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Calendar: ALS Calendar
Title: ALS Colloquium: Professor Helmut Dosch (DESY): "100 Years of X-ray Diffraction"
When: 10/ 2/2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description: ALS Colloquium

Roger Falcone

Presented by:
Professor Helmut Dosch
Chairman of the Board of Directors, DESY
and Full Professor, University of Hamburg

100 Years of X-ray Diffraction
(including current Photon science activities at DESY)

With a revolutionary experiment in 1912, Max von Laue and his collaborators shed light on a new world which has remained invisible and sealed to mankind: the world of crystals, atoms and molecules. The Laue diffraction experiment opened the gateway to the nano space and to a heroic century of materials-driven innovations. None of our current technologies would have been possible without this bold exploration of the molecular structure of matter.

I will elucidate the rather unusual (and vastly unknown) scientific setting and concepts which finally led to this discovery and will attempt a look into the future of x-ray diffraction.
Location: 15-253 Conf Room