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  • Online
    HZB Date Scientific school
    HZB Photon School 2022

    Welcome to the HZB Photon School 2022, to be held online from April 4th - 8th, 2022.
    Online practical training sessions will take place from April 11th – April 14th , 2022.(*)
    (*) Contingent on BESSY II is operating at a level that allows HZB employees access.

    Deadline for application is December 8th, 2021, and acceptance for participation will be communicated by December 20th, 2021.

  • Online
    HZB Date Conference
    IWXM 2022 - 7th International Workshop on Metrology for X-ray Optics, Mirror Design and Fabrication

    The 7th International Workshop on Metrology for X-ray Optics, Mirror Design and Fabrication (IWXM) will be held Online from April 5th-8th, 2022 as a satellite workshop of the Synchrotron Radiation and Instrumentation-SRI conference 2022.The workshop will include a series of oral and poster presentations selected from the submitted abstracts by the scientific committee.We look forward to your participation

  • online and on-site  
    BESSY@HZB and Online
    event with partners Lecture
    CatLab Highlight Lecture by Prof. Graham J. Hutchings

    Prof. Graham J. Hutchings

    10:00 o'clock

    Catalysis using gold nanomaterials

    Moderated by Prof. Robert Schlögl (Fritz-Haber-Institut)

  • Online
    HZB Termin Öffentliche Veranstaltung
    Girls’Day@HZB - #girlsdaydigital
    10:00 Uhr

    Am 28. April 2022 ist Girls'Day – Mädchen-Zukunftstag! An diesem Tag erleben Schülerinnen von Klasse 5 bis 10 die Welt der Naturwissenschaften, der Technik und der Ingenieurwissenschaften.

    Dieses Jahr wird das Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin digitale Workshops zum Girls’Day anbieten. In diesen lernen die Mädchen die Arbeitswelt von Wissenschaftlerinnen, Technikerinnen und Ingenieurinnen kennen. Wir führen unsere Workshops mit Zoom durch. Die Zugangs-Links werden rechtzeitig per E-Mail übermittelt.

    Workshop 1: Technik, Physik und Medizin? – Das kombiniert die Augentumortherapie am Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (für Schülerinnen ab Klasse 8)

    Workshop 2: Energiewende braucht kreative Köpfe, Mädels! Besucht uns virtuell am Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin! (ab Klasse 8)

    Workshop 3: Treibt die Energiewende voran Girls – am Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin! (für 9./10. Klasse)

  • Online
    HZB Date Workshop / Seminar
    Photon Science Seminar - Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research

    Alexander Föhlisch

    15:00 o'clock

    The newly established, regular Photon Science Seminar starts with the presentation of the research foci and scientific highlights of the institutes, departments and joint research groups linked in the division PS. As the first speaker, Alexander Föhlisch presents his institute PS-ISRR.

    Online:

    https://hz-b-de.zoom.us/j/88984166637?pwd=KzFmMzJpVUEyUVB0d2toTHVtMXZiQT09

    Meeting-ID: 889 8416 6637

    Code: 317791

  • Online
    Suggestion Lecture
    Anniversary symposium: 75 Years of Synchrotron Science in 75 minutes

    Lightsources.org

    16:00 o'clock

    We warmly invite you to join our free online symposium – 75 years of science with synchrotron light – to mark 75 Years since the 1st observation of synchrotron light in a laboratory

    This anniversary event has been organised by Lightsources.org, the international collaboration of 24 synchrotrons and 7 Free Electron Lasers, with support from Diamond Light Source, the UK’s synchrotron science facility.

    On the 28th April 2022, we will bring together a panel of light source experts to give short talks on their perspectives on synchrotron light related achievements that have been made since the 1st laboratory observation on the 24th April 1947.  This virtual event will also explore what the future holds for synchrotron science thanks to upgrades and new facilities.

    Through this event, we aim to inspire early career scientists, engineers, technicians, computer scientists, science communicators etc who are currently working, or may be interested in, light source related jobs in the future.

  • Online
    event with partners Lecture
    HMC FAIR Friday Lecture Series: Prof Dr Sören Auer (Director TIB Hannover)

    Prof Dr Sören Auer (Director TIB Hannover)

    13:00 o'clock

    HMC FAIR Friday will feature talks by high-ranking national and international speakers who will bring all participants (even) closer to the world of FAIR data, deepen individual aspects and stimulate discussions.

    The digital world forgets nothing, a common saying claims. However, anyone who has ever tried to find data that is only a few years old on the global web and then reuse it with up-to-date software knows that digital information can very well get lost. To ensure that this does not happen to valuable research data, numerous players in science are currently working on making this data as FAIR as possible - findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.

  • Tipp Öffentliche Veranstaltung
    ENERGIETAGE 2022

    „Energiewende MACHEN!“ – Das ist das Motto der ENERGIETAGE 2022, die vom 2. bis 6. Mai stattfinden. Die Leitveranstaltung der Energiewende in Deutschland diskutiert zu Beginn der neuen Legislaturperiode aktuelle politische Weichenstellungen, technische Innovationen und vielfältige Praxisaspekte.

    In zahlreichen Veranstaltungen können sich die Teilnehmer*innen über den aktuellen Stand der Energiewende in Deutschland informieren und über verschiedene interaktive Formate mitdiskutieren.

    Unsere Kolleginnen und Kollegen von BAIP sind auch vertreten

  • Online
    Veranstaltung mit Partnern Öffentliche Veranstaltung
    Urbane Photovoltaik | Die solare Stadt der Zukunft
    13:00 Uhr

    Die Photovoltaik (PV) in der Stadt bildet einen zentralen Baustein für die zukünftige klimafreundliche Energieversorgung der Gesellschaft. Zur Erschließung des großen Potenzials für die Photovoltaik kommt der Architektur und der gebauten Umwelt eine besondere Rolle zu. Die Veranstaltung fokussiert, wie diese Potenziale für eine solare Stadt der Zukunft ästhetisch als auch energetisch geplant und umgesetzt werden kann. Interaktion mit dem Publikum durch Fragen im Chat und Antworten durch die Referent*innen.

