Understanding Physics: Public Lecture on Electron Microscopy




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The Understanding Physics lecture series hosted by the RWTH Department of Physics and RWTHextern seeks to bring the general public up to speed on some of the most fascinating physics research that is taking place right now.


The first talk of the series, entitled “Structure, Composition, Function: Getting a Glimpse of Subatomic Details with the Help of Electron Microscopy” will be given by Professor Knut Müller-Caspary, group leader at Forschungszentrum Jülich’s Ernst Ruska Centre.

The lecture will begin with a short history of the development of electron microscopy since the 1930s and explain the operating principles of modern electron optics. The focus will then be on the latest results from the broad range of research conducted at the Ernst Ruska Centre, such as the characterization of nanotechnology devices with atomic resolution up to three dimensions, the time-resolved tracking of atomic rearrangements in nanowires, and spectroscopy with electrons and X-rays in the electron microscope.

The event is scheduled to begin Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 11am in the Otto Fuchs lecture theater H3, C.A.R.L., Claßenstraße 11, Aachen. Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

Everyone is welcome – all lectures in the Understanding Physics series are free to attend and registration is not required. Just come along!