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Few-cycle pulses break the 300 W barrier

Significant milestone in few-cycle laser technology paving the way towards industrial applications:

A team led by researchers from the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI), Laser-Laboratorium Göttingen (LLG) and Active Fiber Systems (AFS) has generated multi-millijoule 3-cycle pulses at...

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DFG funds new Research Training Group „Rethinking Quantum Field Theory“

The group based in the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin will be funded with about 4 Mio Euro:

The Research Training Group (RTG) “Rethinking Quantum Field Theory” is based in the Physics Department and the IRIS Adlers­hof of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU). From April 2020, it will be funded by the German Research...

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Berlin Science Award: Young Talent Award for Steve Albrecht

Governing Mayor honours HZB scientist for outstanding research achievements in the field of novel tandem solar cells:

On November 7, 2019, Michael Müller, Governing Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Science and Research, honoured outstanding research achievements for the twelfth time. Prof. Dr. Steve Albrecht was honoured this year with the...

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Adlershof know-how in the fight against malaria

X-ray microscopy at BESSY II reveals how antimalaria-drugs might work:

Malaria is one of the most threatening infectious diseases in the world. An international team has now been able to investigate malaria pathogens in red blood cells in vivo using the BESSY II X-ray microscope and the ALBA and...

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Joint project “ForMikro-GoNext” launched

Semiconductor material beta-gallium oxide offers the best prerequisites for next-generation power electronics:

The recently launched joint project “ForMikro-GoNext” of the Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ), the Ferdinand Braun Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH), the University of Bremen and industrial...

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New instrument at BESSY II commences user operation

The powerful measurement station for photoelectron spectroscopy and microscopy has been developed in the Russian-German Laboratory:

A new instrument became available to the users of BESSY II on Oct. 28, 2019. The new beamline and apparatus for spin- and angular-resolved photoemission in the Russian-German Laboratory at BESSY II have successfully completed...

Adlershof Journal Nov/Dez 2019


Adlershof Journal November/December 2019

Working together, winning together: our strategy for success:

High-strength printing: High-purity silicon carbide with 3D printers //  Science as a location factor: Interview with Berlin’s governing mayor Michael Müller //  Secret places: Time travelling through hidden places in the...

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Prepared for the champions league: Adlershof is ready to contribute to the Grand Challenges

Essay by Roland Sillmann, head of WISTA Management GmbH and WISTA.Plan GmbH:

Adlershof achieved the mission it once set for itself. The site’s numbers are excellent. In 2018, the growth rate of Adlershof-based companies was at twelve percent, twice as high as that of the Chinese economy. The German...

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Co-responsible for the ifp’s steep growth trajectory

In conversation with food chemist Carolin Poweleit:

She’s a food chemist with an appetite for travelling and visiting other countries. Her way of working is highly structured but never goes without using her imagination. She’s is an identical twin but is completely different...

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Mission 2030

How do we keep the Technology Park Adlershof on a road to success?:

Things are going smoothly in Adlershof. To make sure this continues, WISTA Management GmbH is thinking about ways to keep the site on a road to success – and to make it even better. It is seldom good to rest on one’s...

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Science as a location factor

Michael Müller, Berlin’s governing mayor and senator for higher education and research, talked to us about recruiting new talent, how Berlin’s ‘Zukunftsorte’ bridge gaps, and how Adlershof is expanding its universities for future PE teachers:

Adlershof Journal: Mr. Governing Mayor, please gaze into your crystal ball: what will the Berlin as hub for science and research look like in 2030? It will certainly be more modern, more international, and more feminine. We...

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The activist

Andrea Lübcke researches molecules and campaigns against climate change:

She strongly disagrees that the issues she deals with on a day-to-day basis are exceptionally hard to grasp. Take a femtosecond, for example. What’s hard to grasp about that? It’s not hard if you try to imagine that a light...

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This house is a robot

Auricon Technische Dienste GmbH specialises in building automation:

The mission statement of Auricon Technische Dienste GmbH could be broken down as follows: if nobody receives a call from a guest staying at a hotel, the staff did a good job. Auricon specialises in building automation. In...

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Let there be… a new light

Scientists from Max Born Institute, Israel Institute of Technology and TU Berlin synthesized light with new intrinsic chirality to tell mirror molecules apart:

Light is the fastest way to distinguish right- and left-handed chiral molecules, which has important applications in chemistry and biology. However, ordinary light only weakly senses molecular handedness. Researchers from the...

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Entangled quantums and perfect crystals

Two Adlershof-based researchers are being granted 1.5 million each by the European Research Council:

What Tim Schröder and his team are doing is essentially staging a relay race between light particles, which, upon reaching the finish line, transmit a message composed of different quantum states. These messages are known...

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All new at Allianz: From financial technologies to working from home

The insurance company’s new building is at the forefront of implementing new ideas for a modern working environment:

The moment finally arrived on 20 September: the new Allianz Campus in Berlin, which has been under construction near Adlershof’s S-Bahn station since 2016, saw its official opening. As early as May, months before the official...

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High-strength printing

A PSC start-up team is producing high-purity silicon carbide with 3D printers:

For a tenured professor to give up his position to start up a business, he must be extremely convinced of his idea. This is exactly what happened to Sigmund Greulich-Weber when he founded PSC Technologies GmbH in 2015. With...

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Secret places

Time travelling through the Egg Room, the magnificent director’s office, and other hidden places:

A neon-lit corridor, cold and long, leads up to the director’s office – decorated with all kinds of insignia of power. The R1 building with its rather austere exterior was once home to the television broadcaster of East...

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Space-compatible systems for satellite applications

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut at the “Space Tech Expo Europe” (STEE) in Bremen, 19 - 21 November 2019:

FBH has extensive experience in the development and fabrication of diode laser modules for space applications. These modules have repeatedly proven their capability in experiments carried out under zero-gravity conditions....

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IRIS Adlershof and Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences want to intensify their scientific collaboration

Second workshop took place in Dongguan, Guangdong:

The Institute of Physics (IOP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and IRIS Adlershof want to intensify their scientific collaboration. After the first joint workshop at IRIS Adlershof on June 25./26. the second workshop...