15 young people start their careers at HZB
Welcome at HZB! © HZB/M. Setzpfandt
On 1 September, HZB welcomed 15 new employees who are starting an apprenticeship, a dual study programme or a voluntary year at HZB. At an introductory event at the Wannsee site, HZB's Administrative Director Thomas Frederking welcomed the new employees and wished them a good start at the research centre.
HZB has many years of experience and success in trainings and dual studies. The young people are supervised at the centre by highly motivated trainers. The HZB offers a very exciting environment with an international flair and many opportunities for personal development, Thomas Frederking emphasised during his welcoming speech.
We wish the new employees a good start and much success. Welcome to HZB! It's great to have you here.
The young people are in one of these training programmes:
- Precision mechanic
- Business Administrator for Office Management
- IT Specialist (speciality System Integration)
- Computer Science (BSc)
- Design and Manufacture (B.Eng.)
- Voluntary Ecological Year
- Voluntary Social Year in Science, Technology and Sustainability
Are you interested in an apprenticeship at HZB next year?
Find out more about our training opportunities!
“Jugend-forscht” winners at HZB (Update)
Charlotte Klar and Katharina Austermann (both 18) have already come a long way: With their experiments on pyrolytic graphite, they are trying to solve a puzzle they found in the technical literature on diamagnetism. With their work, they convinced both the Jugend-forscht-Jury at the Berlin South Regional Competition and the Berlin Competition. Now, they will join the national competition which will take place from 18 to 21 May in Bremen.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Grant for Dr. Jie Wei
In April, Dr. Jie Wei started his research work in the Helmholtz Young Investigator Group Nanoscale Operando CO2 Photo-Electrocatalysis at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) of the Max Planck Society. Wei received one of the highly competitive Humboldt postdoctoral research fellowships and will pursue his two-year project under the guidance of the academic hosts Dr. Christopher Kley and Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya.
Calculating the carbon footprint of publications
Prof. Dr. Jens Eisert heads the Quantum Computation and Simulation research group, which is jointly funded by Freie Universität Berlin and HZB. The theoretical physicist recently received an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council ERC for his research project "DebuQC". But Eisert is not only an award-winning scientist, he is also concerned about global warming. Last year, on the initiative of Ryan Sweke, he and his team published a proposal that deserves attention: scientific publications on theoretical physics or chemistry could include a simple table listing the greenhouse gases emitted during the research. This would raise awareness of the fact that research is not climate neutral.