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Friday, 17 May, 2024

Diamond glitter: a play of colors with artificial DNA crystals

Using DNA origami, LMU researchers have built a diamond lattice with a periodicity of hundreds of nanometers – a new approach for manufacturing semiconductors for visible light. more …

Thursday, 04 April, 2024

Heat flows the secret to order in prebiotic molecular kitchen

LMU biophysicists have demonstrated how heat flows through rock fissures could have created the conditions for the emergence of life. more …

Wednesday, 03 April, 2024

Self-assembly of complex systems: hexagonal building blocks are better

Physicists at LMU Munich show that the shape of components is a major determinant of how quickly and efficiently complex structures self-assemble. more …

Thursday, 28 March, 2024

New synapse type discovered by spatial proteomics

Researchers led by Ralf Jungmann have developed a super-resolution imaging method (SUM-PAINT) to map protein distributions in neurons and discovered a new type of synapse.  more …

Tuesday, 20 February, 2024

EIC Transition Grant for Qlibri GmbH

Qlibri's project QlibriNANO was selected for the prestigious EIC Transition grant from the European Innovation Council. Within this project, the company will develop the world's most sensitive absorption microscope, enabling new scientific discovery and innovation. Congratulations!

For more more …

Monday, 19 February, 2024

Welcome!

Professor Petr Sulc is new extraordinary CeNS member more …

Thursday, 15 February, 2024

Theoretical chemistry: simulation of molecular origins of life

Using a so-called computational hyperreactor, LMU chemists have managed to calculate highly complex chemical reaction networks efficiently under realistic conditions. more …

Tuesday, 13 February, 2024

Microscopy: Overcoming the traditional resolution limit for the fast co-tracking of molecules

CeNS researchers at LMU have developed an innovative method to simultaneously track rapid dynamic processes of multiple molecules at the molecular scale more …

Thursday, 01 February, 2024

Excellence Strategy: CeNS members successful with draft proposal for Cluster of Excellence

An important decision has been made in the new proposal phase for the Excellence Strategy of the federal and state governments: LMU and its partners can submit full proposals for three new Clusters of Excellence by this summer.

Since the excellence competition was launched in 2006, LMU has been more …

Thursday, 25 January, 2024

CeNS turns 25!

The Center for NanoScience celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary more …

Wednesday, 24 January, 2024

"Slow motion" recordings of biomolecules

Scientists from the Department of Chemistry at LMU Munich led by Prof. Philip Tinnefeld have developed a new method to watch biomolecules such as proteins and DNA at work. more …

Thursday, 18 January, 2024

Two new ERC grants for CeNS members

Tim Liedl and Emiliano Cortés have been awarded European Research Council (ERC) funding more …

Friday, 15 December, 2023

CeNS Publication Awards 2023

Every year, CeNS awards prizes for excellent publications of CeNS members which have been published during the past 12 months. On Friday, December 15, the winners of this year's CeNS Publication Awards were announced at a festive Get-together in Heppel&Ettlich. Ten awards were presented in more …

Thursday, 07 December, 2023

Leibniz Prize for CeNS researcher Dmitri Efetov

LMU physicist Dmitri Efetov obtains premier research award in Germany for his work on graphene. more …

Friday, 24 November, 2023

Origins of life: new CRC at LMU

The German Research Foundation is funding a new Collaborative Research Centre on the origins of molecular evolution.  more …

Thursday, 23 November, 2023

ERC Consolidator Grants for CeNS researchers Benjamin Fingerhut and Amelie Heuer-Jungemann

The European Research Council supports innovative projects through Consolidator Grants. more …

Thursday, 16 November, 2023

DPG Max Planck Medal to Erwin Frey

CeNS member Erwin Frey receives award for his fundamental contributions to theoretical biophysics more …

Friday, 27 October, 2023

ERC Synergy Grant for CeNS researcher Knut Müller-Caspary

The funded project will develop approaches for the structural analysis of very small proteins. more …

Monday, 25 September, 2023

Functional architecture that builds itself

A CeNS research team is combining traditional lithographic methods with the self-organization of DNA origami to create organic 3D nanostructures on surfaces. more …

Tuesday, 05 September, 2023

A matter of perseverance

Since the start of her career, Olivia Merkel has been researching methods for transporting therapeutic RNA segments precisely to their target location in the lungs. A portrait from our science magazine EINSICHTEN more …

Friday, 21 July, 2023

From basic research to application - Nano Innovation Award 2023

The LMU Center for NanoScience and four LMU spin-off companies jointly award prizes for innovative doctoral theses. more …

Friday, 23 June, 2023

Nanophotonics: coupling light and matter

CeNS researchers have developed a metasurface that enables strong coupling effects between light and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs). more …

Friday, 26 May, 2023

Beyond the limits of light

The research team led by LMU physicist Ralf Jungmann is using a new technique to enhance fluorescence microscopy to the Ångstrom scale – far below the resolution limit of conventional light microscopy. more …

Thursday, 25 May, 2023

Welcome: Prof. Benjamin Fingerhut becomes new CeNS member

Prof. Benjamin Fingerhut has been appointed in June 2022 as W2 Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and is now a new member of CeNS.  He studied chemistry at the LMU and received his PhD degree from the LMU in 2011. Afterwards he joined as a more …

Thursday, 27 April, 2023

Prof. Alena Khmelinskaia becomes new CeNS member

Alena Khmelinskaia received her PhD in Physics from the LMU München for her research work at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry. She moved to the University of Washington as a postdoctoral fellow before taking up an Argelander Junior Professorship at the University of Bonn.

