November 11, 2019

The Adlershofer Forschungsforum (AFF) - Adlershof Research Forum is an annual one-day conference taking place in Adlershof since 2013. It is a platform for knowledge exchange and communication between scientists working in Adlershof. Hosted by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the IGAFA and the WISTA Management GmbH, scientists from the non-university research institutes as well as from the Faculty for Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Institute of Psychology of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin come together for exchange and networking.

In lectures and poster sessions, labs and institutes present their latest research projects. The AFF-conference aims to identify potentials for scientific collaboration between different university and non-university institutes and local companies and to create space to come up with new joint projects. Poster contributions can be registered until October 21, 2019



Location: Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Konferenzraum 0'119
Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin


Time: 10:00 - 16:00


Poster registration  (...until 10-21-2019)


October 24, 2019

Symposium „IRIS 2019“


IRIS Adlershof organizes its annual one-day symposium "IRIS 2019", which marks the 10th anniversary of IRIS Adlershof this year. At the center of interest are ideas for the further development of the content of the IRIS research program, including those focusing on Energy Conversion, 2D-based Heterostructures, Data Science and Emerging Fields. In addition to these lectures, there will be a poster exhibition at which in particular young researchers will present their scientific results and conclude with a barbecue.

Speaker :

Location: Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Raum 0‘119
Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin


Time: 9:00 - 19:30



September 27, 2019

Falling Walls Lab 2019: Preliminary decision in Berlin Adlershof

Young researchers of all disciplines are invited to present their research projects, ideas and initiatives of social relevance at the Falling Walls Lab Adlershof 2019, the preliminary decision for this year's Falling Walls Lab in Berlin. The winners of the regional preliminary competitions can participate in the international finals in Berlin on the 8th of November.

 Please apply here by September 02, 2019 at the latest.


January 22/ 23, 2019

Transfer Lab with Blindside GmbH at IRIS Adlershof



At the Transfer Lab you lean what kinds of problems entrepreneurs in Berlin face, based on a real innovative challenge and you will be actively involved in developing a creative solution. The offer by Humboldts Wagniswerkstätten ist open to all HU students and scientists. This time, our partner is the Adlershof startup Blindside: They developed a digital platform for professional sports clubs and offers an all-in-one solution for athletic performance and the team building.

At the Transfer Lab, you will get to know the method of design sprints, which was developed by Google Ventures is now widely used and you will then apply it to a practical case. Design sprints are a structured as well as creative way in which products or services can be developed and tested in as little as 4 days. At Transfer Lab, you will train the following skills:

  • the art of finding ideas:  there's more than just Brainstorming – learn new methods to develop innovative ideas
  • Rapid Prototyping: make your ideas tangible to get feedback from peers and to test their ideas
  • Iteration: develop and improve ideas, so they can be implemented successfully


22.01.2019:  15:00-19:00
23.01.2019:  10:00-17:00
IRIS Adlershof,
Zum Großen Windkanal 6, 12489 Berlin




October 23-26, 2018

The Workshop on Advanced Spectroscopy of Organic Materials for Electronic Applications
The series of biannual ASOMEA-workshops began in 2001 as a meeting of Swedish and Japanese scientists working with spectroscopic techniques and theoretical modeling for a better understanding of organic electronic materials and related interfaces. Around 50-60 participants primarily from Sweden, Japan, and Germany but also from other countries across the world are expected.

Scientific Topics:
  • Spectroscopy of Molecular Liquids, Solids and Interfaces
  • UV and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopies/Microscopies
  • X-ray Absorption and Emission Spectroscopies
  • Time-resolved/Multi-colored Spectroscopies
  • Ambient Pressure/Operando Spectroscopies
  • and more
Time: October 23-26  


Location: Schluchsee, Germany





September 28, 2018

Falling Walls Lab 2018: Preliminary decision in Berlin Adlershof

Young researchers of all disciplines are invited to present their research projects, ideas and initiatives of social relevance at the Falling Walls Lab Adlershof 2018, the preliminary decision for this year's Falling Walls Lab in Berlin. The winners of the regional preliminary competitions can participate in the international finals in Berlin on the 8th of November.

