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Ongoing good business in Brazil

LUM digitally trains the global sales force for the future in 2021:

From January 21st to 22nd, the LUM GmbH International Sales Meeting will take place for the 22nd time in a row. In times of pandemics, as a virtual event for the first time. The sales experts at LUM GmbH and the LUM branches...

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Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy with significantly reduced measurement time

Scientists of the National Metrology Institute PTB present a novel mathematical technique for the evaluation of a compressed analytical measurement:

Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy is a powerful technique in analytical chemistry. Typically, spatially distributed spectra of the substance of interest are registered simultaneously using FTIR spectrometers...

Adlershof Journal Cover 01/2021


Adlershof Journal January/February 2021

Waiting is not our thing: With new ideas into 2021:

Cover story: Two couraging stories from Adlershof returners //  A bold start: what drives prospective business founders //  Breaking down walls: tracking down cancer cells and protecting magnesium //  The octave magician: on...

Optisches Treibersystem © MBI


MBI researchers achieve breakthrough in the generation of ultrashort X-ray pulses

High-flux table-top source for femtosecond hard X-ray pulses:

Femtosecond hard X-ray pulses are an important tool for unraveling structure changes of condensed matter on atomic length and time scales. A novel laser-driven X-ray source provides femtosecond copper Kα pulses at a 1 kHz...

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New formats for the exchange with start-ups

The coronavirus pandemic has also affected the work of start-up and innovation centres:

These are turbulent, crazy times. Rarely has an issue dominated all areas of work and life as much as the coronavirus. Start-ups and other developing companies are being hit particularly hard by the resulting restrictions....

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Novel developments for 6G communication systems and green ICT

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) at the virtual “European Microwave Week” (EuMW):

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) will present its research results targeting energy-efficient amplifier concepts as well as terahertz (THz) components and systems for broadband communication and imaging at the virtual...

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Be motherly! Caring about yourself vs. caring for others

Essay by Lea Streisand, who is writer and a Radio Eins columnist:

Dear friends, I’m very sorry, but the more I think about the word courage, the more stupid I find it. What is courage anyway? Am I courageous? Are you? In 1784, Kant wrote “Have courage, your own understanding to serve...

Constantin Wernick © WISTA Management GmbH


“Lego for adults”

In conversation with Constantin Wernick, Operations Manager of the Adlershof-based technology company MiniTec Berlin GmbH:

“Lego for adults” is what Constantin Wernick calls the new product range of MiniTec Berlin GmbH. Wernick has been the company’s operations manager since 2019, which is no game. It’s actually all about a modular system of...

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The electricity strategist

Catherina Cader is working towards a clean energy in remote areas:

She is frequently enamoured by images of the nightly earth from space. These bright points of light that lump together in certain places. Beside them, the vast zones of total darkness. Catherina Cader is fascinated by the...

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A new beginning in the well-known

Two uplifting stories from Adlershof returners:

Now is bad time for a new beginning? Not at all. We spoke to two successful company heads, who, after a time away from Adlershof, launched new careers here as “returners”. Two encouraging stories. It’s a small world. When...

Florian Berg und Julius Wiesenhütter im WISTA-Coworking-Space © WISTA Management GmbH


A bold start – despite COVID-19

What drives prospective business founders – two teams from the Adlershof Founder’s Lab report:

Making the step to start a company requires courage, even when things are normal. What drives prospective founders to take the step during the epidemic year 2020? – two teams from the Adlershof Founder’s Lab report It’s...

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The octave magician

Nichol (Cohl) Furey is on a quest for the theory of everything:

Does the word octave sound like music to your ears? For Cohl Furey, it is also full of mathematics. It was love at first sight when the physicist encountered the eponymous, eight-dimensional number system during her studies....

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Two researchers breaking down walls

The biochemist Christian Hackenberger, who seeks and destroys cancer cells, and the chemist Chayanika Das, who fights magnesium corrosion:

Vivid, detailed, and laid-back is how Christian Hackeberger presented himself at the Falling Walls Conference, which was held digitally for the first time. He talks of sniffer dogs and bombs, of super glue and plastic wrap....

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Tracing the Anthropocene

Professor of geography Jonas Østergaard Nielsen studies land use changes in an age of global interconnectedness:

“There is nothing left on this earth that is unaffected by human influence,” says Jonas Østergaard Nielsen. Pollution, the extinction of species, climate change – the human species is reshaping the planet and increasingly...

Anne Becker im Adlershofer Fundus © WISTA Management GmbH


A treasure trove of costumes and props

The costumes and props of the Adlershofer Fundus is the place to go for authentic film sets:

The Adlershofer Fundus is an institution of Berlin’s television landscape: both a piece of cultural history and a place where the city’s filmmakers meet. Many well-known film sets were equipped and are still equipped from...



Xolography as new volumetric 3D printing method

Adlershof start-up develops novel printing process that can produce smooth surfaces at high speed:

It looks like science fiction but in fact could be the future of 3D printing: A blue slice of light wanders through a liquid, while light projections emerge through the window of a glass vessel. Resembling the replicator of...

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UVC light-emitting diodes to fight coronaviruses

FBH, UVphotonics, TU Berlin and Osram Opto Semiconductors develop suitable irradiation systems:

In the joint CORSA project, SARS-CoV-2 and further respiratory viruses on surfaces and skin are to be inactivated by using UVC light. The project team is developing special UVC LEDs for this purpose and is investigating...

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MagForce AG Successfully Completes Private Placement of New Shares

Medical device company increases share capital with gross proceeds of approx. EUR 4.7 million:

MagForce AG, a leading medical device company in the field of nanomedicine focused on oncology, announced today that the Management Board, with approval of the Supervisory Board, has resolved and successfully completed an...



New PostDoc program at HU Berlin

The Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOP) and IRIS Adlershof start a joint PostDoc program:

The Institute for Physics (IOP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the IRIS Adlershof of the Humboldt University in Berlin have now established a joint PostDoc program and launched a first round of applications. The...

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In-depth cooperation agreement between the European Center for Dispersion Technologies and LUM

Exchange of experience and mutual support are intended to further improve the applications and performance of the analysis and measurement technology:

The head of the European Center for Dispersion Technologies (EZD), Selb, Dr.-Ing. Felipe Wolff-Fabris, and the managing director of LUM GmbH, Berlin, Prof. Dr. Dr. Dietmar Lerche, signed an in-depth cooperation agreement to...