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news:index [2019-12-01 19:16]
Friedrich Aumayr
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 +===== Prof. Martin Setvin, Charles University, Prague =====
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 +2020-June-30
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 +After more than eight, highly successful years in the surface physics group of our institute, Martin Setvin follows a call to Charles University in Prague, where he assumes a professorship.  He will be the head of the [[https://physics.mff.cuni.cz/kfpp/vrstvy/10_Setvin.html|Thin Films Group]] at Departement of Surface and Plasma Physics.  For the next two years he will still conduct some research at our institute, however, supported by his FWF grant SUPER. 
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 +We extend our warmest congratulations!
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 +===== Molecules: How to be Gentle =====
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 +{{  :news:igor_and_martin_and_o2.png?350|Oxygen configurations on TiO<sub>2</sub> and Martin Setvin (l) and Igor Sokolovic in the lab}}
 +2020-June-09
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 +For some molecules it is quite challenging to take images without altering them.  O<sub>2</sub>, for example, dissociates into two atoms when hit with the electrons that are used in traditional imaging techniques that provide the necessary resolution.  Using non-contact AFM with and a tip with one single oxygen atom at the very end, the surface physics group has managed to provide undisturbed images of O<sub>2</sub> adsorbed on TiO<sub>2</sub>.  This system has been investigated by many research groups throughout the years, and the new images have resolved several mysteries. The results were published in the journal PNAS.
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 +[[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/atome-streicheln-fuer-fortgeschrittene/|TU Wien press release (in German)]]
 +[[https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/vuot-htg060420.php|Eureka Alert (in English)]]
 +[[https://science.orf.at/stories/3200911/|ORF News]]
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 +[[https://www.pnas.org/lookup/doi/10.1073/pnas.1922452117|Original Publication]]: I. Sokolovic et al., Resolving the adsorption of molecular O<sub>2</sub> on the rutile TiO<sub>2</sub>(110)-(1x1) surface by non-contact atomic force microscopy, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (2020)
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 +
 +===== Baby Boom at IAP =====
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 +{{  :news:iap-babys.jpg?300|IAP Babys}}
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 +2020-May-15
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 +There were two baby newborns at the Institute of Applied Physics today: Johannes (left in the picture) son of Markus Valtiner and Josefa (right) daughter of Herbert Biber were born almost simultaneously. A warm welcome!
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 +===== Ulrike Diebold Wins 2020 Gerhard Ertl Lecture Award =====
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 +{{  :news:prof_ertl-portrait.jpg?150|Prof. Gerhard Ertl}}
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 +2020-May-06
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 +The [[https://www.fhi.mpg.de/gerhard-ertl-lecture-award|Ertl Lecture Award]] was established in 2008 by the three Berlin universities (Humboldt University, Technical University and Free University) and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society to commemorate the awarding of the Nobel Prize to Gerhard Ertl in 2007. The prize includes a one-week research stay at the participating Berlin institutions and a festive evening lecture. This year the prize goes to Ulrike Diebold from our Institute.
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 +The award ceremony is currently scheduled to take place on Thursday, 10 December 2020, the anniversary of the Nobel Prize award to Gerhard Ertl. Prof. Diebold will give a lecture with the title “Oxide Surface Chemistry at the Atomic Scale”.
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 +[[https://www.fhi.mpg.de/news-institute/ulrike-diebold-wins-2020-gerhard-ertl-lecture-award|Announcement by the Fritz-Haber-Institute]]
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 +===== First experiments are possible again =====
 +{{  :atomic:christian.jpg?200|Who ist the hero of the first hour behind the mask?}}
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 +2020-May-04
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 +The university is slowly opening up again, and we can start some of our experiments.  No more than half of our staff is allowed to be present at any time, distance measures are in place and wearing masks is mandatory.
