News and press releases

  • <p>The application laboratory &ldquo;SupraLab@HZB&rdquo; is funded by the EFRE Fonds.</p>11.01.2017

    7.4 million euros from the EFRE fund: HZB is setting up a new application laboratory for developing superconducting accelerator components

    Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin is receiving 7.4 million euros from the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE). The money is being used to set up the application laboratory “SupraLab@HZB” for the advancement of high-current superconducting cavities. These components will be needed for operating the next generation of novel, high-performance lightsources. The laboratory will also provide complex superconducting component test beds for use by companies and research institutes in the region. [...].

  • <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>10.01.2017

    Graduate school MatSEC: New PhD students can apply now

    The first students of the graduate school MatSEC (Materials for Solar Energy Conversion) have defended successfully their PhD thesis. The graduate school, which is organised jointly by Dahlem Research School of Freie Universität Berlin, is now open for new PhD-students. The research portfolio, which was focused on kesterites, does now include wide bandgap semiconductors and thermoelectrica as well. [...].

  • <p>BioRef was transported from HZB on December 19, 2016 and shipped to Australia. The trip will take about two months. Photo: D. H&ouml;cker/HZB.</p>05.01.2017

    The BioRef neutron instrument to be set up again at ANSTO in Australia

    The BioRef neutron instrument commenced its roughly two-month journey from HZB to Australia on December 19, 2016. It will be set up again at the OPAL neutron source there, part of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) in Sydney. It is expected to be available to the international scientific community beginning in 2018 under the name "Spatz". [...].

  • 04.01.2017

    Prof. Dr. Martina Schmid assumes the professorship of experimental physics at the University of Duisburg-Essen

    On 1 January 2017, Martina Schmid assumed the W2 professorship of “experimental physics” in the Physics department of the University of Duisburg Essen. From 2012 to the end of 2016, Martina Schmid headed the Helmholtz Young Investigator Group “Nano-Optical Concepts for Photovoltaics” at HZB. [...].

  • <p>Dr. Matthew Mayer</p>22.12.2016

    Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin is establishing a Helmholtz Young Investigator Group for electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide

    Dr. Matthew T. Mayer from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, will be putting together a Helmholtz Young Investigator Group in the field of energy materials research at HZB. He will be researching into how carbon dioxide and water can be converted electrochemically into hydrocarbons such as methane and methanol using renewable energies. Matthew Mayer will receive 300,000 euros per year over a period of five years for establishing and running his Young Investigator Group. [...].