Forthcoming Events

26.03.2018 - 28.03.2018, Hilton Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
22.04.2018 - 26.04.2018, Strasbourg Convention & Exhibition Centre, France


Jean-Pierre Wolf to Receive ZEISS Research Award - for his groundbreaking application of laser pulses in researching the earth’s atmosphere
Three new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Jean-Pierre Wolf, Majed Chergui / Rafael Abela / Chris Milne and Ursula Keller /Jörg Osterwalder / Matthias Hengsberger
Special Issue of Structural Dynamics on the NCCR MUST- with 10 reviews and 2 perspectives
Majed Chergui elected to the Royal Academy of Sciences of Spain - as successor to Ahmed Zewail (1999 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)
GAP-Biophotonics with Jean-Pierre Wolf-visited by the Grand Conseil of Geneva
ERC Consolidator Grant for Hans Jakob WörnerAttosecond X-ray spectroscopy of liquids ...
ERC Consolidator Grant for Fabrizio CarboneVisualizing the Conformational Dynamics of Proteins ...
Swiss national 'Future Day' offered children a glance into their possible professional futures
The world's shortest laser pulse- pulse duration of 43 attoseconds (Hans Jakob Wörner)
Sicherer durchs Gewitter fliegen- flying safely through lightning (Jean Pierre Wolf)
Prof. Martina HavenithDirector of RESOLV, Ruhr Bochum University, Germany

Title of presentation: Science and Careers in RESOLV

Martina Havenith 13Sept2017

Short biography:
Martina Havenith received the Dr. rer. nat. degree in Physics from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn in 1990, and the Habilitation in Experimental Physics in 1997. Since 1998 she is Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Ruhr University in Bochum. She is a member of the North Rhine- Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. In her research, she has developed new laser technologies to explore fundamental questions in chemistry. She has pioneered THz spectroscopy as a new tool to probe collective hydration dynamics of biomolecules. This has led to new insights into the role of water for biological function. She has published more than 150 research papers and has given more than 200 invited lectures. She has received numerous prizes acknowledging her work such as the Heisenberg Grant, the Bennigsen Foerder Prize, the Human Frontier Science Award, the Innovation Prize and the Sophie La Roche-Prize. The Women Professor Forum of Ruhr University Bochum received the Lore- Agnes-Prize in 2017. She is founder and coordinator of the DFG funded Cluster of Excellence RESOLV and a center of molecular spectroscopy and simulation of solvent controlled processes (ZEMOS) at the Ruhr University Bochum. She is advancing the field solvation science which aims to provide a unifying framework for understanding and predicting solvent processes.
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