Photon Science Seminar

The goal of the Photon Science seminar series is to foster scientific exchange between the research groups at SLS, the SwissFel, the LMN and external research groups. Talks cover topics related to research with X-rays, including results of novel experiments and new instruments. As the seminar series is intended to spark discussions and exchange between PSI and non-PSI research groups, presentations about current scientific questions where using X-rays might be an option are also welcome.
The Photon Science Seminar take place 1st and 3rd Tuesday of month at 11:00 WBGB/019, coffee at 11:00, talk at 11:15.

Seminar Series in 2019

Date Type of Event Title Speaker abstract
17.12.2019 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d
03.12.2019 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d
19.11.2019 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d t.b.d.
05.11.2019 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
15.10.2019 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d
01.10.2019 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d t.b.d.
17.09.2019 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
03.09.2019 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d
18.06.2019 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d t.b.d.
04.06.2019 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
21.05.2019 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d
07.05.2019 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d Prof. Fabian Natterer, UZH
16.04.2019 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
02.04.2019 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. Dr. Frank Scholze, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Berlin, Germany
19.03.2019 Photon Science Seminar Research Opportunities Provided by Superfluid Droplets of Helium Prof. J. P. Toennies, Max Planck Institute Goettingen, Germany abstract
05.03.2019 Photon Science Seminar Soft condensed matter at FELs: Structural Studies of Semiconducting Polymers Dr. Mengning Liang, SLAC, USA abstract
19.02.2019 Photon Science Seminar Exploiting brilliance at SPring-8 to improve the performance of semiconductor devices Dr. Yasuhiko Imai, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan abstract
05.02.2019 Photon Science Seminar Ablation of carbon-phenolic materials in hypersonic flows Prof. Francesco Panerai,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A. abstract
15.01.2019 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.

Seminar Series in 2018

Date Type of Event Title Speaker abstract
18.12.2018 Photon Science Seminar Introducing Topological Quantum Chemistry for materials search Prof. Maia Garcia Vergniory of University of the Basque Country and Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), San Sebastian, Spain abstract
04.12.2018 Photon Science Seminar Topological states in transition-metal dichalcogenides Prof. Philip King, University of St. Andrews
20.11.2018 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
06.11.2018 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
16.10.2018 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d
02.10.2018 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
18.09.2018 Photon Science Seminar The signature of electron-boson interactions in ARPES spectra: predictive many-body calculations of lattice polarons and plasmon polarons Prof. Feliciano Guistino, University of Oxford,UK
04.09.2018 Photon Science Seminar Microplastic in the terrestrial environment Prof. Moritz Bigalke, Universität Bern, Switzerland abstract
19.06.2018 Photon Science Seminar Electronic properties of nickelate-based heterostructures Marta Gibert, University of Geneva, Switzerland abstract
05.06.2018 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
15.05.2018 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. Dr. Johan Chang, Zurich University, Switzerland
17.04.2018 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
03.04.2018 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
20.03.2018 Photon Science Seminar Designing with spins: towards reconfigurable nano-magnonics based on patterned spin-textures Dr. Edoardo Albisetti, Technical University of Milano abstract
06.03.2018 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
20.02.2018 Photon Science Seminar Redox flexibility in mixed valence photomagnetic Fe4Co4 cages : solution and solid-state studies Prof. Rodrigue Lescouëzec, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France abstract
06.02.2018 Photon Science Seminar Investigating Solid/Liquid Interfaces with Ambient Pressure Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Dr. Marco Favaro, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin abstract
16.01.2018 Photon Science Seminar Focal Molography: A new method for the in-situ analysis of molecular interactions in biological samples Dr. Ch. Fattinger, Hoffmann - La Roche, Basel, Switzerland abstract