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 +===== Virtual meeting of the general staff =====
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 +{{  :news:meeting_des_allgemeinen_personals_14.04.2020.jpg?200|Meeting of the general staff via video conference}}
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 +2020-April-14
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 +The general staff of our institute is also currently working in the home office. In a virtual meeting today, first experiences were exchanged and problems were discussed. As you can see, despite the adverse circumstances, everyone kept a healthy sense of humour.
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 +===== Second ERC Advanced Grant for Ulrike Diebold =====
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 +{{  :news:logo_erc.jpg?150|ERC}}
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 +2020-March-31
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 +Ulrike Diebold is awarded an ERC Grant.  In her project "Water at Oxides: A Fundamental Approach" or, in short,WatFun, she and her team will develop novel techniques to investigate 'wet' oxide surfaces at the atomic level.  The project relies heavily on the surface physics' group capability of combining liquid water with UHV-based measurements, in particular with non-contact AFM.  The planned reserach also builds on results from her previous ERC Advanced Grant 'OxideSurfaces'.
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 +[[ https://erc.europa.eu/news/erc-2019-advanced-grants-results |ERC Advanced Grant Results]]
 +[[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/erc-grant-fuer-ulrike-diebold/|TU press release (in German)]]
 +[[https://science.orf.at/stories/3200463/|ORF]] [[https://www.derstandard.de/story/2000116384634/fuenf-advanced-grants-des-europaeischen-forschungsrats-gehen-nach-oesterreich|der standard]]
 +[[https://www.cost.eu/news/cost-action-researchers-win-erc-advanced-grants/|Cost-Action webpage]]
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 +===== Sad news =====
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 +{{ :news:betz_gerhard.jpg?150|Prof. Gerhard Betz}}
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 +2020-March-23
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 +With great sadness we announce that our colleague Gerhard Betz passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
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 +The Institute of Applied Physics mourns the loss of a long-time colleague and a good friend!
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 +Gerhard Betz: {{:news:gerhard_betz_obituary.pdf|Obituary}}, {{:news:gerhard_betz_nachruf.pdf|Nachruf}}
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 +===== Lab work at IAP suspended – Everybody stay safe! =====
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 +{{ :news:corona.jpg?200|Group meeting via video conference}}
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 +2020-March-17
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 +As the corona crisis affects our lives worldwide, we too must take a break from experimental work.
 +The safety and well-being of our institute members and friends at the university is more important, so we all work from our home offices.
 +Group meetings are held via video conferencing tools.
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 +Please stay home and wait for the crisis to pass!
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 +===== Anna Niggas receives the Peter Varga Poster Prize at 3S*20! =====
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 +{{ :3s20:p.varga_poster_prize_2020.jpeg?200|Anna Niggas receives the 3S Poster prize}}
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 +2020-March-06
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 +At this year's [[:3S20:|3S*20]] workshop in St. Christoph/Arlberg, the 3S-Poster Award, named after our recently deceased colleague Peter Varga, was awarded for the second time.
 +The trophy went to Anna Niggas, a PhD student in the [[:atomic:|Atomic and Plasma Physics group]] at IAP, for her poster "How to clean a sample when sputtering is not possible because the sample has only one atomic layer". Congratulations, Anna!
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 +===== 3S*20 a big success ====
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 +2020-March-05
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 +{{ :news:iap_at_3s20.jpg?200|IAP at 3S*20}}
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 +Every two years, members of our institute organize the legendary [[:3S20:|Symposium on Surface Science 3S]] in St. Christoph am Arlberg, Austria. This year we were represented by a particularly large delegation. We discussed and presented cutting edge science (including 7 lectures and 8 posters from IAP and ITP) and had a great time skiing in the Austrian Alps.
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 +===== Christian-Doppler-Prize 2019 for Mario Brameshuber =====
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 +2019-Dec-13
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 +{{ :news:christiandopplerpreis2019_02.jpg?200|Mario Brameshuber}}
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 +The [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian-Doppler-Preis|Christian Doppler Prize]] is an award presented bi-annually by the Salzburg provincial government for the promotion of scientific work in 4 categories. This year Mario Brameshuber received the award in the category "Molecular Biosciences and Neurosciences“. Congratulations!
