Lab launch September 24, 2021

The lab opening takes place 24 September 2021, doors are open from 14:00 at Binzmühlestrasse 14, 8050 Zürich, Campus Oerlikon, University of Zurich

Room BIN-1-B.01 (170 seats)

Preliminary program

14:00 Registration desk opens
14:30 Greetings from the Vice President Research UZH, Elisabeth Stark, full professor of Romance Linguistics
14:35 Greetings from the Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences UZH, Katharina Michaelowa, full professor of Political Economy and Development

Presentations by next generation UZH researchers, focus on brain, speech, and language related research questions.

Keynote speakers:

Nathalie Giroud (SNSF PRIMA professor) Preventing dementia by improving language processing in older adults: (How) does it work?

Lei He (SNSF Ambizione researcher) Untangling the nexus between what we sound like and how we look

Sebastian Sauppe (SNSF postdoctoral researcher) Dependency marking in sentence processing: Eye movements and neural oscillations

All attendees walk to Andreasstrasse 15, 8050 Zürich (5 minutes)
15:30 Coffee break (hall)
16:00 until 18:00: lab tours for small groups (basement)
16:00 until 18:00: poster session (AND hall) presenting LiRI services and collaborative research projects; demo presentations (AND 2nd floor), e.g.  mobile devices like eye trackers, LENA devices, and projects of the computational group
All attendees walk back to Binzmühlestrasse 14, 8050 Zürich (5 minutes)
18:00 Apéro riche, followed by a lab launch party

Please note the UZH regulations due to the Covid-19 pandemic:

The event is in principle open to the whole research community and to the public. The lab opening is a special event outside of the regular curriculum. To be able to make use of the full room capacity (170 seats in BIN-1-B.01), we decided to conduct this event with a Covid certificate. You find more information about how to obtain a Covid certificate on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH. We will use the Covid Certificate Check app provided by the FOPH. The certificates from EU/EFTA states are also recognised.

Registration for opening celebration (presentations, poster session and demos, Apéro):

Registration for lab tours is closed. We already informed those who registered for one of the lab tours. Also, in November 2021, we will organize a LiRI lab "open doors" event. Stay tuned by subscribing the mailing list of the Zurich Center for Linguistics.

In case you have any questions, please contact us:

Organized by Andrew Clark, Volker Dellwo, Sabine Güsewell, Agnes Kolmer, Sarah Krause, and Raffaela Zaugg.


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