Jonas Fischer, a specially appointed assistant professor at the Tohoku Forum for Creativity, will be competing for the prestigious Science Breakthroughs of the Year award at the Falling Walls Grand Finale on November 9.
Fischer, who was an experimental physicist at the University of Tokyo, took second place at the Falling Walls Lab Sendai qualifier in August.
He booked his berth in the Grand Finale by being one of 10 winners of the Falling Walls Emerging Talents event held on November 4. He impressed a global online audience and jury panel with his presentation about "Breaking the Wall of Energy-Efficient Data Storage," in which he spoke on the discovery and improvement of magnetoelectric materials to power next-generation IT devices. He also participated in a Q&A and community session.
The Grand Finale, hosted online out of Berlin, is open to anyone who is interested in watching, but registration is required. Sign up below to watch Fischer and cheer him on.
Event: Falling Walls Grand Finale 2020
Date: November 9
Time: 9 p.m. (JST)
Falling Walls Lab Sendai Administration