Since some weeks now, many colleagues have come back to the lab, others continue to work from home. These different working environments will continue to accompany us in the coming weeks. This week, Sophie Spangenberger met (online) with Michael Tovar from the X-ray lab at HZB in Wannsee. You are responsible for the X-ray laboratory in Wannsee. How did you handle the lockdown? Our lab operations are geared to the experiment and, of course, only work when we are there. The instruments run in 365-7-24 mode and may only go into standby mode once before Christmas. With the corona lockdown, we had to close theRead 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 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 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, 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 →