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Researchers deploy GPS drifters in the North Sea

When the North Sea's circulation is reversed

Persistent easterly winds in spring 2018 reversed the circulation in the North Sea for more than a month, a study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Oldenburg and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht shows. The team is led by oceanographer Prof. Dr. Emil Stanev. more

The participants of the expert meeting

Recommendations for Materials Modelling Translators and Business Users

The European Materials Modeling Council (EMMC) promotes the industrial application of materials science modeling and computer simulations. An expert meeting organised by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht on 27 March 2019 will develop the metodology and fundamentals of the translation process. more

Silke Simon

New Administrative Director at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

In April 2019, Silke Simon will be taking on her new role as Administrative Managing Director at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG). Together with HZG’s Scientific Director, Professor Wolfgang Kaysser, she will be the new Co-Head of the research centre.

View from space of the forest fires in November 2018

Relation between heavy precipitation and forest fires in California

The relations between heavy precipitation and forest fires in California are becoming clearer: an international team of researchers from the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht (HZG), the University of Hamburg and research institutions from the USA has published a study on this subject in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. more

Dr. Schaber takes a closer look at a spider specimen.

What keeps spiders on the ceiling?

A team of researchers from Kiel University and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG) deciphers the details of adhesive structures of spider legs. more