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Institute News

Ulrike Diebold wins 2020 Gerhard Ertl Lecture Award

May 06, 2020

The Austrian physicist is honoured for her outstanding accomplishments in the field of surface science.

Leopoldina focuses on sustainability

April 29, 2020

On 13th April, the German National Academy of Sciences published its third ad-hoc statement on the corona pandemic. FHI Director Robert Schlögl was part of the working group that recommends sustainable action and the expansion of renewable energies.

Julia Stähler becomes Professor at Humboldt-Universität

April 20, 2020

The "electron dynamiχ" group leader from the Department of Physical Chemistry was appointed professor by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin on April 1st, 2020.

Measures Against the Spread of the Corona Virus

March 17, 2020

Due to the increasing spread of the virus in Germany, the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society will for the foreseeable future only operate in a limited capacity in order to ensure the safety of staff, guests, contractors and all other parties relevant to FHI operations. All important information can be found here.

Science News

From greenhouse gas to fuel: dynamically-driven Cu surfaces catalyze the electrochemical reduction of CO2 to ethanol

April 16, 2020

A team of scientists in the Department of Interface Science was able to exploit the dynamic structural and chemical nature of Cu surfaces under pulsed electrocatalytic reaction conditions to convert the greenhouse gas CO2 into a fuel such as ethanol.

Integrated Institute-Wide Data Acquisition and Analysis at FHI: Bluesky

January 07, 2020

At the beginning of the new decade, all data acquisition and analysis systems developed by the PP&B IT group will be compatible with the "bluesky" framework. This software was developed at NSLS-II and is another collaborative development in the EPICS [1] environment.

Ultrafast Dynamics of Atomic Motion Viewed by the Electrons in Solids

July 08, 2019

Molecular movies of atoms moving during a reaction have advanced our understanding of chemistry. Yet only the dynamics of the electronic structure, an “electron movie”, completes the picture of the mechanisms driving chemical reactions and the making and breaking of bonds.


VIRTUAL Conference on a FAIR Data Infrastructure for Materials Genomics

3rd - 5th June 2020
A conference organized by the association FAIR-DI e.V. that seeks to establish a data infrastructure enabling extensive data sharing and collaborations in data-driven sciences. Topics of this conference include: FAIR Data Sharing and Infrastructure, Novel Materials Discovery, Metadata and Ontologies, Novel Materials Encyclopedia, Artificial Intelligence for Materials Research.

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