Centrally important to the Faculty of Physics is the extension of CRC 1242 “Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Condensed Matter in the Time Domain”, which was approved on 25 May 2016. The evaluation will take place in early 2020. Until then, several workshops will discuss the results of each project in context and set the strategic direction for the next application period. That will be followed by work on the detail – preparation of the application and of the project posters and lectures for the evaluation.

Prof. Rossitza Pentcheva and Prof. Heiko Wende, both members of CRC/TRR 247 “Heterogeneous Oxidation Catalysis in the Liquid Phase”, which was approved in May 2018, have a little more time until the next assessment. In the meantime, intensive research is still needed to realise high-level publications in the projects.

Representing many other projects in the Faculty of Physics is Prof. Martina Schmid, who holds an important position in the Energy Science course with her research on solar cells. The renovation work that is currently under way is a prerequisite for optimal laboratory operation that will deliver innovative results.