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The technology platform of the research alliance DRESDEN-concept.

Top Level Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres pursuing new insights that will allow us to maintain and improve all of our lives. That is why HZDR conducts research in the fields of Energy, Health and Matter in Dresden and at other locations. Our large-scale facilities are also available to external guests from around the world to help answer the decisive questions of our societies.

Establishing interdisciplinary research, focusing on the future, and thinking outside the box are all paramount to us. That is why we are working closely together with other research insitutions within the Helmholtz Network. We also cooperate with universities and non-university partners to form strategic partnerships like DRESDEN-concept.

Foto: Optimizing the raw material cycle ©Copyright: HZDR/Detlev Müller

Research Fields

In the fields of Energy, Health and Matter, approximately 500 HZDR scientists are building bridges between physics, chemistry, biology, geoscience and medicine to solve some of the great challenges faced by modern-day industrialized society.
Foto: The 6 MV Accelerator at the Ion Beam Center of the HZDR ©Copyright: HZDR

Research Infrastructures

Scientific research equipment of national and international importance is operated at the HZDR and as such the HZDR is coordinating member and partner of numerous collaborations and projects. The scientific facilities are equally available to external guest researchers from science and economy.
Foto: Aerial View of the HZDR as of May 2017 ©Copyright: Jürgen-M. Schulter / dresden-luftfoto.de

HZDR Research Sites

In addition to its headquarters in Dresden, the HZDR operates five other research sites: Grenoble, Freiberg, Görlitz, Leipzig and Schenefeld near Hamburg. The HZDR Institute for Radiooncology - OncoRay is located on the Uni­versity Hospital Dresden campus.
Foto: PENELOPE - a novel petawatt laser system at the HZDR (Photo: F. Bierstedt) ©Copyright: HZDR/Frank Bierstedt

Projects for the Future

In order to prepare the HZDR even bet­ter for the future two large infrastructure projects are currently in progress: the project DRESDYN, and the "Helmholtz International Beamline for Extreme Fields - HIBEF" at the European XFEL. The CASUS - Cen­ter for Advanced Systems Understanding is also under construction.
Foto: Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft ©Copyright: Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft

Helmholtz Networks

The Helmholtz Association promotes innovative research collaborations between Helmholtz centers, uni­versities and further academic partners at home and abroad. The HZDR is actively engaged in the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology. It is also involved in se­veral roadmap processes for research infrastructures as well as Helmholtz cross-program initiatives. HZDR also hosts the Helmholtz Research School NanoNet.
Foto: Dresden concept Logo (ref.) ©Copyright: Dresden conept

Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations

To concentrate competencies and share expertise efficiently, the HZDR works closely with national and international partners inside and outside the Helmholtz Association. The Center thus is active in many important associations and competence networks.