Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices, communicating by telephone, email or video conference. Nevertheless, we still miss meeting other colleagues simply in the hallway or in the kitchen. This is why we shift the kitchen conversations into the digital. Today we present Paul Goslawski. The physicist is working in the HZB Institute Accelerator Physics. Where are you working actually?At home under the roof on the southern outskirts of Berlin. The question should be – when? Usually very early in the morning – baker’s early – or very late in the evening, when our soon to be three-year-old son is asleep. During theRead More →
Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices, communicating by telephone, email or video conference. Nevertheless, we still miss meeting other colleagues simply in the hallway or in the kitchen. This is why we shift the kitchen conversations into the digital. Today we are introducing Roland Grapentin, who works in the department of internal services as a janitor or caretaker. What tasks do you have now? I have to coordinate a lot of things because there are still people working in the institute, for example for cleaning. I also have to take care of the room management, locking system and solve problems in variousRead More →
Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices. During the corona break we shift the “floor conversations” into the digital world. Today we ask Ivona Kafedjiska. She is a doctoral researcher at PVcomB. She works on tandem solar cells in the HySPRINT laboratory and in the CISSY-Lab. She is also one of the doctoral representatives (speakers for) of the HZB PhD network. How do you spend your day? Right now I am in the kitchen doing this Skype interview. But actually I work at my desk in the bedroom. In the evening I read or do some art, but we also often do puzzles,Read More →
Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices. However, there is a lack of opportunities to meet other colleagues in the hallway or kitchen. In our small series, we shift the “floor conversations” into the digital world. Today we ask Stefanie Kodalle who manages the office of the communications team at HZB. Where are you currently working from and what tasks do you have to complete? I have set up my workplace in the kitchen at the dining table. I am currently busy drawing up specifications and preparing tenders. I also collect offers and continue the ongoing administrative activities. But I also look afterRead More →
Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices. However, there is a lack of opportunities to meet other colleagues in the hallway or kitchen. In our small series, we shift the “floor conversations” into the digital world. Today we ask Dr. Nazmul Islam from HZB Institute Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials. What has changed due to Home Office? Usually I work mainly in the laboratory, producing crystalline samples for research on quantum materials. Now I am sitting in my living room in front of the computer. What are you working on? I have taken a pile of technical literature home with me and IRead More →
By Annette Friedrich In science, more and more publications are Open Access, i.e. accessible to everyone without payment barriers. Also at the HZB, scientists are encouraged to publish Open Access. “Green” road to Open Access Most scientists prefer the “green road” to Open Access: They publish their paper in a journal under payment restrictions and after an embargo time (6 to 12 months), deposit the manuscript (pdf without the layout oft he journal) in the repository of their research institute. After the embargo time, their „green Open Access“ paper can be viewed by everybody free of charge. Multitude of repositories Research institutions and universities aroundRead More →
Can you translate the title of your last talk or paper into plain english? Of course you can. But can you do it using only words out of a list of 1000 most common english words? That becomes tricky! Give it a try. Be generous and creative. The “Splasho”-Editor will help you: just copy the original text into it and edit until the editor is happy. Example: „Tiny things easily enter into cells. But what do they do there? We have watched them with bright light and found out where they like to be. The cell looks tired after those tiny things have entered.“ ThisRead More →
At BESSY II, we are operating some 50 beamlines, each of which offers the latest methods in spectroscopy and microscopy.
Each beamline has a dedicated beamline scientist, who not only manages all the projects on the beamline and knows its every secret, but also works with local and visiting scientists to get the best results out of the beam and its instruments for every specific research question they have. Without the beamline scientists, much of the science at BESSY II could never happen.
But who are they? What makes a good beamline scientist and where do they come from? In this little series you are going to find out. Today we introduce Dr. Götz Schuck, who works at the KMC-2 and the KMC-3 beamlines.Read More →
A photostory at the end of this text reports about a special workshop at BESSY II. It was mid of november, in the night from sunday to monday, when a couple of accelerator scientists from MAX IV, BESSY II, CERN, KARA at KIT and DELTA from TU Dortmund gathered in the control room of BESSY II. They wanted to explore the so called two orbit or TRIBS modus in which one synchrotron could deliver two different sorts of light pulses. But let’s start with a short introduction: A Synchrotron Lightsource is a wonderful toolbox for doing research: it produces brilliant light pulses mostly in theRead More →
It is a Russian-German dipole beamline, part of the Russian-German Laboratory at BESSY II. It covers a soft X-ray photon energy range up to 1200 eV. It ends with a fixed experimental station RGL-PES that offers a multi-technique approach for the investigation of the electronic, chemical and structural properties of materials: X-ray photoemission spectroscopy and X-ray absorption in all possible modes (fluorescence yield, total and partial electron yields).Read More →