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Mattauch-Herzog-Award for Yuri Litvinov



Dr. Yuri Litvinov, head of the GSI department "SPARC-Detectors" in the project FAIR@GSI, recieves this year's Mattauch-Herzog-Award. The award ceremony took place on March 5, 2014, at the annual conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Massenspektrometrie (DGMS) in Frankfurt. The award is endowed with a prize money of 12.500 Euro. Litvinov receives the award for his research in time-resolved Schottky mass spectrometry and applications. The method can be used in the GSI storage ring to observe single rare atomic nuclei and their decay.

The prize is awared annually by the DGMS for outstanding work in the field of mass spectrometry. It is funded by the company Thermo Fischer Scientific in Bremen and named after Mattauch and Herzog, who investigated the foundations of ion optics for mass spectroscopy and presented a novel mass spectrometer in the year 1934 that since has been known as the Mattauch-Herzog-System.

Award ceremony at the Goethe University
Dr. Yuri Litvinov
Professor Michael Linscheid (r.), chairman of the board of DGMS, and Dr. Thomas Moehring (l.), Thermo Fischer Scientific, handed over the award to Dr. Yuri Litvinov on March 5, 2014.
Foto: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung