Dr. Anuschka Pauluhn

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Beamline Manager

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

Anuschka Pauluhn works as beamline manager at the macromolecular crystallography  (MX) group of  the SLS.  She received her diploma in Mathematics from the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität in Münster/D and her Dr.rer.nat. (Ph.D.) in physics from Universtität Hamburg/D. She wrote her dissertation on Stochastic Beam Dynamics for Accelerators at the Deutsches Elektonen Synchrotron DESY in Hamburg.
Her research activities included data analysis in remote sensing for oceanography at Universtität Hamburg and  JPL/NASA, Pasadena, USA as well as data analysis and calibration projects for astrophysical, especially solar physics, related studies and instrumentation at the ETH Zürich, the Fachhochschule Bern and the International Space Science Institute ISSI, Bern. She worked as lecturer at the Fachhochschule Bern and the Fernfachhochschule Schweiz. Besides, she has served as editor on several books and on public outreach journals for astrophysics and space science in general. 

Her main responsibilities at the SLS are calibration and maintenance of the MX beamline components, operation and user support.

Her research interests have been on pattern recognition in sea surface topography measured by satellite altimetry and comparing to ocean modelling and in-situ data. In the context of an ESA Prodex project, she has been responsible for the cross-calibration of several EUV instruments on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, SOHO. Later  she worked on the analysis of solar EUV time series and simulation of flaring events in order to estimate the impact of nanoflaring events on the heating of the solar corona. She acts as a member of the pro ISSI association, which is part of the public outreach team of the International Space Science Institute ISSI in Bern.
Since several years she works on the calibration and operation of the SLS MX beamlines.

For an extensive overview we kindly refer you to our publication repository DORA.

  • Galuskin EV, Krüger B, Galuskina IO, Krüger H, Vapnik Y, Pauluhn A, et al.
    Levantite, KCa3(Al2Si3)O11(PO4), a new latiumite group mineral from pyrometamorphic rock of the Hatrurim Basin, Negev Desert, Israel
    Mineralogical Magazine. 2019; 83(5): 713-721. https://doi.org/10.1180/mgm.2019.37
  • Kahlenberg V, Galuskina I, Krüger B, Pauluhn A, Galuskin E
    Structural investigations on bredigite from the Hatrurim Complex
    Mineralogy and Petrology. 2019; 113(2): 261-272. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00710-018-0646-z
  • Kahlenberg V, Albrecht R, Schmidmair D, Krüger H, Krüger B, Tribus M, et al.
    Structural studies on Ca3Al4MgO10 (C3A2M) - a ternary phase in the system CaO-Al2O3-MgO
    Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 2019; 102(4): 2084-2093. https://doi.org/10.1111/jace.16001
  • Galuskin EV, Krüger B, Galuskina IO, Krüger H, Vapnik Y, Pauluhn A, et al.
    Stracherite, BaCa6(SiO4)2[(PO4)(CO3)]F, the first CO3-bearing intercalated hexagonal antiperovskite from Negev Desert, Israel
    American Mineralogist. 2018; 103(10): 1699-1706. https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2018-6493
  • Krüger B, Krüger H, Galuskin EV, Galuskina IO, Vapnik Y, Olieric V, et al.
    Aravaite, Ba2Ca18(SiO4)6(PO4)3(CO3)F3O: modular structure and disorder of a new mineral with single and triple antiperovskite layers
    Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials. 2018; 74(6): 492-501. https://doi.org/10.1107/S2052520618012271
  • Lebugle M, Dworkowski F, Pauluhn A, Guzenko VA, Romano L, Meier N, et al.
    High-intensity x-ray microbeam for macromolecular crystallography using silicon kinoform diffractive lenses
    Applied Optics. 2018; 57(30): 9032-9039. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.57.009032
  • Pauluhn A, Pradervand C, Rossetti D, Salathe M, Schulze-Briese C
    Automatic loop centring with a high-precision goniometer head at the SLS macromolecular crystallography beamlines
    Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. 2011; 18(4): 595-600. https://doi.org/10.1107/S0909049511011848
  • Pauluhn A, Ahmed H, Lorentzen E, Buchinger S, Schomburg D, Siebers B, et al.
    Crystal structure and stereochemical studies of KD(P)G aldolase from Thermoproteus tenax
    Proteins. 2008; 72(1): 35-43. https://doi.org/10.1002/prot.21890
  • Diez J, Wang M, Pohl E, Tomizaki T, Bertrand A, Chen Q, et al.
    Industrial use of the SLS-MX beamlines
    Synchrotron Radiation News. 2007; 20(4): 19-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/08940880701510787

Observing Photons in Space: A Guide to Experimental Space Astronomy,  Huber, M.C.E., A. Pauluhn, J.L. Culhane, J.G. Timothy, K. Wilhelm, and A. Zehnder (Editors), Second Edition, ISBN 978-1-4614-7803-4, Springer New York Heidelberg Dordrecht London (2013)

The Radiometric Calibration of SOHO, Pauluhn, A., M.C.E. Huber , and R. von Steiger  (Editors), ISBN 1608-280X, Open Access, ISBN 1608-280X (2002)