NBIfAFG best.moede 95-12

Kirsten Skotte, NBI/AFG, Copenhagen (SKOTTE@nbivax.nbi.dk)
Tue, 21 Nov 1995 09:40:28 +0100


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Niels Bohr Institutet for Astronomi, Fysik og
Geofysik

Kbenhavns Universitet
17. november 1995

Referat af bestyrelsesmde 95-12
onsdag den 1. november 1995 kl. 10:00-13:00 Niels Bohr Institutet, i
Ka7

Tilstedevrende: Ole Hansen (OH), Hans Henrik Andersen (HHA),
Johannes Andersen (JA),
Per Rex Christensen (PRC), Claus U. Hammer (CUH), Fin Hansen (FH),

Anne Vrnholt Olesen (AVO)
Sekretr: Kirsten Skotte

Foregende bestyrelsesmde:
Referat 95-11 godkendtes.

Meddelelser:

1)
Fire "fripladser" for ph.d.-studier p NBIfAFG vil blive annonceret efter
aftale med fakultetet.

2)
Tidsskriftet VERITAS har henvendt sig til Institutet om kontaktpersoner. De
vil f oplyst et par navne, de kan henvende sig til.

3)
Tidsplanen flges for Rockefeller byggeriet. NBIfAFG har "bevilget"
150.000 kr. til mbler til mdelokaler og op til 150.000 kr. til
kompaktreoler til biblioteket.

Ulrik Serges har koordineret anskaffelsen af edb-netvrket, og der er
skrevet kontrakt.

4)
Program for nyt NBIfAFG bibliotek er under udarbejdelse og vil snarest
blive fremsendt til KU, Teknisk Administration (pr. 5/11 er dette faktisk
sket).

Beslutninger:

1)

For at skabe et sammmenhngende bibliotekssystem p NBIfAFG enedes
bestyrelsen om at nedstte et udvalg (med reprsentation ogs fra NORDITA),
og OH vil p nste bestyrelsesmde forelgge udkast til kommissorium
for udvalget.

2)
NBIfAFG's Advisory Board har aflagt rapport fra sit mde 31/8-1/9 1995, og
rapporten indgr som bilag til dette bestyrelsesmdereferat. Bestyrelsen
udtrykker sin tak til Advisory Board for de meget klare rd. Bestyrelsen
vedtog, at OH skal flge op p de direkte anbefalinger i rapporten.

3)
Ansgning om 7.000 kr. til transportudgifter til Followup-tur for
frsters-fysikstuderende. Bevilget.

4)
For fortsat at lede den daglige administration af TAC centret har Per Rex
Christensen ansgt om nedsat arbejdstid i sin lektorstilling ved NBI for
perioden 1/1-31/12 1996. Den ansgte arbejdstidsnedsttelse p 15 timer/uge
blev bevilget under forudstning af Undervisningsudvalgets godkendelse.

5)
Efter to rs virke skal der tages stilling til sammenstningen af
NBIfAFG's samarbejdsudvalg. Bestyrelsen enedes om for A-siden at genudpege
Afdelingsbestyrerne sammen med OH.

6)
En ansgning fra NBI's bestyrelse om varig ansttelse af ingenir Henrik
Dalby Rasmussen under "Ris-modellen" blev godkendt.

7)
En gennemgang af search committees' anbefalinger og to konkrete forslag til
aktion fra OH blev udskudt til behandling p nste bestyrelsesmde.

Bemrkninger:

1)

Nste bestyrelsesmde er ndret (fra 29. november) til:

Onsdag 6. december 1995 kl. 10:00 i Ka7 p NBI

2)

Flgende NBIfAFG Flleskollokvier er planlagt:

Onsdag 15. november 1995 kl. 15:15 Pierre Darriulat, CERN
Onsdag 13. december 1995 kl. 15:15 Stephan Meyer, University of Chicago,
USA

3)
I fremtiden vil bestyrelsesreferatet ikke blive udsendt i papirudgave, men
vil kunne hjemtages via WWW, enten fra NBIfAFG's home page
(http://www.nbi.dk/NBIfAFG/) eller fra NBI-NEWS, der kan ns fra NBI's home
page (http://www.nbi.dk). Der er tre versioner, HTML (NBIfAFG) og LaTeX eller
PostScript (NBI-NEWS).

