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Evolutionary algorithm generates tailored “molecular fingerprints”

A team led by Prof Frank Glorius has now developed an evolutionary algorithm that searches for optimal molecular representations based on the principles of evolution, using mechanisms such as reproduction, mutation and selection. It identifies the molecular structures that are particularly relevant to the respective question and uses them to encode molecules for various machine-learning models.
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Portrait of Prof. Christos Gatsogiannis

As Christos Gatsogiannis is packing his bags in his hometown of Karditsa, in Greece, before setting off to study in Germany – instead of Athens, like his friends – he is 18 years old. He has long wondered about whether it is the right decision – but everything falls into place very quickly: in Germany, his doubts are dispelled as soon as he has embarked on his language course at the Goethe Institute in Frankfurt.
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Shabnam Taheriniya awarded Infineon Doctoral Prize

Physicist Dr. Shabnam Taheriniya has been awarded the Infineon Doctoral Prize 2024, endowed with 3000 euros, for her excellent doctoral thesis at the University of Münster. For her dissertation in Professor Gerhard Wilde's group, she investigated the inner interfaces in a new class of materials known as high-entropy alloys, analyzing the mixture of high-entropy alloys with different crystal structures forced by intensive plastic deformation. Dr. Taheriniya also investigated the behavior of the materials under irradiation with fast, heavy ions as well as their microstructure and the inner interfaces and their magnetic behavior using transmission electron microscopy methods in the Münster Nanofabrication Facility (MNF).

The Department of Physics at the University of Münster awards the Infineon Doctoral Prize annually together with Infineon AG.
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University of Münster presents research in a new video

As representatives of the numerous areas in which outstanding research is carried out, six people present their work in the video, thereby sharpening the view beyond the boundaries of their own science. Prof. Dr Christos Gatsogiannis, Prof. Dr Eva Viehmann, Prof. Dr Martin Winter, Dr Samuel Young, Prof. Dr Dr Hubert Wolf and Prof. Dr Dina El Omari make it clear that the University of Münster offers an ideal research environment for small and large subjects and is interdisciplinary and future-oriented - both in basic and applied research.
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Design Thinking 2-Day Workshop

Up for a challenge? Join us for a Design Thinking workshop presented by the experts from REACH. Team up with other scientists to turn a scientific topic into a business idea in this 2-day innovation challenge.

17th and 24th of January
10am to 5pm in SoN

More information and registration.

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Prestigious Honor from the Swiss Chemical Society for Armido Studer

Prof. Armido Studer has been awarded the "Paracelsus Prize" by the Swiss Chemical Society. The award, which is worth 20,000 Swiss francs (a good 20,700 euros) and a gold medal, is granted every two years to scientists who have carried out outstanding scientific research in chemistry at an international level.
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Adaptive optical neural network connects thousands of artificial neurons

A team working at Collaborative Research Centre 1459 (“Intelligent Matter”) – headed by physicists Prof. Wolfram Pernice and Prof. Martin Salinga and computer specialist Prof. Benjamin Risse– joined forces with researchers from the Universities of Exeter and Oxford to develop a so-called event-based architecture, using photonic processors with which data are transported and processed by means of light.
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Programmable matter: “We can paint with the particles”

Researchers find new physical effects in systems consisting of particles with an orientation-dependent propulsion speed. How this dependency affects the behaviour of systems consisting of many particles – in particular, how it affects the formation of clusters – is something which a team of physicists led by Prof. Raphael Wittkowski are first to demonstrate in a collaborative project with Prof. Michael Cates from the University of Cambridge.
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Münster Nanofabrication Facility open day

Join us at the annual MNF open day on October 19th. Professor Fuchs, the founder of CeNTech, will give a keynote on nanotechnology in Münster, Professor Gatsogiannis will cover new Cryo-EM technololgies in his talk, "Bridging biological scales, from atoms to cells," and Professor Salinga will discuss "Phase change materials for future computing hardware." During the day there will be facility tours, hands-on workshops, and the opportunity to learn more about our interdisciplinary research in physics, chemistry and bio-medical sciences during a poster session.
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Eda Samiloglu Tengirsek receives a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation

Eda Samiloglu Tengirsek, a student in Gatsogiannis' laboratory, has been awarded a prestigious Ph.D. fellowship in Structural Biology by the German National Academic Foundation. The foundation supports particularly gifted doctoral candidates with exceptional academic or artistic talents and personal qualities that can be expected to make an outstanding contribution to society as a whole.