  • Elba, Italy
    event with partners Conference
    LEAPS meets Quantum Technology

    1st Biennial LEAPS ConferenceThe goals of the conference are:Presenting an overview on state-of-the-art quantum technologies and how current X-ray probes contribute to this field.Providing a platform for the diverse communities to interact.Defining needs and actions to promote X-ray based probes to contribute to the progress in quantum technologies.

    An important part of the conference will be tutorial sessions allowing a deep insight in quantum technologies and in synchrotron radiation methods, also for non-experts.We are accepting abstracts for contributed talks.Please register by 11 Feb. 2022 (deadline postponed)

  • BESSY II
    Suggestion Public event
    LGBTQ Stem Berlin visits HZB
    18:00 o'clock

    On 18 May 2022 at 6 pm, LGBTQ Stem Berlin 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ visits HZB. Join for a guided tour through the synchrotron radiation source BESSY II. After the tour you are invited to have BBQ; please bring your own food. If you want to join, write us a message or mail to hello@lgbtqstemberlin.de.

    Covid regulations: The event will be 2G (vaccinated or recovered); indoors masks are required. We recommend to get a quick test on the same day.

    HZB Queer Group

    During last year’s diversity audit, a group of LGBTQ+ employees formed in order to stimulate exchange among queer people, to increase queer visibility at HZB and to create a safe space where each person can be themselves. If you would like to join the confidential mailing list of this group, please write an e-mail to queer-admin@helmholtz-berlin.de.

  • Online
    event with partners Lecture
    HMC FAIR Friday Lecture Series: Dr Anusuriya Devaraju (TERN Australia)

    Dr Anusuriya Devaraju (Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network - TERN)

    10:00 o'clock

    Title: FAIR – Assessment or Improvement?

    Abstract: Funders, publishers, and data service providers have strongly endorsed applying FAIR principles to maximize the reuse of research data since the principles were published in 2016. Much of existing work on FAIR assessment focuses on ‘what’ needs to be measured, which led to the development of assessment metrics. However, the questions of ‘how’ to measure the FAIRness of the research data and use the assessment results to improve data reuse haven't been fully demonstrated in yet practice. This presentation will cover some insights on these aspects derived from the development of a practical solution (F-UJI) to measure the progress of FAIR aspects of data programmatically.

  • online and on-site  
    HZB Date Lecture
    Nanoelectronic Phenomena in Low-Dimensional Ferroelectrics

    Professor Alexei Gruverman

    15:00 o'clock

    Professor Alexei Gruverman is, from April 2022 and for few months, the guest of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. He was granted a Humboldt Research Award in October 2020 (but could not travel to Germany until this year due to the COVID pandemic). The Humboldt Research Award recognizes his outstanding research achievements in the field of fundamental studies of nanoscale physical phenomena in a wide range of materials using a variety of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) methods. He has pioneered the development of piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM), which since its inception has become a method of choice in both academic and industrial groups  for the investigation of the nanoscale properties of ferroelectrics. Other major scientific accomplishments include the manipulation of ferroelectric domains at the nanoscale, the development of an approach for fast switching dynamics in ferroelectric capacitors, the demonstration of the tunneling electroresistance effect in ferroelectrics and nanoscale studies of electromechanical behavior of biological systems. 

    The Kolloquium will be followed by a buffet (finger food/beverages), which will provide a good opportunity to gather and continue the discussion with him.

    Please note that it is necessary to register at  qm-ifox-office@helmholtz-berlin.de

  • online and on-site  
    Freiburg, Germany
    Suggestion Conference
    tandem PV International Workshop 2022

    After the successful tandemPV 2021 workshop with 600 participants from 44 countries, hosted by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin in April 2021, you might ask yourself: “When is the next tandemPV workshop?” Well, we have good news: It is coming soon!

    tandemPV 2022: May 30 – June 1, 2022 in Freiburg, Germany

  • online and on-site  
    HZB Date Workshop / Seminar
    Photon Science Seminar - Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research

    Renske van der Veen

    15:00 o'clock

    The newly established, regular Photon Science Seminar starts with the presentation of the research foci and scientific highlights of the institutes, departments and joint research groups linked in the division PS. As the second speaker, Renske van der Veen presents her department PS-ADLU.

    Face to face (13.10.-D125) and online via zoom

    https://hz-b-de.zoom.us/j/86530108028?pwd=ci94a2piYWdGV1RCN1dDR2x3TGpsQT09

    Meeting-ID: 865 3010 8028

    Kenncode: 561877

  • Online
    event with partners Lecture
    Creating and Formatting Monographs and Theses. How to save research time like a pro with SciFlow

    Joanna Sikorski from KIT (Karlsruher Institute of Technology)

    14:00 o'clock

    Creating and Formatting Monographs and Theses. How to save research time like a pro with SciFlow. with Joanna Sikorski from KIT (Karlsruher Institute of Technology) Scientific Publishing

    Creating any academic book comes with many challenges: the proper layout, consistent formatting, citing correctly, and finishing on time. Formatting large documents, like a monograph, Ph.D., or Master's thesis, consumes a lot of time. With SciFlow, authors, researchers, and students can produce a monograph or thesis with a single click.

    This master class shows how to create a typeset book with a button push. We provide ten valuable suggestions from customer projects to create professional looks in SciFlow, whether in English or your local language, according to the highest standards of global publishers or based on your own institution's templates.

  • Online
    event with partners Lecture
    Best practice for writing and researching articles together in SciFlow

    Dr. Tristan Petit, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

    14:00 o'clock

    Best practice for writing and researching articles together in SciFlowwith Dr. Tristan Petit, Helmholtz Berlin Center

    Writing collaboratively on the same version of an article, sharing references, and tracking changes are essential features of SciFlow to allow co-authors to write a research paper together.

