SKM Dissertation Prize 2024 of the DPG for Lisa-Marie Kern

In recognition of her outstanding scientific work and its excellent presentation, Dr. Lisa-Marie Kern has been awarded the Dissertation Prize of the Condensed Matter Section (SKM) of the German Physical Society (DPG).

The associations of the SKM award the dissertation prize once a year. Five selected finalists present their work at a symposium during the SKM spring meeting of the DPG. The prize winner is then announced during the ceremonial session.

This year the prize was awarded during the spring meeting in Berlin.

In her doctoral thesis at the MBI, Kern investigated the controlled manipulation of tiny magnetization swirls, so-called skyrmions. The position control achieved on the scale of a few nanometers not only enabled application-relevant motion experiments, such as the guided and straight motion of individual skyrmions over micrometer distances, but also provided new insights into the fundamental magnetization dynamics of these objects. Under controlled conditions, it was possible to image the reaction of the magnetization to short excitation pulses in real time.

We congratulate Dr. Lisa-Marie Kern to the SKM Dissertation Prize 2024 of the DPG!

The dissertation prize 2024 was presented to Dr. Kern by the President of the German Physical Society, Prof. Dr. Joachim Ullrich.