“After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.”
Marie Curie, Nobel Laureate in Physics
TO ESTABLISH NEW AND NURTURE EXISTING INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN SCIENTISTS IN GÖTTINGEN AND THOSE ABROAD WITH SIMILAR AND COMPLEMENTARY INTERESTS IN ENERGY CONVERSION SCIENCE
Energy science is so scientifically diverse and of such growing importance, that the field cries out for the advantageous development of international partnering opportunities. We are rapidly initiating many new international research partnerships especially with China – the scientifically fastest growing nation – and with the United States – the scientifically most established nation. Student, post-doctoral and professor exchanges as well as international joint projects will be fostered by the Center. Periodic international conferences in Germany, China and the USA will invigorate the intellectual atmosphere. Of particular current importance is strengthening of a German User community for the Dalian Coherent Light Source in Dalian China – the world’s first highly coherent vacuum ultraviolet free electron laser. This initiative would provide tunable Vacuum ultraviolet laser light of unprecedented intensity and flux between 200 and 50 nm providing a remarkable tool for energy science. The partnership would connect scientists from Göttingen with the CAS Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, the premier CAS institute in China of relevance to basic energy Research.