MAX PLANCK SOCIETY FOUNDS PHYSICS INSTITUTE IN EASTERN GERMANY

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Max Planck Society Founds Physics Institute in Eastern Germany

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[Text] At its session1 in Berlin, the senate of the MPG [Max Planck Society] resolved in principle-with reference to the Science Council recommendation oftoax Planck Institute in Halle, the first in the new federal laender, to work on solid-state physics and electron microscopy. This resolution, which is subjectuarantee of financing, still requires further elaboration.

The senate of the MPG also resolved at the same session to found three further MPG teams at universities in the new federal laender and ln eastern Berlin:

J. MPG Team on Quantum Chemistry at the Brandenburg Regional College [Landeshochschule] in Potsdam, or at Rostock University.

Head: Dr. Joachim Sauer, head of th* Quantum Chemistry team at the Central Institute of Physical Chemistry, Berlin [formerly the GDR Academy of Sciences).

Partner Institute: Max Planck Institute of Solid-state Research in Stuttgart

Outline Description: Dr. Sauer (bornhemist, has published pioneering work on the quantum-mechanics treatment of the interaction of molecules on internal surfaces ofomplex scientific project of wide-ranging practical significance. His team

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is to clarify elementary chemical processes in which solid materials and their surfaces ere involved,ombination of quantum chemical ab initio techniques and computer simulation methods.

7. PG Team on Theory of Low-Dimension Semiconductore at the Humboldt University. Berlin.

Head: Dr. Roland Zimmermann. head of the Department of Theoretical Solid-State Physics at the Central Institute of Electron Physics, Berlin (formerly the GDR Academy of Sciences).

Institute: Max Planck Institute of Solid-StateStuttgart.

Outline Description: Dr. Zimmermann (bomhysicist, haa made his name ln science with major contributions on nonlinear phenomena, transport properties, and electron-hole fluid models. Among other topics, his MPG team will also be working on the theory Of "quantum wires" lunldimensional conduction structures in semiconductors) and polymer chains.

MPG Teameset> Chemiotry at the University of Jena

Bead: Dr. Eckhard Din;)us of the Technical Chemistry department in the Chemistry Section of Jena University.

Partner Institute: Max Planck Institute of Carbon Research in Muolheim/Ruhr.

Outline Description; Dr. Dinjushemist, has published major work In the pastears on the topical area of metal-catalytic carbon dioxide coversion. His team is to research the catalysis cycle in the incorporation ofeset> Into organic substrates, and to optimise this process with the intention of makinghich combustion processes give off in large quantities, usableomponent for chemical syntheses.

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