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MP 3 - a German technology that changed the digital world

12.01.2018 - Press release

Science Circle Lecture was organized by the German Embassy New Delhi in collaboration with the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH).

Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg, Professor at Ilmenau University of Technology and Director at Fraunhofer Institute of Digital Media Technology, gave an inspiring lecture in the framework of the Science Circle Lectures organized by the German Embassy New Delhi in collaboration with the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH).

Opening speech by Dr. Jasper Wieck, Deputy Chief of Mission, German Embassy New Delhi
Opening speech by Dr. Jasper Wieck, Deputy Chief of Mission, German Embassy New Delhi© DWIH

Prof. Brandenburg has been a driving force behind some of today’s most innovative digital audio technologies, notably the mp3 and MPEG audio standards.

MP3 has changed the way we listen to music

The lecture was titled 'Mp3 – Then & Now - breakthrough technology applications for the new digital world'
The lecture was titled 'Mp3 – Then & Now - breakthrough technology applications for the new digital world'© DWIH

and it has been a long way from basic research to standardization and then to the reality of virtually all digital devices playing music today. Thus, this science circle lecture took the audience back to the early days of developing such technologies.Dr. Jasper Wieck, Deputy Chief of Mission, underlined the importance of scientific cooperation.

“There is an important reason behind Germany's innovative strength: the German research landscape is international and cosmopolitan. Germany specifically promotes scientific cooperation with India. More than 15,000 Indian students are currently enrolled at German universities - a figure that

Q & A session after the lecture
Q & A session after the lecture© DWIH

has doubled in just four years. There are around 400 partnerships between German and Indian universities”, he said.

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