Talk | Efeitos conhecidos e suspeitos dos campos eletromagnéticos nos sistemas biológicos

Itecons and ISR - University of Coimbra are jointly promoting the talk "Known and suspected effects of electromagnetic fields on biological systems", by Dr. Lars Ole Fichte, that will take place online at 11:00, 15 October 2021. Attendance is free. However, registration is required. Please register via e-mail:

The use of mobile communication and social media has become an integral part of today's society. The steadily increasing volume of data leads to changes in the information transmission, which is achieved less by a higher dose of electromagnetic irradiation than by a changing the signal structure and its transmission on other, more suitable frequencies. Under various buzzwords like "intelligent household appliances", "internet of things or "industry 4.0", wireless communication is being integrated into other areas of everyday life and offers a new, more convenient alternative to use data. Anyway, since various modern innovations (e.g. x-rays) which were greeted enthusiastically by the public have later-on lead to negative consequence on health, the widespread use on electromagnetic signals has always been under close scrutiny. In this talk, several known and suspected effects of electromagnetic fields on biological systems will be presented and discussed, including an explanation of the physical laws that the effects are based on.

Lars Ole Fichte finished his PhD on solving low frequency eddy current problems with a semi-analytical method combining separation and boundary integral methods in 2007 and has been working as a researcher at Helmut Schmidt University since. His research interest include (but are not limited to) precise measurement of electromagnetic fields in EMC test setups, primarily Reverberation chambers, statistical investigations on EMC field tests and the interaction of RF range fields with biological tissue. He is the Chairman of German URSI commission K, a senior member of EMC society, and works with various standardization committee, such as IEC SC77.