target group

It would be more easy for you to follow if you already have a Bachelor degree (or similar) in a STEM subject, e.g. electrical engineering, computer science, materials sciences, physics, chemistry etc.

The Summer School is not limited to PreDocs only!

Course aim

- Lectures from famous teachers
- Hands-on lab activities
- Poster session (Who am I?)
- International sweets buffet
- Social activities
- Cultural activities
- Sightseeing / Hiking / Bicycle trip

Fee info

EUR 899: There is no registration fee as we are a team of universites and research institutions without aspiration to gain profit. But, to negotiate good prices for accomodation, meals, bus transfer, activities we will ask you for a participation fee covering these expenses. Your journey to/from Groningen is not included. The participation fee is 899€ for the 7 nights.