CUI scientist Dr. Philipp Wessels from the Center for Optical Quantum Technologies (ZOQ) at Universität Hamburg, also a researcher in Prof. Dr. Klaus Sengstock’s group, will be taking part in this year’s Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau.
The physicist, who received 2015 a second prize of the Deutsche Studienpreis by the Körber Foundation, was nominated by the foundation for his participation at the Nobel Laureate Meeting and won against several hundred applicants in a multi-stage procedure.
Dr. Philipp Wessels does his research in the fields of solid-state physics and magnetism as quantum physics and ultracold atoms. He especially focuses on imaging extremely fast magnetization processes of small particles. He could “film” these processes in slow motion with a resolution in the nanometer range (a nanometer corresponds to millionths millimeter). This way he visualized not yet observed magnetic phenomena. Additionally Wessels and a group of scientists were successful to implement slow-motion videos of spin-waves. They could observe for the first time even unusual spin-waves. The research results are of high impact for materials research and for the development of efficient information processing schemes.
The 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from 26 June to 1st July will bring together Nobel Laureates and more than 400 qualified young scientists from 80 countries. The aim of the meeting is scientific exchange and networking. It was established in 1951 as a European initiative of the reconciliation after the Second World War. This year is dedicated to the field of physics. Nobel Laureates Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald confirmed their participation already. Both were awarded the Nobel Prize in 2015 for discovering that neutrinos have mass.
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