The ESRF Young Scientist Award goes to Anton Plech


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Time-resolved X-ray scattering studies carried out by Anton Plech gained him this year’s Young Scientist Award. He received the prize during the Users’ Meeting, in February 2004.

“This prize encourages me to keep on doing science, it is a confirmation that what I am doing is the right thing”, explained Plech. Anton Plech is a researcher at the University of Konstanz. He has been awarded with this prize for his “time-resolved X-ray scattering studies of nano-particle dynamics and visualization of chemical reactions in solutions with picosecond time resolution”.


Keijo Hämäläinen, previous Chairman of the Users’ Organization gives the prize to Anton Plech.

This scientist took the first steps in his career at the ESRF, when he had a post-doctoral position at ID09 beamline for 2 1/2 years. Michael Wulff, his former boss, proposed him as a candidate for this year’s prize. Anton Plech, who often comes to the ESRF as a user, is a big defendant of synchrotron facilities: “The ESRF offers outstanding possibilities for research”, he says.

The prize for the best poster went to Thomas Roth and his colleagues for their poster “The Nuclear Lighthouse Effect”.