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CUI PhD student will participate in Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Caroline Arnold will participate in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to physics this year. The meeting’s key topics will be cosmology, laser physics and gravitational waves.

Caroline Arnold’s main research interests are theoretical molecular physics

Caroline Arnold is a scientific researcher at DESY working in the group of Prof. Robin Santra at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science. The CUI PhD student won out in a multi-stage selection process over hundreds of international applicants.

The 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will take place from 30 June to 5 July 2019, assembling more than 580 highly qualified young scientists from 88 countries. 42 Nobel Laureates have already confirmed their participation – including the 2018 laureates in physics Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou. Strickland developed the Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA) technique, which is the basis of modern laser science and the cluster’s research.

“I am very happy that I will take part this year,” Caroline Arnold says. “I am very curious about being part of this extraordinary meeting and getting in contact with Nobel Laureates and young scientists from all over the world.”

The Meeting was founded in 1951 as a European initiative of post-war reconciliation, intending to offer an international forum for scientific exchange and networking. The 69th Meeting offers multiple opportunities for this purpose: In addition to the central 30 minutes lectures given by the Nobel Laureates, there will for example be Science Breakfasts dedicated to certain main topics. There will also be Science Walks, where one Nobel Laureate and ten young scientists will get the opportunity for informal discussions during a walk in Lindau and the surrounding area. Caroline Arnold’s main research interests are theoretical molecular physics, especially light-induced ultrafast nuclear dynamics on the femtoseconds scale.