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Eccellenza Professorship to Lea CaminadaLaboratory for Particle Physics (LTP) in NUM, has been awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship. Together with the High-Energy Particle Physics group Lea is working for the CMS experiment at the LHC facility at CERN. Her research proposal consists of two parts. In the first one she proposes to investigate the decay of the Higgs boson into charm quarks, which will enable a deeper understanding of it's nature. The second part focuses on the further development of silicon pixel detectors, a speciality of the group at PSI. Lea obtained her PhD in 2010 at the ETH in Zurich. After a 4 year postdoc at LBNL in Berkeley she moved to the University of Zurich in 2014. Since 2016 she has been holding a joint scientist position at PSI and University of Zurich.
Marc Janoschek appointed new head of LDMLDM. He will take office on November 15, 2018. Marc studied Physics at TU Munich and did his PhD at PSI and TUM on "Neutron Scattering on Chiral Magnets". After that he went to the University of California in San Diego as Feodor-Lynen Fellow. Since 2011 he is head of "Neutron research" in the "Condensed Matter and Magnet Science" group in Los Alamos. For his research Marc has been awarded the Wolfram Prandl Prize and the Los Alamos Fellow Prize for Outstanding Research. We wish Marc success and satisfaction for his new duties and wish to thank cordially Peter Keller, who led the LDM ad interim since March 2018.
Founding Partners Sign Charter Establishing Neutron Source Consortium LENS
ISNR honorary membership awarded to Eberhard LehmannISNR was founded in 1996 with the aim to organize regular conferences with the focus on the use of neutrons for imaging purposes. During the 11th World Conference on Neutron Radiography, held recently in Sydney (Australia) and organized by ANSTO, the Honorary Membership of ISNR was awarded to Eberhard Lehmann - in recognition to his contributions for the progress in the field of neutron imaging on national and international level. The Neutron Imaging and Activation Group NIAG of the LNS has been active member in ISNR from the very beginning. Presently and since 2014, Markus Strobl the head of NIAG is vice-president elected of ISNR – and was reelected recently until 2022. In addition, NIAG member Pavel Trtik is now representing PSI in the ISNR board until 2022.
Shang Gao receives SGN Young Scientist PrizeSwiss Neutron Scattering Society for his high quality thesis and neutron scattering investigation leading to the discovery of a spiral spin-liquid state in the compound MnSc2S4 and of fast monopole hopping rates in the spin-ice compounds CdEr2X4. The prize is sponsored by Swiss Neutronics and is awarded annualy to a young scientist in recognition of a notable scientific achievement in the form of a PhD thesis. The photo shows Shang together with the SGN president Prof. Henrik Ronnow during the prize ceremony.
Claire Donnelly dissertation and research awardsSPS Award in Computational Physics, sponsored by COMSOL, and the Werner Meyer-Ilse Memorial Award. We congratulate her on these awards as well as for two awards earlier on in the year: the ETH Medal for an outstanding doctoral thesis and the American Physical Society Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award, recognizing doctoral thesis research of exceptional quality and importance. These prizes are for her dissertation on “Hard X-ray Tomography of Three Dimensional Magnetic Structures”. Claire carried out her dissertation in the Laboratory for Mesoscopic Systems (ETH Zurich – Paul Scherrer Institute) in collaboration with the CXS group and the OMNY project, with experiments at the cSAXS beamline SLS, and Sebastian Gliga, a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Glasgow. She will continue this research at the University of Cambridge with a Leverhulme Fellowship supported by the Newton Trust. We wish her every success! - Picture courtesy of the APS.
CMS Young Researcher Prize awarded to Lea Caminada
SNSF professorship awarded to Andreas Crivellin
Andreas Crivellin obtained his PhD in 2010 from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. After a postdoctoral position at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Bern and a personal Marie Curie Fellowship at CERN he joined in 2016 the Theory Group of the LTP with his Ambizione grant of the SNSF.