14 September 2016
DESY Hamburg
Europe/Berlin timezone


Deep insights into the atomic scale
14 September 2016, 17.30 hrs,
PETRA III experimental hall (Building 46g) at DESY in Hamburg

PETRA III at DESY in Hamburg is one of the most brilliant synchrotron sources for hard X-rays. It allows scientists from all over the world to gain deep insights into the atomic scale, enabling the development of new materials and pharmaceuticals. Extended by two new experimental halls, PETRA III offers space for ten additional beamlines, making optimal use of the extremely high brightness for future discoveries in many disciplines. Three of the new beamlines are being built in cooperation with partners from India, the Russian Federation and Sweden.

In a naming ceremony, the new halls will receive the names “Ada Yonath” and “Paul P. Ewald”.

In the 1910s Paul P. Ewald developed the theory for X-rays interacting with a crystal, the so-called dynamic theory. He laid an important foundation for the development of the rapidly growing field of X-ray crystallography.

Some 90 years later Ada Yonath unravelled the complex molecular structure of the ribosome. Her pioneering X-ray crystallography of this protein-making “factory” within cells was a breakthrough. Jointly with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas Steitz she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009.

Please register if you want to participate until 9 September 2016.

DESY Hamburg
Petra III Experimental hall (Bldg. 46g)