Academic graduation ceremony for the academic years 2020/2021

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After two and a half years of Corona-related break, the Department of Physics celebrated the graduates of the academic years 2020 and 2021 on Friday, May 13, 2022. In the solemnly decorated lecture hall G of the Physikum, Prof. Dr. Kristina Giesel, Prof. Dr. Martin Eckstein and department spokesman Prof. Dr. Kai Philipp Schmidt handed over the certificates to the present bachelor, master, teacher and PhD graduates under much applause from family members. The event was musically accompanied by rousing music of the band Niglas T. Flimm. With his keynote speech “Cooperative Behavior in the Quantum World”, Prof. Dr. Joachim von Zanthier gave an insight into the current research at the Department, which is at the center of the new Collaborative Research Center QuCoLiMa.

The best theses were awarded the Ohm Prize of the Department of Physics for the promotion of young scientists. Department spokesman Prof. Dr. Kai Philipp Schmidt presented the Ohm prizes to Aaron Müller for his bachelor thesis, Max Fahn, Nicole Geißelbrecht, Markus Lippl and Tim Unbehauen for their master theses, Jakob Jorda for his final thesis and Dr. Philipp Bitzenbauer, Dr. Marc-Oliver Pleinert and Dr. Paul Roth for their dissertations. Afterwards, Nicole Geißelbrecht and Dr. Marc-Oliver Pleinert gave short presentations on their research work.

In addition to the prizes for the best theses, there were also prizes for lecturers. Dean of studies Prof. Dr. Christopher van Eldik presented the traditional “Awards for Good Teaching” for excellently evaluated courses to Prof. Dr. Kristina Giesel for her lecture “Integrated Course 3: Quantum Field Theory”, Prof. Dr. Norbert Lindlein for his lecture “Experimentalphysik für Naturwissenschaftler”, PD Dr. Michael Schmiedeberg for his lecture “Theoretische Physik 4: Statistik”, Prof. Dr. Uli Katz for his lecture “Experimentalphysik 5: Kern- und Teilchenphysik” and a special award to Dr. Michael Krieger for the media equipment in the lecture rooms of the Department of Physics. Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Martin Eckstein and Prof. Dr. Peter Hommelhoff each received the award for special engagement in teaching (PfbEidL) from the student council initiative Math/Physics/Data Science.

Following the academic graduation ceremony, there was a get-together with drinks and delicious finger food and an opportunity for conversation in front of the lecture hall building at the Eiweiher in wonderful weather.