Carl-Ramsauer-Award for excellent dissertation

Dr. Raphael Jay has received this year's Carl-Ramsauer-Prize of the German Physical Society of Berlin.

Dr. Raphael Jay has received this year's Carl-Ramsauer-Prize of the German Physical Society of Berlin. © Max Threlfall

Dr. Raphael Jay has received this year's Carl-Ramsauer-Prize of the German Physical Society of Berlin (DPGzB). The prize honours outstanding dissertations in physics and related fields and will be awarded during a festive colloquium on 18 November 2020 in the Magnus-Haus.

Dr. Raphael Jay studied ultrafast charge transfer dynamics in iron complexes during his doctorate at the University of Potsdam under the supervision of Prof. Alexander Föhlisch. In the context of the EDAX project at BESSY II, he carried out measurements with ultra-short X-ray pulses, whereby the experimental infrastructure was also used for measurements at the Free Electron Laser LCLS in Stanford.

The complex measurement results were analysed within the HZB Virtual Institute "Dynamic Pathways in multimensional Landscapes" in collaboration with Stockholm University. In future, this type of experiment will also be possible at the European XFEL in Hamburg, which was developed in parallel within the EDAX project. Raphael Jay is now continuing his scientific work at the University of Uppsala.

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