The 8th CAR Symposium was held inJanuary 2008 with Dr. Norbert Reithofer(CEO BMW) as keynote speaker and 800 par­ticipants (Prof. Ferdinand Dudenhöffer).
The DAAD supported three international summer academies for Ph. D. students of the University of Duisburg-Essen, University ofSantiago de Chile and Waseda University Tokyo (Prof. Dirk Söffker).
The “2nd International Workshop on Semiconducting Nanoparticles” was held from 10 to 12 December 2008 (GRK 1240, Prof. Markus Winterer).