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 +[[https://www.christian-doppler.net/christian-doppler-preis-2019/|Offical announcement of the 2019 winners]],
 +[[https://service.salzburg.gv.at/lkorrj/Index?cmd=detail_ind&nachrid=62724|Newseintrag Land Salzburg]]
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 +===== Franz-Viehböck-Young-Investigator-Prize 2019 for Christian Cupak =====
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 +{{ :news:christian_cupak.jpg?200|Christian Cupak}}
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 +2019-Dec-12
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 +Christian Cupak from the [[:atomic:|Atomic and Plasma Physics Group]] is the recipient of this year's
 +Franz Viehböck Young Investigator Prize. This Prize carries the name of the founder of our institute,
 +Prof. Franz Viehböck (director 1966 – 1987) and is endowed with a sum of 1,000.- Euro.
 +It is awarded annually by the Institute of Applied Physics of TU Wien to the student with the
 +best performance in a poster competition. Emeritus Prof. F. Viehböck and the current director
 +of IAP Prof. F. Aumayr handed over the prize to the winner during the institute's Christmas party.
 +Congratulations!
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 +===== Loschmidt-Prize for Jan Balajka ======
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 +2019-Dec-10
 +{{  :surface:news:jan_balajka_loschmidt.jpg?200|Jan Balajka is receiving Loschmidt Prize. Water drop is seen in the background.}}
 +  * Jan Balajka is one of two recipients of this year's [[https://www.cpg.univie.ac.at/loschmidt-preis/|Loschmidt Prize]]. This prize is awarded annually by the [[https://www.cpg.univie.ac.at|Austrian Chemical Physics Society CPG]] for an outstanding PhD thesis. Jan Balajka  received his doctorate in 2018 under the guidance of Ulrike Diebold and Michael Schmid; his thesis is entitled "Interaction of Titanium Dioxide Surfaces with Liquid Water".  Dr. Balajka is currently a post-doc at  [[http://hines.chem.cornell.edu/people.html|Cornell University, USA]]. Congratulations!
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 +===== ERC Grant for Gareth Parkinson =====
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 +2019-Dec-10
 +{{  :news:gareth.jpg?100|Gareth celebrating}}
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 +Gareth Parkinson receives a prestigious 'Consolidator Grant' from the [[https://erc.europa.eu|European Research Council, ERC]] for his project entitled "E-SAC: Evolving Single-Atom Catalysis: Fundamental Insights for Rational Design".  He will utilise the tools of surface science to design and investigate systems, where the size of catalytically active nanoclusters is pushed to the ultimate limit: single atoms.  Gareth has been working on this general theme for several years, funded by an [[https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/fwf-programmes/start-programme/|FWF START prize]] that he received in 2015.  In E-SAC, Gareth and his team will significantly expand the types of materials and reactions studied. They will devise experiments that connect ultrahigh vacuum surface science with 'realistic' conditions and environments.
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 +[[https://www.tuwien.at/forschung/news/news/erc-grant-fuer-gareth-parkinson/|Press release TU Wien (in German)]]
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 +===== Science Prize of the City of Vienna 2019 goes to Ulrike Diebold =====
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 +2019-Dec-06
 +{{  ::news:stadt_wien_preis.jpg?200|Diebold}}
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 +Since 1947, the City of Vienna has been awarding its [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preis_der_Stadt_Wien_für_Naturwissenschaften|Science Prize]].  The list of winners includes renowned scientists such as Lise Meitner, Erwin Schrödinger, and Viktor E. Frankl.  This year the prize goes to Prof. Ulrike Diebold from our Institute of Applied Physics ([[https://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20190812_OTS0045/preise-der-stadt-wien-2019|Press release of the city of Vienna (in German)]]).  During the award ceremony at Vienna's city hall, she was introduced with a short video (in Viennese German).
