PGzB awards four excellent PhD theses in 2020

The Carl-Ramsauer-Award has been initiated in 1989 by AEG to award outstanding PhD theses in the area of science and technology. Since 2002 the award is given by the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin (PGzB) to the best theses in Physics or related sciences from the Humboldt University, Technical University and Free University of Berlin and the University of Potsdam.

The award is named in the memory of Carl Wilhelm Ramsauer, who worked on the interaction of electrons and gases and found the first experimental evidence of the electron waves. The effect, that the scattering cross section depends on the kinetic energy of the electrons is named Ramsauer-Effect. Since 1928 he has been the director of the AEG research and development laboratories in Berlin. Furthermore he has been the chairman of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft DPG.

Since 2015 SPECS is the proud sponsor of the Carl-Ramsauer-Award. This emphasizes SPECS's relationship to the Ramsauer-Effect, being fundamental for Near Ambient Pressure XPS, the local scientific community in Berlin-Brandenburg and the AEG and their R&D laboratories, nowadays being the home for the SPECS headquarters and - with Ernst Brüches developments - having been the birth place of the first Photoelectron Emission Microscope in 1932.

In this year the Carl-Ramsauer-Award has been given to Dr. Sebastian F. Bramberger from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dr. Raphael Martin Jay from Universität Potsdam, Dr. Sarah A. M. Loos from Technische Universität Berlin and Dr. Till Stensitzki from Freie Universität Berlin.

Please visit the the DPG-page for further details.

Congratulations to the awardees for their excellent work. The awards ceremony has been held online this year on November 18, 2020.

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