Seminar Series in 2017

Date Type of Event Title Speaker abstract
19.12.2017 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d
05.12.2017 Photon Science Seminar Electronic structure of all-oxides heterojunctions probed by photoemission spectroscopies Dr. Giovanni Drera, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia, Italy abstract
21.11.2017 Photon Science Seminar High pressure, anomalous line shapes and precision phonon spectroscopy using inelastic x-ray scattering Dr. Frank Weber, Karlsruhe Institut of Technology abstract
07.11.2017 Photon Science Seminar On-surface synthesis of single-molecule magnets Dr. Katharina Diller, EPFL abstract
17.10.2017 Photon Science Seminar Electronic and ionic conduction in oxide heterostructures Prof. Nini Pryds, TU Denmark abstract
03.10.2017 Photon Science Seminar Publishing in Nature Communications Dr. Zachary Lapin, Editor Nature Communications abstract
19.09.2017 Photon Science Seminar Investigating Solid/Liquid Interfaces with Ambient Pressure Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy - cancelled Dr. Marco Favaro, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin abstract
05.09.2017 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
20.06.2017 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
06.06.2017 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
16.05.2017 Photon Science Seminar Spin-orbital reorganization by orbital doping and topological phases in transition metal oxides Dr. Mario Cuoco, Universita di Salerno, Italy abstract
02.05.2017 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
18.04.2017 Photon Science Seminar Magnetism catches the wave; Direct imaging of magneto dynamic modes induced by strain waves Dr. Michael Foerster, ALBA Synchrotron abstract
04.04.2017 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
21.03.2017 Photon Science Seminar The ESRF Upgrade Programme: Phase-I and EBS project Michael Krisch, ESRF abstract
07.03.2017 Photon Science Seminar Spin orbit coupling and magnetism for room temperature applications Prof. Christos Panagopoulos abstract
21.02.2017 Photon Science Seminar Intrinsic conduction mechanism in polymer nanofibers Prof. Yung-Woo Park abstract
07.02.2017 Photon Science Seminar In-situ Studies of the Reactivity of Model Catalysts: Surface Chemistry from flat surfaces to nanoparticles Prof. Christian Papp
17.01.2017 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.

Seminar Series in 2016

Date Type of Event Title Speaker abstract
16.12.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
09.12.2016 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
02.12.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
25.11.2016 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
18.11.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
11.11.2016 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. Prof. Frank Lechermann, Hamburg University
07.11.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
04.11.2016 Photon Science Seminar Enhancing superconductivity in FeSe thin films using oxide substrates phonons Prof. Steven Johnston, University of Tennessee, USA abstract
28.10.2016 Photon Science Seminar Using drops to structure materials Prof. Dr. Esther Amstad, EPFL abstract
21.10.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
14.10.2016 Photon Science Seminar Non-symmorphic route to nodal semimetals Dr. Tomas Bzdusek, ETH Zurich abstract
07.10.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
30.09.2016 Photon Science Seminar Spin injection and spin-charge conversion in LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Dr. Manuel Bibes, CNRS/Thales, France abstract
23.09.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
16.09.2016 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. Dr. Marina Mueller, Forschungszentrum Juelich
09.09.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
02.09.2016 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
24.06.2016 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. Prof. Fabio Miletto Granozio, Complesso Universitario, Naples, Italy
17.06.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
10.06.2016 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
03.06.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
27.05.2016 Photon Science Seminar Realization of a vertical topological p-n junction in epitaxial Sb2Te3/Bi2Te3 heterostructures Dr. Lukasz Plucinski, Forschungszentrum Juelich abstract
20.05.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
17.05.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
13.05.2016 Photon Science Seminar Quantum matter and mesoscopic effects in a common old metal Dr. Yeong-Ah Soh abstract
06.05.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
29.04.2016 Photon Science Seminar Looking for a realization of the excitonic insulator phase in low dimensional crystals Dr. Claude Monney, University of Zurich abstract
22.04.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
08.04.2016 Photon Science Seminar Surface-confined coordination chemistry Prof. Mario Ruben, KIT Karlsruhe, Germany abstract
01.04.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
25.03.2016 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d.
18.03.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
16.03.2016 Extra Photon Science Seminar The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory Prof. Stephen Streiffer, APS, USA abstract
11.03.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
10.03.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
26.02.2016 Photon Science Seminar From a Crazy Idea to a New Semiconductor for Photovoltaics Prof. Klaus Attenkofer, NSLS II, USA abstract
19.02.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
12.02.2016 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
05.02.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
29.01.2016 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
22.01.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
15.01.2016 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
08.01.2016 Colloquium (PSI internal)  