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 +[[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/wissenschaftspreis-fuer-ulrike-diebold/|Press release TU Wien]]
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===== Franz Viehböck celebrates his 96th birthday  ===== ===== Franz Viehböck celebrates his 96th birthday  =====
-{{  :news:birthday96_franz.jpg?200|}}+{{  :news:birthday96_franz.jpg?200|Franz Viehböck 96 years old}}
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Emeritus Prof. Franz Viehböck, the institute's first director from 1966 to 1987, celebrated his 96th birthday today together with his family and a small delegation from the IAP celebrated with him. We wish him a long life in health. Emeritus Prof. Franz Viehböck, the institute's first director from 1966 to 1987, celebrated his 96th birthday today together with his family and a small delegation from the IAP celebrated with him. We wish him a long life in health.
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===== Young investigators compete for the Franz Viehböck prize  ===== ===== Young investigators compete for the Franz Viehböck prize  =====
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The large number of excellent poster presentations made it anything but easy for the jury.  The large number of excellent poster presentations made it anything but easy for the jury. 
The winner will be announced at the institute's Christmas party. The winner will be announced at the institute's Christmas party.
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===== Recognition, Cash, and Career Advancement for Martin Setvin  ===== ===== Recognition, Cash, and Career Advancement for Martin Setvin  =====
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For his outstanding habilitation thesis, Martin Setvin receives the [[http://www.kardinal-innitzer-fonds.at/preistraeger.html|'Förderpreis des Kardinal Innitzer Studienfonds']], which is awarded annually by the Archbishop of Vienna, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christoph_Schönborn|Cardinal Schönborn]].  Setvin is also a recent recipient of a prestigious GACR EXPRO grant, which supports excellence in fundamental research.  His  project "Ferroelectric Perovskites for Energy Conversion" was funded with 1.3 M Euros. He will use this money to build his research group when he assumes his professorship at [[https://fsv.cuni.cz/en?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2b7uBRDsARIsAEE9XpHOrFl6rjxudiEt0LDxDWUJOk06QsuoLBBKiZnginnLDsXFzObooMMaAjfdEALw_wcB|Charles University]] in Prague. For his outstanding habilitation thesis, Martin Setvin receives the [[http://www.kardinal-innitzer-fonds.at/preistraeger.html|'Förderpreis des Kardinal Innitzer Studienfonds']], which is awarded annually by the Archbishop of Vienna, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christoph_Schönborn|Cardinal Schönborn]].  Setvin is also a recent recipient of a prestigious GACR EXPRO grant, which supports excellence in fundamental research.  His  project "Ferroelectric Perovskites for Energy Conversion" was funded with 1.3 M Euros. He will use this money to build his research group when he assumes his professorship at [[https://fsv.cuni.cz/en?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2b7uBRDsARIsAEE9XpHOrFl6rjxudiEt0LDxDWUJOk06QsuoLBBKiZnginnLDsXFzObooMMaAjfdEALw_wcB|Charles University]] in Prague.
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===== Doctor Honoris Causa  ===== ===== Doctor Honoris Causa  =====
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[[https://www.vutbr.cz/vut/aktuality-f19528/brnenska-technika-si-pripomenula-listopadove-udalosti-akademickym-ceremonialem-d192154|Press release (in Czech)]] [[https://www.vutbr.cz/vut/aktuality-f19528/brnenska-technika-si-pripomenula-listopadove-udalosti-akademickym-ceremonialem-d192154|Press release (in Czech)]]
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===== A new assistent professor at our institute! ===== ===== A new assistent professor at our institute! =====
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Congratulations to Richard! Congratulations to Richard!
