On December 8, The Association of Friends of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin granted the Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize for an outstanding PhD thesis in the research area of synchrotron radiation as well as the innovation prize “Synchrotron Radiation”. The award ceremony took place at the 8th BER II and BESSY II Users’ Meeting.
Dr. Joachim Robert Graefe from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart has been awarded for his doctoral thesis “Static and Dynamic Magnetization Properties of Nanoscaled Superstructures”, performed at the University of Stuttgart. In his dissertation, he has been the first worldwide who was able to map and evaluate spin waves, so-called magnons, in nanoscaled antidot grids by directly using the dynamic X-ray microscopy on the GHz scale. The experiments were carried out on the MAXYMUS microscope at BESSY II.