Heterogeneous nucleation and microstructure formation: Steps towards a system and scale bridging understanding⋆
1 Chair for Materials and Process Simulation, Bayreuth University, Germany
2 Institut für Physik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Germany
3 Institut für Materialphysik, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
4 Computational Materials Design Department, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany
Received: 13 December 2013
Revised: 10 January 2014
Published online: 28 February 2014
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During the course of the priority program one of its members, Prof. Dr. R. Bormann, died in a tragic accident. In his scientific work R. Bormann pushed with full enthusiasm particularly fundamental problems related to the phase transformation in metallic alloys, as they were also a central focus of this priority program. He supported the priority program from its initial stages: first as project leader, later he became president of University of Bayreuth. In that role he took responsibility in particular for fostering the frame for interdisciplinary scientific activities – a second link to the efforts and achievements in this priority program. We dedicate this overview article on the work in the priority program 1296 to the enthusiasm with which he engaged himself for both roles.
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