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Using X-rays to identify liquid chiral molecules
Sugars, amino acids, drugs - chiral molecules are everywhere. Researchers in the AQUACHIRAL project at the Fritz-Haber-Institut have used X-rays to study hair-thin liquid jets of these molecules. Using a new method, they can now for the first time distinguish their components in liquid form – and more effectively than ever before.

Controlling mirror images

Controlling mirror images

April 29, 2022
Using a new experimental method, a team led by physicist Sandra Eibenberger-Arias of the Fritz-Haber-Institut has transferred the mirror-image forms of chiral molecules into different rotational states more efficiently than ever before. This opens doors to a deeper understanding and manipulability of this common type of molecule for future applications.

The FAIRmat Concept presented as a "Perspective" in “Nature”
Since 2020, the NOMAD Laboratory at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, together with other universities and research institutes, has been developing an AI-supported research database for the field of materials science and solid-state physics. In a recent "Perspectives" article in the renowned scientific journal "Nature", the scientists involved present the concept of their data infrastructure NOMAD/FAIRmat.

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Honorary Doctorate from Jerusalem for Gerard Meijer
FHI-Director Prof. Dr. Gerard Meijer received an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Long Night of Science at 2nd July 2022
The Fritz Haber Institute is preparing for the Long Night of the Sciences on 2 July. Planned are participatory projects by the departments and workshops, a chemistry experiment show, a panel discussion on the topic of "No energy transition without hydrogen" and two historical district tours under the motto "Wrong or right: facts about the Dahlem Nobel Prize winners".

Prof Roldán speaks at Parliamentary Breakfast
FHI Director Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya took part in a parliamentary breakfast at the German Parliamentary Society on 13 May, where she presented a National Strategy for the Further Development of Technically Accelerated Light Sources together with representatives of the Helmholtz Association.

Alec Wodtke wins 2022 Gerhard Ertl Lecture Award
The Director at the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences is honored for his contributions to improving our understanding of surface chemistry.

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Gerard Meijer at ministerial reception
As Germany and the Netherlands have been cooperating closely in science and education for a long time, a meeting of the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Robert Dijkgraaf (4th from left), with selected stakeholders from the fields of science and education , took place at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin on June 16, 2022. FHI Director Prof. Dr. Gerard Meijer (4th from right), who is very intensively involved in German-Dutch scientific relations, also took part. These meetings are to be continued in the coming years.
Afterwards, Minister Robert Dijkgraaf met with Dutch scientists, students and teachers working in Germany to exchange experiences.
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