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BESSY@HZB User Meeting

With the series of annual user meetings we bring together our user community to intensify scientific exchange and stimulating new collaborations. The BESSY@HZB User Meeting 2020 will provide an overview of the many exciting and inspiring research results obtained at our facility in the past year. Plenary talks, discussions, an online poster session and a virtual vendor exhibition will provide vast possibilities of information and discussion. The bestowals of the 'Prizes for Young Scientists' donated by the Freundeskreis HZB e.V.  (FHZB) will also be held.

We are very pleased to announce the 12th BESSY@HZB User Meeting 2020, which will take place as a video conference on December 10, 2020.

BESSY@HZB User Meeting 2020 - Join us from home



THURSDAY   |   10 December 2020   |   Start 08:00 CET  |   virtual from home


Vendor Exhibition - alongside the meeting


Session I

Oral Presentations - What's new at HZB



Coffee Break


Session II

Oral Presentations - Science Part I

Life Science & Health

Energy Storage


Christian Feiler (HZB)



Coffee Break


Session III

Oral Presentations - Science Part II

Matter & Material

Information Technology

Energy Conversion


Rebecka Lindblad (Uni Uppsala)

Yoav W. Windsor (FHI)

Ian Sharp (TUM)


Lunch Break


Session IV

Postern Slam & Poster Session



Coffee Break


Session V

Bestowal of Prizes: Friends of HZB e.V.

Committee FHZB

Session VI

Public Lecture

Rolf Hilgenfeld (DZIF)



The poster session - an important and integral part of the user meeting - is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss your latest research results.

This years’ virtual poster session will be accompanied by an online poster slam and will take place on Thursday afternoon. If you are interested in participating in the poster slam or would like to present a poster, please indicate your request in the registration form and register your poster presentation according to one of the following scientific categories:

  • Life Science & Health
  • Information Technology
  • Matter & Material
  • Energy Storage
  • Energy Conversion

As the number of posters and time slots for poster slam are limited, posters and time slots will be considered on a first come first serve basis. Apart from that, all poster presenters must be available online for the entire duration of this session. To give interested users the opportunity to contact you, we would like to ask you to provide your contact data on your poster.

Format of your poster:

  • only one slide
  • 16:9 landscape/horizontal
  • font size >14
  • PDF export from PowerPoint or jpg (no video, no animation)
  • Poster template (PDF-download  PPT-download)

The same poster will be used for the presentation and the poster slam and it will not be possible to zoom in, so keep it short and simple.


This years' virtual user meeting will be organised with the support of the online event platforms LET'S GET DIGITAL and EVENTINSIGHT. For more detailed information on their privacy policy klick HERE.

We will transmit the following data: last name, first name, email address and affiliation.

Your personal access code to participate in the meeting will be sent to you via email. Please keep this code in a safe place. Without an access code, participation in the user meeting is not possible.

The organisers will not record the sessions.