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Third-Party Funded Projects


Supported through the Helmholtz Association’s Initiative and Networking Fund as a “Strategic future field of research”:

Plasma accelerator research project

Building on the “Matter and Technologies” programme, the research project “Plasma accelerators” will focus the expertise of leading Helmholtz Centers, and strengthen the topic “Accelerator Research and Development.”

Funding period: 2017 through 2019

 

Supported through the Helmholtz Association’s Initiative and Networking Fund:

Promoting strategic partnerships

The establishment and strengthening of sustainable partnerships between the Helmholtz Association’s Centers and universities is a core issue of the Initiative and Networking Fund.

Funding period: 2018 through 2020

 

Supported through the Helmholtz Association’s Initiative and Networking Fund:

Helmholtz Young Investigator Group

Within its program to support internationally outstanding postdoctoral researchers, the Helmholtz Association is funding a Helmholtz Young Investigator Group on “Theoretical and computational relativistic laser plasma and x-ray generation physics”.

Funding period: 2014 through 2019

 

Supported through the Helmholtz Association’s Initiative and Networking Fund:

Helmholtz Postdoctoral Researcher Position

Within its effort to support postdoctoral researchers, the Helmholtz Association is funding a Helmholtz Postdoctoral Researcher position on “Time evolution of electrodynamical quantum fields at highest intensities”.

Funding period: 2016 through 2019

 

Supported through the Helmholtz Association’s Initiative and Networking Fund:

Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration project “HELIPORT”

With the Helmholtz Scientific Project Workflow Platform (HELIPORT), the Helmholtz Association is funding the development of a software platform for the comprehensive representation of scientific projects. The system will guide researchers through the project workflow and archive all processes according to metadata standards, keeping the project transparent, traceable and citable. In the project, scientists from the Helmholtz Institute are collaborating with teams from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and the Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Funding period: 2021 through 2023

 

Supported by the Federal State of Thuringia with funds from the European Regional Development Fund:

Two devices for the HI Jena research infrastructure

The Helmholtz Institute Jena receives support for the acquisition of a high-power laser system (2016 FGI 0015, “Coherent High-Flux XUV Source”), and a liquid helium cryostat for an ultra-low-temperature detector (2016 FGI 0017 and 2016 FGI 0037, “Compact high-resolution micro-calorimeter for broadband spectroscopy of XUV and X-ray radiation”).

Funding period: 02/17/2017 through 01/14/2020

 

Supported by the Federal State of Thuringia with funds from the European Regional Development Fund:

Research Infrastructure for 4D XUV Imaging at HI Jena

A novel 4D imaging infrastructure will be realized at HI Jena, including noninvasive, nanoscale 3D imaging as well as opportunities for temporally and spectrally resolved observations.

Funding period: 11/01/2018 through 10/31/2020

 

Supported by the Federal State of Thuringia with funds from the European Regional Development Fund:

HPC and data management IT infrastructure for the HI Jena

The project (2019 FGI 0013) will extend the computing capabilities at HI Jena with high-power computer systems for the simulation of fiber lasers, the numeric investigation of complex problems of plasma particle acceleration and the performant realization of digital XUV imaging. Additionally, a scalable storage server system will be installed to handle the research data acquired.

Funding period: 01/01/2020 through 12/31/2021

 

Supported by the Federal State of Thuringia with funds from the European Regional Development Fund:

Infrastructure for laser particle acceleration research at HI Jena

The project (2019 FGI 0029) supports the installation of a vacuum chamber for novel experiments on the interaction of intense laser radiation with matter. This will help maintain the institute’s leading position in laser particle acceleration research.

Funding period: 01/01/2020 through 12/31/2022

 

Supported by the Federal State of Thuringia with funds from the European Social Fund:

XUV technologies and methods for nanometer-resolution imaging

In a collaboration of four working groups from the Helmholtz Institute Jena and the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, a joint research group (2015 FGR 0094, “XUV Technologies and Methods for nanometer-resolution imaging”) strives to bring two imaging methods – Coherent Diffraction Imaging (CDI) and XUV Coherence Tomography (XCT) – to deployability, with the ultimate aim of merging them into a combined method for cross-section imaging with three-dimensional, nanometer resolution. Furthermore, these methods will be complemented by tailored laser-based XUV sources and cryogenic detectors, allowing healthcare and industry laboratories, as well as research institutes and universities, to harness this novel imaging technology without requiring access to large-scale facilities such as synchrotrons.

Funding period: 05/01/2016 through 04/30/2019

 

Supported by the Federal State of Thuringia with funds from the European Social Fund:

Innovative methods for high-resolution X-ray imaging

Imaging in the high-energy X-ray regime has become indispensable for many modern commercial and healthcare applications, with current advancements mainly realized at large-scale synchrotron facilities. However, the limited availability of these installations hampers the development of X-ray imaging in commercial environments. The research group 2017 FGR 0074 investigates the feasibility of laser-driven X-ray sources to bridge the gap between novel technological breakthroughs and diagnostic systems tailored for both industry as well as medical applications.

Funding period: 04/01/2018 through 03/31/2021

 

Supported by the Federal State of Thuringia with funds from the European Social Fund:

Technologies and methods for water-window imaging and spectroscopy

The water window and the soft X-ray regime is of immense importance for such diverse fields as bioscience, precision spectroscopy, solid-state physics and materials science. To advance new applictions and analysis methods, novel approaches to X-ray generation and detection are called for. The research group 2018 FGR 0080 aims to establish water window XUV sources as well innovative XUV spectroscopy methods.

Funding period: 04/01/2019 through 03/31/2022

 

Supported by the Federal State of Thuringia:

Quantum Hub Thüringen

Second-generation quantum technologies are on the verge of fundamentally changing the technological basis on which our society operates. The Quantum Hub Thüringen (QHubTh) sets out to shape this technological upheaval into a perspective for the future. By utilizing the strengths of industry and science in the Thuringia, important contributions can be made to this global transformation process. In this framework, a lighthouse project on quantum imaging sees a team of scientists from the Helmholtz Institute Friedrich Schiller University Jena, together with researchers from other Thuringian universities and research institutions, developing novel technologies for XUV ghost imaging.

Funding period: 05/01/2021 through 12/31/2023