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in2science #10

The tenth issue of the magazine of Helmholtz-Zentrums Geesthacht more

Colourful, not blue: the colour palette of the sea

Whether a child or artist: water is depicted in blue. Water, however, is colourless. Sometimes lakes, rivers or coastal waters appear rather green, brown, grey, black or even red. Scientists in the Remote Sensing department use the varying colours of water to address exciting research questions, as it is from its colour that certain water properties can be derived. The researchers travel to, on and over the water and take water samples with them to the laboratory. In addition to the “colour” of the water, they measure concentrations of different particulate matter, algae (chlorophyll) and organic degradation products, such as gelbstoff and the optical properties. more

Behind the scenes of hydrogen research

How can hydrogen be produced in a feasible way? What are the possibilities of storage? And how can the results of the research be made available to people? - The film by Tim Peters gives an insight into hydrogen research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. more

Hydrogen Storage in Metal Hydrides


in2science #9

The ninth issue of the magazine from the Helmholtz-Zentrums Geesthacht more

Magnesium: Solutions in Medicine

The photostory from in2science #9 about research on biodegradable magnesium implants.

You are also welcome to watch the 360° video "Magnesium: Solutions in Medicine" on more

Interview with Amanda Barnard

Interview with the well-known physicist and pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence Amanda Barnard about machine learning in materials research and the collaboration with HZG-Institute of Biomaterial Science. more

Measuring Instruments on La Jument

Installation of measuring instruments at the lighthouse La Jument, France. The HZG coastal researchers use a radar to measure individual waves. more

in2science #8

The eight issue of the magazine from the Helmholtz-Zentrums Geesthacht more

The Artificial Leaf

When it comes to renewable energies, hydrogen as an energy carrier can't be ignored. HZG scientists are working on a climate-neutral method of producing hydrogen in which sunlight is directly utilised to split water: this is known as photoelectrochemical water splitting. more

Bobbin-Tool for FSW

Short video explaining the Bobbin-Tool for Friction Stir Welding more

MgSafe - Imaging Technologies for Biodegradable Magnesium Implants

Within the EU project MgSafe scientists want to improve current imaging technologies to enhance the visibility of magensium implants in the bone during post surgury check ups. more

in2science #7

The seventh issue of our magazine about people with ideas from the Helmholtz-Zentrums Geesthacht more

The Hall of the Multi-Talented

The most improbable composites are researched here: metal with plastic, carbon with aluminium or titanium with steel. more

Actuators: Shape-memory polymers with the ability to switch back and forth

Scientists at the Institute of Biomaterial Science in Teltow teach specific polymers, so-called shape-memory
polymers, to move. These are also called actuators. How they work exactly is shown in the photo story in in2science #6. more

in2science #6

The sixth issue of our HZG magazine in2science - The Magazine about People with Ideas. Read more about our biomaterials reseach in Teltow, get to know the godfather of magnesium and test the storm. more

How does the Climate Service Center Germany GERICS operate?

How may climate change influence society and businesses? What impact may extreme weather such as heavy rainfall events or drought have on my region? The answers to these and similar questions are provided by the Climate Service Center Germany GERICS - an institution of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. But how does GERICS operate? more

Shipping Emissions in Focus - Research with a Vision

In order to better understand the complex interplay of sea, land, atmosphere and humans, measurements, modeling and future forecasts must go hand in hand. Dr Volker Matthias analyzes pollutant emissions from ships using chemical transport models. He and his team are supported by the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) in Hamburg. more

in2science #5

The environmental state of the coastal sea, adaptation to climate change and alternatives to conventional fuels – the current issue delves into important topics concerning the future. We hope you enjoy reading this issue! more