Within 2023, her more …

Friday, 21 April, 2023

HSFP grant to Dieter Braun

Together with two international partners, CeNS member Dieter Braun has received funding worth around a million euros from the Human Frontier Science Program.  more …

Monday, 17 April, 2023

ERC grant to CeNS member Andreas Tittl

Early-career scientist at LMU obtains prestigious Starting Grant from European Research Council for work on metasurfaces. more …

Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Nanophysics: the right twist

Stacked layers of ultrathin semiconductor materials feature phenomena that can be exploited for novel applications. A team led by CeNS member Alexander Högele has studied effects that emerge by giving two layers a slight twist more …

Monday, 27 March, 2023

Biomolecules: Trying nanometer measurement for size

As part of a comparative international study, CeNS researchers have successfully tested and validated a method of investigating dynamic protein structures. more …

Tuesday, 21 March, 2023

Biophysics: Droplets in motion

CeNS members investigate the dynamics of active protein droplets in cells more …

Tuesday, 07 March, 2023

New CeNS Student Representatives

Results of the online election more …

Thursday, 02 February, 2023

New technology to generate green hydrogen

CeNS member Emiliano Cortés about a novel strategy for the production of chemicals in a cleaner and zero-carbon emission manner more …

Tuesday, 31 January, 2023

ERC Consolidator Grant to CeNS member Olivia Merkel

Pharmacist Olivia Merkel has been awarded a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). It is the third ERC grant of her career, having already obtained a Starting Grant in 2014 and a Proof of Concept Grant in 2022. more …

Wednesday, 25 January, 2023

Proof of Concept Grant to CeNS member Alexander Högele and his team

Physicist Prof. Alexander Högele has already been supported by the European Research Council (ERC) with a Starting Grant and an Advanced Grant. Now he has received a Proof of Concept (PoC) Grant. With this funding, the ERC helps researchers translate their results into practice. The grant is worth more …

Tuesday, 24 January, 2023

The fingerprint of structural dynamics in biomolecules

Latest paper from the group of Philip Tinnefeld more …

Friday, 06 January, 2023

Positions in nanoscience and biophysics

International call for applications at CeNS more …

Friday, 25 November, 2022

CeNS Publication Awards 2022

Every year, CeNS awards prizes for excellent publications of CeNS members which have been published during the past 12 months. On Friday, November 25, the winners of this year's CeNS Publication Awards were announced at the CeNs colloquium. Ten awards were presented in the categories more …

Monday, 21 November, 2022

Self-organization: What robotics can learn from amoebae

LMU researchers have developed a new model to describe how biological or technical systems form complex structures without external guidance. more …

Wednesday, 09 November, 2022

A new nanoparticle to act at the heart of cells

A team from UNIGE and LMU developed a transport nanoparticle to make an anti-inflammatory drug much more effective and less toxic. more …

Wednesday, 26 October, 2022

Welcome to CeNS!

Steffen Rulands appointed at LMU's Faculty of Physics  more …

Friday, 22 July, 2022

From a logic gate for ultrafast electronics to miniaturized optical data links - Nano Innovation Award 2022

LMU Center for NanoScience and four spin-off companies jointly honor innovative PhD students more …

Monday, 18 July, 2022

Photonics and Optoelectronics of Nanosystems

Special issue on the occasion of Prof. Jochen Feldmann's 60th birthday more …

Thursday, 14 July, 2022

Dr. Sophia Gruber wins Klartext Award 2022

Science Communication Award to former CeNS Student Representative more …

Friday, 24 June, 2022

DNA with a twist and a pinch of salt

A team of biophysicists led by Prof. Jan Lipfert has measured how the twist of DNA depends on the concentration and type of ions in its environment. more …

Wednesday, 15 June, 2022

International Nanoscience Students Conference 2022 in Munich

Submit your abstract by June 15, 2022 more …

Saturday, 07 May, 2022

CeNS Spin-off PHIO Scientific successful at Start?Zuschuss!

With the Start?Zuschuss! funding program, the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs supports technology-oriented start-ups from all over Bavaria. In the current round, a total of 36 start-ups were selected - among them PHIO Scientific GmbH, a spin-off of the Center for NanoScience. PHIO builds more …

Monday, 14 March, 2022

One million euro for understanding skin formation

How does a single layer of cells transform into a multilayer tissue such as the skin? LMU physicist Dr. Friedhelm Serwane (Center for NanoScience & Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology) together with two international collaborators has been awarded an HSFP grant to investigate this question. more …

Friday, 11 March, 2022

Self-organization of complex structures: a matter of time

LMU researchers have developed a new strategy for manufacturing nanoscale structures in a time- and resource-efficient manner more …

Wednesday, 09 March, 2022

New CeNS Student Representatives

Results of the online election more …

Friday, 11 February, 2022

Theodor-Hänsch-Promotionspreis 2021 to CeNS Alumnus Dr. Florian Schüder

For his outstanding dissertation entitled "Advancing and applying Next-Generation DNA-based super-resolution microscopy" more …

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