Prof. Henry N. Chapman, Professor of Physics at Universität Hamburg, Leading Scientist at DESY and board member at CUI, has been named honorary doctor at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University in Sweden. The title of Honorary Doctor of Philosophy will be conferred on Chapman at Uppsala University in January.
Chapman leads the coherent imaging division at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL), where algorithms, instruments and methods for X-ray imaging are developed in cooperation with leading materials researchers and structural biologists. CFEL is a cooperation of DESY, Universität Hamburg and the Max Planck Society.
Together with researchers from Uppsala University, Chapman has conducted innovative experiments where complex biological molecules have been depicted with ultra short and extremely intensive X-ray pulses from the free-electron laser. The collaboration has created a new interdisciplinary research domain, which gathers researchers from various disciplines, ranging from biology to chemistry and physics, to develop new methods for atomic imaging and has resulted in a large number of joint publications.
Together with Chapman, four other scientists from different disciplines will be honoured at Uppsala. Text: DESY, ed.