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Dresden's Helmholtz Center celebrates anniversary and presents HZDR awards
Date:3/20/2012

. They will be honored for their development of the radio tracer [Fluor-18]Flubatine which accelerates the early detection of Alzheimer's dementia. This radioactively labeled substance, which is based on a compound found in South American poison arrow frogs, substantially shortens the examination period for Alzheimer's.

Technology Award

The Technology Award was presented to Dr. Sven Eckert and Klaus Timmel from the Institute of Fluid Dynamics. For the first time ever, they conducted flow measurements to investigate the use of magnetic brakes. These brakes are used in industrial steel castings to improve product quality. However, not as expected, the liquid metal flow does not settle down, but is actually agitated. The results foster a better understanding of the impact exerted by the magnetic fields and, thus, contribute towards improving and optimizing their industrial application.

Award for Doctoral Candidates

The Award for Doctoral Candidates was bestowed on Dr. Norbert Martin for his doctoral dissertation which was completed at the Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research and the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW). He developed an innovative procedure for the production and characterization of magnetic layers and elements which can be applied in the magnetic storage technology sector.

Recognition Awards were presented to Dr. Anne Heller (Institute of Resource Ecology) and Dr. Christophe Valle (Institute of Fluid Dynamics) for their doctoral dissertations.

Award for Scientific Communication

The Award for Scientific Communication went to Dr. Sren Kliem, Dr. Frank Schfer, Lars Holt, and Polina Tusheva from the Institute of Resource Ecology. They are working in the field of nuclear safety engineering and will be honored for their effective public relations work in the aftermath of the reactor accident in Fukushima. Back then, they
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Contact: Dr. Christine Bohnet
c.bohnet@hzdr.de
49-351-260-2450
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
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