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The Blog http://science.hzbblog.de is a place, where we mention nice papers of HZB scientists, too specialized for the mass media, but really interesting for colleagues and experts. We also might link to relevant articles in science journals and we would be glad if you want to contribute to this blog.

Blog Energymaterials

  • 22. 03 2019

    Using X-rays to discover triggers of disease

    Chemist Manfred Weiss manages the MX beamlines at BESSY II in Berlin-Adlershof, Germany. Here, researchers and pharmaceutical companies study the structure of crystalline molecules and discover triggers of disease ? mostly in the search for new medicines. He still clearly remembers the call that came in at 4 a.m.: Manfred Weiss was the scientist on standby in case of problems, and on the other end of line were the scientists currently experimenting at one of his beamlines. ?We?re finished. Everything went well, thank you,? they informed the sleepy chemist. This was a few years ago and it still makes Weiss smile to think back toRead More →Der Beitrag Using X-rays to discover triggers of [...].
  • 22. 02 2019

    How to get back to BESSY II?

    By El?bieta W?tor How to get back to BESSY II ? From Kraków where I study, it?s really easy. By car ? it?s around 6 hours and the route is quite convienient. There is also a Ryanair flight to Berlin Schönefeld every morning or Flixbus several times per day. But how to organise that? Here?s my brief story: My participation in the 2017 Summer Student Programme was a happy coincidence. In November 2016 I took part in a small student seminar at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, where Rafa? Piwowarczyk (a summer student in MX group at BESSY II in 2016) talked about his stayRead More →Der Beitrag How to get back to BESSY II? erschien zuerst auf Science at HZBblog. [...].
  • 18. 01 2019

    Lab report: How to write a winning grant proposal

    Adopting the reader?s perspective might help to set your proposal into a broader context and suggest relevant potential impact Some weeks ago, EU expert Seán McCarthy gave a workshop at HZB entitled ?How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Horizon 2020?. The lecture hall was packed with scientists waiting for instructions and McCarthy delivered plenty. ?The secret is understanding the evaluation process?, McCarthy pointed out. In other words: Put yourself into the shoes of the evaluators who will read your proposal and make the decisions. Peer reviewers want facts at a glance, details by further reading Scientific experts who may not be native English speakersRead More →Der Beitrag Lab [...].