Professor Norbert Koch was elected to be spokesman of the CRC 951

Prof. Dr. Norbert Koch, vice-chairman of IRIS Adlershof, was elected to be spokesman at the plenary meeting of the CRC 951: "Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Systems for Opto-Electronics" on February 20, 2015. Prof. Dr. Oliver Benson, also a member of IRIS Adlershof, was chosen as deputy spokesman.



Professor Steven L. Bernasek appointed KOSMOS Fellow at IRIS Adlershof

Professor Steven L. Bernasek from the Department of Chemistry of Princeton University has been appointed Fellow of the KOSMOS Summer University on Chemistry and Physics of Novel Materials for (Opto-)Electronics at IRIS Adlershof. Professor Bernasek's research interest focusses on organic molecule self-assembly at graphite, graphene, and interfaces with other inorganic materials. During the next two months he will work together with scientists of IRIS-chairman Professor Jürgen P. Rabe's group, using scanning probe microscopy and optical spectroscopy methods.



We deeply mourn the loss of Professor Fritz Henneberger

We were very sorry and shocked to hear about the sudden, completely unexpected death of our colleague, Professor Dr. Fritz Henneberger. Professor Henneberger was a founding member of IRIS Adlershof and spokesman for the Collaborative Research Center 951. We are losing an excellent researcher, whose great commitment to research and teaching as well as to academic self-government considerably contributed to the successful development of our institution. We would like to offer Professor Henneberger’s family our deepest sympathy.




Professor Jürg Kramer has been elected a member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering - acatech - gewählt

The General Assembly of acatech – the National Academy of Science and Engineering has asked Jürg Kramer, who is a professor for the Department of Mathematics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a member of IRIS Adlershof, to join their ranks. Herr Kramer’s research is concerned with arithmetic geometry and the theory of automorphic forms, as well as mathematic didactics. Furthermore, he is heavily involved with popularizing mathematics. He is the president of the German Mathematical Society, a member of Academia Europaea, speaker of the Berlin Mathematical School, the international research training group “Moduli and Automorphic Forms,” as well as the director of the German Center for Mathematics Teacher Education(DZLM). With his appointment as an acatech member, Herr Kramer will be able to draw upon his considerable expertise as a political and social advisor and help acatech’s thematic networks evaluate recommendations. IRIS Adlershof would like to congratulate Herr Kramer and wishes him much success in his future work.