About us

Materials for a sustainable energy supply and operation of the electron storage ring BESSY II – those are the cornerstones of HZB and its research. Both of these fields complement each other, since questions arising from research continually drive the advancement of the experimental environment at BESSY II and vice versa; the possibilities that BESSY II offers accelerate energy research enormously.

Solar cell absorbers of the next generation. Credit: HZB

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has existed since 2009. Its roots go much further into the past, given that HZB arose from the fusion of two older research institutions, the former Hahn-Meitner-Institut (est. 1959) and BESSY GmbH (est. 1979). With approximately 1,100 employees, HZB is now one of the largest non-university research centres in Berlin, and a member of the Helmholtz Association. HZB conducts research at two locations, in Wannsee and Adlershof.


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Institute - Silicon Photovoltaics
Photovoltaics meets architecture - building integrated PV is more than a solar module
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus
Institut Silizium-Photovoltaik Kekuléstraße 5, 1. OG, Raum 227 Einlass über Klingeknopf "a" oder "c"
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Events at HZB
3rd ISSE Training School
Lise-Meitner-Campus
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Events (with participation of external organizers)
Russian-German Workshop 2019
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus
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Institute - Silicon Photovoltaics
Open circuit voltages above 1.0 V in silicon heterojunction solar cells resolved on the atomic scale
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus
Institut Silizium Photovoltaik Kekuléstraße 5, 1. OG, Raum 227, Einlass über Klingelknopf "c" oder "d"
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Events at HZB
HZB Technology Transfer Prize Award Ceremony
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus
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Events (with participation of external organizers)
Workshop: Cathodoluminescence for photovoltaics
Lise-Meitner-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
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Events (with participation of external organizers)
Photon School 2020
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus