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Dr. Felix Büttner
Felix Büttner will head a Helmholtz young investigator group from spring 2020 onwards.

Can we control the atomic arrangement of spins in a material and can we do so locally and dynamically? This question is of large practical relevance for technological applications ranging from data storage devices to quantum computers.
Of particular importance in this context are stable spin textures, so-called solitons, because they allow the freezing-out of an excited spin state for timescales

Prof. Dr. Gisela Schütz
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart

Since the discovery of the GMR effect in 1985, the field of spintronic has become a flourishing synonym of envisioned future low-power, ultra-fast and advanced information technologies based on magnetic nanomaterials with fantastic promises. New lines came up in the last years as magnonics, spin-orbitronics, antiferromagnetic spintronic, skyrmionics, multiferroics and valley electronics including

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Prof. Dr. Philipp Adelhelm
Institute of Chemistry, Humboldt-University of Berlin

The rising demand for rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles and grid storage applications sparks a lot of interest on alternatives to “standard Li-ion battery technology”. The size of these markets is so large that great efforts are currently undertaken towards using more cost-effective materials that will not run into supply and/or resource risks. At the same time, researchers

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On 15th November, the best innovation project from the HZB will be awarded the Technology Transfer Prize 2019. The award ceremony is open to the public and will take place at 2 p.m. in the BESSY II auditorium at the HZB location in Berlin-Adlershof. All projects submitted to the competition will be presented in an exhibition starting Monday, 21st October, initially in Wannsee,

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The International Society for Sample Environment (ISSE) invites students, postdocs, technicians and engineers to participate at the 3rd  ISSE Training School in Berlin from Sunday, Oct. 27th to Friday, Nov. 1st, 2019.

The biennial course will be hosted by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), operating the BER II neutron source (Lise-Meitner Campus,

The ERL'19 workshop is the eighth in the series of biannual international workshops covering accelerator physics and technology of Energy Recovery Linacs. The workshop will serve as a forum for scientists and engineers from around the world to review the latest developments in ERL physics, technology and applications, to exchange ideas and discuss.

Among the issues to be addressed are:

Robert Feidenhans’l, Managing Director of the European XFEL

The 3.5 km long hard X-ray Free Electron Laser European XFEL providing an extremely intense X-ray beam was taken into user operation in September 2017 after about 10 years of construction. Today all 6 instruments are in user operation after an intense and ultra-short period of commissioning.  The way to first user operation and the present status will be discussed along with the first exciting

Alexander Wu Chao

Alexander Wu Chao is one of the most important theorists in accelerator physics and has made many major contributions, including to the Stanford National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and Stanford University. He will visit the HZB in August and take part in measurements at the Metrology Light Source. Alexander Wu Chao will also give two lectures to which you are cordially invited.

Alexander Wu Chao

Alexander Wu Chao is one of the most important theorists in accelerator physics and has made many major contributions, including to the Stanford National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and Stanford University. He will visit the HZB in August and take part in measurements at the Metrology Light Source. Alexander Wu Chao will also give two lectures to which you are cordially invited.

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The HZB X-ray Corelab kindly offers the second X-ray school for master and PhD students at Lise-Meitner-Campus.
The aim of the course is to train participants in various X-ray diffraction methods that they can apply them in their current scientific project. The school will focus on phase analysis applying crystallographic databases, crystal structure analysis at ambient and non-ambient

Welcome to the HZB Photon School 2019, to be held in the Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus (Berlin-Adlershof) from 11th to 22nd March 2019.

This school is primarily aimed at master's students and early stage researchers in physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, life or environmental sciences. Students will be introduced to synchrotron and laboratory-based

The two-week program consists of basic and specialized lectures including exercises, given by experienced teachers who are HZB scientists or BESSY II super-users from our partner universities and research centers. The second week is dedicated to hands-on training at several BESSY II experimental stations and X-ray laboratories . Participants will get a vivid experience by joining up to two experiments to work in small groups. The second week's activities will teach participants how to collect, analyze, interpret and present own data amongst peers and specialists.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Berlin!

In recent years the control system community noticed specific demands connected with automation and data acquisition for user facility experiments. Experiment control systems must interact with a variety of instrument hardware, sample environment equipment, detectors and data acquisition electronics. These control systems must be flexible and easy to use for experiments with quick turnaround and a

User Coordination

The Eleventh Joint BER II and BESSY II User Meeting will take place on December 4th to 6th, 2019.

ATTENTION: The Young Scientists and Neutron Day will take place at Berlin-Wannsee* on Wednesday, December 4th.

The Young Scientists and Synchrotron Day as well as the Science Day will

This Joint HZB-PTB Satellite Workshop to this years' User Meeting organized in cooperation with the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB) is the 1st in the BESSY III Foresight Workshop series.

HZB and PTB kindly invite you to join this "lunch-to-lunch" workshop on Materials Metrology and to start or intensify a vivid dialogue with us about future science as well as your

Participation is free of charge and the registration deadline is on November 16th.

