The aim of Marcel Risch’s current project at HZB is to investigate the mechanism by which oxygen forms when water is split catalytically.

From MIT to Wannsee

For Marcel Risch, it feels like a homecoming: as a student, he had previously run experiments at the Berlin particle accelerator BESSY II. After working for several years at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and then in Göttingen, he is now establishing his own group at HZB – supported by funding from the European Research Council.

BESSY II

BESSY II – behind the scenes

BESSY II@HZB offers the experimental infrastructure for a research community encompassing a wide spectrum of fields. There are many people working in the background to ensure all instruments are in optimal condition for their experiments. This includes around 80 beamline scientists, some of whom we have already introduced. Here in our blog, they talk about their work collectively under #BESSYBeamlineScientists

Fight against plastic waste

Using BESSY II in the fight against plastic waste

Many people buy drinks in PET plastic bottles. Unfortunately, it has never been possible to fully recycle this plastic. In 2016, researchers in Japan have discovered bacteria that can break down PET into its basic components. By experimenting at BESSY II, a team from Universität Greifswald and HZB recently deciphered one of the two most crucial enzymes in this process. Their work points the way towards perfect recycling of PET plastics.

JOB
The Department Operation Accelerator BESSY II search:
PostDoc Scientist (f / m / d) - accelerator physics
application until: 27.10.2019
PostDoc Scientist (f / m / d) - accelerator physics
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Events (with participation of external organizers)
Architektur und Photovoltaik: Die Schöne und das Biest?
SolarZentrum im Effizienzhaus Plus, Fasanenstr. 87, 10623 Berlin
JOB
The Main department Administration search:
Abteilungsleitung Personal und Soziales (w/m/d)
application until: 25.10.2019
Abteilungsleitung Personal und Soziales (w/m/d)
JOB
The Department Experiment control and data acquisition search:
Student (f / m) for a Dual Course of Studies in Informatics
application until: 30.11.2019
Dual Studies in Informatics
JOB
The Department Operation Accelerator BESSY II search:
Power Electronics Engineer (m / f / d)
application until: 30.09.2019
Power Electronics Engineer (m / f / d)
JOB
The Young Investigator Group Nanoscale Operando CO2 Photo-Electrocatalysis search:
PhD-Student (f / m / d) "In-situ nanoscale characterization of catalytic materials"
application until: 31.10.2019
PhD-Student (f / m / d) "In-situ nanoscale characterization of catalytic materials"
EVENT
Events at HZB
3rd ISSE Training School
Lise-Meitner-Campus
EVENT
Events (with participation of external organizers)
Russian-German Workshop 2019
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus
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User Coordination
Eleventh Joint BER II and BESSY II User Meeting
Lise-Meitner-Campus, Berlin-Wannsee and Wilhelm-Conrad-Roentgen-Campus, Berlin-Adlershof
Accelerator

Proton Therapie

Patients with eye tumours are being treated with proton beams since June 1998 by  the Charité Universitätsklinikum Benjamin Franklin together with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. Especially, we succeed to destroy the tumour in more than 97 percent of the patients. Eye tumour therapy with protons

Reactor

BER II Decommissioning

The Berlin experimental reactor BER II will be finally shut down at the end of 2019. We are currently preparing the decommissioning of the BER II. (in German)