Honorable mention: Henry N. Chapman and Stefano Moretti Named New Honorary Doctors in Physics
Two new honorary doctors connected to the Department of Pysics and Astronomy have been named at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University. Henry Chapman, physicist/biophysicist and Stefano Moretti, particle physicist will be conferred Honorary Doctors of Philosophy.
Henry N. Chapman, born in 1967, is a Professor of Physics at Universität Hamburg, Germany. He leads a division at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science at DESY, Hamburg, where algorithms, instruments and methods for X-ray imaging are developed in cooperation with leading materials researchers and structural biologists. Together with researchers from Uppsala University, Chapman has conducted innovative experiments where complex biological molecules have been depicted with ultrafast and extremely intensive X-ray pulses from the free-electron laser. The collaboration has created a new interdisciplinary research domain, which gathers researchers from various disciplines, ranging from biology to chemistry and physics, to develop new methods for atomic imaging and has resulted in a large number of joint publications.
Stefano Moretti, born in 1966, is a Professor of Particle Physics Phenomenology at the University of Southampton, UK. His research concerns physics beyond the standard model, such as supersymmetry and, since 2006, he has led the NExT Institute which ties together theoretical and experimental research in particle physics, especially in connection with CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. For nearly 20 years, Professor Moretti has regularly visited Uppsala for cooperation with the faculty’s group in theoretical high-energy physics, resulting in some 30 research articles. Moretti’s participation in seminars and discussions has enriched the high-energy research at Uppsala University in a very positive manner.
The conferment will take place in the University Main Building on 26 January 2018.
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.