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Science News

Watching catalysts at work

July 13, 2020

A research team from the Departments of Interface Science and Inorganic Chemistry was able to observe a copper catalyst during the reaction that converts the greenhouse gas CO2 into a chemical energy source. The information gained through their technique will further advance technologically important reactions for green energy production.

Molecular spectroscopy in the data age

June 16, 2020

For the longest time, data about molecules was hidden in analogue media and therefore widely inaccessible for researchers. Now, molecular physicists at the Fritz Haber Institute have created a database to make spectroscopic information on molecules available at the touch of a button.

Metallic ammonia? - Experiment shows for the first time how electrolytes become metallic

June 08, 2020

An international team for the first time observed the formation of a metallic conduction band in electrolytes using photoelectron spectroscopy. This allowed a deeper insight into the behaviour of electrolytes and so-called dissolved or solvated electrons, which play an important role in a large number of large-scale industrial chemical processes. The work is published in Science.

Institute News

FHI welcomes new Humboldt Fellows

July 29, 2020

This summer, four new scientists will be joining the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society with a Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers by the Humboldt Foundation.

Remembering Horst Conrad

July 06, 2020

The Physicist Horst Günther Conrad, who worked at the Surface Physics and Molecular Physics Departments for more than 30 years, sadly passed away in March this year. The FHI will miss a patient scientist and educator.

Robert Schlögl appointed to National Hydrogen Council

June 19, 2020

Together with 25 other experts, Prof. Robert Schlögl, Director of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, will advise the Federal Government on the subject of hydrogen.

Update: FHI operations during Corona

June 12, 2020

Due to the slowed spread of the virus in Germany, the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society has partly re-instated its office hours, while continuing appropriate safety measures.

Events & Social Media

PhDate 2020

August 26th-28th. This online event brings together all Ph.D. students affiliated with the Fritz-Haber-Institute (FHI) and its International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS), and the IMPRS alumni to share their recent work and findings, learn more about possible career paths within and outside academia, and above all to network and socialize.

Upcoming Seminars

Clathrate Superhydrides Under High Pressure: A Class of Extraordinarily Hot Conventional Superconductors

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Aug 6, 2020 10:15, Room: Webinar ID: 810 1808 0779 | Password: NOMAD
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from Aug 26, 2020 09:00 to Aug 28, 2020 14:00

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