Cutting-Edge Technology European XFEL

Volkswagen Foundation supports junior researchers

The European XFEL in Schenefeld near Hamburg is a cutting-edge research facility and will be inaugurated in summer 2017. The European XFEL´s technology can be used to take three-dimensional images of the nanocosmos, film chemical processes and elucidate molecular structures, for instance in biomolecules, viruses, and cells – all with a previously inconceivable brilliance. The Volkswagen Foundation launched a funding initiative in 2010 – the Peter Paul Ewald Fellowships – to prepare the next generation of scientists for application of this groundbreaking technology.