News archive 2019

Glorius Studer
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Two SoN researchers top cited

According to the annual citation ranking from U.S. company Clarivate Analytics, Prof. Armido Studer, Prof. Frank Glorius (both Chemistry) and three other University of Münster scientists are among the world's most cited researchers.
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Award Glorius
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International award for Frank Glorius

Prof. Frank Glorius, an organic chemist at the University of Münster, has been awarded the Gay-Lussac Humboldt Prize for his outstanding research and his close links to France in his work.
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Mscec 2019 Announce
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MSCEC 2019

Visit Münster in Spring 2019!

Visit the Münster Symposium on Cooperative Effects in Chemistry on May 17th, 2019. Exciting plenary lectures are invited to contribute results in an extensive poster session or receive one of the MS_CEC Young Researcher Awards for an outstanding scientific paper.
MSCEC 2019 Website

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Novel nanophotonic chips for encrypted data transfer

Researchers at the University of Münster are currently working on developing a so-called quantum cryptographic process – a process that uses quantum information in the form of light particles to transmit data in encrypted form.
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Armido Studer
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Prof. Studer selected for Angewandte Chemie Editorial Board

Prof. Armido Studer has been selected to serve on the Editioral Board of the journal Angewandte Chemie. The Editorial Board is selected by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh; German Chemical Society), who owns the journal, on recommendation from the current Editorial Board and Editorial Team.
Angewandte Chemie

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A Pyramid in Münster?

There is, and it's located in the Research Park near the Max-Planck Institute at the Center for Soft Nanoscience. One section of the numerous high-end labs, designed in collaboration with architecture firm Rainer Kresing, is located in the hill in front of the building. Here interfering vibrations and radiation are kept outside. Münster Urban [de]

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2019 Sino-German Symposium

Universal aspects of disordered systems: The generic cases of metallic glasses and colloids

From March 18-22 the Institute for Material Physics is hosting the next Sino-German Symposium at the Center for Soft Nanoscience. The symposium will contribute significantly to the development and utilization of many large-scale scientific facilities in China which are powerful tools to probe disordered systems. In addition to the scientific exchange, the proposed workshop will also benefit young scientists from both China and Germany. 2019 Sino-German Symposium Flyer

Photochemistry Symposium
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Invitation to Photochemistry Symposium

The Organic Chemistry Institute at the University of Münster is holding a symposium in English on the topic of Photochemistry on Monday the 14th of January. WWU News [de]

Son Ecke
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Four disciplines united under a single roof

Researchers at the SoN prepare synthetic materials based on biological models such as addressable nanocontainers or materials that switch their function in response to an external trigger. Besides these fundamental investigations, the high-precision tools required to make and analyze these nanomaterials are developed at the SoN. WWU News

Schaum Braunschweig
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More than just the perfect milk foam

Professor Björn Braunschweig and his team research how foam functions and how it can be controlled. The team, which is located in both the Institute of Physical Chemistry on Correnstrasse and at the Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN) on Busso-Peus-Strasse, has highly specialized laboratories and extensive expertise on analyzing the interfaces between foam bubbles. For example, the researchers use a largely self-made optical laser spectrometer with which they can analyse the composition and orientation of molecular interfaces. WWU News [de]

Sprecher Son
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A look behind the scenes at the SoN

The new "Center for Soft Nanoscience" (SoN) on Busso-Peuss-Straße in Münster is modern, bright and functional. "The SoN will be a high-tech location for Nano research," predicts physics professor Helmut Zacharias, one of the SoN co-directors. Fourteen groups from chemistry, physics, biology and biomedicine will be working in the same location. "For the first time we have four different disciplines in nanoscience working under one roof – a truly unique building," adds his colleague [and co-director], chemistry professor Bart Jan Ravoo. "Through our work together we will have a new impetus." WWU News [de]