11.12.2017 - RUB PhD students at WELTPP

At the end of November, the 20th WELTPP took place in the old convent Rolduc in Kerkrade, the Netherlands. The scientific program was made up of five oral and two poster sessions which covered various topics in the field of low temperature plasma physics with a good balance of theoretical and experimental works. The very interested audience -mostly young researchers - led to a lot of good questions after the talks and fruitful discussions during the poster sessions.
Besides the scientific part, the programm was rounded by good food and a guided tour through the old Abbey. For me it was a great pleasure to take part in this workhop and for next year I recommend it for every young researcher in this field.

27.11.2017 - SFB 1316 approved by German Research Foundation

The German Research Foundation approved the proposal of Prof. Achim von Keudell and his consortium concerning the funding of a collaborative research project with the title "Transient atmospheric plasmas - from plasmas to liquids to solids". Within the consortium, 17 research projects on different topics are addressed. The funding period is from 2018 until 2022.

13.11.2017 - Awards for TET students at GEC conference

Several members of the faculty for electrical engineering attended this  the 70th Gaseous Electronics Conference in Pittsburgh, USA. Especially for two of them, the conference was very fruitfuil:

Sebastian Wilczek from the chair theoretical engineering was honored for his contribution with the title "Differences between Cartesian and spherical 1d3v particle-in-cell simulations" with the Student Excellence Award and Manaswi Daksha from the same chair won a Poster Award for his contribution "A real-time model for secondary electron emission coefficients in low temperature plasmas".

Congratulations to both of them!


16.10.2017 - International School on Low Temperature Plasma Physics: Basics and Applications

The traditional summer school on low temperature plasma physics will go on in Octobre next year. The summer school takes place in Physikzentrum in Bad Honnef and is from Octobre 6th, 2018 until Octobre 11th, 2018. After the school, the master class will be from Octobre 11th, 2018 until Octobre 13th, 2018.

Participants are welcomed to sign in for registration until June 15th, 2018. Due to limitation in the number of rooms at the Physikzentrum, the attendance is limited.

For more information, see Homepage Summer School


08.10.2017 - Prof. Dr. Yuri Litvinenko

Yuri Litvinenko

Since 2013, Prof. Dr. Yuri Litvinenko from the University of Waikoto, New Zealand, is a continuous guest in Bochum. This year, the VIP grant was successfully extended, so that Prof. Litvinenko will visit the group of PD Dr. Horst Fichtner for three months from 1st Decemeber 2017 until 28th February 2018.







Foto: Copyright University of Waikato

further details VIP: Yuri Litvinenko / Horst Fichtner

09.05.2017 - Blog plasma for girls

A new blog, who should adress femal pupil interested in science is online from today on: Plasma for girls. Articles about studies, science, and gender can be found.

Ein neuer Blog, der SchülerInnen adressiert, ist nun online Plasma for girls. Es finden sich Artikel zum Thema Studium, Wissenschaft und Gender.