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]

My time at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Physiology or Medicine 29 June - 4 July 2014, Lindau(Bodensee) Germany. 37 Nobel Laureates met from 29 June to 4 July 2014 in Lindau (Bodensee) with around 600 young scientists to share their knowledge, establish new contacts and discuss relevant topics such ... [Read more]
Vinay Pawar

Interview with Vinay Pawar about the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

The 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting finished on the 4th of July 2014 and one of the HZI young researchers was there. Vinay will tell you all about his experiences in this blog next week but of course he was expecting certain things beforehand. Therefore, I spoke to him about how he got there ... [Read more]
Raumfahrzeug Curiosity vorm Reichstag

Space at your place - Photo competition for the launch of astronaut Alexander Gerst

Call to participate: On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 21.56 clock CEST German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will launch to the International Space Station. He will live, work and conduct research for six months aboard the ISS. We call on you today to bring space to your place and take a picture ... [Read more]