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01-23-2007 Sarah Köster awarded Berliner-Ungewitter-Prize
Sarah Köster is awarded the Berliner-Ungewitter-Prize from the University of Göttingen for Excellent Promotion for her dissertation entitled "Biological matter in microfluidic environment - from single molecules to self-assembly"
10-13-2006 Autumn barbecue 2006

10-13-2006 Autumn barbecue 2006

09-01-2006 Research stay at Institut Curie, Paris
During the winter term, Stephan Herminghaus has been appointed as a guest professor of Université Paris VI, at the Institut Pierre et Marie Curie, hosted by Prof. F. Brochard. The appointment was started with a one month stay at the Paris institute, where some joint work on Nucleation and Dewetting was completed (S. Herminghaus and F. Brochard-Wyart, 'Dewetting through nucleation', Comptes Rendus Physique 7 (2006) 1073-1081).

It is interesting to contemplate about the combinatorics of the wrought-iron window balustrade ornaments. Given the complexity many of them exhibit, one may estimate that it is well possible that there is not a single duplicate (aside from those at the same house, of course) among all of the mid-nineteenth century Paris as designed by Haussmann in the typical renowned style. I do not know if somebody investigated this seriously. Most probably so!

The elevator is quite expensive, so I decided to walk up. Unfortunately, you cannot go all the way up! The stairs ends at the second platform, and the elevator from there to the top does not only ask for exactly the same price as the one from the bottom, but the queues are also just as long. I decided to go down again, but the view was nice on platform two, already!

I just love the architecture of this city! The sublime balance between regularity and variety makes it all so pleasant; and sometimes you think you can feel that the rock they built it all from comes directly from the place. It all adds up to that awe-inspiring optical harmony. But, of course, you can read all that in the tons of books which have been written before by much more educated persons than me.

Yes, this is point zero! You find it in front of famous Nôtre Dame, on the Ile de la Cité. It is not quite the axle of the earth, nor the point where the big bang was ignited, but it is, after all, the point from which the kilometers on all french long distance roads are measured.

See below a few scans from Stephan's Moleskine:
08-16-2006 Hiking nearby

08-16-2006 Hiking nearby

A Trip to Bremke.

From Goettingen, you can walk right into the forest. On our hiking day this year we took off for Bremke, which is about a 15 kilometers walk away from town.

In Bremke, there is the old traditional restaurant 'Mutter Juette', just the right goal after hike!
07-26-2006 Holger Stark receives offer to TU Berlin
Holger Stark has received an offer of a professorship for theoretical physics at the Technical University Berlin. more
07-05-2006 First meeting of the Advisory Board! (5.-7. Juli 06)

07-05-2006 First meeting of the Advisory Board! (5.-7. Juli 06)

Here the three directors are posing with our Advisory Committee, which was so kind to have a deep look at our institute and gave us many very helpful hints. (Top row: Boris Shraiman, David Campell, Eberhard Bodenschatz, Sandra Trojan, Uzy Smilansky, Theo Geisel, Pierre Hohenberg; Bottom row: Tim Salditt, Stephan Herminghaus, Alexei Khokhlov).
12-15-2005 Christmas time in Göttingen...

12-15-2005 Christmas time in Göttingen...

Cozy times in Göttingen close to the end of the year...and so close to our lab!

Winter Impressions from the town center and the Christmas market. While we are still waiting for snow these pictures show a nice sight of Göttingen.
We wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! Wir Wünschen euch ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und ein Frohes neues Jahr!
12-09-2005 Our web site goes on-line!

12-09-2005 Our web site goes on-line!

On Friday, Dec. 9 at 4:10 p.m., our new website has been connected to the internet. The image to the left was used to advertise the web page to the public in Göttingen on free postcards ('City Cards'). It shows a grafitty in a cozy shared-housing kitchen where one of us has been living for some years. It translates to 'everything will be fine'.
12-08-2005 Dmytro's farewell party
Dem's farewell party in our 'yellow kitchen'

... good to have access to an A0 poster printer somewhere --- a good staff to enjoy the party, the yellow kitchen, a cold fridge, something to eat and drink and new pictures of everybody due to the current web page activities!

Farewell Dem... more
12-05-2005 Appointment as a professor of the University of Göttingen
Stephan Herminghaus proudly announces that he has been appointed as a professor ('Honorarprofessor') of the University of Göttingen, effective Nov. 28th, 2005. We are all looking forward to fruitful scientific collaboration with the colleagues of the faculty of physics ! more
09-27-2005 Topping-out celebration (Richtfest) of the first part of our new building

09-27-2005 Topping-out celebration (Richtfest) of the first part of our new building

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the official topping-out ceremony of our experimental building took place. The building, which is seen in the front region of the image above and may be recognized by the wing-shaped roof, is designed to host the large scale setups which are going to be used in our institute in the future, such as the high Reynolds number turbulent wind channel. As usual in these cases, there were a few speeches, food, and drinks. We all enjoyed it a lot, as we hope you will when you browse through the selection of images W. Keiderling has shot that day. The rectangular building in the rear is the main building of our new institute and will be finalized in a few years.
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