Please apply here by September 15, 2018 at the latest.


September 12, 2018

BAM Workshop:
"Challenges in Additive Manufacturing: Innovative Materials and Quality Control"
With its outstanding scientific infrastructure and excellent industry Berlin offers ideal conditions for the development of innovative solutions in the additive manufacturing field. The importance of additive manufacturing for Berlin has also been recognized by the Senate and for the first time it is part of the Masterplan Industry Berlin 2018-2021.

Berlin Partner for Business and Technology and Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) are delighted to invite you to meet several Berlin players and inspiring startups to discuss two decisive aspects in the field of additive manufacturing: innovative materials and quality control. Experience the latest developments in materials and the state-of-the-art technologies for in-situ monitoring. Please find the program in the attachments.

The event will be held in English and you will have the opportunity to present a poster (limited capacity).

The workshop will take place on 12 September 2018 at 1pm at BAM Adlershof (Building 8.05, Room 201). Please register by 5 September 2018 at additive.fertigung


Location: Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Raum 0‘119
Rudower Chaussee 26,
12489 Berlin


Time: 13:00 - 18:00





July 31 - August 9, 2018

HoW exciting! Workshop on excitations in solids
HoW exciting! 2018 consists of two closely related events, a hands-on tutorial and an international workshop about excitations in solids.

Hands-on tutorial on excitations in solids (July 31 - August 5, 2018)

This tutorial offers young scientists the opportunity to practice with hands-on exercises with the software package exciting. These exercises will guide participants through the topics addressed in the subsequent workshop: From the basics of DFT to advanced topics, such as time-dependent DFT and many-body perturbation theory, as well as to their applications to real materials.

Workshop on excitations in solids (August 6-9, 2018)

Excitations in solids are among the most exciting phenomena in condensed-matter physics. In this context, the electronic-structure approach within density-functional theory (DFT) is the first level in a hierarchical set of models which are needed to quantitatively describe and understand these phenomena in real materials. The relationship of the different computational techniques and domains of applicability is still a challenging task. At the same time, advances in theoretical and computational methods go hand in hand with the progresses in experimental techniques.



Location: Lise-Meitner-Haus
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Newtonstraße 15, 12489 Berlin


June 21, 2018

Symposium “IRIS 2018”


The Integrative Research Institute for the Sciences IRIS Adlershof invites to the one-day symposium IRIS 2018. The focus is on ideas for the further development of the IRIS research areas in the fields zu den Themenfeldern Advanced Microscopies, Hybrid Materials for Optics and Electronics, Mathematical  Physics of Complex Systems and Quantum Technologies. The symposium will end with a BBQ at Gerdan's Café.

Speakers include:

Location: Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Raum 0‘119
Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin


Time: 9:00 - 19:30



June 9, 2018

Berlin Long Night of the Sciences 2018: The Cube of Physics

Can one represent the entire knowledge of physics in terms of a cube? Does physics consist of eight `theories’ and six ‘worlds’ that respectively correspond to the corners and surfaces of a cube? May the cube even contain the key to the Theory of Everything? An exhibition of the Department of Physics in cooperation with the Department of Cultural History and Theory addresses these questions (#cubeofphysics). Based on the idea of projecting the corners of a cube onto the triangular surfaces of an octahedron, this exhibition presents an expansive art installation in the foyer of the Department of Physics. The connections between cube, octahedron, physical theories, worlds, and fundamental constants may be explored in an interactive installation, in which visitors take the cube of physics into their own hands.

