Towards the origin of stuff – 60 years research with neutrons at Garching


  • Datum: 17.03.2017
  • Uhrzeit: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Vortragende(r): Prof. Dr. Winfried Petry
  • Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz & Physics Department Technische Universität München
  • Ort: Garching und Greifswald
  • Raum: Hörsaal D2 (Übertragung nach HGW S1)
  • Gastgeber: IPP
In 1957 after a construction time of only one year the first neutron source for Germany has been taken into operation on the potato fields outside of Garching. It was the crystallization point of what is today one of the largest research campus in Europe. In 2005 its successor, the Neutron Research Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRMII) opened for routine operation. Today it attracts yearly about 1000 scientists for from all over the world to do experiments with neutrons. “Do something new!” was the motto of Heinz Maier-Leibnitz, doyen of research with neutrons in Europe, to achieve in international competition scientific excellence. And in Garching new things have been undertaken: guiding thermal neutrons by optics, concepts for high resolution inelastic scattering, concepts for detecting mesoscopic structures by neutrons, precise cross sections for the interaction of thermal neutrons with matter, ultra-cold neutrons, hadron therapy of cancer by fast neutrons … Today FRM II stands for research with neutrons spanning from material sciences with strong feed-back to industrial needs over life sciences towards tackling fundamental questions like the origin of the universe. After a brief historical review the talk will present examples of actual and future cutting edge research at FRM II.
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