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  • February 20, 2012

    team — Dr. Christian Hackenberger won the Max-Planck-Award for Science in the public eye 2011 with his picture »Electron Acceleration«. The idea behind Dr. Hackenberger’s picture is to show what happens when a strong laser pulse drives electrons. Furthermore, the picture is to increase the public understanding of science and explain the scientific background of the Nature Physics paper »Real-time observation of laser-driven electron acceleration« by Alexander Buck et al. (March 21, 2011). Dr. Hackenberger used Cinema 4D, as the software is called, to take the picture. With this award the Max Planck Society honours particularly impressive, artistic and informative presentations of scientific results. The best pictures of the competition have been published in the magazine Max-Planck-Forschung (4/11).