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Public outreach

Plasma workshop at Bo.Ing 2020

The SFB-TR 87 and CRC 1316 joined the workshop program of the Bo.Ing 2020. At the Bochum engineering forum "BO.Ing", pupils are given an insight into the engineering sciences in workshops, laboratory tours and discussion groups. The event is organised by the zdi network IST.Bochum.NRW and is implemented in cooperation with universities from Bochum and the surrounding area.

With plasma workshop, sixteen pupils in two different workshop learned the basic ideas about plasma and its applcation. In hands-on activities, the girls and boys were able to perform their own experiments.

Events

Plasma theory day

Organized under the umbrella of the RAPP Center and Research Department Plasma, we are happy to announce the second Plasma Theory Day at RUB, to take plase from March 16 to March 17, 2020. The program is now online here.

It is meant to further intensify the scientific discussion in the area of plasma- and plasma-astrophysics in the UAR research landscape. Please forward this message to everybody interested. I would appreciate if those who intend to come write an email to me, as I need an estimate concerning the size of the lecture hall. Right now we plan to be in NB7/67, but I can reserve a larger room if necessary.

Upcoming Workshop

7th International Plasma Science & Interfaces Workshop

On November 2 & 3, 2020, the 7th International Plasma Science & Interfaces Workshop takes place at the event centre of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The event is organized by Hugo de Haan (programme, Vision Dynamics), Guus Peemen (chair, TuE), and Achim von Keudell (host and chair, RUB).

Key topics and themes:

  • Plasma medicine, medical and healthcare
  • Plasma Surface modification & thin films
  • Atmospheric pressure plasma @ Micro/Nano scale
  • Atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ)
  • Nanoparticles generation and pariclesurface treatment
  • Surface diagnostics, energetics, analytics and –metrology
  • Plasma parameterization, diagnostics, simulation
  • Plasma for Emission Abatement & CO2
  • Plasma parameterization, diagnostics, simulation

The workshop will be a PhD (student) expert-level workshop focused on the achievements, challenges and opportunities for the scientific- and entrepreneurial  community working in the field. 

Education

International School on Low Temperature Plasma Physics: Basics and Applications

The traditional summer school on low temperature plasma physics will go on in Octobre this year. The summer school takes place in Physikzentrum in Bad Honnef and is from Octobre 3rd, 2020 until Octobre 8th, 2020. After the school, the master class will be from Octobre 8th, 2020 until Octobre 10th, 2020.

Participants are welcomed to sign in for registration until June 14th, 2020. Due to limitation in the number of rooms at the Physikzentrum, the attendance is limited.

 

DFG funded project

PLASNOW (Plasma generated Nitric Oxide in Wound healing)

The DFG granted research project PLASNOW (Plasma generated Nitric Oxide in Wound healing) is an interdisciplinary collaboration within the research field of plasma medicine. The project was approved in November 2019 for 36 months. It will start with the start it will only start with the start of contract of the PhD student which is still in process at the moment.

Two groups from electrical engineering (AEPT, Prof. Dr. P. Awakowicz) and plasma physics (Experimental physics II, Dr. V. Schulz-von der Gathen) are involved. It is a successor and continuation of projects that were beforehand bundled in the cooperation “Plasma2Cell“. In this cooperation, other groups participate e.g. from chemistry, medicine, and biology at the Ruhr-University, the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf and the DLR in Cologne. 

Workshops

WOPMAS 2019 at RUB

The Vth WOPMAS (Workshop on Plasma Modelling And Simulation) has been hold at Ruhr-Uni Bochum Theoretische Elektrotechnik on 5-6th December. Four different groups of scientists (Bochum, Eindhoven, Lueneburg and Cottbus) working on the modelling and the simulations of low-temperature plasma devices joined the meeting. The next meeting is decided to be held in September 2020 at Iserlohn Fachhochschule. The organizers are grateful for the contribution of the Research Department.

MERCATOR FELLOW

Dr. Svetlana Starikovskaia at EP V lab

Dr. Svetlana Starikovskaia form the LPP lab at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris joined the CRC 1316 as new Mercator Fellow. She visits the group of Prof. Czarnetzki from November 11th until November 29th, 2019

She is an expert in low temperature plasma, pulsed nanosecond discharges, kinetics of chemically active nonequilibrium media, energy distribution in the discharge, excitation of internal degrees of freedom, combustion initiation and support by nonequilibrium plasma.

Organized conferences

LOFAR Magnetism Key Science Projects (MKSP) Annual Meeting and Busy Days in Bochum 2019

The Astronomical Institute  organized the annual  LOFAR Magnetism Key Science Project (MKSP) meeting from September 27 until September 29, 2019 at the Ruhr-University in Bochum. The meeting was supported by the Research Department Plasmas with Complex Interactions. The main objectives of this annual meeting were to share the latest scientific results obtained by the MKSP members using LOFAR, to discuss current and future projects and to present software and technical developments.

The head of the local organizing comittee was Noelia Herrera-Ruiz. Furthermore, Prof. Dettmar worked within the scientific organizing comittee.

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