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New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Ursula Keller, Thomas Feuer, Majed Chergui, Hans Jakob Wörner, Jean-Pierre Wolf and Ursula Röthlisberger
ERC Advanced Grants for Ursula Keller and Ruth Signorell- a major success for women scientists in the NCCR MUST
ETH WPF General Assembly - 28 March 2018Video-conferencing in Zürich and Lausanne
Peter Hamm selected as the 2018 recipient of the Ellis R. Lippincott Award (OSA)- for seminal contributions to developing multidimensional infrared, Raman and Terahertz spectroscopy
Thomas Feuer: Vortrag über THz Strahlung (in German)- in der Physikalischen Gesellschaft Zürich (PGZ)
Ursula Keller awarded the IEEE Photonics Award 2018 -for her work as a pioneer in the field of ultrafast lasers
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
First time resolved Pilot Experiment by SwissFEL (30.11.2017): Semiconductor to metal transition in Ti3O5 nanocrystals
ERC Consolidator Grant for Hans Jakob WörnerAttosecond X-ray spectroscopy of liquids ...

ERC Consolidator Grant for Hans Jakob Wörner

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4.12.17 - Professor Hans Jakob Wörner (ETH Laboratory of Physical Chemistry) has been awarded a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council.

The elementary processes involved in chemical reactions and biological transformations take place incredibly quickly: when chemical bonds break or reform, it happens in attoseconds (10-18 s). Electrons in atoms, molecules, solids and liquids move on this time scale. Hans Jakob Wörner, ETH Professor of Physical Chemistry, is a pioneer in the field of attosecond spectroscopy, and holds the world record for the shortest ever laser pulse. In his latest ERC project – Wörner is already the recipient of an ERC Starting Grant – he now wants to further develop X-ray spectroscopy methods so that electron movements can also be directly examined on attosecond time scales in complex molecules and during the aqueous phase. One potential application is in solar cells.

The European Research Council’s (ERC) Consolidator Grants are given annually to researchers of any nationality with 7-12 years of research experience after completion of their PhD, as well as “a scientific track record showing scientific talent and an excellent research proposal”. The Consolidator Grants, which generally provide funding for five years, are part of the ERC’s commitment to support “the highest quality research in Europe with competition-based financing”, with the ultimate aim “to establish and solidify European research as cutting-edge research.”



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