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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Events at HZB
Talk: Controlling and imaging of nanoscale topological spin textures
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus
Hörsaal
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Events (with participation of external organizers)
Photon School 2020
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus
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Institute - Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research
Young Investigators Workshop 2020
Wittenberg, Germany
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External events
LEAPS meets Quantum Technology
Hotel Hermitage, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba, Italy
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Events (with participation of external organizers)
LEAPS Conference “LEAPS meets Quantum Technology”
Elba, Italy