Robin Santra elected APS Fellow

Robin Santra

Robin Santra

DESY scientist Professor Robin Santra was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society. Santra is head of the theory group at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science at DESY and physics professor at the University of Hamburg. He is awarded for his successful theoretical description of light-matter interactions, especially for processes involving X-ray laser light and inner-shell electrons in atoms and molecules.

With the fundamental understanding of these processes, it is possible to extend the areas of application of modern radiation sources, as for example the free-electron X-ray laser FLASH at DESY and the X-ray laser European XFEL currently under construction.

With more than 50 000 members, the American Physical Society is the second largest physicists’ association worldwide, after Germany’s Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG). Scientists who made outstanding contributions to research or to important research and technology developments can be elected Fellows. Only half of one per cent of the APS members receive this honour, currently there are 250.

(from DESY News)