Helmholtz Blogs

  • 7 scientists, 3+1 projects and countless split pins – a short tour of geophysics
    7 scientists, 3+1 projects and countless split pins – a short tour of geophysics
  • Land Geology
    Land Geology
  • Into the ice
    Into the ice
Further Blogs
Helmholtz Centres
  • Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

    Scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) are researching the poles, seas and climate. They aim to unravel the changes taking place in the global environment and System Earth which are partly natural and partly caused by human action.

  • Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

    DESY is one of the world’s leading accelerator centres. DESY develops, builds and operates large accelerator facilities, which are used to investigate the structure of matter. The combination of photon science and particle physics at DESY is unique in Europe.

  • German Cancer Research Centre

    The German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) in Heidelberg is working to identify and understand the causes of cancer diseases and to improve treatments and therapies.

  • German Aerospace Center (DLR)

    The German Aerospace Center (DLR) headquartered in Cologne is Germany's national centre for research and technology development in aeronautics and aerospace. In addition DLR holds a leading position in the selected research fields of energy and transportation.

  • Forschungszentrum Jülich

    Forschungszentrum Jülich works on key technologies for the grand challenges facing society in the fields of information and the brain as well as energy and environment.

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. From fundamental research through to application, it excels in a broad range of disciplines, i.e. in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. It makes significant contributions to the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information.

  • Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

    Helmholtz Centre Potsdam combines all solid earth science fields including geodesy, geology, geophysics, mineralogy and geochemistry, in a multidisciplinary research centre.

  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research

    How will we get our energy in the future? How can we master the threat of climate change? And how can medicine help us respond to demographic change? Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research are developing concepts that will provide answers to these questions.

  • GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

    The GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt uses a modern accelerator facility to do basic research in physics and also carries out biophysical and radiation medicine research.

  • Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics

    The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching concentrates on nuclear fusion research. Its goal is to emulate on Earth the way the Sun generates energy.

  • Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

    The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association combines microbiological basic research with clinical research in order to develop new diagnosis and treatment methods for serious diseases.

  • Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

    The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig researches infectious disease as well as their prevention and treatment.

  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

    The UFZ aims to research the interactions between humans and environment in impacted and damaged landscapes. Concepts and processes developed by the UFZ aim to help secure the natural foundations of life for following generations.

  • German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)

    The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) examines the causes of diseases of the nervous system and develops respective measures for prevention, therapy and care.

  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

    How does matter behave in strong fields and at small-scale dimensions? How can malignant tumours be identified at an early stage and treated effectively? How can resources and energy be utilised in an efficient and safe manner? The researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf are seeking to answer these questions.

  • GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

    The centres’ mandate is the interdisciplinary investigation of all relevant aspects of modern marine sciences, from sea floor geology to marine meteorology.

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