News 2022

The power of Quantum Physics

Interview with Prof. Carsten Schuck
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Quantum physics is the solution to all of humanity's problems – as some scientists believe. Is that really the case? Prof. Dr. Carsten Schuck explores this question in the WWU podcast (in German).

CRC1459 Fall Colloquium 2022

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On December 1st, 2022, the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1459 hosted the

CRC 1459 Fall Colloquium 2022

as part of a regular series joining the Chemistry and Physics colloquia at University of Münster, bringing the two disciplines closer together.

More information here!

CRC1459 Research Proposal Winner announced

Saskia Frank and Inka Schröter to win the first CRC1459 Research Proposal competition
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Saskia Frank and Inka Schröter successfully defended their proposal during the First Intelligent Matter Summer School 2022. Their proposed work on light-responsive hydrogel systems for cellular and protein transport will be funded for one year by the CRC1459 starting in January 2023. We would like to congratulate the winners again and wish them good luck with their research!

Visit our Research Training Group Website for more info on CRC1459 research proposals!

1st Intelligent Matter Summer School (FIMSS)

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The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1459 Research Training Group hosted its

1st Intelligent Matter Summer School

from September 19th to 21st, 2022

at Jugendburg Gemen.

More information on the program can be found here.

Fresh off the press...

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Wissen | Leben, the newspaper at WWU Münster provides insights into the research of our Collaborative Research Centre in the theme page of its June issue.

Here, scientists from our team provide insights into what intelligent matter means to them. More light is shed on the work of biochemist Seraphine Wegner and Wilfred van der Wiel explains why intelligent matter may help to solve some of the energy problems of tomorrow.

Click here for the full edition of the e-paper or as pdf!


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Specifically designed for female students in their first or second semester or high school students in their last years and interested in science!

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Philosophical Aspects of Intelligence

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Antonio Bikić just joined the Collaborative Research Centre 1459 "Intelligent Matter" to study the philosophical aspects of intelligence. One focus of his work is the question whether a theory of truth can be found for (spike-based) machine learning algorithms that can satisfactorily represent the action of the networks. He will further investigate whether teleonomic processes could in principle be realized in neuromorphic hardware.