Helmholtz Association

Research

The research programmes in the Helmholtz Association's six research fields tackle the major challenges and pressing issues facing society and develop sustainable solutions for tomorrow and beyond.

The Helmholtz Association contributes to unravelling complex systems which determine human life and environment. The Association develops answers to the decisive questions which move people today and in the future: a secure and reliable energy supply, sustainable use of resources, future mobility or the treatment of previously incurable diseases. But the work also addresses questions of a more fundamental nature, such as that of the origin of the universe.

The Six Research Fields

 

Research Field Energy

Global bottlenecks are predictable - in the reliable supply of energy and the safe disposal and treatment of wastes, residues and emissions. Helmholtz energy researchers are looking for solutions to meet the needs of present and future generations.

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Research Field Earth and Environment

Our goal is to understand the System Earth to ensure that our home planet remains ecologically stable and the climate equilibrium is not knocked out of balance. Helmholtz researchers search for sustainable solutions for the co-existence of industrial society and the natural environment.
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Research Field Health

Health Research in the Helmholtz Association aims to unravel the complex causes of major chronic diseases and develop novel strategies for prevention, early diagnostics and effective therapies for the benefit of patients.

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Research Field Aeronautics, Space and Transport

This research field produces concepts and solutions for areas such as securing mobility in tomorrow's world, developing sustainable environmental management and discovering outer space. Interested? Click here for more information.
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Research Field Key Technologies

Scientists in the Helmholtz Association's research field Key Technologies work on topics including new components for tomorrow's computers, energy-saving supercomputers, and custom-made materials for use in technology and medicine. 

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Research Field Structure of Matter

Understanding the world in its smallest and largest dimensions. This is where you can find information on how scientists at Helmholtz research the underlying elements and fundamental forces of the universe.
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Contact

Dr. Sören Wiesenfeldt

Head of the Research Section

Helmholtz Association

Phone: +49 30 206329-25
soeren.wiesenfeldt (at) helmholtz.de


Dr. Cathrin Brüchmann

Research Field Earth and Environment

Helmholtz Association

Phone: +49 30 206329-45
cathrin.bruechmann (at) helmholtz.de


Dr. Phillip Hahn

Research Field Health

Helmholtz Association

Phone: +49 30 206329-15
phillip.hahn (at) helmholtz.de


Olaf Kranz

Research Field Aeronautics, Space and Transport

Helmholtz Association

Phone: +49 30 206329-31
olaf.kranz (at) helmholtz.de


Dr. Katrin Feuser

Research Field Key Technologies

Helmholtz Association

Phone: +49 30 206329-20
katrin.feuser (at) helmholtz.de


Dr. Ilja Bohnet

Research Field Structure of Matter

Helmholtz Association

Phone: +49 30 206329-68
ilja.bohnet (at) helmholtz.de


20.08.2014