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Molecular photoswitches are molecules which undergo geometric and physical changes upon light irradiation. Properties such as color, chemical reactivity or biological activity can be controlled by light of a certain color range. Nature also uses molecular photoswitches, with retinal being one of ...

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has appointed Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Steinrück, Chair of Physical Chemistry II, as a Henriette Herz Scout. In this funding program, scouts can attract up to three outstanding young foreign scientists with a PhD degree to FAU. The selected candidates receive a Humb...