Rodolfo Garau, Christian Kassung, Franziska Paul, Jürgen P. Rabe, Matthias Staudacher, Michael Thiele-Maaß, Stefan Zieme

Location: Department of Physics
Newtonstraße 15, 12489 Berlin-Adlershof
Time: 17:00 - 24:00

Dezember 19, 2017

IRIS Roots-Day  



IRIS Adlershof invites its members and junior scientists to the first IRIS Roots-Day. Within a small IRIS pitch competition, up to ten young scientists will have the opportunity to present their research project in the manner of a science slam in a maximum of five minutes. The three best presentations will be awarded. The first prize is a travel grant, which will enable the winner to actively participate in a scientific conference. The winners of the second and third place can also look forward to attractive prizes.  In addition, we are offering the winners a free professional pitch training for participation in the Falling Walls Lab 2018.
Let's end the day with a Christmas get-together with mulled wine and a small snack.

Please register at: office(at)


Ort: IRIS-Adlershof, Room 007
Zum Großen Windkanal 6
12489 Berlin


Time: 16:30


December 13/14, 2017

Transfer Lab with ICE Gateway at IRIS Adlershof



This workshop helps you develop your creative thinking skills in an unusual setting: where Academia meet Entrepreneurs! The multiplicity of creative and problem-solving skills and strategies that you will work with can be applied in many contexts for finding creative and useful solutions and to increase the potential of your research projects.

This time we cooperate with the Adlershofer company ICE Gateway. In the sense of an “connected City”, ICE Gateway implement an intelligent controlling-system in the outside lightings of cities. Together with ICE Gateway we will search for creative ideas, how they can further develop their Machine-to Machine (M2M)-Services system as an integrated, sustainable and in context of changing needs adaptable solution for “Smart Cities”.

Open to researchers and master students (all fields of study) from HU Berlin.


13.12.2017:  15:00-20:00 Uhr
14.12.2017:  10:00-18:00 Uhr
IRIS Adlershof, Lecture Room 007
Zum Großen Windkanal 6, 12489 Berlin


Further information and free registration


December 7, 2017

Bereits zum fünften Mal lädt die Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin zu ihrer Veranstaltungsreihe „Wissenschaft trifft Wirtschaft“ ein. Diese Veranstaltungsreihe wurde ins Leben gerufen um den interdisziplinären Austausch von Wissen und Technologie zwischen Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft zu befördern und neue innovative Ideen in der Wissenschaft sowie in der Wirtschaft anzustoßen. Die diesjährige Veranstaltung widmet sich dem Thema Analytik im Nanobereich. Unternehmen werden ihre Forschungsfragen bzgl. des Themas in kurzen Pitches präsentieren. Zudem kommen Forschende der Humboldt-Universität zu Wort, die über ihre aktuellen Forschungsprojekte berichten werden als auch über ihre Erfahrungen in gemeinsam mit Partnern aus der Wirtschaft durchgeführten F&E-Projekten. Die Präsentationen sowie die vertiefende Diskussionen untereinander sollen den Teilnehmern helfen, Ideen für mögliche Kooperationen zu entwickeln und so vorhandene Innovationspotenziale zu erkennen und zu nutzen. Gleichzeitig soll der Austausch auch neue Impulse für die eigene Arbeit an der Hochschule oder in der freien Wirtschaft stiften.

Das Event findet auf Deutsch statt und die Teilnahme ist kostenlos. Bitte beachten Sie, dass Teilnahmeplätze begrenzt sind und daher um Anmeldung gebeten wird. Anmeldeschluss ist der 04. Dezember 2017. Die Veranstaltung wird unterstützt von der HUMBOLDT-INNOVATION GmbH, der WISTA-MANAGEMENT GmbH und IRIS Adlershof.




