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IKZ researcher Dr. Reinhard Uecker receives Frank Prize from the International Organization for Crystal Growth (IOCG)

Award for new findings in the field of crystal growing:

Prof. Dr. Darrell Schlom, Cornell University, USA, and Dr. Reinhard Uecker, Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ), Germany, received the Frank Prize of the International Organization for Crystal Growth (IOCG) for their...

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Berlin University Alliance Wins Excellence Status

Second huge success for three major Berlin universities and Charité in the German Excellence Strategy competition:

Major award for Berlin: The Berlin University Alliance has won funding as a group in the Universities of Excellence funding line of the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Strategy. The German Council of Science...

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Steve Albrecht wins the 2019 Karl Scheel Prize

The Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin honours the researcher of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for his work in the field of highly efficient tandem solar cell absorbers made of metal-halide perovskites:

The award will be presented to Prof. Steve Albrecht in Magnus House of the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin on Friday, June 28, 2019. Albrecht will also deliver a lecture entitled “Highly Efficient Tandem Solar Cell...

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The NEW KILOGRAM: Powered by Adlershof Technology

Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ) helped to replace original masure by new International System of Units (SI):

In addition to Ampere, Kelvin, Mol and Co., the kilogram also is now defined by a natural constant. In concrete terms, this means that the original kilogram, which has been the measure of all things for 130 years, has now...

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Two Million Euros for HU Mathematician Gavril Farkas

ERC Advanced Grant awarded for groundbreaking research in the field of algebraic geometry:

Professor Dr. Gavril Farkas is regarded worldwide as one of the leading mathematicians in the field of algebraic curves. ‘My research is internationally oriented, and my networks have also been shaped by my time in Princeton...

Prof. Dr. Thomas Elsässer | Foto: Ralf Günther, MBI


For the second time, an ERC Advanced Grant has been awarded to Prof. Thomas Elsaesser

Project “Electric Interactions and Ultrafast Structural Dynamics of Biomolecules”:

Thomas Elsaesser receives a prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) which supports, for a period of 5 years, basic research on dynamic electric interactions of DNA and RNA with ions and their water...

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...

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...

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...

Dr. Daniela Rupp. Foto: Landesarchiv Berlin


Dr. Daniela Rupp received the “Mayor‘s Young Talent Award”

The MBI researcher was honored for her achievements in the field of ultra-short-time physics:

In an award ceremony held at the Berlin town hall ("Rotes Rathaus") on Wednesday November 7th, Dr. Daniela Rupp, the leader of the Junior Research Group "Ultrafast Dynamics Dynamics in Nanoplasma" received the Mayor's Young...

ERC Synergy Grant Maier, Christiansen, Schett. Bild: FAU


ERC Synergy grant with HZB participation

Novel X-ray microscope to produce microstructural images in situ and in vivo:

An interdisciplinary team of scientists will develop a new imaging method to investigate osteoporosis and other bone diseases in living subjects. Prof. Silke Christiansen, a scientist at HZB and physics professor at Freie...

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Fam­ily-friendly em­ployer: Leib­niz-In­sti­tut für Kristallzüchtung

Adlershof-based research institute re­ceives the cer­ti­fic­ate for the audit beru­fund­fam­ilie (work and fam­ily audit) again:

On September 30, 2018, the Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ) was awarded the berufundfamilie audit certificate for further three years. The certificate is awarded to the institute for its commitment in the area of...


Benjamin Fingerhut receives the ERC Starting Grant

The award is granted by the European Research Council (ERC) to support excellent researchers at the beginning of their independent research careers:

Dr. Benjamin Fingerhut, junior group leader at the Max Born Institute (MBI), is recipient of the prestigious ERC Starting Grant 2018. The project addresses ultrafast biomolecular dynamics via a non-adiabatic theoretical...

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Boreal Light is European Food Startup of the Year

Adlershof company wins FoodNexus Startup Challenge :

15 startups from 8 European countries pitched their innovation to experts. The jury unanimously voted for Boreal Light as the winner.. More Information... on Youtube...

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Prof. Dr. Bernd Rech has become a new member of acatech

Accolade and social commitment at the same time:

The German “National Academy of Science and Engineering – acatech” has admitted Prof. Dr. Bernd Rech, an expert in renewable energies, into its circle of members. Bernd Rech has headed the Institute of Silicon Photovoltaics...


Fresh ideas in particle and dispersion sciences

Nominated for LUM Young Scientist Award 2018:

The 8th International Conference Dispersion Analysis & Materials Testing is hosted by LUM GmbH in Berlin, Germany, from 29-30 January 2018. Here, during this now traditional interdisciplinary event, particle scientists meet...

ESR on a Chip. Bild: J.Anders


Miniaturised spectrometer wins first prize at international conference

Device from Helmholtz laboratory fits a box 10 cm on a side:

A Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) team together with experts at Ulm University and the University of Stuttgart have designed an electron spin resonance spectrometer that fits a box 10 cm on a side. The team presented the...

N. Koch. Bild: HZB


Distinguished Award 2017 for Novel Materials and their Synthesis

Prof. Norbert Koch was awarded:

At the IUPAC NMS-XIII conference in Nanjing, Professor Dr. Norbert Koch has been awarded the "Distinguished Award 2017 for Novel Materials and their Synthesis "of IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) and...

Dr. Lisa Torlina. Foto: Herbort


Groundbreaking insights in basic research

Physicist Lisa Torlina receives Marthe Vogt Award for her doctoral dissertation at the Max Born Institute:

The Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB) is granting this year’s Marthe Vogt Award to Dr Lisa Torlina for her doctoral dissertation in quantum mechanics. In the course of her work at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics...

Günter Steinmeyer. Foto: Max-Born-Institut


Award for Prof. Dr. Günter Steinmeyer

Adlershof Physicist has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society:

Prof. Dr. Günter Steinmeyer, Head of the Department of Solid State Light Sources at the Max Born Institute and since September 2017 Professor of Nonlinear Ultrafast Optics at the Department of Physics at the...