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Best Poster award

Hanno Kählert
wins the "Best Theory Poster" award for his contribution Kinetic approach to the dynamics of inhomogeneous strongly coupled plasmas (with co-authors Gabor Kalman and Michael Bonitz)
at the Conference Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems, July 2014 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

4th Summer Institute "Complex Plasmas"

July 30 - August 8 2014, Seton Hall University, South Orange (NJ), USA
Homepage of the Summer Institute
Information on the third Summer Institute

New grant for supercomputing time

June 2014: Michael Bonitz is awarded a grant for computing time a the Hochleistungsrechenzentrum Nord (HLRN). The award grants the Bonitz group 240 kNPL for supercomputing applications in strongly coupled plasmas and solids and intense laser matter interaction and is worth 240.000 Euros.

New book "Complex Plasmas: Scientific Challenges and Technological Opportunities" published

Michael Bonitz, Jose Lopez, Kurt Becker and Hauke Thomsen (Eds.)
Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics, Volume 82 2014
ISBN: 978-3-319-05436-0 (Print) 978-3-319-05437-7 (Online)
More Information and table of contents download: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05437-7

Two Best Poster awards

for students at the German Physical Society Spring meeting of the Plasma Physics Division in Berlin:
Jan-Philip Joost wins the Best Undergraduate Poster award for his contribution "Dust grain potential in a flowing magnetized plasma" (with co-authors Christopher Arran, Patrick Ludwig, Hanno Kählert and Michael Bonitz).
Tobias Dornheim wins the Best Theory Poster award for his contribution "Quantum breathing frequency of nanoplasmas" (with co-authors Alexey Filinov, Jan Willem Abraham and Michael Bonitz).

Young Scientist award

Hanno Kählert wins the Young Scientist award at the 7th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas (ICPDP) 2014 in New Delhi, India.

Editor's selection

Figure 1 of the PRE article "Dynamics of two-dimensional one-component and binary Yukawa systems in a magnetic field" by T. Ott, H. Löwen, and M. Bonitz was selected for the
"Kaleidoscope"

Eröffnung der Max-Planck-Ausstellung im Physikzentrum Kiel

14. Dezember 2013 10.00, Hans Geiger-Hörsaal
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New Research Grant

August 2013: Alexei Filinov (together with Michael Bonitz) has been awarded a research grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for the project "Anregungsspektrum stark korrelierter ultraklater dipolarer Gase aus First-Principle thermodynamischen Simulationen". The support amount is 160.600 Euro for his position.

Editors' Suggestion

the paper Magnetic field blocks two-dimensional crystallization in strongly coupled plasmas by T. Ott, H. Löwen, and M. Bonitz,
Physical Review Letters 111, 065001 (2013)
has been highlighted by the PRL editors as Editors' Suggestion
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news report of TRR24
joint press release of Düsseldorf and Kiel Universities
Pressemitteilung der Heine-Universität Düsseldorf und der CAU Kiel (deutsch)

PhD thesis award

June 2013: Torben Ott wins the prize for the best PhD thesis of the College of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät) of Kiel University in 2012.

New Research Grant

June 2013: Michael Bonitz has been awarded a research grant from the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) within the Verbundprojekt FSP 301 - Freie Elektronenlaser, for the project "Zeitaufgelöste Photoionisation am FEL - nichtlineare Effekte, Korrelationen und Kohärenz in Atomen und Molekülen". The support amount is 420.913 Euro for a postdoc and a phd-student for 3 years.
Press release of Kiel University and DESY (German)

New grant for supercomputing time

June 2013: Michael Bonitz is awarded a grant for computing time a the Hochleistungsrechenzentrum Nord (HLRN). The award grants the Bonitz group 100 kNPL for supercomputing applications in strongly coupled plasmas and intense laser matter interaction and is worth 100.000 Euros.

Three research grants for our group!