Ort: Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Konferenzraum 0'119
Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin


Zeit: 14:00 Uhr



November 22, 2017

Carl-Ramsauer-Preis 2017 ceremony and short lectures

The Carl-Ramsauer Prize 2017 will be awarded at a colloquium at the Freie Universität Berlin. The award nominees will present their excellent work:



Dr. Beatrice Andres FU Berlin Magnetisierungsdynamik in Gd –
Die (Spin-)Auflösung eines Problems
Dr. Robert Großmann Technische Universität Berlin Zur Synergetik aktiver Teilchen
Dr. Tomer Shenar Universität Potsdam Umfassende Analysen massereicher Doppelsterne und Implikationen für die Sternentwicklung
Dr. Julia Werra Humboldt-Universität
zu Berlin
Vermessung plasmonischer Nanostrukturen:
eine theoretische Studie von Licht-Materie- Wechselwirkungen
Location: Technische Universität Berlin,
Eugene-Paul-Wigner-Gebäude, Hörsaal EW 201,
Hardenbergstraße 36, 10623 Berlin


Time: 05:15 pm




November 10, 2017

The Adlershof Research Forum presents the highlights of research in Adlershof and brings together scientists and company representatives. This year, we are awaiting lectures by well-known scientists and entrepreneurs from Adlershof, the top three of the Falling Walls Lab Adlershof and a poster exhibition of young scientists. Keynote Speech is held by the Nobel Prize laureate Prof. W.E. Moerner, Stanford University. Participation is free of charge for all interested parties, but registration is requested at: aff2017
Young scientists, who are researching at the Adlershof location, are invited to participate in the poster session. The best poster is awarded with 500 Euro.

Photograph Matthias Brandt



Location Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Conference Room 0'119
Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin


Time: 09:30


Submit a Poster: deadline Oct. 20,2017


October 18-19, 2017

Photonic Days Berlin-Brandenburg



Exhibition with parallel workshop program:
18.10.   Quantum optics and secure optical data transmission
18.10.   Innovative optical components
18.10.   Fraunhofer HHI Workshop “PolyPhotonics Berlin”
18.10.   Internationalization Workshop on
“How to do business in California?”
18.10.   SPIE/OSA Student Chapter Berlin Workshop on
“Entrepreneurship in Photonics”
  Workshop on “Intelligent networked sensor systems –
automotive and industrial applications”
19.10.   Biophotonics-Workshop on “Water analytics”
19.10.   Fraunhofer IPK and Laserverbund BB Workshop on
“Laser material processing”
19.10.   Fraunhofer HHI Workshop “PolyPhotonics Berlin”


Ort: Bunsen-/Zuse-Saal
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin




November 23 & 24, 2017

OLED Technologies summit



This 2-day summit delivers case-studies,  workshops and panel discussions from our distinguished expert-speakers. This year we will look as such topics as:
  • OLED market innovation & design changes
  • Breakthrough manufacturing solutions, materials and technologies
  • OLED lighting encouraging perspectives: technology and design innovations
  • Innovative applications: Virtual & Augmented Reality, Wearables, Home & Office devices & vehicle/aviation displays
  • Future of displays: flexible, foldable and transparent
  • Commercialization of OLED displays
  • Opportunities and Challenges for OLED across industries
  • Brand Building and Customer Engagement with OLED
  • Advanced Materials for AMOLED Displays
Location: Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre
Nürnberger Str. 65 10787 Berlin




July 13, 2017

Topping out ceremony of the Research Building for IRIS Adlershof  


One of the IRIS research fields is "hybrid systems for electronics, optoelectronics and photonics". For this purpose, a state-of-the-art research facility is being built between two existing barracks buildings. Next to the new building, one of these adjacent barrack buildings will also be converted.


Michael Müller, Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin
Katrin Lompscher, Senatorin für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen
Sabine Kunst, Präsidentin der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Hans Nickl, Architekt der Nickl & Partner Architekten AG

Topping out saying and feast
Organizer: Senat für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen
Location: Forschungsbau IRIS Adlershof,
Zum Großen Windkanal 2-6, 12489 Adlershof


Time: 11:30


Participation by invitation only


May 15, 2017

IP Day Adlershof 2017



Das Servicezentrum Forschung und IRIS Adlershof richten am 15. Mai gemeinsam einen IP Day am Campus Adlershof aus.

