Professorship at the University of Augsburg for Felix Büttner

Prof. Dr. Felix Büttner has been called at the University Augsburg. He heads now a joint research group at HZB.

Prof. Dr. Felix Büttner has been called at the University Augsburg. He heads now a joint research group at HZB. © Uni Augsburg

Felix Büttner has led a junior research group at HZB. Now he has accepted a call to the University of Augsburg. As head of a joint research group, he will continue his studies of magnetic skyrmions at BESSY II.

 

Felix Büttner has been leading a junior research group at HZB since the beginning of 2020, funded by the Young Investigator Grant of the Helmholtz Association. In spring 2022, he was awarded the Walter Schottky Prize of the German Physical Society for his pioneering achievements in the field of magnetic skyrmions. Since July, he holds a professorship at the Institute of Physics, University Augsburg.

Felix Büttner studied in Göttingen and received his doctorate in 2013 for his work at the interface of magnetism and X-ray physics. After a stint in industry at Daimler AG, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2015-2020.

Prof. Dr. Büttner investigates nanotextures in magnetic thin-film materials and drives the development of ultrahigh-resolution X-ray microscopy techniques. The aim is to understand the particle-like dynamics of such topological textures and to prepare their application in information technology.

Under a cooperation agreement between the University of Augsburg and HZB, Büttner will work one day a week at HZB, where he runs laboratories in Wannsee and carries out measurements at BESSY II. His research group will remain in full size.

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