Ridha Eddhib represented WBU at the prestigious meeting of young scientists with Nobel laureates

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It's not every day you get to meet a Nobel Prize winner. Ridha Eddhib from NTC and FAS WBU met several of them during the prestigious meeting of young scientists with Nobel laureates. He was one of the seven selected to present the results of his research there.

This year's 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, focused on physics, also attracted a representative of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Ridha Eddhib. Ridha, who works at NTC and studies at the Department of physics of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, had the honour of presenting his research results in the field of artificial intelligence on the second day of the meeting as one of the seven selected young scientists. His research is conducted under the supervision of Professor Jan Minar at NTC and focuses on machine learning for modelling cutting-edge spectroscopic methods.

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are held annually in the town on the shores of Lake Constance and attract around 600 young scientists under 35 and 30 to 40 Nobel Laureates. These meetings provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience across generations, cultures and scientific disciplines. Each year, they focus alternately on physics, chemistry and physiology/medicine, with an interdisciplinary meeting every five years and an economic science meeting every three years.

"It was a very inspiring meeting. The format of lectures, discussions and workshops stimulated the exchange of knowledge between Nobel laureates and young scientists. I had the opportunity to talk to Sir Konstantin Novoselov about nanotechnology, Anne L'Huillier about attosecond lasers and William Phillips about philosophy and artificial intelligence. The experience was unforgettable. I hope to attend next time as a Nobel Laureate," says Ridha Eddhib with a smile.

Ridha Eddhib is originally from Tunisia, where he graduated from the University of Carthage and subsequently completed an internship at the Universität Rostock in Germany. At NTC, he specializes in machine learning and photoelectron emission spectroscopy, especially on 2D materials. He is involved in the European Spectroscopic Laboratory for Modelling Future Materials - EUSpecLab PhD programme, which is supported by the European Union Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions scholarship programme.

At the end of this year's Lindau meeting, 30 Nobel laureates in physics and chemistry signed the "Mainau Declaration 2024 on Nuclear Weapons", which warns against their use and the threat to the existence of human civilisation. In the declaration, the signatories urgently warn against the use of nuclear weapons, which could lead to the extinction of human civilisation. 


New Technologies - Research Centre (NTC)

Dita Sládková

11. 07. 2024