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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 →

Vera Adamchuk, portrayed by Natalia Bakut

An Artwork reminds on the scientist who cofounded the Russian German Collaboration at BESSY II It seems, she has just calculated something, a hand lies on the paper, next to the pen. The other one supports the chin, relaxed and curious, she looks at the viewer. The Russian physicist Vera Adamchuk is immortalized in the bronze relief attached to a column in the BESSY II hall. The column stands in front of the dipole beam line of the Russian-German laboratory. Vera Adamchuk is regarded as a pioneer of German-Russian cooperation in the field of synchrotron radiation. She co-founded the Russian-German laboratory at BESSY II inRead More →

Actually, I had a funny-bad experience in my first week living in Berlin. On that day, I just wanted to survey “how to reach HZB from apartment”. I was accompanied by my mom and dad. We bought single trip ABC ticket from Jungfernheide (near Charlottenburg) station since we hadn’t known yet about the zone. The outbound journey was fine, we took S41 then S7 to Wannsee and 318 bus. There was also a ticket checker but we passed it.   When we did the return journey, we got some problems. At first, the ticket machine couldn’t be changed into English version. Our phone were alsoRead More →