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Journalist Award for Informatics 2020 – Application possible until 13 September

Researchers use mathematical analyses to track down images that look deceptively real but are artificially created. IT experts can make photos unusable for facial recognition software or reveal vulnerabilities in supposedly secure electronic documents. Topics like these illustrate the challenges of technical progress. Educating the public about this is a responsibility of the media. In order to promote high-quality reporting on informatics topics, the State Chancellery of the Saarland in cooperation [...]

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Saarland in the focus of theoretical computer science

Two world renowned computer science conferences were to take place in Saarland in July: the “ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science” and the “International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming”. Due to the Corona Pandemic, however, the events were moved to a digital format. Nonetheless, about 1200 scientists from all over the world have registered to attend. The virtual conferences were hosted by the Saarland Informatics Campus at Saarland University.

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Teacher Prize of Saarbrücken Computer Science awarded

This year, the Ursula Hill-Samelson Teacher Prize of the Saarbrücken Computer Science goes to the Bavarian computer science teacher Albert Wiedemann. The prize, which is funded with 2500 Euros, is for teachers who have made a special contribution to the subject of computer science. Since 2015, the award has been sponsored by Saarbrücken Computer Science and been awarded by the Verband zur Förderung des MINT-Unterrichts (MNU).

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German “Journalist Award for Informatics 2020”

The Corona Warning App is designed to help interrupt infection chains. The German government is conducting a “Hackathon” to contain the pandemic. Home office and digital education show society’s dependence on the Internet. Even during the worldwide corona virus pandemic, IT-topics are everywhere in the media, affect people and have a high relevance for everyday life. For this reason, the State Chancellery of Saarland in cooperation with the Saarland Informatics Campus is once again [...]

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Saarbrücker Forschungstage Informatik on 23rd and 24th of June are held virtually

During the Saarbrücken Research Days on Computer Science, young computer science talents from all over Germany have the opportunity to take a first look at computer science studies and to get to the bottom of current research questions together with students and scientists from Saarland University and the computer science institutes located at the university. Due to the corona pandemic, the „Saarbrücker Forschungstage” were moved to the virtual world this year.

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