Ole Hansen

Report of the Advisory Board of the NBIfAFG
from its visit Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 1995
byOle Krogh Andersen, Laust B rsting Pedersen and Ben R. Mottelson

1)
The External Advisory Board congratulates Ole Hansen and the NBIfAFG
steering board on the broad range of problems they have successfully
addressed during the last year. Most visible are the thirteen new
positions which have been filled, including many impressive appointments
for leadership and education. We also find the plans for
the use of the remaining available positions most promising.
The carrying out of the ongoing building projects are
appreciated and strongly supported. The integration of the four former
institutes into one seems to progress at a satisfactory pace.

The main focus of the following comments is on the
rsted Laboratory:

2)
The large majority of the two days' presentations of scientific activities
at the rsted Laboratory were excellent and enthusiastic. We could wish
that a larger circle of staff members of the NBIfAFG had been invited to
enjoy these presentations.

3)
The appointment of Jens Als-Nielsen, a world-leader in the field of
experimental condensed matter physics, is highly acknowledged. He
gave an excellent discussion of syncrotron-radiation sources and their use
for structural analysis of two-dimensional systems. The arrangement he has
obtained at DESY for the unbureaucratic use of PETRA seems ideal. It was also
impressive to see how quickly he is making progress in setting up his home
laboratory. We confidently expect that the research councils and public
funds will provide the support needed for him to carry out his exciting
research plans.

4)
The collaboration between theory and experiment in the
very successful investigations of the magnetic structures and excitations of
rare earth metals and, most recently, also in the study of the interactions
between the spin-$ 1 2 $ nuclei in $^ 13 $C diamond is a model for
future work in the laboratory.

5)
We are impressed by the productivity and broad research
programme of the MBE group and we appreciate the inspiring support given
to this work by some of the theorists.

6)
In connection with the MBE group, we have been thinking about the future
of the metallic clusters group. The best solution
would be the appointment of an international leader in
this field to continue the valuable activity, as it has been exercized
in the past. Should this not be possible, it might be fruitful to
strengthen the association with the MBE group.

7)
We appreciated the beautiful survey of the results and wide-ranging
programme of the atomic, molecular and optics group in the
field of atomic collision dynamics. The successful collaboration with
theoretical chemi\-stry and many foreign research laboratories is highly
commended. This group has been most efficient, first, in attracting
masters and Ph.D. students and, subsequently, in placing the
masters and Ph.D.'s in useful positions.

8)
The enthusiastic presentation of the scientific objectives behind the
planned missions to Mars and of the progress in preparing the experiments
for investigating the magnetic properties of the martian dust was
well received. In our opinion, the collaborators now at
Blegdamsvej should be merged with the group at the rsted Laboratory in
order to strengthen the Mars Mission activity.

9)
The materials-physics and high-pressure groups appear to us as having
successfully used the advantages of permanent staff members
working in collaboration, giving each other inspiration and exploiting
different kinds of talent. The investigations of the structures and phase
transitions in metallic inclusions give hints about exciting new physics,
the detailed understanding of which might profitably be pursued.

10)
We are concerned that a few members of the theory group seem to be
functioning at a level considerably below that expected at a major,
international physics institution.

Finally, three comments of a general character:

11)
There are at least six docents at the NBIfAFG whose achievements and
reputation in the international scientific community are so outstanding
that had they been employed at almost any first-rate university outside
Denmark, they would have been appointed full professors many years ago.
This lack of a professor title often hinders the docent in dealing
efficiently with foreign bureaucracies, e.g. in the competition for
international grants (EU). In our eyes, this Danish speciality is
demotivating, costly, and unnecessary.

12)
We are concerned about the general lack of funds for Ph.D. grants, in
particular that so many of the grants are of a special, often earmarked
character, that it is not assured that the most talented candidates will
obtain funding.

13)
The effectiveness of the Advisory Board might be increased by the addition
of a few more members which should include active experimentalists.

Copenhagen, September 25, 1995

Ole Krogh Andersen 2.7cm Laust B rsting
Pedersen 2.7cm Ben R. Mottelson


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