Cause for celebration

In November, the first master’s degree ceremony was held for graduates of the nanosciences degree program at the University of Basel. Dr. Anja Car, who has been coordinating the nanosciences program since June 2017, worked with her colleague Jacqueline Isenburg to organize a nice celebration to mark the end of an intensive period here at the University of Basel.

The master’s degree ceremony was a great celebration to mark the end of the intense time at the University of Basel. Sebastian Scherb received the 2018 prize for the best master’s thesis in the nanosciences from his supervisor Prof. Dr. Ernst Meyer (Images: Ingrid Singh)

Held at the Wildt’sches Haus, the ceremony saw certificates presented not only to the 15 young master’s graduates from the nanosciences program. Sebastian Scherb also received the 2018 prize for the best master’s thesis in the nanosciences, in which he used atomic force microscopy to study compounds similar to graphene. The young scientist is now writing his doctoral dissertation at the Department of Physics.

The festivities at this first master’s degree ceremony also included a performance by the chamber music ensemble of the FHNW Academy of Music/Musik Akademie Basel.

“It was a great party,” said Professor Wolfgang Meier, director of the nanosciences study program. “Completing your master’s degree is truly a cause for celebration, and we’re delighted to witness the tremendous progress these young people have made during their time at the University of Basel. We’re in no doubt that they now have an excellent foundation for their future careers – and we wish them the best of luck and success.”