On May 24 2013 the German Science Foundation (DFG) extended the funding for the Kiel-Greifswald Collaborative Research Center TRR24 "Fundamentals of Complex Plasmas". Our group (together with the Co-PIs Sebastian Wolf from Kiel Astrophysics and Holger Fehske, Greifswald University) receives approximately 1.25 million Euros for 4 years that cover 5 Phd student positions. Principle investigators are Michael Bonitz, Hanno Kählert and Patrick Ludwig.
For more information, see
Web page of the TRR24
Report of Kiel Physics Department
Press release of Kiel University

New book "Progress in Nonequilibrium Green's Functions V" published

Robert van Leeuwen, Riku Tuovinen, and Michael Bonitz (Eds.)
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 427 (2013)
More Information and article download
Includes memorial articles remembering David C. Langreth written by Antti Jauho and Ulf von Barth and Bengt Lundqvist, see preface

Two poster awards for our group

At the German Physical Society Spring Meeting 2013 in Jena Kenji Fujioka wins the best theory poster award for his contribution "Kinetic Monte Carlo Approach to Cluster Growth in Magnetron Plasmas" with the co-authors Lasse Rosenthal, Sebastian Wolf and Michael Bonitz
Gidrius Kudelis "Heat Transport in Confined 2D Dust Clusters" wins the prize for the best undergraduate poster. This work was done during his summer internship in Kiel in 2012 within the DAAD RISE program and was supervised by Hauke Thomsen.
Details and photos

New Research Grant

Michael Bonitz has been awarded a research grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for the project "Configuration path integral Monte Carlo approach to the thermodynamic properties of dense plasmas". The support amount is 170.950 Euro for a PhD student.

New book published: "Nonequilibrium Green's Functions Approach to Inhomogeneous Systems"

Karsten Balzer and Michael Bonitz
Lecture Notes in Physics, Springer, vol. 867 (2013)
ISBN 978-3-642-35082-5

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Mimicking in the laboratory the dynamics of strongly correlated ions in the envelope of neutron stars

See paper Magnetizing a complex plasma without a magnetic field
by H. Kählert, J. Carstensen, M. Bonitz, H. Löwen, F. Greiner, and A. Piel,
Physical Review Letters 109, 155003 (2012)
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for more results see paper in Plasma Sources Science and Technology 22, 015007 (2013)
news report of TRR24
joint press release of Düsseldorf and Kiel Universities
Pressemitteilung der Heine-Universität Düsseldorf und der CAU Kiel (deutsch)

Manfred Bonitz died August 14 2012

One of the last photographs
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Conference "Progress in Nonequilibrium Greens Functions V"

the conference was organized by Robert van Leeuwen and held in Jyväskylä
Conference dates: 27.-31. August 2012
The official web page is here
For earlier conferences and proceedings click here

Third Summer Institute "Complex Plasmas"

took place July 30 - August 8 2012, Seton Hall University, South Orange (NJ), USA
Homepage of the Summer Institute
Information on the second Summer Institute
Information on the first Summer Institute

PhD thesis award

June 2012: Sebastian Bauch's PhD thesis is awarded the degree "Summa cum laude"

Femtosecond Quantum race of electrons observed for the first time

See paper Evidence for chirped Auger electron emission
by B. Schütte, S. Bauch, U. Frühling, M. Wieland, M. Gensch, E. Plönjes, T. Gaumnitz, A. Azima, M. Bonitz, and M. Drescher,
Physical Review Letters 108, 253003 (2012)
press release of Kiel University
Pressemitteilung der CAU Kiel (deutsch)
Hasylab Research Highlight
Report on Pro-Physik

Editor's Choice

June 2012: The paper
Electronic double-excitations in quantum wells: solving the two-time Kadanoff-Baym equations, by K. Balzer, S. Hermanns, and M. Bonitz,
Europhysics Letters 98, 67002 (2012)
DOI:10.1209/0295-5075/98/67002
has been designated as Editors' Choice

Diploma thesis award

June 2012: Tim Schoof is awarded the prize for the best diploma thesis of the Kiel Physics Department in 2011/12.

