Videopodcast Paper of the Month July 2014

Every month the HZI bestowes the Paper of the Month award for an outstanding publication to a postdoc or phd student at the Centre. In July 2014 Kendra Bussey from the junior research group Viral Immune Modulation received the award for her publication “The gammaherpesviruses KSHV and MHV68 ... [Read more]
Piled Higher and Deeper

Life after PhD

When using internet search engines on the phrase “Life after PhD” you find (besides the oh so well-known and loved PhD comics by Jorge Cham) many blogs and personal webpages all dealing with life after PhD – but mostly focusing on the world outside of academia. You find pages like “From ... [Read more]
Lego Particle Detector

Bringing Science to the General Public

Recently, we had the "Tag der Forschung" - our open day - at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG). It took place on a sunny Saturday even though rain was forecasted. Laboratories and other facilities were open to the public, there was a stage with live music and children could dress up as *real* ... [Read more]
In Berlin the Helmholtz Juniors met Prof. Dr. Mlynek, president of the Helmholtz Association. © Sripriya Murthy

Helmholtz Juniors' Mid-Term Meeting 2014

In the end of July the Helmholtz-Juniors (or more informally “HeJu”) got together for their mid-term meeting at the Helmholtz Association’s head office in Berlin. It was the second time we met this year after our first meeting at the Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) in January. It ... [Read more]

I am a scientist because ...

Last weekend, nature jobs blog editor Julie Goulds asked participants of a physics conference in Fullerton, California why they are a scientist. Sarah Gossan was the first to answer and establish the #IAmAScientistBecause on twitter. During the last few days scientists gave a lot of funny, fascinating ... [Read more]
The new DO IT speakers are Nadiia Soklakova, Tobias Lübke and Nadine Koch (f.l.t.r)

Meet our new DO IT speakers

Three speakers of the doctoral student initiative DO IT are going to represent the doctoral students of the HZI for one year. Their tasks include the organisation of projects promoting the cooperation between doctoral students of the HZI and other Helmholtz centres or institutes of other scientific ... [Read more]