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news:index [2018-09-13 15:03]
Ulrike Diebold
news:index [2018-11-08 11:56] (current)
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 +===== Sad news ======
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 +{{  :news:peter_varga.jpg?200|Peter_Varga}}
 +2018-Oct-27
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 +* With great sadness we announce that our colleague [[:surface:group:varga:|Peter Varga]] has passed on October 27, 2018.  Peter Varga was deeply invested in TU Wien and the Institute of Applied Physics (IAP), and he was a major force in shaping our institute into one of the world's leading centers of surface physics.
 +His funeral took place on November 5, 2018 in Maria Enzersdorf (Romantikerfriedhof, Grenzgasse 7).
 +The Institute of Applied Physics mourns the loss of a long-time colleague and a good friend!
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 +[[:surface:group:varga:|Peter Varga]]: {{:news:peter_varga_obituary.pdf|Obituary}}, {{:news:peter_varga_nachruf.pdf|Nachruf}}, {{:news:cv_varga.pdf|curriculum vitae}}, {{:news:publications_peter_varga.pdf|List of Publications}}.
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 +===== 3SAT magazine "nano" reports on research at IAP ======
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 +{{  :news:nano_in_3sat_2.jpg?200|nano_3SAT}}
 +2018-Oct-19
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 +* Constant bombardement of the planet Mercury by solar wind ions leads to erosion of the planetary surface and the formation of a thin exosphere. The interaction processes can be simulated in laboratory experiments carried out in the [[:atomic:|Atomic and Plasma Physics Group]] at IAP. Such data are of interest for the ESA mission BepiColombo, Europe's first Mercury mission. A report on this research project was broadcasted today in the popular TV science show "nano" on 3SAT and is also available [[http://www.3sat.de/mediathek/?mode=play&obj=76582|online here]].
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 +===== The Diploma Thesis Award 2018 of the City of Vienna goes to Paul Szabo  ======
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 +{{  :atomic:group:szabo:szabo_foto.jpg?200|Paul Szabo}}
 +2018-Sep-21
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 +* Once a year, the City of Vienna awards prizes to particularly outstanding diploma theses at the Vienna University of Technology (one per faculty). This year's award winner of the Faculty of Physics is Paul Szabo. His thesis  //Experimental and Simulated Sputtering of Gold, Iron and Wollastonite with a Catcher-QCM Setup// was carried out at the IAP [[:atomic:|Atomic and Plasma Physics Group]]. Results of his Thesis have been published in several papers and were also featured in a [[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/125997/|Press release of TU Wien]]. Congratulations! The award ceremony will take place on Friday, 19 October 2018 at 13.00 c.t. in the Kuppelsaal of TU Wien.
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===== ÖPG Students' Award for Sabrina Mayr ===== ===== ÖPG Students' Award for Sabrina Mayr =====
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{{  :news:prize_for_sabrina_mayr.jpg?200|Sabrina Mayr (right) at the Awards Ceremony}} {{  :news:prize_for_sabrina_mayr.jpg?200|Sabrina Mayr (right) at the Awards Ceremony}}
-  * At the Annual Meeting of the [[http://www.oepg.at/|Austrian Physical Society (ÖPG)]], Sabrina Mayr was awarded the Students' Award  for the best master thesis. Her thesis //Studies of Few-Monolayer Zirconia Films and Metal Nucleation on Zirconia Surfaces// was carried out in the Surface Physics Group. Amongst many other achievements, Sabrina obtained the by far best STM images of zirconia surfaces in the world. One paper based on her work is already in press, further ones will follow. Congratulations Sabrina!+  * At the Annual Meeting of the [[http://www.oepg.at/|Austrian Physical Society (ÖPG)]], Sabrina Mayr was awarded the Students' Award  for the best master thesis. Her thesis //Studies of Few-Monolayer Zirconia Films and Metal Nucleation on Zirconia Surfaces// was carried out in the IAP [[:surface:|Surface Physics Group]]. Amongst many other achievements, Sabrina obtained the by far best STM images of zirconia surfaces in the world. One [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www-surface/abstracts/A2018e16.html|paper]] based on her work is already in press, further ones will follow. Congratulations Sabrina!
