Martin Selin joins the Soft Matter Lab

Martin Selin starts his PhD at the Physics Department of the University of Gothenburg on 16th March 2020.

Martin has a Master degree in Applied Physics at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

In his PhD, he will focus on automating particle trapping using optical tweezers and machine learning.

Laura Natali joins the Soft Matter Lab

Laura Natali starts her PhD at the Physics Department of the University of Gothenburg on 1st March 2020.

Laura has a Master degree in Physics, curriculum in Physics of Biosystems, from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, where he submitted a Master thesis whose results can be found here.

In her PhD, she will focus on microswimmers and active polymers employing machine learning techniques.

Hillevi Wachtmeister joins the Soft Matter Lab

Hillevi Wachtmeister joined the Soft Matter Lab on 21 January 2020.

Hillevi Wachtmeister is a Master student in Physics at Chalmers University of Technology.

During her Master thesis work she will work on characterizing and tracking different particles and micro organisms using deep learning. She is supervised by Daniel Midtvedt.

Harshith Bachimanchi joins the Soft Matter Lab

Harshith Bachimanchi starts his PhD at the Physics Department of the University of Gothenburg on 20th January 2020.

Harshith has a Master degree in physics from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India, where he submitted a Master thesis in optics, whose results can be found here.

In his PhD, he will focus on microscopy and deep learning.

Sophia Simon visits the Soft Matter Lab. Welcome!

Sophia Simon is a bachelor student at the Freie Universität of Berlin. She will do her summer internship at the Soft Matter Lab from July 21 to September 27, 2019, with a grant from DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst). She will work on the tunability of critical Casimir forces in critical mixtures.

Falko Schmidt attends the 69th Lindau Nobel laureate meeting

Picture from the open discussion with Steven Chu (Nobel Prize Physics 1997) on the left. 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 02.07.2019 Photo/Credit: Patrick Kunkel/ Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Open Exhange
Picture of the boat ride to Mainau Island with Donna Strickland (Nobel Prize Physics 2018) on the left. 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, 04.07.2019, Lindau, Germany
Picture/Credit: Julia Nimke/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
Picture of the open discussion with David Gross (Nobel Prize Physics 2004) on the left. 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 03.07.2019 Photo/Credit: Patrick Kunkel/ Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Open Exchange David J. Gross

Falko Schmidt, and Jalpa Soni have been selected to attain the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany from the 30th June till 5th July 2019.

The Lindau meeting is a platform where 600 young scientists around the world meet former Nobel laureates (as well as Turing-award winners). There they can exchange scientific ideas and experiences, inspire each other and connect for a more interdisciplinary scientific community. These are the three incentives that make this meeting a unique experience.

Falko Schmidt had the privilege to attend it and shares the following insight:

“For me, the Lindau meeting was a unique experience where I was able to meet peers across many disciplines, share ideas and experiences beyond my field of active matter and received much feedback on career choices and daily life as a PhD. Especially fruitful were the many possibilities to engage with senior scientists such as the Nobel laureates which with their humour, insight and advice deepened my passion about science. Personally, I would consider my best encounters with Steven Chu and William Phillips (Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997 on laser cooling),  Donna Strickland (Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018 on ultra-fast lasers), and Stefan Hell (Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014 on super-resolution microscopy). I am very grateful for the possibility of attending this meeting and would like to thank the Lindau Nobel committee and Söderbergs Foundation who  were selecting and sponsoring me.
From now on, in times of struggle, I will always look back to this meeting and remember why we all love doing science.”

Quentin Pikeroen visits the Soft Matter Lab. Welcome!

Quentin Pikeroen is visiting from École Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Lyon from 13th May until 2nd August 2019.

Quentin Pikeroen has a Bachelor’s degree in general physics at the ENS de Lyon and he is enrolled in the first year of master degree in general physics at the ENS de Lyon.