Mission: searching for pollutants in the Baltic Sea

44 stations, eight ports and one ship:
Scientists from the Department for Environmental Chemistry at the Institute of Coastal Research are on a ten-day sampling campaign from Peenemünde to Flensburg – on the HZG research ship LUDWIG PRANDTL. The researchers are taking samples along the coast of the Baltic Sea and the important riverine inflows to investigate levels and distribution of pollutants. more

in2science #4 - English Version

Check out our photo feature and get a glimpse into what the HZG’s Materials Design and Characterisation Department is doing with metal granules made of magnesium. We don’t want to give away too much here, but it concerns medical technology. In addition to metals, this issue also looks at models and simulations: readers will find an interview with the director of the German Climate Computing Centre, and a HZG coastal researcher provides insights into atmospheric simulation. You'll find these and many other topics from our centre in the current issue of in2science, which is now available on the internet. What’s special is that additional information can be accessed from several pages. Links, for example, might open short videos or take you directly to publications. more

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Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht –
For People and Their Future Environment more

Equal Opportunities for Women and Men - an important topic at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Equal Opportunities for Women and Men - an important topic at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht more

From Small Metal Granules Comes Medical Technology

Materials researchers produce small screws based on a magnesium-titanium alloy using powder metallurgical methods. The staff in the Department of Materials Design and Characterisation at the Institute of Materials Research develop these implant prototypes and determine the alloys’ material properties. They need to be particularly clever when it comes to magnesium. The procedure itself is called metal injection moulding (MIM). [i]All photos: HZG/Christian Schmid[/i] more

Expedition - Clockwork Ocean

In June 2016, during the expedition "Clockwork Ocean", a research zeppelin was used for coastal and marine research. The scientists of the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht invite you to participate in the search for small eddies, that are still unexplored. more

Clockwork Ocean

The Helmholtz Center Geesthacht invites you to get to know the world of coastal research and to experience science in the unique cross-media project "Clockwork Ocean". more

The Perfect Polymer

Between molecular kitchen and thermal mixer: The Geesthacht polymer researchers have some good recipes for new materials. more

In2Science #1

In2Science #1 among other topics: "The Result of Hard Work", Biomaterials for Heart Implants in Children", and "The Perfect Form for Pauline & Yasmine" more

In2Science #3


Highlights from 2006 to 2016


In2Science - HZG Team-Magazin #2

Get exciting information on the people at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in the second edition of the In2science. more

Project "Science Link"

Science Link - A european network between leading research facilities of photon and neutron sources and its users presents itself. more

Lightweight engineering with magnesium

Magnesium sheet metals can be produced with the institute’s own casting-rolling unit (“RollMag”) and can subsequently undergo scientific study. We are thus moving closer to the economic application of magnesium sheet metals. more

groundbreaking ceremony Biomedical Technology Centre III

The Institute of Biomaterial Science of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Teltow will hold its groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new Biomedical Technology Centre III on June 13th, 2014. The event marks the third phase of construction at the Teltow research campus and will be attended by Brandenburg’s Research Secretary Dr. Sabine Kunst and by Chairman of the Board at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Assistant Secretary Wilfried Kraus. more

Reaearch at Anchor 2011

Impressions from the Open Ship Days 2011 more

FerryBox - when ferries become research vessels

Mobile and independent: With FerryBoxes on ships scientists collect essential data regarding the state of oceans. more

Biomaterials for medical therapies

At the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Teltow hightech biomaterials are developed for future therapies in order to cure illnesses linked to aging, malnutrition or extreme sport. more

Brilliant view into new materials

Screening on a molecular level for saver, stable and high performance future materials. more

Hydrogen as energy storage

Scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht explore compact and energy efficient hydrogen storage devices for tomorrows energy supply. more

New materials for light-weight construction

How to further slim down cars and airplanes? Scientists at the MagIC explore the potential of magnesium as light weight material. more

Scientific research an overview

Material-, coast and climate research: At the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht the scientists deal with pressing future issues. more

Live Experiment: Detective Work with X-rays

Measurement devices with which materials can be processed and characterised live within the synchrotron beam. more