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Anna Raysyan @ Falling Walls Lab


Real-world ideas

Quick tests for breast milk and sewing pattern software – meet two science talents with ideas geared towards practical application on their way to becoming business owners:

When Anna Raysyan is on stage, she is like fish in water. Convincingly and full of energy, she presents her idea that she hopes will soon help many women: a test for breast milk. The prototype is no larger than a matchbox and...

Gründerteam von dive solutions


Everything flows

The start-up dive solutions uses new algorithms to simulate currents, ensuring clear drainpipes and friction-less gear transmission:

An oily-looking, auburn liquid drips off a turning gear wheel, fills the gaps between the cogs, and then creates fierce splashes. In another video, blue liquid flows into a container. When it reaches the tight outlet, it...

Jugend forscht: Ferdinand Karnath und Jupp-Nepomuk Haasler


“Jugend forscht” – the talented Ferdinand presents his new projects

A young student develops a turning assistant for lorries:

Ferdinand is only 13-years-old and very tall for his age. However, at ‘Jugend forscht’, the renowned German national youth science competition, he is a veteran. In February, he will take part for the third time. Among the...

Lamine Cheloufi TEDxHU


Ideas conference as a door opener

The second TEDxHU event took place in Berlin and fosters knowledge exchange:

The event starts much like a service of worship. On a video screen in the chapel of the economic faculty of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU), Isaac Lidsky, a blind American author and corporate speaker, talks on how to...

Bild: MBI


Looking at molecules from two sides with table-top femtosecond soft-X-rays

MBI scientists demonstrate new analytical method for organic molecules in aqueous solution:

X-ray spectroscopy provides direct access into the nature of chemical bonds, from which the outcome of chemical reactions can be understood. For this, intense activities both at x-ray source development and implementation of...

Preisverleihung mit HZB-Team. Copyright: Faculty of electrical engineering University of Ljubljana


Slovenian president awards HZB scientist with "Apple of Inspiration"

The Berlin scientists as the first foreigners receive the prize together with colleagues from the University of Ljubljana:

Marko Jošt, Steve Albrecht and Bernd Rech, researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) receive a rare award today, 19 December 2018 in the slovenian Grand Hall of Presidential...

LiDAR-Pulslaserquelle für den Automobilbereich © FBH/P. Immerz; Inset: FBH/


FBH presents new developments at Photonics West 2019

Customized diode lasers and UV LEDs – from chips to ready-to-use systems:

FBH introduces novel diode lasers and advancements at Photonics West 2019. Applications of the flexible and compact light sources include LiDAR, medicine, and (Raman) spectroscopy. Results and progresses in UV LEDs are...

Photokathode. Copyright: J. Kühn/HZB


Photocathodes with high quantum efficiency for bERLinPro

A team at the HZB has improved the manufacturing process of photocathodes:

Teams from the accelerator physics and the SRF groups at HZB are developing a superconducting linear accelerator featuring energy recovery (Energy Recovery Linac) as part of the bERLinPro project. It accelerates an intense...

HZB trifft Forschungsvereinbarung mit jordanischer Delegation. Copyright: HZB/ K. Fuchs


Delegation from Jordan visited the HZB

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) will intensify its cooperation with Jordanian large-scale research facilities :

This was agreed between the HZB management and representatives of a high-ranking Jordanian research delegation, which visited the HZB at the end of November 2018. On 27 November 2018, H.E. Dr. Khaled Toukan, Chairman of the...


Two new Helmholtz Young Investigator Groups approved at HZB

Competencies in catalysis research are strengthened:

Starting in 2019, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) will be establishing two new Helmholtz Young Investigator Groups and thereby strengthening its competencies in catalysis research. The Helmholtz Association will be funding...

Fokussierung eines XUV-Lichtstrahls


MBI researchers develop gas lens to focus XUV radiation

Atomic jet - the first lens for extreme-ultraviolet light developed :

Scientists from the Max Born Institute (MBI) have developed the first refractive lens that focuses extreme ultraviolet beams. Instead of using a glass lens, which is non-transparent in the extreme-ultraviolet region, the...

Prof. Zygmunt "Karol" Gryczynski and Christian Oelsner with the FluoTime 250


FluoTime 250 – the plug and play time-resolved spectrometer

PicoQuant unveils its latest luminescence spectrometer that makes acquiring time-resolved data as simple as plugging it in and start measuring:

During its 16th course on the “Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy” held in Berlin from November 5-8, 2018, PicoQuant presented the FluoTime 250 to the 40 attendees and invited lecturers....

Prof. Dr. Janina Kneipp, HU Berlin. Bild: Adlershof Journal © WISTA Management GmbH


Physio-chemist Prof Dr Janina Kneipp is this year’s awardee of the Caroline von Humboldt-Professorship

The renowned professorship is funded with 80,000 euros annually:

The professorship named after Caroline von Humboldt is awarded each year to honour an excellent female professor at HU. It aims at increasing the recognition and visibility of female academics. This year’s awardee is the...


“Make our Planet great again”

New Research Group on Photovoltaics at HZB:

The physicist Dr. Yutsung Tsai is setting up his own research group on photovoltaics at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. His goal is to develop two-dimensional transparent solar cells. Tsai receives research funding from the...


Ipsen and 3BP announce First Patient Dosed in Phase I/II study for first-in-class radionuclide

Ipsen and 3BP announced the first patient has been dosed in a Phase I/II study for the first-in-class radionuclide177Lu-IPN01087 (formerly known as 3BP-227). IPN01087 is a compound that targets cancer cells in patients with...

Markus Krutzik


“Top 40 under 40” - Markus Krutzik awarded by business magazine Capital

Adlershof scientist was honored as an outstanding talent:

The business magazine Capital has selected Dr. Markus Krutzik as a talent in the category "Society and Science" for its "Young Elite - Top 40 under 40". On November 21, the scientist, who researches at Humboldt-Universität zu...

MALDI Imaging MS


More reliable method for pollen determination

BAM researchers clearly identify single pollen grains by mass spectrometry:

Pollen represent one major cause for allergic diseases. Even today, their conventional identification is performed by time-consuming microscopic determination of their morphology, although alternative spectroscopic and...

Silizium-Perowskit-Tandemsolarzelle. Bild: HZB


New records in perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells

An HZB team has been able to increase the efficiency achieving 25.5 %, which is the highest published value to date:

Using microstructured layers, an HZB team has been able to increase the efficiency of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells, achieving 25.5 %, which is the highest published value to date. At the same time, computational...

Young Scientists Award 2018. Bild: LUM GmbH


Young Scientist Award 2019 starts application phase

LUM GmbH invited Young Scientists from Materials Testing, Particle and Dispersion Characterization to apply for the Award:

From 22-23 May 2019 LUM GmbH hosts the 9th International Conference Dispersion Analysis & Materials Testing in Berlin, Germany. Since 2014 the Young Scientist Award recognizes outstanding scientific work by young researchers...

Graphen Bandstruktur. Bild: HZB


Graphene on the way to superconductivity

Scientists at HZB have found evidence that double layers of graphene have a property that may let them conduct current completely without resistance:

Scientists at HZB have found evidence that double layers of graphene have a property that may let them conduct current completely without resistance. They probed the bandstructure at BESSY II with extremely high resolution...