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What happens when we heat the atomic lattice of a magnet all of a sudden?

Magnets have fascinated humans for several thousand years and enabled the age of digital data storage. They occur in various flavors. Ferrimagnets form the largest class of magnets and consist of two types of atoms. Similar...


Adlershof Journal July/August 2018

So much more than “Planet Party”: How the Science City’s event venues bring people together:

Successful events, events for success: How important are events in the digital age? //  World-class research in just three minutes: Apply now for the Falling Walls Lab //  1st Pint of Science: 12th July 2018 at the student...

Illustration D. Mahnkopf


The Case for More Vitality: Why touching, smelling and tasting are so important

Essay by Paulina Czienskowski, independent journalist from Berlin:

Nobody can stop the invasion of our lives by the digital transformation, which is clinging to our lives like the suction cups on the tentacles of an octopus. Livestreams, chats, Google Earth – anybody can see and listen to...

Silvana Schneider


The Long-distance Woman

Event manager Silvana Schneider likes a challenge when she goes on holiday:

Up a hill and down across dirt tracks and gravel with sore feet and 11-kilo baggage on her back. When Silvana Schneider goes on holiday, she seeks out the extreme to find peace. She hiked the Camino de Santiago through...

Events Feuerwerk


Adlershof is a mecca for conferences and networking events

Always something going on in the science city:

Adlershof is the venue for conferences, meetings, road shows and many other events that attract thousands of visitors from all over the world. Just counting last year, Adlershof’s event service was responsible for organising...

Park der Sinne. Bild: FREYLER Industriebau GmbH


Successful events, events for success

How important are events in the digital age?:

Considering digital transformation and the long reach of social media, are events still necessary? We asked Adlershof-based companies why they indeed still are. During Phoenix Contact Day, there is much going on at the...

 Hans-Dieter Tack


Aviation enthusiast and one of the tour guides through the diverse history of Adlershof

In conversation with Hans-Dieter Tack:

Tack is an aviation enthusiast. He is fascinated by the technology of flying, although he has never taken off himself. People who have visited one of his fascinating forays into the diverse history of Adlershof have been able...

Hannover Messe. Bild: BAM


Face-to-face meetings are what counts

Is the trade fair obsolete?:

Are trade fairs still relevant? Just few clicks on the internet result in abundant information – information that is cheap, comprehensive and instant. This often includes contact information on relevant players. However,...

BeamXpert: Guido Mann (l.) und Bernd Eppich


Designing laser systems made easy

The start-up BeamXpert and its software:

The Adlershof-based BeamXpert GmbH is developing software for real-time simulation of laser propagation in optical systems. It supports developers designing laser systems. Its two founders met at the Technical University...


Science and Beer on the Campus

Adlershof’s first Pint of Science will take place at the student café MoPs in June:

We sometimes read answers to scientific questions that we didn’t even know existed. For long time, the dialogue between scientists and the non-scientist public was dysfunctional. Their relationship was comparable to that of...


World-class research in just three minutes

Apply now for the Falling Walls Lab Adlershof!:

Jitters, a slight stutter, mispronouncing English technical terms – these are things that may be overlooked. The big no-no at the qualifying competition for the Falling Walls Lab in Adlershof is speaking for longer than three...


Sugar-free fruit gum out of Adlershof

Sweets and candy for people with diabetes, diet-conscious parents and calorie-conscious adults:

Zveetz stands for zero sugar sweets. Zveetz are the brainchild of Christian Krause, an Adlershof-based business economist Christian Krause. They are the first fruit gums to use the natural sugar substitute erythritol as a...

Logo: Haus der kleinen Forscher


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


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...



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...


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


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


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...