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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Department of Physics

Prof. Thomas Elsaesser receives an ERC Advanced Grant

For the second time, an ERC Advanced Grant has been awarded to Thomas Elsaesser, Professor at the Department of Physics of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and director at the Max Born Institute.

Professor Thomas Elsaesser receives a prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC), which supports, for a period of 5 years, basic research on dynamic electric interactions of DNA and RNA with ions and their water environment. The ERC Advanced Grant is endowed with up to 2.5 million euro and awarded to top researchers in Europe pursuing groundbreaking high-risk projects in science.

Thomas Elsaesser is a director at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, a professor for experimental physics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a member of IRIS Adlershof. With his research on ultrafast phenomena in condensed matter, including liquids, biomolecular systems, and crystalline materials, he plays a leading role in ultrafast science worldwide. In his experiments, he combines methods of femtosecond spectroscopy and structure research with x-rays. He has received numerous awards for his scientific work, among them a first ERC Advanced Grant in 2009.

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