Dipjyoti Deb, PhD candidate at HZDR and the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden. Source: cfaed/Jürgen Lösel

Enthusiastic thinking

Within two days Dipjyoti Deb got to know Dresden. Afterwards, it was an easy decision, that the German city is the right place for his thought experiments. The question seems to appear out of the blue: „Whom from the history of physics would you invite to a dinner party?” But the young ... [Read more]
Ny-Ålesund in December

KARL, the Koldewey Aerosol Raman Lidar

When it is dark over Ny-Ålesund, a bright green laser beam can be seen quite often, shooting from the AWIPEV observatory towards the clear sky. This beam belongs to a LIDAR system, runned by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute in Potsdam for more than 25 years. With this instrument scientists investigate ... [Read more]
Karina Pombo Garcia at Louisenstraße. Foto: Privat

The friendly heart of the city

For four years Karina Pombo Garcia has been living in Dresden. Especially one street of the German city amazes the PhD candidate from Spain. “The people in this part of the city are very open-minded and welcoming”, Karina Pombo Garcia explains, while a couple is moving a couch on a trolley ... [Read more]
Adult Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) at a crack in the sea ice in the Atka Bay. Photo: Dominik Nachtsheim

About Weddell seals and ROV

By Dominik Nachtsheim It has been a long way, but we made it: On 20th December Polarstern successfully approached the shelf ice edge despite heavy ice conditions in the Atka Bay. The unloading of cargo and fuel for Neumayer-Station III and the Kohnen Station started immediately. The whole process ... [Read more]