Bei der Veranstaltung erhalten Sie einen Überblick zu Schutzrechten und zur Patent- und Lizenzstrategie an der HU. Darüber hinaus bekommen Sie praktische Tipps zu Patente, Marken & Co. und erfahren welche Schutzmöglichkeiten speziell im Bereich Software gibt und was chemische Patente so besonders macht. Auch Praxisbeispiele zum Thema Schutz von Geistigen Eigentum bei Forschungskooperationen mit der Wirtschaft und Schutzrechtsstrategien bei Unternehmensgründungen sind Bestandteil des IP Days. Nach den Vorträgen erhalten die Teilnehmenden Gelegenheit sich bei einem Get-together mit kleinem Imbiss noch persönlich mit den Referent/innen auszutauschen.


Location: Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Raum 0'119
Rudower Chaussee 25, 12489 Berlin




March 22-25, 2017

7th "Nano and Photonics" meeting in the Castle of Mauterndorf, Austria


From 22.3.-25.3.2017 Wolfgang Knoll (Austrian Institute of Technology), Franz Aussenegg (Universität Graz and Erwin-Schrödinger Institute) and Emil J.W. List-Kratochvil (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Member of IRIS-Adlershof) jointly organize the 7th „Nano and Photonics“ meeting in the Castle of Mauterndorf, Austria.

This year’s program was put together with a topical focus on “Sensing applications based on plasmonic nanostructures “. Invited speakers include N. Halas from Rice University, E. Maillart from HORIBA Jobin-Yvon, Paris/FRA), G. Strasser from TU Wien, and many others.

The purpose of this event is to organize an international scientific meeting for those, who are interested in photonic applications of modern nanotechnology. One goal of this event is also to create an informal European wide discussion platform for state of the art work in basic research done at the various universities as well as industrial based research and development. The location, Castle Mauterndorf, provides an ideal environment to discuss the entire range of topics without any pressure of time, in particular between the morning and afternoon sessions as well as in the evening. This year again it is expected to gather 70 participants from 8 different countries.

Location: Mauterndorf, Austria




February 19-22, 2017

International Symposium of the CRC 1109 'Understanding of Metal Oxide/Water Systems at the Molecular Scale: Structural Evolution, Interfaces, and Dissolution' on: "Metal Oxide – Water Systems"



Speakers: Confirmed external speakers and associates:
  • Bill Casey     (University of California, Davis)
  • Yves Chabal    (University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Céline Chizallet    (IFP Energies Nouvelles, Solaize, France)
  • Helmut Cölfen    (University of Konstanz, Germany)
  • Christophe Copéret    (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Lee Cronin    (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Michael Fröba    (University of Hamburg, Germany)
  • Natacha Krins    (Laboratoire de la Chimie Condensée de Paris, France)
  • Angelos Michaelides    (University College London, UK)
  • Kevin Rosso    (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Michiel Sprik    (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Don Tilley    (University of California, Berkeley)
Internal speakers of the CRC 1109:
  • Knut R. Asmis    (Fritz-Haber-Institut Berlin)
  • R. Kramer Campen    (Fritz-Haber-Institut Berlin)
  • Matthias Drieß    (Technische Universität Berlin)
  • Hans-Joachim Freund    (Fritz-Haber-Institut Berlin)
  • Martin Kaupp    (Technische Universität Berlin)
  • Christian Limberg    (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Joachim Paier    (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Joachim Sauer    (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Bernd Winter    (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin)


Location: Bildungszentrum Erkner e.V.
Seestraße 39
15537 Erkner




November 23, 2016

Carl-Ramsauer-Preis 2016 ceremony and short lectures

The Carl-Ramsauer Prize 2016 will be awarded at a colloquium at the Freie Universität Berlin. The award nominees will present their excellent work:



