Prof. Mehran Salehpour winner of the IBA-Europhysics Prize 2015
The winner of the 2015 IBA-Europhysics prize for Applied Nuclear Science and Nuclear Methods and Nuclear Methods in Medicine is Prof. Mehran Salehpour at the Division of Applied Nuclear Physics.
Prof. Salehpour has been awarded the price "in recognition of the considerable impact he has made in the field of biomedical Accelerator Mass Spectrometry by facilitating routine analysis of ultra-small DNA samples in the microgram range. This has brought forth new fundamental information about human physiology: A cell regeneration map of the human brain, heart and other critical organs."
The 2015 IBA-Europhysics Prize will be presented to Prof. Salehpour at a ceremony during the 3rd European Nuclear Physics Conference, 31 August - 3 September 2015 in Groningen, The Netherlands.
Research: On the hunt for new and peculiar superconductors
Annica Black-Schaffer wants to understand unconventional superconductors. The fact that she recently received the prestigious ERC Starting Grant and is a former recipient of grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is a testament to the interest in her research. One beckoning application is tomorrow’s supercomputers.
Research: Measuring magnetism in 3D
A team of researchers from Uppsala University, China and Germany have substantially extended the possibilities of an experimental technique called EMCD, that is used for measuring magnetism in materials. The results were published in Nature Communications on May 15 2017.
Collaboration: Seminar with Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek "Time Crystals – New States of Matter"
Press release: Magnetic order in a two-dimensional molecular chessboard
Achieving magnetic order in low-dimensional systems consisting of only one or two dimensions has been a research goal for some time. In a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, Uppsala researchers show that magnetic order can be created in a two-dimensional chessboard lattice consisting of organometallic molecules that are only one atomic layer thick.
Education: New study program for people newly arrived in Sweden
In collaboration with the municipality of Uppsala and the Department of Scandinavian languages, the Department of Physics and Astronomy is organising a preparatory year for those newly arrived in Uppsala who would like to study at the university.
Press release: A new type of nano-sensor detects DNA building blocks
Researchers from Uppsala University and Brazil have developed a new type of nano-sensor that can detect single molecules. The nano-sensor, comprising a combination of two different materials, has been used to identify the different building blocks in DNA.