Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Kai Roßnagel

KiNSIS Spokesperson (Nano Physics)

Leibnizstraße 19, R. LS 19/420
Phone: +49 431 880-3876
Telefax: +49 431 880-2510

Working Group "Solid State Research with Synchrotron Radiation"
Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics (CAU) and Ruprecht Haensel Laboratory (CAU/DESY)
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (CAU)



»Being a solid state and surface physicist I am deeply fascinated by the sheer unbelievable variety of spectacular structures, physical properties and cooperative phenomena, which originate from the pocket universes of solids and their surfaces. Understanding the properties of materials and interfaces on the basis of their electronic structure and dynamics is my primary goal. This is only possible with quantum mechanics, therefore pure (sub-)nano science.«

Kai Rossnagel (ResearcherID). Since 2017 Professor for Solid State Research with Synchrotron Radiation at Kiel University and Lead Scientist at DESY. Prior to that, professor for experimental and applied physics, senior lecturer and research associate at the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics. PhD from Kiel University (2001), Feodor Lynen Research Fellow in Berkeley (2002-2003), Habilitation (2009), Visiting Scientist at the SPring-8 Research Center in Japan (2013-2016). Born in Kiel.

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Collaborative Research


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  • 12:00: KiNSIS Colloquium: Dynamical Networks - A Primer (Hermann Kohlstedt, Chair of Nanoelectronics, CAU)
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  • 16:15: Nanooptics in the electron microscope (Prof. Dr. Mathieu Kociak, Université Paris Sud, France)
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  • 16:00: Multiscale modeling of magnetorheological elastomers: From magneto-mechanical actuators to magneto-electric sensors (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc-André Keip, Uni Stuttgart)
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  • 16:15: What can we “learn” from atoms? (Prof. Alexander Ako Khajetoorians, Radboud University, Netherlands)
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  • 17:00: Translational Breath Research for Clinical Diagnosis and Therapeutic Monitoring (Pablo Sinues, University of Basel)
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  • 16:15: Inaugural lecture: Theory and simulation of strongly correlated plasmas and dense matter (Dr. Hanno Kählert, ITAP, CAU)
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  • 17:00: Leben auf Exoplaneten? 1. Akt (Prof. Dr. Ruth Schmitz-Streit, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang J. Duschl, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lüning)
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