HZB Science Photowalk – Lutz Bassin’s vacuum chamber photograph submission is the winning entry
1st Place Science Photo Walk
Photo: Lutz Bassin
Special Prize Best Portrait
Photo: Cristian Grozea
Winner Audience Awards
Photo: Uwe Müller
Winner Audience Awards
Photo: Wolfgang Baier
3rd Place Audience Award
Photo: René Arlt
In August 2012, for the first time ever, the Helmholtz Centre Berlin took a group of hobby photographers on a photographic tour of the Centre’s labs and synchrotron radiation source. Nearly 400 submissions by 40 photographers were entered into the competition. From these, the jury has now selected their top ten photographs.
All HZB employees were invited to take a vote on which picture was their personal favorite. The three audience awards went to Wolfgang Baier and Uwe Müller (a tie for first place) and René Arlt (who came in third).
Ina Helms, head of communications at HZB, considered the event a huge success: “It was a lot of fun touring the Centre with the hobby photographers and getting to talk to them. The quality of all submitted photographs is just mind-boggling. The photographs showed us our all-too-familiar research facilities from many new and interesting angles.”
The winning entries will be exhibited along with 20 other photographs, which were selected by the jury. Starting in January, the exhibit in the BESSY II office building will be open to the general public. At that time, we will lift the veil on which of the many wonderful photos ended up in the science photowalk’s top 20. Mark your calendars now for opening day, January 18, 2013.
Science photowalk jurors included Michael Setzpfandt (professional photographer), Anika Müller-Nähte (Schleuse01 graphics agency), as well as two HZB employees, Dr. Thomas Gutberlet, Head of User Services at HZB and Ulrich Ewald, Head of Administration.
HZB receives funding to make innovations usable more quickly
The Helmholtz Association has selected three new innovation platforms that will now be funded. HZB is involved in two of them: The Innovation Platform on Accelerator Technologies HI-ACTS is intended to open up modern accelerators for a wide range of applications, while the Innovation Platform Solar TAP is intended to bring new ideas from the laboratories of photovoltaics research more quickly into an application. In total, HZB will receive 4.2 million euros in grants from the Pact for Research and Innovation over the next three years.
HZB physicist appointed to Gangneung-Wonju National University, South Korea
Since 2016, accelerator physicist Ji-Gwang Hwang has been working at HZB in the department of storage rings and beam physics. He has made important contributions to beam diagnostics in several projects at HZB. He is now returning to his home country, South Korea, having accepted a professorship in physics at Gangneung-Wonju National University.
40 years of research with synchrotron light in Berlin
Press release _ Berlin, 14 September: For decades, science in Berlin has been an important driver of innovation and progress. Creative, talented people from all over the world come together here and develop new ideas from which we all benefit as a society. Many discoveries – from fundamental insights to marketable products – are made by doing research with synchrotron light. Researchers have had access to this intense light in Berlin for 40 years. It inspires many scientific disciplines and is an advantage for Germany.