On the day before the award ceremony, June 9, 2023, starting at 3:15 p.m., the technology award winners will present their inventions at a colloquium.

Location: Theresianum (Room 0606), Arcisstr. 21, TUM Main Campus, Site plan

15:15 Lecture of award winners 2020

Perspectives on Cryptography

Victor S. Miller, Ph. D., El Granada, California

Prof. Neal Koblitz, Ph. D., University of Washington, Department of Mathematics

First, Victor Miller will describe the historical context, especially the invention of public-key cryptography in the 1970s, that set the stage for the development of Elliptic Curve Cryptography. Then Neal Koblitz will speak about dangers from the misuse of mathematics to give false assurances that a cryptosystem is secure.

16:00 Break

16:20 Lecture of award winner 2022

Oxide Transistors for Display Applications

Prof. Hideo Hosono, Ph. D., Tokyo Institute of Technology & National Institute for Materials Science

A thin film transistor (TFT) is a key device to drive the pixel of flat panel displays. TFTs of Indium-Gallium-Zinc -Oxide (IGZO) semiconductor are now becoming the global standard of backplane in displays, replacing amorphous Si-TFTs. The representative products are organic light emitting diode TVs and high-performance LCDs.  In this talk, the motivation and progress of this research will be introduced, demonstrating hidden potential of oxides.

17:05 End