    This master class will provide practical suggestions and tips on creating a publication in SciFlow. It is intended for all academics who create publications alone or in a team.

  • Online
    event with partners Lecture
    HMC FAIR Friday Lecture Series

    Dr Janine Felden (PANGAEA Group Leader, AWI Bremerhaven)

    13:00 o'clock

    HMC FAIR Friday will feature talks by high-ranking national and international speakers who will bring all participants (even) closer to the world of FAIR data, deepen individual aspects and stimulate discussions.

    The digital world forgets nothing, a common saying claims. However, anyone who has ever tried to find data that is only a few years old on the global web and then reuse it with up-to-date software knows that digital information can very well get lost. To ensure that this does not happen to valuable research data, numerous players in science are currently working on making this data as FAIR as possible - findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.

  • Technologiepark Adlershof
    event with partners Public event
    How to deal with skepticism towards science and technophobia?
    15:00 o'clock

    The WISTA Management GmbH and the IGAFA in Adlershof in cooperation with the BR50 Offices invite interested scientist to an interdisciplinary exchange about the topic “Doubts as and about the system? How to deal with skepticism towards science and technophobia”. The event will take place on June 28 at 3 pm in Adlershof.

    We are looking forward to registrations out of all scientific fields and disciplines. Who is interested in sharing personal experiences on that topics (in the form of a short five minutes input statement) can indicate that when registering by roughly naming the subject you would like to talk about. Registration is open until May 15 and should be addressed to: pr@wista.de

    In general, skepticism is a constructive attitude in research and science: After all, scientific findings rest onthe fact that gained knowledge is constantly questioned critically to make progress in understanding theworld and its parts. However, the science-immanent culture that doubts all assumptions and theimprovement of research designs as well as the consistently querying of scientific results is often notunderstood in the society, media and politics.

  • International Tuesday - "Heimatsounds" & International Choir Potsdam
    18:00 o'clock

    After a successful launch, International Tuesday will take place on June 28 with an international choir event at Inselbühne Potsdam.The intercultural music ensembles "Chor International Potsdam" and "Heimatsounds" come together for the second time for a joint concert. Both ensembles will sing songs from all over the world for peace, friendship, love and for connection between us humans.

    The organizing team around the culture worker Christian Leonhardt and choir director Eugen Zigutkin says: "With pleasure we would like to make the feeling of home possible also with this concert for Neu-Potsdamer*innen."Ukrainian singers have also been rehearsing with "Heimatsounds" since the end of may.

    Friendship and solidarity with Ukrainian people is the theme of the evening. All voluntary entrance fees will benefit an Ukrainian choir or music project. Heimatsounds would like to establish a direct music partnership with Ukraine.

    The musicians actively support the organization Vostok-SOS: https://vostok-sos.org/en/The concert starts at 6 pm and will be followed by a get-together of artists, organizers and guests.

    We kindly invite you to this evening of solidarity and music.

  • BBAW in Berlin-Mitte (tbc)
    Suggestion Public event
    Berlin4Ukraine: networking event for refugee researchers
    13:00 o'clock

    BR50, the Berlin University Alliance, the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and Berlin Clusters of Excellence as well as other partners are organising a joint information and networking event for refugee researchers from Ukraine. The event will take place on 30 June at the BBAW in Berlin-Mitte (tbc) starting at 1 pm. Language: English

    The aim of the event is to familiarise the Ukrainian researchers with the structures and the most important players in the German and Berlin science systems. In addition, the event is intended to serve as a networking platform for the researchers - among themselves and with Berlin institutions.

  • Online
    event with partners Lecture
    SciFlow & University Presses: Publishing a Diamond Open Access Journal in English or any local language

    Daniel Beucke, Publisher & Scrum Master at the University of Göttingen

    14:00 o'clock

    SciFlow & University Presses: Publishing a Diamond Open Access Journal in English or any local languagewith Daniel Beucke, Publisher & Scrum Master at the University of Göttingen

    Libraries and University Presses support researchers in creating their Open Access Journals. Digital infrastructure and workflow tools like OJS or DSpace are hosted at the institution.

    One missing workflow part in the past is the creation of production formats, like HTML, PDF, and JATS-XML. Often an MS Word file is converted into PDF, resulting in various problems such as poor mobile reading, inconsistent metadata, and time-consuming formatting or converting texts.

    For the latest issue of the New American Studies Journal (NASJ), The State and University Library Göttingen used SciFlow to convert manuscripts to PDF and HTML using SciFlow.

  • HZB Date Public event
    Long Night of Sciences at HZB
    17:00 o'clock

    We develop materials for a sustainable energy supply, for example novel solar cells, batteries and catalysts for green hydrogen production. The light from the X-ray source BESSY II helps us to make the materials and components even more efficient. We work closely with industry to ensure that our findings find their way into applications and serve society.

  • Adlershof
    Tipp Öffentliche Veranstaltung
    Girls on Tour zur Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften
    17:30 Uhr

    Du bist Schülerin der 10. - 13. Klasse undinteressierst Dich für Naturwissenschaften?Dann sichere Dir Dein kostenfreies VIP-Ticket füreine Tour mit spannenden Experimenten undEinblicken z. B. in erneuerbare Energien, Mikroplastikin der Umwelt und Nanooptik.Lerne Wissenschaftlerinnen des HZB, der HU sowieder BAM kennen, die mit Leidenschaft für unsereWelt von Morgen forschen, und erfahre in derIGAFA, welche vielfältigen beruflichen Perspektivensich Dir bieten!

    Verbindliche Anmeldung bis zum 29. Juni 2022unter igafa@igafa.de!

