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UR Professor Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Prof. Dr. Franz J. Gießibl honoured for outstanding research

25. Oct 2023

Prof. Dr. Franz J. Gießibl, Chair of Quantum Nanoscience at the University of Regensburg, has been named a "Fellow of the American Physical Society" by the American Physical Society at its September Council meeting. The election is a prestigious recognition of the outstanding contributions Prof. Giessibl has made to physics with his research. The certificate bears the following note: "For the invention of force sensors that achieve sub-Angstrom spatial resolution and for advancements in atomic force microscopy."

"I am very pleased to receive this award from America. At the same time, I thank my university and its staff and students. The work is not done with an invention alone; societal benefit requires a proof of concept and an implementation in the real world, and our university provides an excellent environment for this implementation," the honoree is pleased to say. 
"Most APS Fellows work at US universities," notes the acting Dean of the Department of Physics, Prof. Dr John Lupton. "It is a clear sign of the international appeal of our department that a member of our faculty is now also represented in this prestigious circle."

About APS
The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents more than 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.

Prof. Dr. Franz J. Gießibl, Chair of Quantum Nanoscience at the University of Regensburg, was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his outstanding research. © Schmidt/University of Regensburg

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Prof. Dr Franz J. Gießibl
Chair of Quantum Nanoscience
University of Regensburg
Phone: +49 (0)941943-2106
E-mail: Franz.Giessibl@physik.uni-regensburg.de

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