The Hermann von Helmholtz Centre for Cultural Techniques (HZK) is a central institute of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU). Its interdisciplinary orientation brings together project-based research, and it is
dedicated to investigating the history and design of cultural techniques as cultural practices for creating, transferring and processing knowledge.
The HZK develops formats for using infrastructure in exhibitions, collections and interdisciplinary research and teaching. It sees scientific collections, architectures of knowledge and forms of creativity as cultural techniques applied in interdisciplinary knowledge, which it seeks to reflect and open up to transdisciplinary collaborations.
Research priority areas
The priority areas for interdisciplinary research and teaching at the HZK cover questions in the following fields: »Image & Action«, »Form Processes & Modelling«, »Active Matter«, »Architectures of Knowledge« and »Collecting & Exhibiting«.
More information: HUK-Website.
IMPRS for Mathematical and Physical Aspects of Gravitation, Cosmology and Quantum Field Theory
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Mathematical and Physical Aspects of Gravitation, Cosmology and Quantum Field Theory addresses fundamental questions about the nature of classical
and quantum gravity and its links to the fundamental constituents of matter. The research is purely theoretical and brings together some of the most exciting challenges of modern physics and mathematics.
The school started operating in January 2016 and replaces the previous IMPRS for Geometric Analysis, Gravitation and String Theory.
More information: IMPRS-Website.
IRIS Adlershof is the prototype of an Integrative Research Institute (IRI), a new research format at Humboldt University for the establishment of excellent conditions for cutting-edge research.
It has at its disposal elements of a research institute, a development laboratory, and an institute for advanced studies.
In addition, it interlinks the Humboldt University with relevant non-university research organizations and innovative enterprises.
IRIS Adlershof uses an interdisciplinary approach in order to study novel hybrid materials and functional systems with previously inaccessible optical, electronic and chemical properties. Connected to this are fundamental investigations regarding structure and dynamics of matter at extreme scales of length and time, as well as in complex systems. Another important area of research within IRIS is the field of mathematical physics.
Weitere Information: IRIS-Website.
The Kolleg Mathematik Physik Berlin is an interdisciplinary centre at Humboldt University Berlin. Its community of research groups shares a mutual interest in Mathematics and Physics. Quantum field theory is
their unifying theme, which connects to algebraic geometry, number theory and differential geometry in mathematics, as well as to research in particle physics, gravitation and string theory in physics.
More information: KMPBerlin-Website.
The Cluster of Excellence will explore materials’ own inner activity, which can be discovered as a new source of innovative strategies and mechanisms for rethinking the relationship between the
analog and the digital and for designing more sustainable and energy-efficient technologies.
More information: MOA-Website.
Scattering Amplitudes: from Geometry to EXperiment, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission, is a unique consortium that combines an international team of academic
leaders in the research area of scattering amplitudes with a selection of world-leading industrial partners. SAGEX has been created with the objective to train 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) not only to achieve
far-reaching scientific goals but also to equip them with broad skills that will serve them well in either a scientific or commercial career.
More information: SAGEX-Website.