  • Online
    Suggestion Lecture
    Open Standards for Writing and Citing - how SciFlow works together with reference managers and publishing tools

    Ph.D. Elisa Bastianello, Digital Publications Manager at Max Plank Institute of Art History

    14:00 o'clock

    Open Standards for Writing and Citing - how SciFlow works together with reference managers and publishing toolswith Ph.D. Elisa Bastianello, Digital Publications Manager at Max Plank Institute of Art History

    Next-generation digital Publishing goes beyond PDF ebooks. Texts are treated like a semantic model consisting of references inside and outside the publications. Citations, annotations, personas, and places are examples to put the publications into a broader context. Single-Source Publishing workflows based on XML build the foundation for distributing those texts in various formats and keeping references intact and dynamic.

    Open standards in writing and publishing and tools based on standards simplify those workflows. For disciplines and types of publications, various standards exist. One of the essential writing tasks in every field is efficiently handling references in the text. Writing scientific texts with better quality and less effort can be achieved if authors utilize a text editor suited for academic needs and a reference manager. Combining these two tools will be the topic of this master class.

    The master class will provide examples of how SciFlow, Zotero, and other reference managers use common open standards efficiently and profitably.

  • online and on-site  
    HZB Date Workshop / Seminar
    Photon Science Seminar - Macromolecular Crystallography at the HZB

    Manfred Weiss

    15:00 o'clock

    The newly established, regular Photon Science Seminar starts with the presentation of the research foci and scientific highlights of the institutes, departments and joint research groups linked in the division PS. As the third speaker, Manfred Weiss presents the Joint Research Group Macromolecular Crystallography PS-GMX.

    Face to face in the lecture hall 14.51-3147 and online via zoom

    https://hz-b-de.zoom.us/j/87613648397?pwd=YmNNWC9EektqUjFnZWtXeStnR3FaZz09

    Meeting-ID: 876 1364 8397

    Kenncode: 726861

  • Online
    event with partners Lecture
    HMC FAIR Friday Lecture Series: Tom Morrell (Caltech Library, USA)

    Tom Morrell (Research Data Specialist, Caltech Library, USA)

    15:00 o'clock

    HMC FAIR Friday will feature talks by high-ranking national and international speakers who will bring all participants (even) closer to the world of FAIR data, deepen individual aspects and stimulate discussions.

    The digital world forgets nothing, a common saying claims. However, anyone who has ever tried to find data that is only a few years old on the global web and then reuse it with up-to-date software knows that digital information can very well get lost. To ensure that this does not happen to valuable research data, numerous players in science are currently working on making this data as FAIR as possible - findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.

  • Zámek Liblice, Czech Republic
    Suggestion Conference
    First International Conference "Challenges on the Renewable Energy Storage"

    Without doubt you will agree with us that the development and deployment of novel energy concept addressing both environmental as well as energy independence concerns is perhaps the largest challenge of chemical industry in the 21st century. As you know from your own experience these issues are subject to discussion of the community for several years now, although the recent Covid-19 pandemic which prevented face to face meeting for the past two years subdued somewhat the information exchange of the topic. The war in Ukraine drastically calls for an even accelerated transformation of our energy system including aspects of energy security.

    Nevertheless, the field of catalysis-supported energy concepts never lost its importance and urgency. The Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society and the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry have worked together on these concepts for a long time. With the support of the new research platform CatLab, we are in a position to facilitate the discussions in the community by organizing the first international conference “Challenges on renewable energy storage”. The conference aims at bringing together leaders of the field in catalysis, electrocatalysis and their technological implementation, fostering the exchange of views on the most recent development and renewing the necessary interdisciplinary networks broken by the pandemic.

    The conference will take place under personal auspices of Mrs. Helena Langšádlová, the Minister of Science, Research and Innovation of the Czech Republic and is listed in the official programme of the Czech presidency to the Council of EU. Consequently, the European funding agencies are expected to be heavily represented along with other important stakeholders.

    We look forward to meeting you in person and to fruitful discussions in August 

    Prof. Petr Krtil | Prof. Robert Schlögl | Dr. Katarzyna Skorupska

  • The conference takes places at the Freie Universität Berlin in the building "Rostlaube", which is located in the south of Berlin.
    HZB Date Conference
    SNI2022 - German Conference for Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities

    A fundamental understanding of matter in all its facets is the basis for solving the great challenges all societies are facing. Research with synchrotron, neutron and ion radiation is indispensable to elucidate governing principles in functional materials and processes. In-situ and operando methods allow to optimize chemical processes and technological devices. Large-scale facilities are key to developing the technologies needed to meet the great challenges in the areas of, for instance, energy, health, information, and a to achieve a sustainable and circular economy. The still on-going pandemic has stressed the need for and the potential of an accelerated digitalization of the entire scientific workflow.

    Scientists from all disciplines are invited to the SNI2022 Conference to present their newest results obtained using synchrotron radiation, neutron and ion beam facilities, to discuss novel developments and exchange on future ideas. This fifth conference of the SNI series, started in 2006, will highlight the benefits of collaborative research, bringing together researchers from University and Industry with scientists at large-scale facilities, and underline the importance of the availability of complementary experiments with synchrotron, neutron and ion beams towards understanding and ultimately controlling the properties of matter, materials, devices and processes.

    On behalf of the Programme Committee, I cordially invite you to join us at the SNI2022 in Berlin.

    Jan LüningConference Chair

  • Freie Universität Berlin, Rostlaube, Hörsaal 1a
    Suggestion Public event
    Öffentlicher Vortrag / Public lecture (in German)

    Prof. Frank Schreiber, Universität Tübingen

    19:00 o'clock

    THE LECTURE WILL BE HELD IN GERMAN

    Materie im Licht von Großgeräten: Von Nanometern und FemtosekundenProf. Frank Schreiber, Universität Tübingen

    Ort: Freie Universität Berlin, Rostlaube, Hörsaal 1aZeit: Montag, 5. September 2022 um 19:00 Uhr

    Mit konkreten Beispielen und Perspektiven für die Zukunft wird Frank Schreiber erläutern, wie die Forschung an Großgeräten dazu beiträgt, nicht nur unsere Welt besser zu verstehen, sondern auch Lösungen für die drängenden gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen zu entwickeln. Am Anfang steht immer die Neugier - und am Ende oft auch ein Produkt.

    Der Vortrag ist öffentlich. Interessierte Zuhörer:innen sind herzlich eingeladen.

    Hinweis: Bitte denken Sie daran zur Veranstaltung eine FFP2-Maske mitzubringen.

  • DZNE Campus, Bonn, Germany
    Suggestion Conference
    AI, Neuroscience and Hardware: From Neural to Artificial Systems and Back Again

    Presented by: DZNE; Nature Electronics; Nature Machine Intelligence, Nature Communications

    AI and neuroscience have closely interacted and inspired each other since the beginning of AI. With the fast developments in deep learning over the last decade, AI has had a substantial impact on many applications in science and society. Advances in efficient computing hardware, which are in turn inspired by insights from neuroscience will be instrumental in moving AI beyond narrow applications. This conference aims to bring together researchers from across AI, neuroscience, and computing hardware to renew collaborations, explore synergistic opportunities and transfer ideas from neural to artificial systems and back again.

    Topics that will be discussed in this conference include:

    - What do AI, neuroscience and hardware need from each other?

    - Models of the brain

    - Interactions between deep learning/AI and neuroscience

    -  Neuro-inspired hardware

  • Online
    Suggestion Scientific school
    Incubator Summer Academy - From Zero to Hero

    The five Helmholtz incubator platforms Helmholtz.AI, Helmholtz Imaging, HIFIS, HIDA and HMC have teamed up to create an exciting program: Data science workshops from beginner to expert level, a data challenge, lectures, plenty of networking opportunities.

    From fundamental workshops like „Introduction to Python“ to advanced courses on „Machine Learning for Instance Segmentation and Tracking“, participants will be able to pick and choose offers that best suit their experience levels and interests. In our data challenge, you and your teammates can put your (newly acquired) knowledge to the test. You’ll get the chance to network with colleagues from all Helmholtz centers and learn more about career opportunities and data science-related exchange programs. Finally, don’t miss our lectures by data science experts!

    The Incubator Summer Academy - From Zero to Hero is open to all doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the Helmholtz Association.

    Please find more information here: https://events.hifis.net/event/398/timetable/

  • HZB Date Conference
    2nd Helmholtz Quantum Conference

    The purpose of this 2nd Quantum Conference is the introduction of newly formed cooperative projects and their first results as well as identifying topics of common interest for further cooperation inside the Helmholtz Association and with external partners.

    The conference will take place from Thursday 15 - Friday 16 September at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin in Berlin-Adlershof. On Thursday there will be an evening lecture by Christopher Monroe (IonQ Inc.). 

  • online and on-site  
    Regensburg
    Suggestion Public event
    Introducing BESSY II at the Highlights der Physik in Regensburg

    HZB takes part again in the science festival Highlights der Physik and presents the light source BESSY II; the edition 2022 will be in Regensburg.

    More information here: https://hdphysik.de/22/8B.html

    From 19 September to 24 September 2022, the science festival Highlights der Physics will take place in Regensburg. The central element of the event is a large hands-on exhibition and spectacular science shows on Neupfarrplatz as well as a varied lecture programme, where you can also see the interactive Phänomikon exhibition. There will also be an extensive online programme with numerous live streams and an interactive children's programme.

    To kick off the physics spectacle, the big highlights show will be in the Danube Arena. There, the well-known presenter Angela Halfar will offer science and entertainment for the whole family. The Highlights of Physics also have a special highlight in store for the finale: In the entertaining lecture-concert "James Bond in the Sight of Music", Metin Tolan, President of the University of Göttingen, provides physical insights into the stunts and technical equipment of the famous secret agent.

  • Online
    HZB Date Workshop / Seminar
    Photon Science Seminar - Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research

    Tobias Lau

    15:00 o'clock

    The newly established, regular Photon Science Seminar starts with the presentation of the research foci and scientific highlights of the institutes, departments and joint research groups linked in the division PS. As the next speaker Tobias Lau presents his department PS-AHSX.

    Online:

    https://hz-b-de.zoom.us/j/88451644256?pwd=L3k1ejNnTjJzalQ2ME9FN3VaaFdUZz09

    Meeting-ID: 884 5164 4256

    Code: 090810

  • online and on-site  
    Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) Richard-Willstätter-Straße 11, 12489 Berlin Haus 8.05 / Raum 201 und 202
    Suggestion Public event
    Falling Walls Lab - Berlin Adlershof
    14:00 o'clock

    Great minds, 3 minutes, 1 day on September 30th, 2022 you have the opportunity to get to know research projects, ideas and initiatives with social relevance from 14 young scientists and young professionals. At the Falling Walls Lab Berlin-Adlershof, the applicants present their forward-looking ideas in three minutes. The winner of our local preliminary lab of will receive prize money of €500, which will be awarded by the IGAFA e. V., an invitation to the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on November 7th and will have the opportunity to participate in the Falling Walls Science Summit from November 7th to 9th, 2022.

  • Online
    Suggestion Conference
    Virtual Conference on Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration (HMC)

    The first virtual conference of the Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration (HMC) will take place 05 and 06 October 2022 (09:00-14:00h CEST). We invite you to join us.

    HMC is a platform developing and implementing novel concepts and technologies for a sustainable handling of research data through high-quality metadata within Helmholtz.

    The HMC conference 2022 is the perfect platform to get an insight into the latest developments in the field of metadata,to exchange ideas on solutions for generating high-quality metadata, technical solutions and applications,to inform yourself on practical solutions from different research areas,to get an update on the latest developments within HMC, andto network and interact with the Helmholtz metadata community and beyond.

    Registration is now open. Register here: https://events.hifis.net/event/469/

    YOU can be part of it. We invite you to contribute to our conference and present your metadata project in our poster session. The call for abstracts is already open, please submit your abstract until 17 August 2022 (23:59h CEST).

