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Logo: Haus der kleinen Forscher. Bild: HZB


Day of the Little Researchers

150 daycare children experiment at the HZB:

Why is the light white? And the sky blue? Children ask many questions and want to try things out. For this purpose, 150 pre-school children had many opportunities at the “Day of the Little Researchers” in the HZB school lab....

LNdW Adlershof 2018. Bild: © WISTA


A night of science

Some impressions from the “smartest night of the year” in 2018:

Every year, the Long Night of the Sciences attracts many visitors to Adlershof. This year’s Long Night fell on 9 June 2018, a scorching summer evening with temperatures over 30 degrees, and the institutes of the mathematics...

Atemalkohol-Kontrolle. Quelle: BAM


ALCOREF: Blowing for more safety

Two BAM projects help to establish Europe-wide standards for environmental analysis and road safety:

BAM has been producing certified reference materials for many years accumulating expertise difficult to obtain. BAM, together with partner institutes, now supports other national metrology institutes in Europe to develop this...

Tandem-Solarzelle. Bild: HZB


Perovskite-silicon solar cell research collaboration hits 25.2% efficiency

HZB scientists presented tandem solar cells at an international conference:

A 1 cm² perovskite silicon tandem solar cell achieves an independently certified efficiency of 25.2%. This was presented this week at an international conference in Hawaii, USA. The cell was developed jointly by HZB, Oxford...

Illustration: D. Mahnkopf © WISTA


Adlershof Accelerator Smart City 2018 kicks off with a Pitching Day

Participants presented innovative ideas for energy, smart buildings, communication, IT, and security:

Fifteen teams got together for the A² Accelerator Smart City pitch at Forum Adlershof on 12 June 2018. Their goal was to put their ideas out to the innovation scouts as well as representatives of the industry and technology...

Prof. Karsten Lemmer und Hélène Jacquot-Guimbal. Quelle: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).


Common solutions for European transport systems

DLR and French research institute IFSTTAR announce cooperation:

On 1 June 2018 at the French Embassy in Berlin, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks...

Mars. Quelle: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin


15 years of the Mars Express mission

High-resolution images for numerous insights into the climate development and geological history of Mars:

Two June 2018 will mark 15 years since the launch of the European Mars Express spacecraft. Still in orbit around the Red Planet, Mars Express is one of the most successful space missions to be sent to Earth's planetary...

Karte Urwälder in Europa. Grafik: Esri, HERE, Garmin, OpenStreetMap contributors, and the GIS user community


Where are Europe’s last primary forests?

HU-Scientists create map to protect wild forests:

Researchers from the Geography Department of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) led the creation of the first map of Europe’s last wild forests, including more than 1.4 million hectares in 34 European countries. „It is not...

Picture: PicoQuant


New microscope installed at the University of Leeds

PicoQuant teamed up with JPK Instruments to provide a highly sensitive tool for a wide range of life science applications, from molecules to cells:

In a joint effort by PicoQuant and JPK Instruments, a highly versatile microscope which combines Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) with Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) has been installed at the University of Leeds. This...



Frequency-stable laser systems for space

JOKARUS experiment on sounding rocket successfully completed. Corner stone for laser ranging measurements with the highest precision and precursor for optical satellite navigation systems:

For the first time a frequency reference based on molecular iodine was successfully demonstrated in space! What sounds a bit like science fiction is an important step towards laser interferometric distance measurements...

Elektronenwellenpakete. Quelle: MBI Berlin


MBI research results refine our understanding of strong-field processes

Laser-driven electron recollision remembers molecular orbital structure:

Scientists from the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) in Berlin combined state-of-the-art experiments and numerical simulations to test a fundamental assumption underlying strong-field...

Cover. © Adlershof Journal


Adlershof Journal May/June 2018

Biotech Inside: Algae Slicks and Sugar-Based Vaccines:

Summiteer & laser researcher: Karsten König can look deep inside the human skin // Long-suffering required: How start-ups master the dry spell up to medical device approval // Tracing immune diseases: Epigenetic methods...

Illustration D. Mahnkopf © Adlershof Journal


The Dual System of Viewing the World: What happened to public discourse?

Essay by Prof. Dr. Holger Rust, economic sociologist, pragmatist and publicist:

Amazing prospects, daring appearances, flush with optimism. We will defeat cancer. The blind shall see. Hip arthrosis will soon be a topic of retrograde science fiction. Surely, there will be things that the futurologists of...

Ralf Blank.  Bild: © Adlershof Journal


Manager of the inter-company health promotion network in Adlershof

In conversation with Ralf Blank:

He’s no doctor, nor an ascetic, but his mission is to live a healthy life and help others do the same. This is one of many reasons why Ralf Blank is an ideal fit for running a project like the Health Network Adlershof, which...

Karsten König. Foto: privat


The Laser Researcher

Karsten König can look deep inside the human skin:

Moving from Saarbrücken to Adlershof is a great leap for a small company. In Karsten König’s case, the reason is strikingly simple: “I just wanted to go home,” he says about his reasons. König’s company Jenlab GmbH will soon...

JPT Peptide Technologies.  Bild: © Adlershof Journal


Algae slicks and sugar-based vaccines: Biotech in Adlershof

Germany is currently experiencing a biotechnology boom. The Science and Technology Adlershof boasts seventy biotechnology companies with over 800 employees. Their skillsets range from fundamental research to ready-to-use...

Inga Bergen, magnosco.  Bild: © Adlershof Journal


Kick the tires and light the fires

How Adlershof-based companies deal with the dry spells before regulatory approval for new medicine:

Obtaining approval for new products in medical technology can drag on. This can be life-threatening for business founders. How do Adlershof-based companies deal with these dry spells? Germs in hospital are becoming a serious...

Prof. Ulf Leser. Bild: © Adlershof Journal


Search Engines for Personalised Cancer Medicine

HU computer scientists want to facilitate decision-making of medical professionals by improved data analysis:

When a patient is diagnosed with a malignant tumour, the question is what the appropriate treatment is: operation or therapy? Which one is better? Ulf Leser, a professor for knowledge management in bioinformatics at the...

Epimune.  Bild: © Adlershof Journal


Robust Immune Diagnostics

The young company Epimune GmbH is detecting immune diseases with epigenetic methods:

Epimune GmbH is a young Adlershof-based company. Yet, its developments in immune diagnostics are founded on established procedures. The start-up has its sights on inherited and acquired immune disorders and leukaemia. An...

Janina Kneipp.  Bild: © Adlershof Journal


The Analytical Sciences Keep on Dancing

The “Make & Measure Project” is continuing the successful work of SALSA, the Graduate School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof:

The big party might be over, but as Janina Kneipp sees it, SALSA will keep on dancing. She is one of the speakers of SALSA, alongside Ulrich Panne, and a professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. SALSA is an acronym for...