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-===== Christian-Doppler-Prize 2019 for Mario Brameshuber =====+===== Max Auwärter Prize for Richard Wilhelm =====
 +{{ :atomic:raw.jpg?200|Richard Wilhelm}}
 +2020-July-20
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 +This year’s Max Auwärter Award goes to  [[:atomic:group:wilhelm:index|Richard Wilhelm]] of the Atomic and Plasma Physics group! Every two years, the Max Auwärter Foundation in Balzers, Lichtenstein, awards
 +the renowned Max Auwärter Prize, worth 10,000 euros, in memory of the founder of the "Gerätebauanstalt Balzers", now Oerlikon Balzers AG.
 +It is awarded to persons up to the age of 35 who have made special achievements in physical or chemical research on surfaces,
 +interfaces or thin films. The Max Auwärter Prize honors significant work in the fields of surface science, interface physics,
 +as well as anorganic and organic thin films. A list of previous awardees can be found [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Auw%C3%A4rter-Preis|here]]. As one can see, a former member of the Institute's staff, Stefan Cernusca, has already received the Max Auwärter Prize in 2004.
 +
 +Wa are all proud about your success, Richard! Congratulations!
 +
 +For more Details please read the [[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/max-auwaerter-preis-fuer-richard-wilhelm/|TU Wien News]].
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 +
 +===== Prof. Martin Setvin, Charles University, Prague =====
 +
 +{{  :news:setvin.jpg?130|}}
 +2020-June-30
 +
 +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. 
 +
 +We extend our warmest congratulations!
 +
 +
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 +
 +
 +
 +===== Molecules: How to be Gentle =====
 +
 +{{  :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
 +
 +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.
 +
 +[[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]]
 +
 +[[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 =====
 +
 +{{  :news:iap-babys.jpg?300|IAP Babys}}
 +
 +2020-May-15
 +
 +
 +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 =====
 +
 +{{  :news:prof_ertl-portrait.jpg?150|Prof. Gerhard Ertl}}
 +
 +2020-May-06
 +
 +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.
 +
 +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”.
 +
 +[[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?}}
 +
 +2020-May-04
 +
 +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 =====
 +
 +{{  :news:meeting_des_allgemeinen_personals_14.04.2020.jpg?200|Meeting of the general staff via video conference}}
 +
 +2020-April-14
 +
 +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 =====
 +
 +{{  :news:logo_erc.jpg?150|ERC}}
 +
 +2020-March-31
 +
 +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'.
 +
 +[[ 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 =====
 +
 +{{ :news:betz_gerhard.jpg?150|Prof. Gerhard Betz}}
 +
 +2020-March-23
 +
 +With great sadness we announce that our colleague Gerhard Betz passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
 +
 +The Institute of Applied Physics mourns the loss of a long-time colleague and a good friend!
 +
 +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! =====
 +
 +{{ :news:corona.jpg?200|Group meeting via video conference}}
 +
 +2020-March-17
 +
 +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.
 +
 +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}}
 +
 +2020-March-06
 +
 +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 ====
 +
 +2020-March-05
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 +{{ :news:iap_at_3s20.jpg?200|IAP at 3S*20}}
 +
 +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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-===== Franz-Viehböck-Young-Investigator-Prize 2019 for Christian Cupak =====+===== Franz-Viehböck-Young-Investigator-Prize 2019 for Christian Cupak =====
{{ :news:christian_cupak.jpg?200|Christian Cupak}} {{ :news:christian_cupak.jpg?200|Christian Cupak}}
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Christian Cupak from the [[:atomic:|Atomic and Plasma Physics Group]] is the recipient of this year's 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,  +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. +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 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 best performance in a poster competition. Emeritus Prof. F. Viehböck and the current director
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