    More information on the call for abstracts can be found here: https://events.hifis.net/event/469/abstracts/

    We are looking forward to an inspiring meeting and fruitful discussions.

  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (Adlershof)
    event with partners Public event
    Façade PV: Opportunities and challenges for the trade
    14:30 o'clock

    Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is an important building block for CO2 reduction in buildings and thus makes a significant contribution to the energy transition. However, the skilled trades often have reservations and misgivings about tackling BIPV. In order to build a bridge between the building world and photovoltaics, the Berlin-Brandenburg Energy Network e.V. (BEN) and its partners invite you to this information event and a tour of the real laboratory in Berlin Adlershof.

  • Forum Adlershof | Hans-Grade-Saal
    Tipp Öffentliche Veranstaltung
    Kann Wissenschaft Krise?
    16:00 Uhr

    Ein selbstkritischer Blick auf Herausforderungen unserer Zeit

    Öffentliche Diskussionsveranstaltung

    Podiumsgäste: u. a. Prof. Dr. h.c. Jutta Allmendinger (Präsidentin des Wissenschaftszentrums Berlin für Sozialforschung ); Roland Sillmann (Geschäftsführer WISTA Management GmbH); Prof. Dr. Jule Specht (Professorin für Persönlichkeitspsychologie an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); Peter Welchering (Journalist sowie Hochschuldozent)

    Anmeldung unter:pr@wista.de

  • Tipp Öffentliche Veranstaltung
    Berlin spart Energie - Aktionswoche 10. bis 14. Oktober

    Gemeinsam durch den Winter – so das Motto der Aktionswoche „Berlin spart Energie“ 2022, die vom 10. bis 14. Oktober stattfindet. Rund 40 Institutionen zeigen im Rahmen der Aktionswoche auf, was Berlin in Sachen Energiewende schon leistet und wo noch Potentiale stecken.

    Angesichts der aktuell angespannten energiepolitischen Situation legt die Aktionswoche in diesem Jahr besonderes Augenmerk auf Beratungsevents im Bereich der Energieeinsparung und Landesförderung, damit die Berliner*innen gut vorbereitet durch diesen und folgende Winter kommen.

    Darüber hinaus bietet die Aktionswoche 2022 exklusive Einblicke hinter die Kulissen spannender Energiewende- und Klimaschutzprojekte.

    Seit 2012 bringt die Landeskampagne „Berlin spart Energie“ einmal jährlich im Herbst die Stakeholder der Energiewende in der Hauptstadt zusammen. Institutionen und Privatpersonen haben dann im Rahmen der Aktionswoche die Möglichkeit, ihre eigenen Vorbildprojekte öffentlichkeitswirksam zu präsentieren und mit Fachleuten zu diskutieren.

  • Online und Präsenz  
    Umweltforum Berlin
    Tipp Konferenz
    Jahrestagung des ForschungsVerbunds Erneuerbare Energien (FVEE)

    Forschung für die Wärmewende – klimaneutral, effizient und flexibel

    Die FVEE-Jahrestagung gibt einen Überblick über den aktuellen Forschungsstand für die Wärmewende. Die Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler diskutieren die Treiber und Hemmnisse der Transformation im Wärmesektor und präsentieren neue Denkansätze und Technologien, mit denen die Wärmewende technisch, wirtschaftlich und politisch erfolgreich umgesetzt werden kann.

    Das Tagungsprogramm enthält zahlreiche innovative Projekte, die den Wärmebedarf von Gebäuden und Industrie aus erneuerbarem Strom, Geothermie und Biomasse versorgen. Weitere Vorträge berichten über den aktuellen Forschungsstand bei thermischen Speichern, Niedertemperaturnetzen und intelligenten Regelungsansätzen.

    Darüber hinaus gibt es Beiträge zur gesellschaftlichen Akzeptanz des notwendigen Wandels, zur Digitalisierung des Wärmesektors und zu den Anforderungen an das Bau- und Genehmigungsrecht.

    Wissenschaftliche Leitung: Prof. Frank Baur  (IZES) und Prof. Dr. Michael Nelles (DBFZ)

    FVEE-Mitglieder bekommen Rabatt auf den Teilnahmebeitrag (80€ statt 120€).

  • Online
    HZB Date Workshop / Seminar
    HZB Machine Learning Hackathon 2022

    We are happy to announce the third HZB Machine Learning Hackathon 2022, which will be held from October 17-21 with a preparation day on 14th of October.

    We want to bring together master and PhD students with a data science background and early career scientists (PhD to early Postdoc) from internationally renowned research institutions who apply machine learning to solve pressing challenges in the natural sciences.

    Deadline for applications is September 25, 2022 (midnight, GMT+2).

     

  • Online
    event with partners Workshop / Seminar
    Intro to SciFlow and new collaboration features - How researchers from Helmholtz can collaborate on a publication with any researcher worldwide
    11:00 o'clock

    This webinar will provide practical suggestions and tips on creating a publication in SciFlow. It is intended for researchers who produce publications alone or in a team.

    Writing collaboratively on the same version of an article, sharing references, and reviewing options are essential features of SciFlow to allow co-authors to write a paper together.

    New features in SciFlow include more than 2.000 journal templates, change tracking, suggestion mode, and more.

    What you can expect in this webinar:

    A first impression of SciFlow

    Choosing an appropriate template

    Structuring the document, inserting images, tables, and formulas

    Citing & managing references in SciFlow alone or as a team

    Inviting co-authors from within or outside your institution

    Collaborative writing using change tracking, suggestions, and commenting

    Support from the SciFlow team

  • Online
    Veranstaltung mit Partnern Workshop / Seminar
    SciFlow: Einführung & neue kollaborative Features: Wie Forschende mit ihrem Team kollaborativ an einer Publikation arbeiten
    14:00 Uhr

    Im Team an der gleichen Version eines Artikels schreiben, das gemeinsame Verwenden von Referenzen und Change Tracking sind wichtige Funktionen von SciFlow, damit Co-Autoren zusammen an einem Artikel schreiben können.

