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.
Available position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in X-Ray Spectroscopy and Neutron Scattering for the Study of Low-Dimensional Materials
Available Position: Ph.D. position in Ultrafast Condensed Matter Experiments
Available Position: 1:e forskningsingenjör för uppbyggnad av experimentella system
Press release: New method enables high-resolution measurements of magnetism
In a new article, published in Nature Materials, researchers from Beijing, Uppsala and Jülich have made significant progress allowing very high resolution magnetic measurements. With their method it is possible to measure magnetism of individual atomic planes.
Available Position: Ph.D. position in Condensed Matter Theory
Available Position: Researcher position in theoretical materials design
Research: Ultra Fast Change of Volume Discovered in Magnetic Materials
All magnetic materials show a change of volume if their magnetization changes, but how the process takes place on the shortest time scales is still a mystery. To understand how magnetic changes of volume occur inside the femtosecond range (10-15s) one needs both new measurement methods and novel theories. An international collaboration of both experimental and theoretical research groups has now managed to come a step closer to the solution of this riddle.
Available Position: Position as PhD Student in Physics Regarding First-principles Studies of Energy Storage Materials
Available Position: Postdoc position in solid state theory/materials theory
Research Funding: Grants for renewable-energy research
The Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Energy Agency are collaborating in an initiative to provide project grants for energy-oriented basic research. Which projects to fund in the 2017 call for applications has now been decided. Uppsala University is receiving grants for four projects.
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.