Seminar Series in 2015

Date Type of Event Title Speaker abstract
18.12.2015 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
11.12.2015 Photon Science Seminar Reflection zone plate optics for ultra-fast X-ray spectrometers and monochromators Prof. Alexei Erko, HZB Berlin abstract
4.12.2015 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
27.11.2015 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. t.b.d.
20.11.2015 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
13.11.2015 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
6.11.2015 Photon Science Seminar BaTiO3: More than a prototypical ferroelectric Dr. Stefan Förster, Universität Halle-Wittenberg abstract
30.10.2015 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. Dr. Tobias Kampfrath, Fritz Haber Institut, Berlin
23.10.2015 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. Prof. Jean-Philippe Perrillat, University of Lyon
16.10.2015 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
9.10.2015 Photon Science Seminar t.b.d. Prof. Jasquelin Pena, University Lausanne
2.10.2015 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
25.9.2015 Photon Science Seminar Microfluidic methods for on-demand manipulation and ejection of picolitre volume droplets Dr. Tuncay Alan, Monash University abstract
18.9.2015 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
11.9.2015 Photon Science Seminar Study of electronic and structural dynamics by means of time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy and diffraction Dr. Matthias Hengsberger, University Zürich abstract
4.9.2015 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
28.8.2015 Photon Science Seminar Support for Instrumentation for Materials Research at the US National Science Foundation Dr. Guebre X. Tessema, The National Science Foundation, Arlington, USA abstract
1st of July - 27st of August SUMMER BREAK
26.6.2015 Photon Science Seminar Intra-atomic exchange in ultrafast magnetism – the Gd puzzle Prof. Martin Weinelt, FU Berlin abstract
19.6.2015 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
5.6.2015 Colloquium (PSI internal)  
29.5.2015 Colloquium (PSI internal)    
22.5.2015 Colloquium (PSI internal)    
8.5.2015 Colloquium    
24.4.2015 Colloquium    
17.4.2015 Colloquium  
27.3.2015 Photon Science Seminar Soft matter at and beyond the limits of soft x-ray microscopy Prof. Rainer Fink, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg abstract
20.3.2015 Colloquium  
12.3.2015 Colloquium  
6.3.2015 Photon Science Seminar Quantum Phases and Criticality in Model Magnets Prof. Christian Ruegg, PSI abstract
27.2.2015 Photon Science Seminar SLS 2.0. Dr. Andreas Streun, PSI abstract
20.2.2015 Colloquium  
13.2.2015 Colloquium    
30.1.2015 Colloquium    

Seminar Series in 2014

Date Type of Event Title Speaker abstract
28.11.2014 Photon Science Seminar Birefringence, polarization and charge ordering effects in resonant x-ray diffraction Dr. Yves Joly, Institut Neel, Grenoble abstract
21.11.2014 Photon Science Seminar Droplet microfluidics Dr. Ch. Riekel, ESRF abstract
31.10.2014 Photon Seminar t.b.d. Dr. Jasper van Thor, Imperial College London
26.9.2014 Photon Seminar Nanomagnetism in the Light of Coherent X-Rays Prof. Stefan Eisebitt, TU Berlin abstract
12.9.2014 Photon Science Seminar Photoinduced Electron and Proton Trnasfer with Metal Complexes and Organic Molecules Prof. Oliver Wenger, University of Basel abstract
1st of July - 31st of August SUMMER BREAK
27.6.2014 Photon Science Seminar Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering: an "almost" perfect probe of collective excitations in transition metal oxides Dr. Krzysztof Wohlfeld, Stanford Univeristy abstract
13.6.2014 Photon Seminar Tuning Catalyst’s Performance via Optimizing Particle Size, Composition and Support: The Role of in Situ Techniques in Catalysis Studies Dr. Stefan Vajda, Argonne National Laboratory abstract
23.5.2014 Photon Science Seminar The effect of high pressure on molecular magnetism Dr. Alessandro Prescimone, University of Basel abstract
28.3.2014 Photon Science Seminar A 1-D Imaging RIXS Spectrometer for Ultra-fast Phenomena and Nonlinear Science at European XFEL Prof. Joseph Nordgren, University Uppsala abstract
14.3.2014 Photon Seminar Microscopy is more informative without lenses: ptychography with X-rays, visible light, and electrons Prof. John Rodenburg, University of Sheffield (UK) abstract
28.2.2014 Photon Science Seminar X-Ray studies of biological matter – from micro-SAXS to nano-imaging Prof. Sarah Köster, Georg-August-University Göttingen abstract
21.2.2014 Photon Science Seminar Magnetic domain walls in cylindrical nanowires – Towards 3D storage media? Dr. Olivier Fruchart, Institut NEEL (Univ. Grenoble - Alpes, CNRS) * abstract
31.1.2014 Photon Science Seminar Ultra-Low Vertical Beam Size Measurements at SLS Dr. Angela Saa Hernandez, PSI abstract
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Seminar Series in 2013