PhD thesis award

April 2012: Torben Ott's PhD thesis is awarded the degree "Summa cum laude"
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Best poster prize

March 2012: Hauke Thomsen is awarded the prize for the best plasma theory poster of the German Physical Society spring meeting in Stuttgart, March 12-16. The poster is entitled The Triple Correlation function as a tool for structural analysis, co-authors are Patrick Ludwig and Michael Bonitz.

New grant for supercomputing time

March 2012: Michael Bonitz is awarded a grant for computing time a the Hochleistungsrechenzentrum Nord (HLRN). The award grants the Bonitz group 165 kNPL for supercomputing applications in strongly coupled plasmas and intense laser matter interaction and is worth 165.000 Euros.

High honor by the Russian Academy of Sciences

February 2012: Michael Bonitz is awarded the title "Doctor honoris causa" by the presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences for his contributions to strongly correlated plasmas and condensed matter systems.

PhD thesis award

December 2011: Hanno Kählert's PhD thesis is awarded the degree "Summa cum laude"
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APS fellowship award

November 2011: Michael Bonitz is elected "Fellow" of the American Physical Society. The citation reads:
"For pioneering contributions to the field of strongly correlated classical and quantum plasmas, including the development of a statistical theory and first-principle computer simulations."

PhD thesis award

October 2011: Karsten Balzer's PhD thesis is awarded the degree "Summa cum laude"
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Excotic crystal of excitons discovered

See paper Crystallization of an Exciton Superfluid
by J. Böning, A.V. Filinov, and M. Bonitz,
Phys. Rev. B 84 , 075130 (2011) | local pdf-file
see brief summary and figures
Press release of Kiel university | Deutsche Pressemitteilung

Mini-Conference "Dense quantum plasma simulation"

at the APS meeting of the division of plasma physics, Nov. 14-18 2011, Salt Lake City

June 2011: the program committee of the 2011 DPP conference has approved the mini-conference.
Abstract Deadline for talks and posters: July 15.
Mini-conference Goals and outline
Speakers, abstracts and program
for further information contact Michael Bonitz

2nd Research workshop "Solving the Two-time Kadanoff-Baym Equations. Status and Open Problems"

12-13 October 2011 Kiel University, Physikzentrum
Homepage of the workshop


Diploma award

May 2011: Hauke Thomsen is awarded the prize for the best diploma thesis of the Kiel Physics Department in 2010/11.

New grant for supercomputing time

March 2011: Michael Bonitz is awarded a grant for computing time a the Hochleistungsrechenzentrum Nord (HLRN). The award grants the Bonitz group 195 kNPL for supercomputing applications in strongly coupled plasmas and intense laser matter interaction and is worth 195.000 Euros.

New book "Progress in Nonequilibrium Green's Functions IV" published

Michael Bonitz and Karsten Balzer (Eds.)

More Information

New book "Introduction to Complex Plasmas" published

Michael Bonitz, Norman Horing, and Patrick Ludwig (Eds.)

More Information

Second Summer Institute "Complex Plasmas"

August 5-13 2010, Greifswald (Germany)
Homepage of the Summer Institute, lectures, photos
Information on the first Summer Institute

Informal Research workshop "Solving the Two-time Kadanoff-Baym Equations. Status and Open Problems"

23-25 March 2010 Kiel University, Physikzentrum
Homepage of the workshop | First Announcement

Conference Progress in Nonequilibrium Green's Functions IV

August 17-21 2009 at the University of Glasgow
Conference web page | 2nd announcement and call for papers
Proceedings Progress in Nonequilibrium Green's Functions IV


Graduate Summer Institute Complex Plasmas

July 30-August 8 2008
at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ (USA)
Information, lectures, photos


Honoring Max Planck
on the occasion of his 150th birthday

Activities of the Kiel Physics Department


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