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#HZBzlog

We usually assume that The Great Unknown lies somewhere near the poles, or deep in the jungle or elsewhere in the universe.

But in fact much of it lies in things we can hold in our hands: in magnets and crystals and cells, and in future materials that we have barely learnt to make, like superconductors, nano engines, quantum computers.
These things are full of mysteries. To unravel them is the task of the scientists and engineers at HZB. These things are also very small. The only way to look at them is with really big machines.

Some of those are being built at HZB right now.
These are their stories.


featured projects

#hzbNEAT • The Path of the Neutron

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#BESSY • The ideal microscope for space and time

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#hzbHFM • Building the Strongest Magnet­ in the World of Neutron Scattering

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latest episodes

  • #hzbNEAT

    Guide, chop and catch me!

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    close to be perfect: vanadium

    In their experiments, the scientists will explore many different materials. The thing with research is, you do not know what you will see in the data. And the measurments are not absolute, you have to take them into relation to other ones. So how to compare your results? Therfore, you don't have to start from zero. There are very well-known elements and compounds which can be used to calibrate the …

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  • #BESSY

    business as (un)usual

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    authored 2 months ago:

    Forscherin Jessica Hänisch zeigt beim Girls’ Day ihre Arbeit

    Jessica Hänisch hat als Kind selbst am Girls’ Day teilgenommen. Ihr Vater hat sie inspiriert, Wissenschaftlerin zu werden. Unsere Schülerpraktikantin Lia-Alisa, 14 Jahre, hat sie interviewt.Jessica Hänisch erklärt Mädchen beim Girls’ Day, warum sie Forscherin geworden ist und was sie an Naturwissenschaften begeistert.Foto: Lia-Alisa-RüchelWarum machen Sie beim Girls’ Day mit?Jessica Hänisch: Weil …

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  • #hzbHFM

    Inside matter(s)

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    authored 3 months ago:

    lichtblick Porträt über Annika Bande

    Forschung ist das Bahnen neuer Wege. Im etablierten Wissenschaftssystem ist das allerdings manchmal …

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  • #hzbEMIL

    A day at EMIL

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    authored 3 months ago:

    The future is left to us!

    As I left EMIL, I could not stop from reflecting to Núria’s words and wonder: how is it possible that part of the World’s population still refuses to accept that the World’s primary energy demand increases and the Climate Change is getting worse, regardless of the fact that researchers and environmentalists work non-stop to tackle these problems? How many more fancy machines and lab equipment do …

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