Date Type of Event Title Speaker abstract
13.12.2013 SLS Science Seminar Interfacial chemistry of surfaces under ambient humidity studied using XPS Dr. Hendrik Bluhm, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory abstract
29.11.2013 SLS Seminar Time-Resolved Characterization of Metastability during Phase Transformations in Metallic Multilayers Induced by Ultrafast Heating Dr. Karsten Woll, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology abstract
15.11.2013 SLS Seminar Where Are the Electrons? Charge Transfer and Dissociation from a Femtosecond Electronic-structure Perspective Dr. Philippe Wernet, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin abstract
8.11.2013 SLS Seminar t.b.d.  
25.10.2013 SLS Seminar Aperiodic „quasi“- crystals and their electronic structure Prof. Horn, Fritz-Haber-Institut, Berlin abstract
20.9.2013 SLS Seminar Seeing is believing - Novel in situ techniques for studies of model catalysts Johan Gustafson, Lund University abstract
13.9.2013 SLS Seminar How to Enhance the Flexibility of Optical Imaging and Trapping with Miniature Liquid-Crystal Displays Prof. Monika Ritsch-Marte, Medizinische Universität Insbruck, Austria abstract
6th of July - 31st of August SUMMER BREAK
14.6.2013 SLS Seminar Resonant Inelastic Soft X-ray Scattering with Vibrational Resolution Dr. Jan-Erik Rubensson, University Uppsala abstract
31.5.2013 SLS Seminar Self-Assembly of Globular Proteins into Amyloid Fibrils: Structure, Physical Properties and Functions Prof. Raffaele Mezzenga, ETH Zurich abstract
3.5.2013 SLS Seminar Controlling the behavior of complex oxides via epitaxial constraints: polymorphic phase transitions and octahedral tilts Dr. Hans M. Christen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA) abstract
19.4.2013 SLS Seminar Development of radiation detectors with high Z material Prof. Dr. Michael Fiederle, FMF Freiburg abstract
5.4.2013 SLS Seminar All things bright and beautiful: photonics in biological systems Prof. Peter Vukusic, University of Exeter, U.K. abstract
15.3.2013 SLS Seminar Moire' structure or nanomesh: the case of graphene and h-BN epitaxially grown on transition metals Dr. Marcella Iannuzzi, University f Zürich abstract
1.3.2013 SLS Seminar Soft x-ray characterisation of organic semiconductor devices Dr. Chris McNeill, Monash University, Melboure Australia abstract
15.2.2013 SLS Seminar      
1.2.2013 LOCATION: PSI AUDITORIUM SLS Seminar Uranium biomineralization by subsurface microbes Prof. Rizlan Bernier-Latmani, EPFL Lausanne abstract
18.1.2013 SLS Seminar Cellular materials: from liquid foams to epithelial tissues. Dr. Francoir Graner, CNRS et Université Paris 7 abstract
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Seminar Series in 2012

Date Type of Event Title Speaker abstract
7.12. SLS Seminar Nanodomains in Ferroelectric Superlattices Dr. Pavlo Zubko (University of Geneva) abstract
23.11. SLS Seminar Disorder in the machine: the crucial role of defects in ferroelectric switching, and roughness and electrical conduction of domain walls Dr. Patrycja Paruch (University of Geneva) abstract
9.11. SLS Seminar Operando XAFS Studies of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysts in Liquid-Phase Hydrogenation Reactions up to 200°C and 50 bar Dr. John Fulton (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA) abstract
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