Events (with participation of external organizers)

Exchange and information event in the field of "New Materials

Adlershof start-ups, companies and research institutions from the industry as well as interested students, specialists and scientists are invited to exchange suggestions and ideas and to develop interest in new fields of knowledge and products. Potential cooperation or recruitment of specialists among the start-ups,

The Campus Club is an initiative of WISTA Management GmbH, Humboldt Innovation, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, the Integrative Research Institute for the Sciences of HU (IRIS) and Oreltech.
The following start-ups have confirmed their participation: Oreltech, INURU, Nano-Join, Tiwari, Solaga, PSC.

Delmic in cooperation with HZB is organising an educational workshop, which will focus on cathodoluminescence imaging for photovoltaic materials and various possibilities of this technique for characterisation and determining light-emitting properties at the nanoscale. 

This one-day workshop will consist of the talks by the field experts from Delmic, Helmholtz Center Berlin and Solvoltaics.

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Inauguration of the Undulator Beamline of the Russian-German Laboratory at BESSY II
Accompanied by a workshop on Spin-resolved Photoemission and Electronic Structure of Quantum and Energy Materials

On 28 Oct 2019, in the morning we will inaugurate the new RGBL2 undulator beamline with permanent end station for spin- and angle-resolved photoemission.

Subsequently, we will highlight the scientific opportunities with a workshop on "Spin-resolved photoemission and electronic structure of quantum and energy materials”. The workshop will start around noon on 28 Oct and end with a dinner and poster session on 29 Oct.

Björn Rau, Berit Müller, Andreas Wiege, Elisa Förster
Diese Veranstaltung richtet sich an Archtekt*innen

Bauwerk- oder gebäudeintegrierte Photovoltaik (BIPV) ist kein neues Konzept, wird jedoch oft bei der Planung von Neubauten und Sanierung von Bestandsgebäuden nicht berücksichtigt. Mangelndes Wissen über BIPV und deren (Gestaltungs-)Potentiale stellen ein großes Hindernis dar. Durch unsere Veranstaltung möchten wir Architekt*innen über die Chancen und Herausforderungen

Patrick Hodapp (KIT)

Part of the Chemotion projects during the last months was the development of ChemScanner, a software that can be used for the extraction of information from (embedded) CDX or CDXML files in text documents. The software can deal with several challenges of common chemical drawings and offers a diverse library of abbreviations to translate reagents and chemicals. The next step for the establishment and

Since 2013, the DFG has been funding the priority program “Topological Insulators: Materials - Fundamental Properties - Devices" which is coordinated by HZB. from 9 to 11 September, 50 researchers are gathering at HZB Campus Wannsee to present their results in a concluding workshop. Presentations have been selected by invitation only but interested colleagues are welcome to

Institute - Silicon Photovoltaics

Dr. Dominik Lausch
DENKweit GmbH

Prof. Bart Vermang
IMEC, Leuven, Belgien

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Fiechter
HZB, Institut Solare Brennstoffe (EE-IF)

Dr. Aboma Merdasa
Young Investigator Group, Hybrid Materials Formation & Scaling, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Prof. Dr. Susan Schorr
HZB, Abteilung Struktur und Dynamik von Energiematerialien (EM-ASD)

Prof. Dr. Klaus Lips
Berlin Joint EPR Lab, Institut für Nanospektroskopie, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH

Dr. Björn Rau
PVcomB and BAIP (Beratungsstelle für Bauwerkintegrierte Photovoltaik des HZB)

Prof. Dr. Eicke R. Weber
Vice President, International Solar Energy Society, ISES Acting Chair, European Solar Manufacturing Council ESMC Director (until Dec. 2016), Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg

Dr. Erik Ahlswede
MAT, Zentrum für Sonnenenergie-und Wasserstoff- Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)

MSc. Robin Vismara
Delft University of Techology

Prof. Stefan Weber
Physics of Interfaces, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz

DPhil Candidate Juliane Borchert
University of Oxford, England

MSc Tilmann Neubert

Dr. Heike Angermann/Dr. Jörg Rappich/Prof. Bert Stegemann

Dr. Boris Naydenov

Dr. Warren B. Jackson
Palo Alto Research Center, Electronic Materials and Devices Lab, Palo Alto, CA, USA

MSc Qin Tan

MSc Nga Phung

Dr. Janardan Dagar

Pawel Michalowski
Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Warsaw, Poland

Jesper Jacobson
Universität Uppsala

Dr. Sebastian Risse and Dr. Sébastien Cap
HZB, Institute of Soft Matter and Functional Materials and Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Dep. of Inorganic Chemistry

Dr. Harry Mönig
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

MSc Dorothee Menzel // MSc Ganna Chistiakova

Institute - Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research

Prof. Dr. Alexander Föhlisch et al.

Adding the dimension of time to the selectivity of X-rays is
bringing new impetus to many longstanding scientific
questions. The ability to distinguish atomic constituents and
their properties, to capture transient states of matter, and to
follow electronic and structural dynamics on elemental time
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Prof. Dr. Alexander Föhlisch et al.
Academic Director

The Young and Experienced Investigators Exchange Workshop takes place from 5-8 May 2019 at Hotel Goldener Löwe in Meissen, a cultural local centre of Saxonia, Germany, and easy to reach from Berlin and via the city of Dresden. The 2019 workshop focuses on both experimental and theoretical projects. Applications are invited until Feb. 22th, 2019. (Places are limited.)


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