Dr. Steve Albrecht Universität
Generierung, Rekombination und Extraktion von Ladungen in Polymer: Fulleren-Mischsolarzellen 
Dr. Gordon Callsen Technische
Universität Berlin  
Erweiterte optische Signaturen von einzelnen Wurtzit-GaN-Quantenpunkten 
Dr. Martin Kliesch   Freie Universität
Lokalität und Komplexität in Simulationen komplexer Quantensysteme 
Dr. Jakob Runge   Humboldt-Universität
zu Berlin
Bestimmung und Quantifizierung von kausalen Interaktionen in komplexen Systemen 
Location: Universität Potsdam, Institut für Physik und Astronomie,
Campus Golm, Hörsaal Haus 28 (,
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24/25, 14476 Potsdam


Time: 05:30 pm




November 16, 2016

Forum for Excellent Young Scientist: Digitalisation in the Life Sciences
scientists – 6 pitches – 6 prizes (3x 10,000 EUR / 3x 2,000 EUR)

The annual „Forum for excellent young scientists“, organised by Stiftung Industrieforschung in cooperation with Humboldt-Innovation GmbH, offers an opportunity to young researchers to present their original research results as well as solutions relevant to practical problems.

Six scientists present their research (10 min presentation / 15 min Q&A). In the end, the expert jury decides which of the presentations are most convincing and suitable for (prospective) entrepreneurial practice. The three top presenters will receive 10,000 EUR each to fund their research project. The three remaining participants will each receive 2,000 EUR funding.




Location: Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum
Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin


Time: 03:00 pm




October 24-27, 2016

8th Workshop on
"Substrate-Mediated Polymorphism in Organic Thin Films"    



Speakers: Yves Geerts (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgique)
Roland Resel (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
Elisabetta Venuti (Università di Bologna, Italy)
Raffaele Della Valle (Università di Bologna, Italy)

Joel Bernstein (New York University, Abu Dhabi)
Bart Kahr (New York University, USA)
Sarah L. Price (University College London, UK)
Stefan Mannsfeld (TU Dresden, Germany)
Jürgen P. Rabe (HU Berlin, Germany)
Frank Schreiber (Universität Tübingen, Germany)
Gregor Witte (Universität Marburg, Germany)
Adrian Daniel Boese (Graz University, Austria)


Location: IRIS Adlershof, Lecture Room 021
Zum Großen Windkanal 6, 12489 Berlin 


Time: October 24, 1:00 pm - October 26, 1:00 pm




Mai 11, 2016

75 Years Zuse Z3 and the Digital Revolution

Vor 75 Jahren stellte Konrad Zuse mit dem Z3 den ersten voll funktionsfähigen, programmierbaren Computer der Welt vor – das digitale Zeitalter begann in Berlin. Der Computer hat die Welt seitdem verändert – und das mit zunehmender Geschwindigkeit. Im Alltag, in der Arbeitswelt und Wissenschaft spüren wir: Die größten Veränderungen der Digitalisierung liegen noch vor uns.
Internationale Top-Wissenschaftler und herausragende Vor- und Querdenker kommen am 11. Mai 2016 nach Berlin, um sich mit Ihnen über die Zukunft der digitalen Wissenschaften in Wechselwirkung mit der technologischen Entwicklung und gesellschaftlichen Prozessen auszutauschen (Konferenzsprache Englisch).
Die Konferenz bietet neben einem historischen Rückblick aus Sicht von Herrn Prof. Dr. Horst Zuse und Grußworten von führenden Mitgliedern der Bundes- und Landesregierung eine Reihe hochkarätiger Keynotes von Genevieve Bell, Jennifer Chayes, Leslie Greengard, Tony Hey, Yannis Kevrekidis, Steve Oberlin, Michele Parrinello, Jonathan Schaeffer, Steve Scott, Ed Seidel und Thomas Wiegand. Weitere Vorträge und Diskussionen erwarten
Sie in den fünf Foren der Konferenz:
· Simulation, Optimization, Visualization
· Data Analysis, Big Data and Security/Privacy
· The Future of Computing
· Networks and Mobility
· Communication, Digital Society and Gaming
Ort: KOSMOS Berlin
Karl-Marx-Allee 131a
10243 Berlin
Zeit: 9:30 - 18:30 Uhr