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Caroline Berlage, a student at PicoQuant, wins Physik-Studienpreis by the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin
The prize was awarded for her outstanding master’s degree in Physics
PicoQuant is a company with an emphasis on research and development whose founders all had the chance to get an outstanding education at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. “We feel very strongly that we should give something back”, says Rainer Erdmann, the company’s Managing Director, “We would like to inspire young people, especially women, to pursue scientific careers. We see the “Deutschlandstipendium” as an excellent program to do so. It provides not only financial support but also enables a close collaboration between academia and industry.”
In her master's thesis, entitled “Counting Molecules by Photon Statistics”, Caroline used a promising new technique to count molecules based on the photon antibunching effect. A central aspect of her work was to systematically investigate this method for imaging artificial as well as biological samples under a wide range of experimental conditions.
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