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 →

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 →