Joined conferences

Conference participation

Poster Prize at the 8th International Workshop on Plasma Spectroscopy in Oxford

The 8th International Workshop on Plasma Spectroscopy was held from the 23-26th of September, 2018 at the Worcester College in Oxford, UK. Volker Schulz- von der Gathen, Patrick Preissing and Katharina Grosse from EP2 contributed with 2 talks and 3 poster presentations. One of two poster prices were won by Patrick Pressing which was announced during the conference dinner. The excursion to Blenheim Palace was a highlight of the conference next to the excellent scientific programme.

Conference organization

Successful Frontiers conference in Bad Honnef

Between May 12th and May 16th, 2019, the 13th Frontiers in Low-Temperature in Plasma Diagnostics and 1st Frontiers in Low-Temperature Plasma Simulations was held in the Physikzentrum in Bad Honnef.

The conference was organized by the Research Department Plasmas with Complex Interactions and chaired by Prof. Czarnetzki from the SFB 1316. In total, 103 participants joined the diagnostics and simulation meeting.

Scientists from both collaborative research centers, SFB TR 87 and SFB 1316, attended the meeting and presented five poster and four oral contributions. Julian Held, PhD student in project A5 of the SFB-TR 87, was awarded the prize for the best oral presentation with his contribution Velocity distribution function of atoms and ionsin HiPIMS by Doppler broadening of optical emission lines during the conference. Congratulations to him!


DPG spring meeting plasma physics in Munich

From 17thuntil 22ndMarch 2019 the annual DPG spring meeting was held at the Technische Universität München. Scientists from the research fields plasma physics, matter and cosmos and laser physics from all over Germany discussed their recent results. The EP2 group attended the conference with 4 presentations and 5 posters. Plasma scientists from four working groups (AEPT, TET, EP2, EP5) of both SFBs (SFB-TR 87 & SFB 1316) attended the conference.

One afternoon the group visited the Forschungszentrum Garching. Here, they attended interesting tours at the Tokamak fusion device ASDEX as well at the neutral beam injection system ELISE. Moreover, they had a lab tour at the low- temperature gas conversion group. 

Besides the scientific program, the Bochumer PhDs enjoyed the social events such as physics slam or the public evening talk about the origin of the universe.

All in all, it was a good conference with fruitful discussions and networking to the other German plasma scientists.

Young researchers activity

Bochumer young researchers at WELTPP-21

The annual workshop on the exploration of low-temperature plasma physics (WELTPP) was held on the 29th & 30th of november for the 21st time in Rolduc, Kerkrade. PhD students from both the SFB TR-87 and the CRC1316 contributed to the program with 6 talks and 9 posters. In addition to the student talks, Erik Neyts from the University of Antwerp gave an invited talk  about the surface charge in plasma catalysis.

Conference report

Three PhD student from experimental physics II department join Gordon Research Conference

This years Gordon Research Conference on "Fundamental Insights into Plasma Processing" was held at the Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island from the 5th to the 10th of August. The additional Gordon Research Seminar for PhD students, Post-Docs and young scientists started at the 4th of August. The PhD students Sebastian Dzikowski, Katharina Grosse, and Theresa Urbanietz from experimental physics II, RUB, working in the SFB-1316 participated in both the seminar and the conference with poster presentations. Additionally, Theresa Urbanietz was selected to give a students talk at the Gordon Research Seminar. During the Gordon Research Conference, Professor Uwe Czarnetzki from the experimental physics V department gave a talk about challenges in diagnostics with the title "Plasma Diagnostics: What Can We Know? What Ought We Do? For What May We Hope?".

The atmosphere of this conference was very friendly and the discussions between students, post-docs and professors during the poster sessions were both fruitful and motivating. The students had the opportunity during each lunch to sit and eat with different experts (paper editors, scientists in academia and industry...) to discuss their career in a casual environment. The overall programm of the Gordon Research Seminar and the Gordon Research Conference was perfectly put together and the chances for students to discuss their work with advanced researchers in their field created a very unique atmosphere for which the Gordon Research Conferences are famous.