Internal Meeting 2020 in Hörstel

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The internal meeting of the TRR 61 was held in Hörstel. Fifteen participants joined this meeting and discussed for 1,5 days the latest science of their projects.

Prof. Harald Fuchs participates at "Beijing Declaration"

Prof. Harald Fuchs (Bildmitte hinten)
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The importance of basic research for our society was the subject of a joint conference between the Leopoldina and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). As part of the event, the joint Beijing Declaration on Basic Science was published. Therein, the academies are committed to a long-term, trusting scientific cooperation beyond national and cultural borders.

The aim is knowledge-based cooperation in the joint search for answers to questions that affect the future of people worldwide. Both academies emphasize the social anchoring of science and its special responsibility to contribute to a fact-based social dialogue.

Prof. Fuchs worked intensively on the development of the paper on the German side together with Prof. Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus (Bielefeld University) and Dr. Narmann (Leopoldina).

Multilevel Molecular Assemblies: Structure, Dynamics and Function Transregio 61

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Welcome to the TRR 61 - the first international Collaborative Research centre funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG), which started in 2008 and was positively evaluated by the DFG for a second funding period until 2016.
The TRR 61 is implemented as a close cooperation of nanoscientists (physicists, chemists, and material scientists) from the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster (WWU) with Chinese nanoscientists (chemists and physicists) from the Tsinghua-University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, both Beijing.

Physicist Harald Fuchs receives "Friendship Award" from Chinese government

Prof. Harald Fuchs
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For his long-term scientific cooperation with China, Prof. Dr. Harald Fuchs received the "Chinese Government Friendship Award". The  physicist is honored with the highest award that the Chinese government awards to foreign experts - this year there are 100 award winners from 31 countries. The award ceremony took place in Beijing in early October 2019.

The official award ceremony with Chinese Vice Premier and Minister of Economic Affairs He Liu, Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Chinese President Jinping Xi took place in Beijing during the celebrations for the Chinese National Day in early October. With the Friendship Award, Harald Fuchs joins a list of prominent scientists, including Nobel laureate in chemistry Alan MacDiarmid.

Harald Fuchs' scientific focus is on interdisciplinary research projects in nanosciences and nanotechnology, especially in the areas of scanning probe microscopy, high-resolution surface analysis techniques and self-organization techniques, as well as surface chemistry. Harald Fuchs has already trained numerous scientists who are now active at major universities worldwide, including China.

In collaboration with Chinese colleagues and employees, he published research results in outstanding journals such as Nature, Science, Physical Review Letters, Angewandte Chemie or Advanced Materials, which have significantly strengthened the worldwide reputation of the University of Münster in the field of nanotechnology.