Students' seminar

The MPGC students`seminar is mandatory for MPGC students.

During the seminar students present in a common way the latest results of their interdisciplinary research and talk to each other. These presentations offer excellent opportunities for feedback on scientific results and presentation techniques and for informal discussions and networking.
Winter 2021/2022
Regular MPGC students' seminars in the winter term 2021/2022 will take place Wednesday at 4pm as online seminar

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is a powerful technique to probe surface information in the sub-micrometer length scales. Unlike an SEM, AFM can image most samples under ambient conditions without the need of vacuum or cryo conditions. In my talk, I will summarize the different ways in which AFM can be utilized to obtain a variety of information such as surface topography, mechanical properties, adhesion, etc. Finally I will introduce my work, where we developed a method to measure surface tension of microdroplets using AFM, which is otherwise not possible using conventional methods designed for bulk liquids. [more]

Johannes Strunk: tba

Earth system models integrate previously separate models of the ocean, atmosphere and vegetation in one comprehensive modelling system enabling the investigation of interactions between different components of the Earth system. Global isoprene and monoterpene emissions from terrestrial vegetation, which represents the most important source of volatile organic compounds in the Earth system, need to be included in global and regional chemical transport models given their major chemical impacts on the atmosphere. Due to the feedback of vegetation activity involving interactions with the weather and climate, a coupled modelling system between vegetation and atmospheric chemistry is a recommended tool to address the fate of biogenic volatile organic compounds. I will present details on how we coupled the atmospheric chemistry-climate model EMAC with the global dynamic vegetation model LPJ-GUESS for global isoprene and monoterpene emission estimates. [more]
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