Welcome to our new team members: Tobias Preitschopf as a PhD student and Marius Gerlach is working on his master thesis.
We wish you a good and successful time at the AK Fischer!
On 20th March 2019 Philipp Constantinidis successfully defended his doctoral thesis on Untersuchung von Reaktionen bei hohen Temperaturen mit Hilfe von Schwingungsspektroskopie.
We wish you all the best for the future!
In February 2019 Deb Pratim Mukhopadhyay, Domenik Schleier and Ingo Fischer were at the Synchrotron SOLEIL south of Paris, to analyse the hydrogen abstraction of diborane under the condition of the highest safety precaution.
Since the 1st of November 2018 Dr. Deb Pratim Mukhopadhyay is working as a postdoc at the AK Fischer. We wish you a good and successful time in Würzburg.
On 23th of October 2018 Kai Pachner successfully defended his doctor's thesis Photodissoziationsreaktionen der Xylyl-Radikale , C8H9, und des Benzyl-Radikals, C7H7: Eine Velocity-Map-Imaging Studie. He arleady did his master thesis at the AK Fischer.
We wish you all the best for your future work in Hamburg.
Congratulations to our former member Anja Röder for her Humblodt Research Fellowship. Anja wrote her master (2014) and doctoral thesis (2017) at the AK Fischer.
With the Fellowship she will do research on ultrafast spectroscopy of molecules at the University of Ottawa (Canada), working with the group of Prof. Albert Stolow.
Since the beginning of October Christian Matthaei is working as a PhD student at the AK Fischer. Christian studied at the University of Potsdam and he will work on ns-lasersystems. We wish Christian a good and successful time in Würzburg.
At the traditional Foundation Day ceremony Dr. Anja Röder (AK Fischer) was awarded a prize for her doctoral thesis by the Unterfränkische Gedenkjahrstiftung für Wissenschaft and the University of Wuerzburg. Congratulations!
Welcome to Lisa Lummel (Master) and Lea Bosse (Bachelor). Hope you have a great and successful time!
On 11th April 2018 (room 0.017, Praktikumsgebäude Z7, 10 am) Deb Pratim Mukhopadhyay of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, India will hold a lecture about "Low frequency vibrations, vibrational dynamics and energetics of Hydrogen-bonded binary clusters of fluorophenol under isolated condition". You are welcome to join us!
From Feb. 27th to March 2nd 2018 the Research Training School GRK 2112 organized an international Symposium on Molecular Biradicals, which took place in the Toscana Hall of the Würzburg Residence. Around 100 scientists from all over the world presented and discussed their most recent research related to biradicals. Topics ranged from modern spectroscopic and computational methods to studies on reactions of biradicals and applications in material science. In particular graduate students and postdocs enjoyed the opportunity to present their work to leading experts in short talks or poster.
For more information about the GRK 2112 visit:
In January 2018 a team from our group went to the SOLEIL storage ring close to Paris to carry out experiments on reactive boron compounds.
On 30th of November 2017 Hans-Christian Schmitt successfully defended his doctor's thesis "Deaktivierungsprozesse in isolierten aromatischen Heterocyclen und Pyrene". Congratulations and alle the best for the future!
In September/October 2017 Anja Röder and Isabella Wagner, as one of the first external users, could visit the new ATTOLab User Facility in Saclay, France within a Laserlab Europe Measurement. They were actively supported by Lionel Poisson, Sana Habka and Guillaume Gallician. A big thank you to all of them and also to the laser technicians at the ATTOLab User Facility!
On a Friday in September the Research Group Fischer visited the Raman Lab of Prof. Kiefer in Eisingen. Prof. Kiefer showed us Raman spectra in colour which was a very good way of comprehending this process. Afterwards we had a drink and some excellent Serano ham and discussed the highlights of the history of Raman. A big thank you to Prof. Kiefer!
Prof. Dr. Edward Grant from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver/Canada held a lecture on 12th of July 2017 and signed a cooperation agreement with JMU.
On 10th July 2017 Anja Röder defended her thesis "Excited-State Dynamics in Open-Shell Molecule". Congratulations and all the best for your stay in Canada!
