Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)
It is already known that dinosaurs lay eggs. The fact that the offspring of the same mother hatch at different times from the eggs, was observed so far only in modern birds. For the first time, measurements at FRM II could prove that already their ancestors, the dinosaurs, hatched asynchronously.
Researchers from MLZ (Forschungszentrum Jülich) have investigated the crystallization of the protein lysozyme in an experiment at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL). They focused on conditions known to result in the formation of particularly large crystals, suitable for use in high-resolution neutron protein crystallography.
The district administrator of the district of Munich recently paid a visit to the FRM II. Christoph Göbel accompanied by executives of the district office went to the reactor pool, into the experimental hall and took a look into the neutron guide hall.