ERC Advanced Grant for Alec Wodtke

The European Research Council awarded an ERC Advanced Grant to Alec Wodtke (press release MPG). The ERC will fund Wodtkes research with 2.5 Million Euros over the next 5 years. Alec Wodtke studies collisions of atoms and molecules with surfaces. The aim of the new project is to produce ultra-short atom pulses, which will give a more precise control over the collision time. This important experimental advance will lead to important insights into processes related to catalysis. More details about Prof. Wodtkes Research can be found on his webpage.