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September 06 – 08
International Conference on Operations Research

Tours

As part of out social program we have arranged interesting guided tours. Please see the list below for further information on the planned tours.

As of Aug 24 all tours are fully booked.
BMW & LEGO – Hover bike concept

BMW & LEGO – Hover bike concept
Image Credit: © BMW

Only a half an hour away from the conference venue, car maker BMW runs one of its motorcycle production plants. Rich in tradition, the plant looks back to a long and prestigious history of cutting-edge technology enabled manufacturing.

Take a look behind the scenes, experience production processes in real-life, and obtain detailed insights from BMW experts. As part of your participation at OR 2017, you have the chance to attend a guided tour of BMW Group Plant Berlin organized exclusively for conference delegates.

The tour is scheduled for 14.30 on Wednesday, 06th of September 2017 and will take about 3 hours.

You can book your place during registration for OR 2017. To get a sneak preview or learn more about the venue, visit the official web site of BMW Plant Berlin.

We will depart from the conference venue in front of Henry Ford Building at about an hour before the tour starts (see above).

Kaiser-Wilhem-Institut; Gewächshäuser; 1930

Kaiser-Wilhem-Institut; Gewächshäuser; 1930
Image Credit: © Archive of the Max-Planck-Society

Nuclear fusion, the first uranium reactor, the electron microscope – a surprising number of scientifc discoveries and inventions have emerged from Dahlem. From 1912, the elegant residential district evolved into a mecca for creative brains from around the world. Unparalleled in Germany, the first modern research campus emerged here on the green field site. Albert Einstein, Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner were just some of the researchers who worked or lived in Dahlem. The stimulus was provided by the Kaiser Wilhelm Society, the predecessor of the Max Planck Society, which now continues the tradition together with the Freie Universität.

The tour starts in Harnack House, which was built in 1929 as an international guesthouse. It follows the footsteps of Nobel Prize winners, leads to milestones in the history of science and provides surprising insights into the architecture: most of the Wilhelminian-style buildings were in fact high-tech laboratories. They were the birthplace of modern molecular biology and nuclear physics.

In addition to the general tour, themed tours on the history of biology, chemistry and physics can also be individually arranged and booked. The historic reading room in the archive of the Max Planck Society can also be visited on request. It is located in the building of the former Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Cell Physiology of 1930.

One or two guided tours with a up to 25 participants each will take place on Wednesday September 9, at 16.30 o'clock.

We will depart from the conference venue (in front of Henry Ford Building) at 16.20.

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HLRN @ ZIB

HLRN @ ZIB
Image Credit: © Zuse Institute Berlin

Massively parallel computing is one of the core activities of the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), which is why the ZIB is operating one  of the most powerful computing machines worldwide. ‘Konrad’ which is the Berlin part of the North German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN) is a valuable companion of hundreds of scientists in northern Germany for groundbreaking scientific research in Earth Sciences, Fluid Dynamics, or Material sciences and any other fields.

The HLRN is operating a Supercomputer with 90.000 cores, 250 Terabyte memory and high performance parallel filesystems to fulfill the needs of today’s scientific demands.

Take a brief overview in Supercomputing of today and a guided tour at Konrad.

Wednesday, September 06, from 16.30 – 17.15.

We will meet at the conference venue (in front of Henry Ford Building) at 16.00.

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Airplane in bording area (illustration)

Airplane in bording area (illustration)

The “BER experience” tour starts at the airport company premises in DIALOG-FORUM building at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. A bus takes you to the future Berlin Brandenburg Airport and across the airport site spanning 960 hectares. One highlight of the tour involves disembarking at the terminal and touring the check-in area. During the tour, our guides provide information on the new airport and development of aviation in the region.

There will be two tours, one on the 7th and one the 8th of September at 14.00h.

We will depart from the conference venue in front of Henry Ford Building at about an hour before the tour starts (see above). 

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