"Fishermen and Friends" started the Chem Cup 2017 as defending champion. But this time they already were eliminated in the first round. Nevertheless we had a lot of fun!
At the recent ChemSystm organized by the JCF Würzburg Kai Pachner received a prize for the best poster in the field of Theoretical and Physical Chemistry.
Hans-Christian Schmitt won a prize for the best posterappetizer.
Prof. Ingo Fischer attended the ICOPVS 2016 (6th International Conference on Perspectives in Vibrational Spectroscopy) from 05.11 - 08.11.16 in Lucknow, India. He was invited as Plenary Speaker and did a lecture about "Vibrational Spectroscopy of Reactive Intermediates".
In August Philipp Constantinidis, Prof. Dr. Ingo Fischer and Florian Hirsch performed experiments at the Free Electron Laser in Nijmegen/Netherlands. They were supported by Dr. Anouk Rijs, Daniel Bakker and Sjors Bakels.
A dream come true!
For the very first time the AK Fischer has won the prestigious ChemCup and they can call themselves now the best football team of the Faculty for a whole year. Without losing a single match the "Fischerman & Friends" made it to the finals against "Trapper Shorty & die Flintenbois & Shotgungirls" (AK Radius & Finze). It was a fair final and our guest professor Animesh Ojha shot the decisive goal to win the final 3:2. He chipped the ball into the left corner of the net. The victory was then celebrated in style.
Former and current members of the AK Fischer took part again in the Schwanberglauf 2016. After the 10.4 km run uphill they ended the evening at the winefestival in Castell. With a time of 48:25 min Jörg Herterich was the fastest runner of the "Fischerman & Friends".
Dr. Animesh Kumar Ojhia from the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India is staying with our research group from May until Agust this year. Together with Prof. Ingo Fischer he will be working on "Synthesis and Spectroscopic Investigations of Interfacial Polarization of CeO2, ZrO2 and WO3 Nanostructures Over the Graphene Sheet". We wish him all the best for his stay here in Würzburg!
In June Anja Röder, Hans-Christian Schmitt and Florian Hirsch from the Fischer Group conducted measurements at the CEA Saclay near Paris. Assisted by Prof. Ingo Fischer and Dr. Lionel Poisson.
They also took the chance to meet former fellow Fabian Holzmeier, who now works as PostDoc at Synchrotron Soleil in Paris.
The DPG Spring Meeting took place in Hannover from 29.02 - 04.03.16. The members of the research group Fischer contributed with four presentations and one poster.
Fabian Holzmeier defended his doctor's thesis "Photoionization of Nitrogen-Containing Reactive Molecules with Synchrotron Radiation". Congratulations and all the best for your time in Paris!
On 4th of September 2015 Thiemo Gerbich defended his doctor's thesis "Pikosekunden-zeitaufgelöste Deaktivierungsprozesse in isolierten Molekülen - Fluorenon, NDCA, Me-NI und NTCDA". Congratulations and all the best for the future!
On 27th of July 2015 Melanie Lang defended her doctor's thesis "Valence Shell Photoionization of Soot Precursors with Synchrotron Radiation".
Congratulations Dr. Lang!
At the ChemCup of the faculty our team "Fisherman & Friends" failed in the quarter-finals in an unfortunate way. But we won't let it get us down and we'll try again next year.
At the traditional Schwanberglauf current and former members of the research group Fischer braved the heat and performed excellently.
Guest researcher Leonie Theis again reached a fantastic third place (women) which was celebrated at the wine festival in Castell afterwards.
On 24th of June Jens Giegerich defended his doctor's thesis "Velocity-map-imaging studies on reactive intermediates: Fulvenallenes, C3H2 isomers and alkylradicals".
In June 15 a team from our group investigated in a cooperation with the group of Markus Gühr (Stanford) the inner shell ionisation of HNCO. The experiments were carried out at the soft x-ray beamline PLEIADES at the storage ring SOLEIL. We received great support from Christophe Nicolas and Saikat Nandi.
On 08th of May the new GRK 2112 "Molecular biradicals: structure, properties and reactivity" was approved for funding by the DFG.
Website of the GRK 2112
We congratulate Mr. Jörg Herterich on his doctor's degree.