Advanced Study Center


The ICMS Advanced Study Center (ASC) serves as an intellectual home for original thinkers and scientists and as a TU/e scientific seminar and discussion center. Although ICMS’ main topic is molecular complexity, the Advanced Study Center has a university-wide scope, far beyond the institute's own fields of research. It serves as a place to discuss topics in science and engineering in a comprehensive manner.

What is the Advanced Study Center?
The TU/e Advanced Study Center (ASC) provides facilities, support and expertise to the wide TU/e community for organizing interdisciplinary scientific activities, like workshops and lectures. It is founded to stimulate cross fertilization between disciplines and developing a scientific vision for the coming years.
The ASC is located in the Ceres building at the TU/e campus and is part of the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS). It consists of a colloquium hall (max 90 people), the common room (‘huiskamer’, up to 25 people) and three smaller meetings rooms (up to 12 people). External participants are most of the times very welcome to participate in the ASC activities. The Eindhoven Multiscale Institute (EMI) and the Eindhoven Polymer laboratories (EPL) both have the home for their activities in Ceres.
All TU/e staff members can use the ASC for their interdisciplinary and content/science driven activities, which cross groups or departments. Examples of these meetings are: lectures with an interdisciplinary topic, interdisciplinary scientific workshops, and discussion meetings organized by members of the TU/e community. Members of ICMS, EPL and EMI can also organize their interdisciplinary symposia and PhD courses in the ASC.

The ASC cannot be used for regular symposia, departmental colloquia and business/policy meetings nor for meeting organized by external parties (except from our Industrial Members).