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  • 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

    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)

    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

    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
    event with partners Lecture
    HMC FAIR Friday Lecture Series: Dr Janine Felden (PANGAEA Group Leader, AWI Bremerhaven)

    Dr Janine Felden (PANGAEA Group Leader, AWI Bremerhaven)

    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
    *Registration extended until 15 May* - How to deal with skepticism towards science and technophobia

    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.

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

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

    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

  • Hirschegg, Austria
    HZB Date Scientific school
    Quantsol Summer School

    From September 4th to 11th Quantsol Summer School 2022 will inform on basic principles of solar energy conversion.

    The International Summer School on Photovoltaics and New Concepts of Quantum Solar Energy Conversion (Quantsol) will be held in September 2022 in Hirschegg, Kleinwalsertal, Austria. Applications can be submitted through the school’s homepage until June 7th 2022. The school is organised by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and the Technical University of Ilmenau.

    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 characterization. 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.