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Our division member Dr. Jonas Karthein was awarded the Heidelberg Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Dissertation Prize 2020
for Physics and Astronomy.
The dissertation prize was established in 2019 by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation and is endowed with 2.000 Euro. It is awarded annually by the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Heidelberg University to acknowledge outstanding research within the scope of a doctoral thesis.
Jonas Karthein receives the award for his PhD thesis on "Next-Generation Mass Spectrometry of Exotic Isotopes and Isomers".
The cumulative dissertation comprises the transition of the high-precision mass spectrometer ISOLTRAP at ISOLDE/CERN from the well-established Penning-trap mass spectrometry (PTMS) technique, ToF-ICR (Time-of-Flight Ion Cyclotron Resonance), to the next-generation PTMS technique, called PI-ICR (Phase-Imaging Ion Cyclotron Resonance).
We cordially congratulate Jonas on receiving this distinction of his scientific work.
Jost Herkenhoff, former member of our PENTATRAP group, is award winner of the Georg Simon Ohm Prize 2021 of
the German Physical Society (DPG).
The Georg Simon Ohm Prize was established to honor an excellent recently finished thesis of a student of engineering physics or related study programmes at universities of applied sciences and thus encourage young researchers in physics and technology.
Jost Herkenhoff receives the award for the development of a digital feedback system for advanced ion manipulation techniques in his bachelor thesis at the Penning-trap mass spectrometer PENTATRAP at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg. The new system allows a relative mass precision δm/m of a few 10-12. This is a breakthrough in the mass spectrometry of highly charged ions.
We cordially congratulate Jost on receiving this distinction!
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