    In diesem Webinar werden praktische Anregungen und Tipps dazu gegeben, in SciFlow eine Publikation zu erstellen - egal ob international oder innerhalb der eigenen Institution.

  • online and on-site  
    BESSY Lecture Hall & Online
    event with partners Lecture
    CatLab Highlight Lectures 02.11.2022

    Prof. Katharina Krischer / Prof. Joost Wintterlin

    10:15 o'clock

    10:15 - Prof. Dr. Katharina Krischer, "Nonlinearities in Action: Cooperative Phenomena and Collective Dynamics in Electrochemistry"

    12:30 - Prof. Dr. Joost Wintterlin, "Towards  STM of catalytic reactions"

    Moderated by Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl, FHI

  • Suggestion Conference
    Falling Walls Science Summit 7. - 9. November

    Is the leading forum for global science leaders with focus on science breakthroughs. The summit takes place every year in Berlin from 7 – 9 November, the anniversary day of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This holistic approach of international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral discourse is globally unique and attracts leading researchers, CTOs, science strategists, sciences funders, and media worldwide. More: falling-walls.com

  • Online
    event with partners Conference
    Falling Walls Circle – Plenary Table: The Future of Clean Energy Technologies: Accelerating the Transition to Carbon Neutrality

    André Christl, Bernd Rech, Tejs Vegge, Jennifer Porto, Ting Xu

    14:00 o'clock

    Our scientific director Bernd Rech will take part in the round table: The Future of Clean Energy Technologies: Accelerating the Transition to Carbon Neutrality

    As the global climate crisis worsens and Russia’s war against Ukraine causes significant global impact, a fundamental shift in geopolitics and energy policy is taking place. Developing new materials is a core element in the innovation cycle to accelerate the process of energy transition.

    Complex data-driven insights can be leveraged using artificial intelligence (AI) to discover new materials faster than ever before. In this context, AI can be a key accelerator to support the next generation of clean energy and storage technologies. This session aims to discuss how we can further accelerate the process of energy transition to become a climate-neutral circular economy by developing next-generation energy technologies.

    Preparation of the event is supported by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin.

    This event will be accessible for our digital audience by livestream free of charge. Registration here: https://falling-walls.com/event/the-future-of-clean-energy-technologies-accelerating-the-transition-to-carbon-neutrality/

  • Online
    event with partners Workshop / Seminar
    Intro to SciFlow and new collaboration features - How researchers from Helmholtz can collaborate on a publication with any researcher worldwide
    14:00 o'clock

    This webinar will provide practical suggestions and tips on creating a publication in SciFlow. It is intended for researchers who produce publications alone or in a team.

    Writing collaboratively on the same version of an article, sharing references, and reviewing options are essential features of SciFlow to allow co-authors to write a paper together.

    New features in SciFlow include more than 2.000 journal templates, change tracking, suggestion mode, and more.

    What you can expect in this webinar:

    A first impression of SciFlowChoosing an appropriate templateStructuring the document, inserting images, tables, and formulasCiting & managing references in SciFlow alone or as a teamInviting co-authors from within or outside your institutionCollaborative writing using change tracking, suggestions, and commentingSupport from the SciFlow team

  • online and on-site  
    event with partners Lecture
    CatLab Lectures 2022/23

    11.11.2022: Alexander Schnegg (CEC-MPG)

    10:30 o'clock

    CatLab Lectures 2022-2023  / Modern Methods in Heterogeneous Catalysis Research

    A series of independent lectures around the classical fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis, such as adsorption, kinetics, structural and surface analysis, and the challenges of thin film technology, such as material development and methods of modern thin film analysis.

    Speakers:  Scientists from Fritz-Haber-Institute,  Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and guests 

    Moderation: Dr. Annette Trunschke (FHI)

    Location:    

    Onsite*/**: HZB Adlershof, Magnusstrasse 2, 12489 Berlin / Room D.125 (1st Floor left)***  

    Online: Zoom

    * Only upon registration due to the limited number of places! ** Please observe the applicable hygiene measures (see below) *** The lecture on 21.10.2022 takes place in HZB Main Building, "Aquarium", Albert-Einstein-Str./Magnusstr.,  2nd Floor

    Time:      21st October 2022 to 17st February 2022 • Fridays from 10:30 to 12:00

    Language:    English

    Hygiene Regulations:

    All participants of face to face meetings have to perform a rapid antigen test immediately before the event (the organizers reserve the right to check the test result). Minimum distances (1.50m) must be observed. Mouth-nose protection (FFP 2 mask) must be worn in the HZB buildings and in the lecture rooms

  • Online
    HZB Date Workshop / Seminar
    Photon Science Seminar - Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research

    Matias Bargheer

    15:00 o'clock

    The newly established regular Photon Science Seminar starts with the presentation of the research foci and scientific highlights of the institutes, departments and joint research groups linked togehter in the PS division. As the next speaker, Matias Bargheer presents the research of his joint research group PS-GUD with the talk "Time-resolved x-ray diffraction: Nanoscale heat transport, ferroelectric and magnetic materials"

    online via zoom:

    https://hz-b-de.zoom.us/j/86587492595?pwd=RUdVbHF0bUUyMlFkdzFqMC9UVEF2QT09 

    Meeting-ID: 865 8749 2595

    Kenncode: 975769

  • event with partners Workshop / Seminar
    Deadline for the call for proposals: H2020 Viperlab Project

    If you're interested in perovskite-silicon research and wish to realize your project at one of the state-of-the-art EU infrastructures that cover the whole innovation/value chain from material preparation to characterization of perovskite devices and modules, access the links below and submit your proposal

    Growing scientific perovskite communities as well as industry and SMEs are invited to apply for free access to one of the top level infrastructures in the field of perovskite and silicon PV designed for:

    material synthesis, state-of-the-art device design and development, standardized testing methods, simulation methods and modelling

    The access is funded within the EU’s Horizon 2020 framework and includes the logistical, technological, and scientific support and the specific training.

