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Physics Doctoral Candidate Nele Stetzuhn (Bolotin's Lab) Attended the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Nele Stetzuhn on the Stage of the "Next Gen Science" during the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Nele Stetzuhn on the Stage of the "Next Gen Science" during the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Nele Stetzuhn, a physics doctoral candidate at the Free University of Berlin, presented her research project at this year's Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. The annual meeting brings together young scientists and Nobel laureates, and in 2024, it was dedicated to physics.

News from Jul 11, 2024

Nele Stetzuhn studied physics at the Free University of Berlin. Since 2021, she has been pursuing her doctorate in Professor Kirill Bolotin’s research group, focusing on magnetic dynamics in two-dimensional materials. For her doctoral project, she joined the Transregional Collaborative Research Center TRR 227 "Ultrafast Spin Dynamics." Nele Stetzuhn's project is additionally supervidsed by Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt and Dr. Clemens von Korff Schmising from the Max Born Institute in Berlin.

Nele Stetzuhn was selected to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting by a committee of distinguished researchers from numerous applications. She was one of approximately 600 exceptionally talented postdocs, doctoral candidates, and students from around the world invited to engage with nearly 40 Nobel laureates.

Nele Stetzuhn's Talk “Ultrafast, ultrathin, ultratunable: Spintronics in 2D materials"

During the meeting from June 30 to July 5, 2024, Nele Stetzuhn gave a presentation on the topic “Ultrafast, ultrathin, ultratunable: Spintronics in 2D materials,” where she explained her research approach. Using ultrafast laser pulses, she investigates and manipulates the magnetic properties of two-dimensional materials to explore their usability for future information storage and transmission solutions. This technique could potentially be used in the future to employ the spin of electrons as information carriers instead of charge, thereby reducing heat dissipation.

Denis Iagodkin (AG Bolotin) Made Up for the 2020 Meeting

Denis Iagodkin, who is also pursuing his doctorate in Prof. Dr. Kirill Bolotin’s group, accompanied Nele Stetzuhn to the meeting. He had been invited to the Nobel Laureate Meeting in 2020, which was canceled due to the pandemic. Denis Iagodkin also researches two-dimensional materials, focusing on semiconductors with unique optical properties in two dimensions. These properties can be manipulated through uniform deformations of the material or specific light polarizations.

Unique Experience and Exclusive Scientific Input

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings offer a unique international scientific forum for exchange across generations, cultures, and disciplines. The thematic focus rotates annually among the three scientific disciplines of the Nobel Prize: physics, chemistry, or physiology/medicine.

“For us, it was a unique opportunity to speak with Nobel laureates like Konstantin Novoselov and Klaus von Klitzing. It was very interesting to learn about the life stories and career paths of the laureates, which were often surprisingly unconventional. However, we particularly enjoyed the exchange with other young scientists from various subfields of physics.”

Over the five days, there were many panel discussions on current topics such as artificial intelligence, quantum technology, and climate change, in which young scientists and Nobel laureates could actively participate.

On the last day, there was a wonderful excursion to Mainau Island in perfect weather. There was a special moment when the attending Nobel laureates signed a renewal of the Mainau Declaration Against the Use of Nuclear Weapons, which was first presented at the 5th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in 1955.

Copyright: private; Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting: Patrick Kunkel; Christian Flemming

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