Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin

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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

#hzbEMIL • Watching the Secret Lives of Atoms

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#hzbNEAT • The Path of the Neutron

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#BESSY • The ideal microscope for space and time

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latest episodes

  • #hzbEMIL

    From Solar Cells to Green IT - New Materials for Energy Transition

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    Wenn ihr wissen möchtet wie die Grenzfläche zwischen Soße und Fleisch in eurem Hamburger aussieht, …

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  • #hzbNEAT

    What NEAT sees best

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    Visiting the world´s biggest vacuum chamber

    The NEAT chamber is the biggest vacuum chamber in the hall´s of the Helmholtz- Zentrum Berlin but of …

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  • #BESSY

    business as (un)usual

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    Protein structure: Reality check

    The computergame fold.it is a very successful citizen science project to inquire the complicated structures of proteins. But It can propose some protein structures, "in silico", which are not found in the real world. Summerstudent Rafal, who worked in the MX-team during summer, told me: "fold.it is fine, and I am sure that such simulations will become better in the future. But the reality check …

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  • #hzbHFM

    Inside matter(s)

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    lichtblick Porträt über Annika Bande

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

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