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Qiankun Wang receives 2018 Chinese Government Award

Congratulations! Qiankun Wang, doctoral student in the group of Norbert Koch, received the “2018 Chinese Government Award for
Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad” of the China Scholarship Council.
Well deserved, Qiankun!


Dr. Valentina Forini was awarded an Einstein Junior Fellowship

Valentina Forini is a theoretical physicist who conducts research in the field of mathematical physics with a focus on string and quantum field theory. She specializes in the Anti-de-Sitter/Conformal Field Theory correspondence, hence the study of space-time-matter. Her contributions to string and gauge field theory are internationally recognised. From 2012 to 2017 Valentina Forini was group leader of an Emmy Noether Research Group at the Department of Physics of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Since then, Forini has been engaged in several research projects at IRIS Adlershof. Meanwhile Valentina Forini has been awarded a 2018/19 Simons Emmy Noether Fellowship at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada. At IRIS she is also project leader for the European Marie-Curie ITN network Europlex. Moreover, Forini is a lecturer in Mathematics at City University London.

Now, Ms Forini has been awarded an Einstein Junior Fellowship by the Einstein Foundation Berlin IRIS Adlershof congratulates Ms. Forini warmly and looks forward to further cooperation.



Prof. Thomas Elsässer receives an ERC Advanced Grant

Professor Thomas Elsaesser receives a prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) which supports, for a period of 5 years, basic research on dynamic electric interactions of DNA and RNA with ions and their water environment. The ERC Advanced Grant is endowed with up to 2.5 million euro and awarded to top researchers in Europe pursuing groundbreaking high-risk projects in science..

Thomas Elsaesser is a director at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, a professor for experimental physics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a member of IRIS Adlershof. With his research on ultrafast phenomena in condensed matter, including liquids, biomolecular systems, and crystalline materials, he plays a leading role in ultrafast science worldwide. In his experiments, he combines methods of femtosecond spectroscopy and structure research with x-rays. He has received numerous awards for his scientific work, among them a first ERC Advanced Grant in 2009.

IRIS Adlershof congratulates and looks forward to the further close cooperation.