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Resumé of the Elixir Conference 27-28 august 2015

Remember to follow the Elixir conference on Twitter

The first annual danish Bioinformatics conference, arranged by the danish Elixir hub, is now ongoing in the old docks in Odense. If you are not already attending the conference, you can still follow it on Twitter by following the hashtag #elixirdk.

The program is very exciting and until now we have had talks in the subject of Systems Biology and Medical Informatics, Proteomics Informatics and RNA Bioinformatics.

Tomorrow the talks will be within the areas of Population Genetics, Medical Genomics and Industrial view on Danish Bioinformatics: Challenges and Opportunities. In the end of the conference there will also be a presentation about Computerome and Cloud computing which I am really looking forward to.

Stephen Hawking – ’Quantum Black Holes’

A few months ago I won a ticket through DTU Alumni to Stephen Hawking‘s Stephen Hawking public lecture – ’Quantum Black Holes’. So now I took and extra vacation day and flew to Stockholm to see his lecture. I know nothing about Quantum Black Holes, but it will be interesting to see Stephen Hawking live giving a lecture 🙂

 

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of the modern age and a cultural icon admired by millions worldwide, will present the public lecture “Quantum Black Holes” at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre. Carol L. Folt, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will provide opening remarks.

Hawking has dedicated his career to studying the basic laws that govern the universe. With Roger Penrose, he showed that Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity implied space and time would begin with a singularity at the Big Bang and end in a singularity in the center of black holes.

I will stay overnight as his lecture is at 19.00 and then fly home tomorrow morning and go straight to work. There will be a lot of work waiting 🙂 In the meantime I found a hotel at an old castle, Ulfsunda Slott. Very nice and beautiful inside, they have really done an effort to preserve the old style and details. Very cool.

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