151-0079-99L  Vacuum Transport Seminar: Insights into Hyperloop Research

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersD. Kochmann
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-0079-99 SVacuum Transport Seminar: Insights into Hyperloop Research7s hrs
Mon/2w18:15-19:00LEE E 101 »
D. Kochmann

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AbstractThe Vacuum Transport Seminar series enters its third round following the successful editions in spring and autumn semesters. It is held online via Zoom and offered internationally across a number of European Universities.The seminar was founded and is held by Swissloop and the EuroTube Foundation, and partnered by other European institutes.
ObjectiveStudents present their work in Hyperloop research. Additionally, industry experts contribute insight talks. The seminar is open to all students, everyone is welcome to join join at any of the dates.

About the seminar’s background:
Swissloop, the Hyperloop Team based at ETH Zürich, is pursuing long-term support for research and education in vacuum transport. In addition to the active team constructing and building a Hyperloop pod every year, various research projects at ETH are pursued in cooperation with EuroTube. The EuroTube Foundation accelerates the development of sustainable vacuum transportation technologies to provide publicly accessible research and testing infrastructures for universities and industry.

About Vacuum Transportation:
The demand for air transport has more than doubled in the last 20 years and is growing yearly by about 6.5%. Global demand for cargo and passenger transportation can barely be met today – let alone in a sustainable manner. Vacuum transport can replace short to medium distance flights and can significantly reduce CO2 emissions. The market of high-speed transportation is a global megatrend set to affect our lives in years to come.

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Main linkVacuum Transport Research
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