Physikerin der Woche 2019

Seit Januar 2018 stellen wir Ihnen wöchentlich eine Physikerin in einem kurzen Bericht vor.

Möchten Sie selbst Ihr Forschungsgebiet vorstellen oder wollen Sie eine Physikerin in Deutschland oder eine deutsche Physikerin im Ausland (Bachelorstudentin, Masterstudentin, Doktorandin, Postdoktorandin, Gruppenleiterin, Professorin - Physikerinnen aller Karrierestufen können sich beteiligen) für unser Physikerin der Woche Projekt vorschlagen, dann kontaktieren Sie bitte Frau Dr. Ulrike Boehm . Einen Artikel über unsere Aktion in der Aprilausgabe 2018 des Physik-Journals finden Sie hier.

Im letzten Jahr haben wir 52 Physikerinnen hervorgehoben. Auch in diesem Jahr setzen wir unser Projekt fort. Alle 52 Teilnehmerinnen aus 2018 finden sie hier!

In diesem Jahr werden wir neben Physikerinnen an Universitäten und Forschungseinrichtungen, auch Physikerinnen aus der Industrie vorstellen.  

Februar

Prof. Dr. Lavinia Heisenberg (Zürich) - Kalenderwoche 7

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Lavinia Heisenberg is an Assistant Professor of Theoretical Cosmology at the ETH Zürich in Switzerland. It is her aim to explore further the interplay between particle physics and cosmology as well as studying how to use astrophysical and cosmological probes to test generalizations of gravity theory beyond General Relativity. On the theory side, the quest for a consistent theory of quantum gravity and the signatures of generalized gravity theories strongly attracts her attention. On the more observational side, she is especially interested in the dynamics of cosmic structure formation and in experiments that map the cosmological large-scale structure and trace out its evolution. In addition, the recent detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO team has paved an exciting new avenue for testing gravitational theories. These new observations will put even more stringent constraints on generalized gravity theories.

Foto-Rechte: Prof. Dr. Lavinia Heisenberg

Dr. Kira Rehfeld (Heidelberg) - Kalenderwoche 6

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Kira leads the Emmy-Noether group STACY - State and timescale dependency of climate variability from the last Glacial to present day - at Heidelberg University. To understand changes in past climate dynamics her group's research combines coupled climate model experiments, models of the climate recording processes of ice cores, speleothems and pollen, with complex systems approaches. She particularly focuses on assessing climate model abilities for simulating climate variability beyond the centennial timescale, which cannot be evaluated based on instrumental observations, and on testing which roles linear vs. nonlinear processes play in creating the continuous spectrum of climate.

Foto-Rechte: Dr. Kira Rehfeld

Januar

Dr. Susanne Liese (Oslo/Norway) - Kalenderwoche 5

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Susanne is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oslo, Norway. In her work, she uses mathematical and numerical modeling to study questions at the intersection between physics, biology and chemistry. The scientific subjects she is particularly interested in, include multivalent ligand-receptor binding as well as vesicle formation in elastic bio-membranes.

She received the Ernst-Reuter-Award for her outstanding PhD thesis at the Freie Universität in Berlin.

Foto-Rechte: Dr. Susanne Liese

Dr. Friederike Wrobel (Lemont/Chicago) - Kalenderwoche 4

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Friederike is a postdoctoral researcher at Argonne National Laboratory close to Chicago, USA. Her goal is to understand why some materials are conducting electricity and others don't, why some are magnetic and others aren't. While this question is relatively easy to answer for conventional materials where electrons don't care much about each other, it is not well understood for correlated materials where electrons strongly interact with each other. Through stacking individual atomic layers on top of each other, Friederike creates novel and very well controlled materials that allow her to study the way electrons "talk" to each other. She also just started her term as president of the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne, representing and advocating for her fellow postdocs.

The opinions Friederike expresses are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of Argonne or its management.

Foto-Rechte: Dr. Friederike Wrobel

Jun.-Prof. Heike Kalesse (Leipzig) - Kalenderwoche 3

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Junior-Professor Heike Kalesse is leading the working group “Remote Sensing and the Arctic System” at the Leipzig Institute for Meteorology (LIM) at Leipzig University. Her research focuses on combining ground-based remote sensing instruments to get comprehensive profile information on temperature, clouds, precipitation, and wind. She uses these observations to develop atmospheric retrieval algorithms. She loves clouds and field-work and will be participating in atmospheric field experiments around the globe, for example in Southern Chile, the Caribbean, and the Arctic Ocean. She finds sharing her knowledge on clouds and climate with the general public and especially children very important. 

Heike Kalesse with the OCEANET-Container remote-sensing instrument suite onboard the RV Polarstern on the Atlantic Ocean in December 2016.

Foto-Rechte: Moritz Haarig

Dr. Karin Everschor-Sitte (Mainz) - Kalenderwoche 2

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Karin is the head of the Emmy-Noether group TWIST – Topological Whirls in SpinTronics at the University of Mainz. Within the TWIST Group they investigate the complex fundamental physics of topologically protected magnetic structures — skyrmions. In particular, they study the interplay between skyrmions, different magnetic structures, and spin and charge currents. This interplay is governed by microscopic mechanisms within complex materials that must also be understood and engineered. Gaining a deeper understanding of these mechanisms to optimally utilize the properties of skyrmions towards potential spintronics applications is a key focus of their work. Karin was awarded with the Hertha Sponer Prize 2018 of the German Physical Society.

Foto-Rechte: Dr. Angelika Stele

Dr. Eva Benckiser (Stuttgart) - Kalenderwoche 1

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Eva is a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany. Her research focuses on the study of strongly correlated transition-metal oxide heterostructures. These materials show many technologically interesting phases, such as high-temperature superconductivity or multiferroicity. In bulk form, however, these phases are often difficult to access. The goal of Eva's research is to gain fundamental understanding of heteroepitaxy-induced spin, charge, orbital, and lattice reconstructions, ultimately enabling a targeted design of new functional materials for future electronic devices. Recently, she was awarded with the Walter Schottky Prize 2019 of the German Physical Society.

Foto-Rechte: Dr. Eva Benckiser

 

Hier geht es zu den Teilnehmerinnen des Physikerin der Woche 2018 Projektes