Students from Oldenburg get young researchers' award in astrophysics
Oldenburg. For their bachelor thesis, Theresa Ott and Esther Drolshagen, physics students at the Oldenburg university, won a young researchers' award of the Center for applied space technology and micro graviation (Zentrum für Angewandte Raumfahrttechnik und Mikrogravitation, ZARM) in Bremen. The bachelor work which was supervised by the Oldenburg physicist Prof. Dr. Björn Poppe and Dr. Detlef Koschny from the European Space Agency (ESA), won the third place and deals with the optical measurement of meteors.
The ZARM price, endowed with 3.000 Euro, is awarded for outstanding final degree theses in the areas of fluid mechanics, micro gravitation, aerospace technology, space research and aerospace-related environmental research and is one of the most important young researchers' awards in this field in Germany. Ott and Drolshagen are the second set of students from the university within 5 years to win this award.
The prize winners
ZARM price winners (from left): Theresa Ott and Esther Drolshagen
Prof. Dr. Björn Poppe
Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics