Visiting professor: Michael Holzscheiter

Prof. Michael Holzscheiter from the University of New Mexico is visiting the Department of Physics and Astronomy until August 9.

2013.06.18 | Mette Alstrup Lie

Prof. Michael Holzscheiter from the University of New Mexico is visiting the Department of Physics and Astronomy until August 9. He received his PhD from the University of Mainz in 1978 and has been leading a number of experiments with low energy antiprotons at CERN over the past 30 years. After initial work on trapping antiprotons and subsequently initiating the ATHENA collaboration on forming antihydrogen for precision studies of CPT he turned his interest to medical physics in 2003 forming the AD-4/ACE (Antiproton Cell Experiment) collaboration, studying the biological effects of antiprotons on biological systems.

In close collaboration the Aarhus Particle Therapy Group (APTG) and the Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology at the University Hospital he will spent the next two months on the final data analysis from the ACE experiment. In parallel he is actively involved in the planning of a dedicated radiobiological research laboratory at CERN based on the Low Energy Ion Ring (LEIR) which is foreseen to become a major research hub for groups worldwide pursuing particle therapy with protons and heavier ions. With the recent approval of a particle therapy center in Aarhus the expertise of his collaborators from Aarhus will prove invaluable to the success of this vision.

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