Humboldt-Innovation GmbH der HU für "Beste Innovationsförderung" ausgezeichnet

Die Humboldt-Innovation GmbH (HI) ist vom Deutschen Institut für Erfindungswesen (DIE e.V.) in der Kategorie „Beste Innovationsförderung“ mit der Dieselmedaille 2018 ausgezeichnet worden.Die 2005 gegründete Humboldt-Innovation GmbH ist ein 100-prozentiges Tochterunternehmen der HU und engagiert sich an der Schnittstelle von Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft.



Innovative Training Network SAGEX "Scattering Amplitudes: from Geometry to Experiment" will be funded

The Innovative Training Network of the European Commission SAGEX "Scattering Amplitudes: from Geometry to Experiment" was accepted for funding and will start on Sep. 1st 2018. Two Early-Stage Researcher (PhD) positions will be funded at Humboldt University, one in the Research Group "Mathematical Physics of Space, Time and Matter" (Prof. Dr. Matthias Staudacher) and one in the Research Group "Quantum Field and String Theory" (Prof. Dr. Jan Plefka). Both are members of IRIS Adlershof.
Applications will open in April.



Humboldt-Universität is a project partner in the national development association, "The Future of STEM Learning"

Together with the universities of Kiel, Koblenz-Landau, Würzburg, and Kaiserslautern, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin will be developing,
testing, and integrating concepts for good STEM lessons in the digital world for the education and further training of STEM teachers from
autumn 2018 onwards. The Telekom Foundation is supporting the project with € 1.6 million.



IRIS's young scientist Anne Fuhrmann was awarded the Carl Roth Prize by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh).

At the 20th Younger Chemists' Forum in Konstanz, Anne Fuhrmann, a doctoral student at the Department of Chemistry and IRIS Adlershof of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, was awarded the Carl Roth Prize by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) "in recognition of her innovative contributions developing polymer networks with optically switchable healing properties for smart and sustainable materials." The Carl Roth Prize is annually rewarded to the young scientists in Germany in the area of a sustainable chemistry for "an efficient use of chemical resources for synthesis or an innovative application of chemicals."

Anne Fuhrmann developed her plastic coatings, which can target and heal damage with the help of light, for her doctoral work in the research group of Prof. Stefan Hecht who is an IRIS member. The damaged site repairs itself only where it has previously been heated up and then lit with a special color of light. These promising results were published, for example, in
Nature Communications.

IRIS Adlershof cordially congratulates the prize winner.


An honorary professorship for Ingolf V. Hertel

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin has awarded Prof. Dr. Ingolf V. Hertel an honorary professorship because of his excellent scientific work, his service to the science and technology park in Berlin-Adlershof, as well as his many years of dedication to the MINT teachers’ training.

Professor Hertel is one of Germany’s leading and internationally outstanding representatives in the field of experimental physics for atomic, molecular, and laser physics. In 2009 he was appointed to the Humboldt University’s “Wilhelm and Else Heraeus” senior professorship for further development of teacher education in the physics field. His particular focus is on didactics on the university level for teachers’ education and didactics regarding physics. Prof. Hertel is linked with IRIS Adlershof through the interdisciplinary Humboldt-ProMINT-Kolleg, where he is actively involved and supervises didactic research and development work.

We congratulate Prof. Hertel very much.



Humboldt Research Award for Lance J. Dixon

Lance J. Dixon Professor at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, USA, has been awarded an Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Lance Dixon is a leading researcher in theoretical high-energy physics.  His contributions range from seminal and mathematically profound papers in the early phase of string theory to very practical high precision calculations in Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) relevant to collider physics, and to an ever deeper understanding of scattering amplitudes for quantum field theory. He has even tackled the daunting subject of understanding the perturbative structure of field theory approaches to quantum gravity.

The price will allow him to work for a total of one year with scientists at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin to develop new ways to solve quantum field theory nonperturbatively, and to investigate further the elusive theory of quantum gravity. He will be hosted by IRIS Adlershof within the research area "Space-Time-Matter“ (AG Staudacher) and the fields of competence "Mathematical Physics“ (AGs Kreimer, Plefka, Staudacher).

IRIS Adlershof congratulates Mr. Dixon very much and is looking forward to an exciting and fruitful cooperation.