From fundamental discoveries to practical applications. In six research areas, 18 centers, long-term research programs and with facilities that are unique in the world, we seek answers to the big questions of our time.
Our research centers develop joint research programs. This ensures that complex issues at Helmholtz are always tackled by highly qualified scientists from a wide range of disciplines. International, independent reviewers examine the quality and innovative strength of our programs, and only after their approval are they funded.
What we research
First-class research needs unique infrastructures. We develop, build and operate powerful research facilities such as the world's most powerful X-ray laser, research vessels, supercomputers and accelerator facilities. They are used by thousands of researchers from all over the world every year.
What we research with
Head of Department Research
Chief Research Manager Matter
Chief Research Manager Earth and Environment
Chief Research Manager Health
Chief Research Manager Energy