The DZLM goes into the second round

The Deutsche Zentrum für Lehrerbildung Mathematik (DZLM), which was initiated by the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung, has been very successful as the first federal interstate contact point to go for further education in mathematics since October 2011. The German Telekom Foundation will be supporting the DZLM for another three years with 4.5 million euros by the end of 2019. The director of DZLM, Professor Jürg Kramer (a member of IRIS Adlershof) is very pleased about the further funding and associated recognition of the previous work of the DZLM, in which the Humboldt University played a large part as the coordinating university for the program.
The DZLM has been developing research-based and applied further education programs that are continually being researched and constantly improved in cooperation with the federal states and academic institutions. Kramer projects that they will be more strongly focused on long-term further education programs for teachers who in turn will educate and accompany others as multiplicators. The existing net works and cooperation will be built up with the educational administration. IRIS Adlershof congratulates the successful project applicants and, of course, its member Jürg Kramer heartily.



Bessel Preis für Professor Gabriele Travaglini

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Travaglini from Queen Mary University London receives the Friedrich-Wilhelm Bessel Prize from the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation. The prize will enable him to spend one year of research at the institute of physics and IRIS Adlershof. The award is 45.000 Euro.
Prof. Travaglini is a renowned theoretical physicist exploring the connection between quantum field theory and string theory. He has made substantial contributions to our understanding of scattering amplitudes in quantum field theory and gravity, which quantify the fundamental interactions of elementary particles at the microscopic scale. This core research area of high-energy theory was revolutionized in the past ten years through the development of novel so-called on-shell techniques surpassing the traditional approach due to Feynman. Travaglini has been at the forefront of these developments. During his stay in Berlin, he intends to focus on the study of and search for hidden symmetries in scattering amplitudes and form factors.
Professor Travaglini is hosted by Professor Jan Plefka at the Institute of Physics and IRIS Adlershof of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


Professor Thomas Elsaesser is the 2016 recipient of the Ellis R. Lippincott Award

Thomas Elsaesser, Director at the Max-Born-Institute and Member of IRIS Adlershof, receives the Ellis R. Lippincott Award for his “seminal contributions to the understanding of the ultrafast coherent and incoherent vibrational dynamics of hydrogen bonds in liquids and biomolecules”. The prize recognizes his pioneering work elucidating molecular processes and interactions in water, hydrogen bonded dimers, nucleobase pairs, and biomolecules in an aqueous environment such as hydrated DNA and phospholipids. This research is based on methods of nonlinear infrared spectroscopy in the pico- and femtosecond time domain. IRIS Adlershof congratulates the laureate.



Construction work on IRIS Research Building started

After the federal and state Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonference (GWK) (Joint Science Conference) decided in June 2013 to finance a research building for IRIS Adlershof’s project, “Hybrid systems for electronics, optoelectronics, and phototonics,” and after completion of comprehensive planning and work and a subsequent call for proposals, construction has now begun on the building site of “Zum Großen Windkanal 6.”



Professorship offered to Stefan Fredenhagen

IRIS Adlershof would like to congratulate Professor Stefan Fredenhagen, who is at the MPI for Gravitational Physics and currently doing a guest professorship in Professor Staudachers research group "Space-Time-Matter", for receiving an offer for a professorship in mathematical physics in the Physics Department at the University of Vienna.