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DPG Symposium “Correlative and in situ Microscopy in Materials Research”

The special symposium of “Correlative and in situ Microscopy in Materials Research”, held during 1-4.April as part of the DPG2019 (annual meeting of German Physical Society)  in Regensburg, was a great success.

The four-day symposium was co-organized by Prof. Erdmann Spiecker and Dr. Johannes Will under financial support from the DFG via the research training school project GRK 1896: “In situ Microscopy with Electrons, X-rays and Scanning Probes”. A total of 11 topical sessions were completed by international and invited speakers, as well as many of the PhD students supported by the GRK 1896. All talks were of high quality and often accompanied by lively discussions. The attendance topped around 200 people, never falling below 50. Although the international and invited speakers set a high bar, the GRK members were able to contribute on an equally high level. In addition, the conscientious preparation of the GRK students resulted in two poster prizes (out of a total of two in the section), which equals to a 100% win rate within the metal and material physics DPG section. Congratulations Vaid Aviral and Birk Fritsch!

Thanks to our funding by the DPG, we were able to organize a conference dinner for all speakers. Like in the symposium, the attendance was high and accompanied by a scientific conversation across all participating work groups and academic levels.

Thanks all for contributing!