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===== Slow electrons for cancer treatment ===== ===== Slow electrons for cancer treatment =====
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[[https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01774|Link to original publication in J.Phys.Chem.Lett.]], [[https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01774|Link to original publication in J.Phys.Chem.Lett.]],
[[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/langsame-elektronen-gegen-den-krebs/|Press release of TU Wien (in German)]], [[https://www.tuwien.at/en/tu-wien/news/news-articles/news/slow-electrons-to-combat-cancer/|Press release of TU Wien (in English)]] [[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/langsame-elektronen-gegen-den-krebs/|Press release of TU Wien (in German)]], [[https://www.tuwien.at/en/tu-wien/news/news-articles/news/slow-electrons-to-combat-cancer/|Press release of TU Wien (in English)]]
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-===== Prize of the City of Vienna 2019 goes to Ulrike Diebold ===== +
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-{{ :news:ulrike_diebold.jpg?200|Ulrike Diebold}} +
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-2019-Aug-12 +
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-Every year the city of Vienna awards nine prize-winners for their life's work in arts, culture and sciences.  +
-In 2019 the Prize of the City of Vienna (endowed with 10,000 Euros each) for Science goes to Prof. Ulrike Diebold from our Institute of Applied Physics.  +
-Congratulations Ulrike! +
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-[[https://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20190812_OTS0045/preise-der-stadt-wien-2019|Press release of the city of Vienna (in German)]]. +
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===== START Prize awarded to Richard Wilhelm ===== ===== START Prize awarded to Richard Wilhelm =====
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[[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/start-preis-fuer-richard-wilhelm/|TU press release (German)]] [[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/start-preis-fuer-richard-wilhelm/|TU press release (German)]]
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===== "Best Lecture Award 2019" ===== ===== "Best Lecture Award 2019" =====
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  * It already seems to be some kind of tradition. For the third time in a row (after 2017 & 2018), the Institute of Applied Physics won the Best Lecture Award of the Faculty of Physics of the TU Vienna in 2019. The prize, which honors outstanding achievements in teaching, goes to the "VU Grundlagen der Physik Ia und Ib". Congratulations to all lecturers (Aumayr, Werner, Müller, Laimer, Wilhelm, Brameshuber, Gebeshuber, Mittendorfer, Schmid, Mohn, Setvin, Parkinson, Sponar, Kluck, Ingerle & Gugler). [[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/ausgezeichnete-lehre-best-teaching-awards-zum-dritten-mal-verliehen/|(read more)]].   * It already seems to be some kind of tradition. For the third time in a row (after 2017 & 2018), the Institute of Applied Physics won the Best Lecture Award of the Faculty of Physics of the TU Vienna in 2019. The prize, which honors outstanding achievements in teaching, goes to the "VU Grundlagen der Physik Ia und Ib". Congratulations to all lecturers (Aumayr, Werner, Müller, Laimer, Wilhelm, Brameshuber, Gebeshuber, Mittendorfer, Schmid, Mohn, Setvin, Parkinson, Sponar, Kluck, Ingerle & Gugler). [[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/ausgezeichnete-lehre-best-teaching-awards-zum-dritten-mal-verliehen/|(read more)]].
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  * Michele Riva assumes his new duties as senior scientist.  He will spearhead our efforts in the epitaxial growth of complex metal oxides, and support the surface physics group and IAP. Congratulations, Michele!    * Michele Riva assumes his new duties as senior scientist.  He will spearhead our efforts in the epitaxial growth of complex metal oxides, and support the surface physics group and IAP. Congratulations, Michele! 
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===== NEW CANON iR-ADV C5535i printer===== ===== NEW CANON iR-ADV C5535i printer=====
  * We changed the Canon Printer you can still print with the old driver. For better Colour and all possible settings please install the optimal driver. See installation guide [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www/protected/iap/installprinter]]   * We changed the Canon Printer you can still print with the old driver. For better Colour and all possible settings please install the optimal driver. See installation guide [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www/protected/iap/installprinter]]
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