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Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices, exchanging information by telephone or video conferencing. Nevertheless, we still lack the opportunity to meet other colleagues simply in the hallway or in the kitchen. That’s why we are shifting “hallway conversations” to the digital. Today we present Rutger Schlatmann, director of PVcomB at HZB. What are you working on ? At the moment I am managing two institutes at the same time: the PVcomB competence center and the Institute for Silicon Photovoltaics. I coordinate the new structuring in Kekuléstraße (laboratories, offices, implementations etc.). These tasks have not changed, however I have more administrative work thanRead More →

Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices, exchanging information by telephone or video conferencing. Nevertheless, we still lack the opportunity to meet other colleagues simply in the hallway or in the kitchen. That’s why we are shifting “hallway conversations” to the digital. Today we present Klaus Jäger, a scientist in the Nano-SIPPE junior research group. Where do you work during the corona break? I left my small Berlin apartment and moved back to my parents. They live in a village, have a house with lots of space, and it’s a wonderful place to go for a walk in nature. I work in myRead More →

Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices, exchanging information by telephone or video conferencing. Nevertheless, we still lack the opportunity to meet other colleagues simply in the hallway or in the kitchen. That’s why we are shifting “hallway conversations” to the digital. Today we introduce Anja Seehrich from the Personnel and Social Affairs Department. What are you working on right now? Like most of my colleagues from the HR department, I’m currently working in the home office. My tasks have remained the same: I take care of personnel matters, for example new hires or contract renewals. I am also the contact person forRead More →

Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices, exchanging information by telephone or video conferencing. Nevertheless, we still lack the opportunity to meet other colleagues simply in the hallway or in the kitchen. That’s why we are shifting “hallway conversations” to the digital. Today we introduce Daniel Abou-Ras, who works in the Department of Structure and Dynamics of Energy Materials and coordinates the international research school HI-SCORE. Where are you working right now and how do you start your day? I am working at my desk at the moment, where I also run my home office from time to time during “normal” times. WhenRead More →

Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices, exchanging information by telephone or video conferencing. Nevertheless, we still lack the opportunity to meet other colleagues simply in the hallway or in the kitchen. That’s why we are shifting “hallway conversations” to the digital. Today we introduce Astrid Brandt, who works in user coordination. How do you start the day? My day starts shortly before seven o’clock, because that’s when my cats want to be fed – so everything is the same as always. What are you working on at the moment? At the moment I’m finishing a contribution for the ‘Highlights of Physics’, whichRead More →

Many colleagues are currently working in their home office, exchanging information by telephone or video conferencing. Nevertheless, we lack the opportunity to meet other colleagues in the hallway or in the kitchen. That’s why we are shifting “kitchen conversations” to digital. Today we introduce Nico Grimm, who works in the department sample environments. How do you start the day? I get up at about 7:3o on weekdays. After the first coffee, my wife and I do a so-called 7-minute workout and a few back exercises. Then I start working – answering e-mails, skype with colleagues, writing new Labview programs for the automation of experiments andRead More →

Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices, exchanging information by telephone or video conferencing. Nevertheless, we all miss the opportunity to meet other colleagues in the hallway or in the kitchen. That’s why we are shifting “kitchen conversations” to the digital. Today we introduce Samira Aden. She is an architect and works in the Consulting office for building-integrated Photovoltaics(BAIP) at HZB. How did you establish your home office? Fortunately, I asked my sister shortly before the shutdown if she would like to move in with me for a while. She is doing her doctorate in educational science in Kassel. We have set upRead 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 present Monika Gabernig. She is working as a lab technician in the HySPRINT lab. Where are you working right now? I’m currently working at my apartment in Karlshorst. How do you start the day? I start the day about an hour later and more rested than usual, as I save the trip to work at the moment. What are your duties?Read 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 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 →