January 17th 2020
Prof. Peter Bobbert (TU/e, CCER) is co-author of the Nature paper Classification with a disordered dopant atom network in silicon of 15 january 2020. The paper shows that devices exploiting the correlated hopping of electrons on a network of boron dopants in silicon can perform complex classification tasks, like written character recognition. This can lead to a new energy-efficient platform for Artificial Intelligence.  
December 17th 2019
DIFFER is looking for a new director to lead the institute’s strategy, science and operations. The vacancy for this position is open until 21 January 2020. A team player with an international reputation in the field of energy research is who DIFFER likes to find. The director should have a proven track record of leading scientific research collaborations and have a keen eye for opportunities to connect science with industry and society. The position is for a term of five years with the intention to extend it with a second term.
December 13th 2019
DIFFER celebrated its 60th birthday with the symposium Energizing the Future on 13 dcember 2019. Themes of the day were the future directions of energy research on solar fuels and fusion energy. In 1959, the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen was founded to become the Dutch home base for research into fusion energy. “Let us make a sun on earth”, that was the mission of the institute.
November 29th 2019
Paola Diomede (DIFFER) has been awarded an NWO-KLEIN grant for research on the conversion of molecules into valuable chemicals like fertilizers by means of plasmas. She will develop a new model for vibrationally excited molecules to answer the fundamental questions that cannot be answered by current models.
November 28th 2019
Anja Bieberle-Hütter was elected work group leader of the EU COST Action “Computational materials sciences for efficient water splitting with nanocrystals from abundant elements”.