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.

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.

Plasma Physics

09.03.2018 - DPG in Erlangen

On Monday, 4th March 2018, the 82nd Annual Conference of the DPG and DPG Spring Meeting started at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Erlangen. It took four days, where scientists from all over Germany met to discuss their newest results on atomic, molecular, plasma physics, and quatnum optics.

Three groups from Bochum also joined the traditional meeting with 1 poster presentation and 6 oral contributions from the experimental physics II group. The group of Prof. Czarnetzki presented 3 oral presentations and one poster presentation. Further, from the field of theoretical electrical engineering one oral and one poster presentation was contributed.

Beside the scientific program, social events like an EinsteinSlam or an award ceremony with interludes of musical accompanists.

Plasma Chemistry

24.08.2017 - ISPC 23 in Montreal

The 23rd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry was held in Montréal, Canada, from July 30th to August 4th, 2017. This year around 430 scientists from all over the world attended the conference which is held every two years at different places. The next conference is planned for 2019 in Neapel, Italy.

Prof. Achim von Keudell and Prof. Uwe Czarnetzi joined this international event. Prof. Czarnetzki had a plenary talk about "Helium ns-Pulsed Atmospheric Pressure Discharges and the Key Role of Rydberg Molecules".