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{{  :news:fwf_beopen.jpg?200|The Materials Pavillion at FWF Be Open Festival}} {{  :news:fwf_beopen.jpg?200|The Materials Pavillion at FWF Be Open Festival}}
-  * The Austrian Science Fund, FWF, celebrates its 50th anniversary with the [[https://www.fwf.ac.at/de/ueber-den-fwf/be-open-science-society-festival/|BE OPEN Science & Society Festival]].  This 5-day event takes place at [[https://www.google.com/maps/place/48°12'17.4%22N+16°21'37.3%22E/@48.2048326,16.358157,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d48.2048291!4d16.3603505|Maria Theresien Platz in Vienna]].  Frontier research in Austria is featured in 18 pavilions.  We are responsible for pavilion 8 on materials research.  We assemble an team consisting of many IAP members from the Surface Physics, Biophysics, Interface Physics, and Atomic & Plasma Physics groups, colleagues from [[https://www.imc.tuwien.ac.at/division_molecular_materials_chemistry/research_groups/EN/|Materials Chemistry]], [[https://www.ias.tuwien.ac.at/peterweinberger/|Synthetic Chemistry]], and friends from the [[http://www.nanograz.com|Nanophysics group in Graz]]. Together we share our enthusiasm for fundamental research on materials, and we try to entertain and educate the public as best as we can.+  * The Austrian Science Fund, FWF, celebrates its 50th anniversary with the [[https://www.fwf.ac.at/de/ueber-den-fwf/be-open-science-society-festival/|BE OPEN Science & Society Festival]].  This 5-day event takes place at [[https://www.google.com/maps/place/48°12'17.4%22N+16°21'37.3%22E/@48.2048326,16.358157,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d48.2048291!4d16.3603505|Maria Theresien Platz in Vienna]].  Frontier research in Austria is featured in 18 pavilions.  We are responsible for pavilion 8 on materials research.  We assemble an team consisting of many IAP members from the Surface Physics, Biophysics, Interface Physics, and Atomic & Plasma Physics groups, colleagues from [[https://www.imc.tuwien.ac.at/division_molecular_materials_chemistry/research_groups/EN/|Materials Chemistry]], [[https://www.ias.tuwien.ac.at/peterweinberger/|Synthetic Chemistry]], and friends from the [[http://www.nanograz.com|Nanophysics group in Graz]]. Together we share our enthusiasm for fundamental research on materials, and we try to entertain and educate the public as best we can.
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-{{  :news:icicle_droplet.jpg?150|The cleanest water drop comes from an icicle}}+{{  :news:icicle_droplet.jpg?200|The cleanest water drop comes from an icicle}}
  * Titanium dioxide (TiO<sub>2</sub>) is highly versatile material, used, e.g., for self-cleaning mirrors. When bringing one of its surfaces in contact with water, researchers around the world have observed a structure that was interpreted as ordering of water molecules or caused by carbon dioxide dissolved in the water. Jan Balajka and colleagues of the IAP surface physics group, together with Melissa Hines (Cornell University) could disprove these ideas. They have used what is probably the purest water drop on Earth, created from an icicle in ultrahigh vacuum (see photo). Surprisingly, the TiO<sub>2</sub> surface structures turned out to come from trace impurities in the atmosphere such as formic acid, present in concentrations of only 1:1000000000! These results were published in the prestigeous journal Science.   * Titanium dioxide (TiO<sub>2</sub>) is highly versatile material, used, e.g., for self-cleaning mirrors. When bringing one of its surfaces in contact with water, researchers around the world have observed a structure that was interpreted as ordering of water molecules or caused by carbon dioxide dissolved in the water. Jan Balajka and colleagues of the IAP surface physics group, together with Melissa Hines (Cornell University) could disprove these ideas. They have used what is probably the purest water drop on Earth, created from an icicle in ultrahigh vacuum (see photo). Surprisingly, the TiO<sub>2</sub> surface structures turned out to come from trace impurities in the atmosphere such as formic acid, present in concentrations of only 1:1000000000! These results were published in the prestigeous journal Science.
[[http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aat6752|The article in Science]] ⋅ [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www-surface/abstracts/A2018e11.html|Abstract with access to full text]] \\ [[http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aat6752|The article in Science]] ⋅ [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www-surface/abstracts/A2018e11.html|Abstract with access to full text]] \\
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===== A new face in our administrative team! ===== ===== A new face in our administrative team! =====
-{{ :news:pois.jpg?150|Katharina Pois}} +{{ :news:pois.jpg?200|Katharina Pois}}
2017-May-17 2017-May-17
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2017-May-16 2017-May-16
-{{ :news:img_2678.jpg?150|Dr. Roland Bliem}}+{{ :news:img_2678.jpg?200|Dr. Roland Bliem}}
  * Roland Bliem graduates with a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub_auspiciis_Praesidentis|"promotio sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae"]]".  This honour is based on top academic performance and is awarded to only a handful of PhD students in the whole country. With a GPA of 1.0 (the best grade on Austria's 5-point scale) from high school all the way through his studies at the university, Roland is one of the selected few.  A big day for Roland, the institute, and the surface physics group.   * Roland Bliem graduates with a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub_auspiciis_Praesidentis|"promotio sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae"]]".  This honour is based on top academic performance and is awarded to only a handful of PhD students in the whole country. With a GPA of 1.0 (the best grade on Austria's 5-point scale) from high school all the way through his studies at the university, Roland is one of the selected few.  A big day for Roland, the institute, and the surface physics group.
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===== Eva Sevcsik receives Elise Richter Fellowship ===== ===== Eva Sevcsik receives Elise Richter Fellowship =====
-{{ :news:richter.jpg?150|Dr. Eva Sevcsik}}+{{ :news:richter.jpg?200|Dr. Eva Sevcsik}}
2017-March-8 2017-March-8
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===== Elisabeth Gruber hits the TU headlines for the second time in this year! ===== ===== Elisabeth Gruber hits the TU headlines for the second time in this year! =====
-{{ :atomic:graphen_gruber.jpg?150|Elisabeth Gruber}} +{{ :atomic:graphen_gruber.jpg?200|Elisabeth Gruber}}
2016-Dec-21 2016-Dec-21
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