    For many of the physical infrastructures remote access is also possible.

  • Online
    HZB Date Workshop / Seminar
    Photon Science Seminar - Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research

    Gerd Schneider

    15:00 o'clock

    The newly established, regular Photon Science Seminar starts with the presentation of the research foci and scientific highlights of the institutes, departments and joint research groups linked in the division PS. The next speaker is Gerd Schneider, who will present his department PS-AXRM in a talk on "Nanoscale 3D X-ray Spectromicroscopy".

    Online:

    https://hz-b-de.zoom.us/j/84907505473?pwd=MmtCY0ZETzI1K0srNGxGenlEL2VuQT09

    Meeting-ID: 849 0750 5473

    Kenncode: 725054

  • online and on-site  
    event with partners Lecture
    CatLab Lecture "Functional thin films and electrocatalysts by a soft molecular precursor approach"

    02.12.2022: Matthias Drieß (TU Berlin)

    10:30 o'clock

    CatLab Lectures 2022-2023  / Modern Methods in Heterogeneous Catalysis Research

    A series of independent lectures around the classical fundamentals of heterogeneous catalysis, such as adsorption, kinetics, structural and surface analysis, and the challenges of thin film technology, such as material development and methods of modern thin film analysis.

    Speakers:  Scientists from Fritz-Haber-Institute,  Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and guests 

    Moderation: Dr. Annette Trunschke (FHI)

    Location:    

    Onsite*/**: HZB Adlershof, Magnusstrasse 2, 12489 Berlin / Room D.125 (1st Floor left)***  

    Online: Zoom

    * Only upon registration due to the limited number of places! ** Please observe the applicable hygiene measures (see below) *** The lecture on 21.10.2022 takes place in HZB Main Building, "Aquarium", Albert-Einstein-Str./Magnusstr.,  2nd Floor

    Time:      21st October 2022 to 17st February 2022 • Fridays from 10:30 to 12:00

    Language:    English

    Hygiene Regulations:

    All participants of face to face meetings have to perform a rapid antigen test immediately before the event (the organizers reserve the right to check the test result). Minimum distances (1.50m) must be observed. Mouth-nose protection (FFP 2 mask) must be worn in the HZB buildings and in the lecture rooms

  • Online
    HZB Date Public event
    BESSY@HZB User Meeting 2022
    08:00 o'clock

    This years' User Meeting will take place online on Thursday, December 8. Deadline for registration and poster submission is November, 20.

  • event with partners Scientific school
    Application deadline extended! Quanstol winter school on Analytics for Photovoltaics and (Photo)electrochemistry

    K.Lips, F.Toma, T. Unold, T. Kircharzt, M. Favaro, D. Vanmaekelbergh, S. Schorr, K. Höflich

    Registration for the first Quantsol WINTER school is now open! The “International Quanstol WINTER school on Analytics for Photovoltaics and (Photo)electrochemistry” will be held in January 2023 in Hirschegg, Kleinwalsertal, Austria. The school is organised by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. Applications can be submitted through the school’s homepage until November, 22nd 2022. “The Quantsol WINTER school offers a very comprehensive introduction to the field of photovoltaics and photocatalysis and is a great learning experience and a “must attend” for PhD students and postdocs in their early career.” says Prof. Dr. Klaus Lips from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. Invited speakers, all internationally recognised scientists from leading world institutions, will give lectures covering topics on the fundamental principles of the conversion of solar energy into chemical and electrical energy as well as the physical and technical challenges of their technological implementation. Another focus lies on solar-specific material science and their characterisation. In addition, the school will give hands-on training on how to build your own solar cell as well as an introduction to solar cell simulation. If you are interested to participate in the Quantsol WINTER School 2023, you can find much more detailed information on our homepage .

    The deadline for application is November 22nd, 2022.  If you will not be able to attend this years’ Quantsol winter school – no worries - the next school is already scheduled for January 7 to 14, 2024.

  • online and on-site  
    HZB Date Scientific school
    HZB Photon School 2023

    The program is aimed primarily at master students and other early stage researchers in physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, and life or environmental sciences. Students will be introduced to advanced synchrotron- and laboratory-based photon science methods that probe the physical, chemical, and electronic structures of materials as well as the function and dynamics of complex material systems.

    Deadline for application is December 5th, 2022, and acceptance for participation will be communicated by December 12th, 2022.

  • Tipp Öffentliche Veranstaltung
    ENERGIETAGE 2023

    Die Leitveranstaltung der Energiewende in Deutschland findet im folgenden Jahr vom 3.-5. Mai digital und vom 22.-23. Mai in Präsenz in Berlin statt. Die ENERGIETAGE bringen jährlich alle relevanten Akteure der Energiewende und des Klimaschutzes zusammen.

    Mit einem vielfältigen Programm, welches von verschiedenen Institutionen  aus den Sektoren Energie, Bauen, Wohnen, Klimaschutz und Umwelt gestaltet wird, bieten die ENERGIETAGE Raum für kontroverse inhaltliche energie- und klimapolitische Debatten, sowie eine Gelegenheit in den persönlichen Austausch zu gehen.

    Einen Einblick in vergangene ENERGIETAGE, sowie alle wichtigen Infos für die ENERGIETAGE 2023 finden Sie in Kürze unter www.energietage.de.

  • 8th European Crystallography School 2023

    The focus of the 2023 School will be laid upon the various applications of X-ray crystallography of powders, small molecules and proteins, covering from the fundaments of Diffraction to the latest developments in the fields.

  • event with partners Conference
    Principles of Functionality from Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy Conference

    Alexander Föhlisch et al.

    tba.