Even before the Austrian best-selling author Marc Elsberg wrote on the catastrophic consequences of power cuts all over Europe in his technology thriller novel “Blackout”, everybody has been talking about energy and IT security. How do we secure our energy supply in the face of a growing population, the increasingly predominant role of technology and growing prosperity, but with scarcer resources? Numerous Adlershof-based scientists and entrepreneurs have been dealing with these questions: where and how will future energy be produced, intelligently distributed and used for maximum efficiency?
Earlier this year, we looked back on the three-year project “Energy Strategy Berlin Adlershof 2020”. Beate Mekiffer, who was responsible for the project on the part of WISTA-MANAGEMENT GMBH, is convinced that it is possible for Adlershof to reach its goal of saving 30 percent in primary energy consumption compared to 2010 at maximum capacity. Read our cover story on page 6 to find out about the strategy that will make Adlershof an energy-efficient city of the future. With its new development project “Living on Campus”, the city-owned housing company HOWOGE has proven that optimal energy efficiency in residential construction need not be a luxury.
Saving energy should also be a concern to each one of us. Not just for financial reasons. Maybe you, too, dear readers, will turn of your lights for Earth Hour on 25 March 2017 at 8:30pm.
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STIRRED, NOT SHAKEN
Chemist receives Dissertation Award Adlershof 2016
The chemist Franziska Fischer received the Dissertation Award Adlershof 2016 for her paper “Stirred not shaken – Chemistry in Ball Mills”, in which she was able to shed light on the reaction pathways of mechanochemical synthesis through real-time observation. Her dissertation at the Institute of Chemistry of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) and the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing made an essential contribution to developing environmentally-friendly and cost-efficient synthesis methods. The runners-up were Ulrike Maaß, who examined manifestations of narcissistic behavior in social interaction at the Institute of Psychology of the HU, and Florian Tschorch, who explored ways of bypassing online censorship at the HU’s Department of Computer Science.
The award, including 3,000 Euro prize money, is given out annually by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU), the Joint Initiative of Non-University Affiliated Research Institutes Adlershof e.V. (IGAFA) and WISTA-MANAGEMENT GMBH.
FUNNY AND SMART
Adlershof’s science slam “Battle den Horst” is back in 2017. Young researchers have ten minutes to present their research topic in an entertaining manner in front of a critical audience: who will entertain Adlershof the most? The event will feature Germany’s top science slammers, ambitious amateurs as well as free drinks and snacks. Dates 2017: 2 March, 15 June, 28 Sept, 12 Dec. Doors: 6:30pm. Location: Bunsensaal, Volmerstraße 2. Tickets: 5 euro at www.adlershof.de/shop/
EAT, TASTE, LOVE
Cooking Workshop Adlershof
The Cooking Workshop Adlershof invites you to cook with them. Researchers, employees, entrepreneurs and students can use their lunch break to refine their cooking skills under the professional supervision of the team of the Kochatelier Adlershof. As always, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Dates for 2017: 22 March, 12 July, 29 November, 11am-1pm, Rudower Chausse 14, Tickets: 7 euro. www.adlershof.de/shop/
HOMEWORK AND TEAMWORK
Berlin Math Day
The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin invites high-school students to the Berlin Math Day in Rudower Chaussee 26 on Saturday, the 22th April 2017. The high-school math day will include an exhibition, numerous presentations for all age groups, join-in activities and a team-based competition for students. More than 1,000 students are expected to take part in solving tricky and challenging mathematical problems in a team. Admission is free. The event is organised by the WISTA-MANAGEMENT GMBH, the mathematical institutes of all three universities in Berlin as well as the University of Applied Sciences, the Zuse Institute Berlin, the Weierstraß-Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik and the Bertha-von-Suttner Gymnasium in Berlin.
MOVING CLOSER TOGETHER
RLI in Adlershof
The Reiner Lemoine Institute (RLI) will move from Oberschöneweide to Adlershof (Adlershofer Tor, Rudower Chausse 12) on 1st May 2017. The non-profit institute was opened in April 2010 and is committed to applied research on renewable energies. The RLI is a welcome addition to the cluster for renewable energies in the Technology Park Adlershof and will continue existing cooperation with Adlershof-based companies and research institutions as well as initiate new projects with its new neighbours.