Workshops / Congresses / Seminars

Here you may find a list of all conferences and workshops which are organized fully or partly by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.

On the following institute pages you will find further information on planned events.


16.01.2024, 2 p.m., Lecture Hall

Colloquium "Is Dark Matter made up of Primordial Black Holes?", Prof. Dr. Günther Hasinger

The cosmic X-ray background radiation has been almost completely resolved into discrete objects, mainly from the growth of massive black holes in the universe. However, a few years ago, evidence for a new population of black holes from the early universe emerged from the correlation of fluctuations in the X-ray and infrared backgrounds. Similarly, quasars have been discovered with astonishingly massive black holes already formed shortly after the Big Bang. The detection of gravitational waves from the merger of pairs of very heavy, apparently non-rotating stellar black holes presents another puzzle. Recently, using the micro-lensing effect and distance determination with the ESA satellite GAIA, about 20 black holes in our galaxy have been discovered with masses that cannot be generated by stellar processes. In the past few months, the discovery of several galaxies that formed very early in the universe with the James Webb Space Telescope has been surprising, seeming to contradict the classical understanding of cosmology. All of these phenomena can be explained by so-called primordial black holes that formed immediately after the Big Bang and may represent the previously unexplained dark matter. In this talk I will in particular focus on the QCD transition in the early Universe.

Günther Hasinger, born in 1954 in Oberammergau, is a world-leading X-ray astronomer. He was director of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam, the Max Planck Institutes for extraterrestrial physics and plasma physics, the astronomical institute at the University of Hawaii, and science director of the European Space Agency. His research focuses on the cosmological evolution of black holes and the nature of dark matter, among other topics. He has received numerous awards for his research and scientific achievements, including the Leibniz Prize from the German Research Foundation and the COSPAR Award for outstanding contributions to space research. He is a member of several scientific academies. In addition to numerous scientific papers, Dr. Hasinger is the author of the award-winning book "The Fate of the Universe," which explains astrophysics and cosmology to a broader audience.




Prof. Amir H. Gandomi (University of Technology Sydney) "The Power of Evolutionary Intelligence in Shaping Real-World Solutions"


HFML-FELIX - An overview of the research infrastructure and scientific program

Colloquium talk,  Prof. Dr. Britta Redlich 

11. - 13.09.2023

NanoNet+10 Annual Workshop 2023

The topics of the workshop were 1D and 2D Materials and Devices for Electronic and Photonic Applications.



Craig D. Roberts (Nanjing University: School of Physics and Institute for Nonperturbative Physics) "Mass and Matter in the Visible Universe"

16. - 17.05.2023

Trinational Science Conference - "Building Bridges for the next Generations" at the International Congress Center Dresden.

Link Image Gallery

Youtube link: Connecting Science and Politics – Panel Discussion

Youtube link: Impressions of the Conference

The conference serves to present the excellent research in Central and Eastern Europe, especially Poland, Saxony and the Czech Republic, and in this way to position the region as an important science and technology location. The event is aimed primarily at young researchers, providing them with a platform for discussion with representatives from politics, business and society. On the one hand, this should provide participants with the opportunity to network within the scientific community across disciplines and borders in order to lay the foundation for cross-border cooperation in the long term. At the same time, they should have the opportunity to establish contacts with important decision-makers. Therefore, young companies and start-ups from the region should also be addressed. 

Foto: Wappen des Freistaates Sachsen ©Copyright: Sächsische Staatskanzlei

This measure is co-financed by tax funds based on the budget passed by the Saxon State Parlament.

06. - 07.02.2023

Special Laser Symposium 2023

"The path from chirped pulse amplification to applications of laser plasma accelerators and x-ray probing of extreme states of matter,” in honor of the formal retirement of Prof. Roland Sauerbrey as Scientific Director of HZDR, with honored guest Prof. Donna Strickland, Nobel Laureate for Physics 2018.



Dr. Klaus Attenkofer (Scientific Director of ALBA) "How Structure Makes a Function: New Ways to Understand the Functionality of Materials"

28. - 30.11.2022

CELLAR Community Meeting 2022 

29.11.2022 | 10:30 - 12:00 a.m.


Prof. Dr. Christoph Düllmann  (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, GSI, Helmholtz Institut Mainz) "The superheavy elements – a journey to the end of the periodic table"

06. - 07.10.2022

Big data analytical methods for complex systems

co-organized by the Center for Advanced Systems Understanding (CASUS) at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and the University of Wrocław, Poland.


Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaskel (TU Dresden, Fraunhofer IWS) "Porous Energy Materials: From Fundamentals to Applications"

24. - 29.07.2022

Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems (SCCS)

SCCS 2022 was held July 24-29, 2022 in Görlitz, Germany. The conference was hosted by the Center for Advanced Systems Understanding (CASUS) at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.

SCCS is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on strong Coulomb interactions in many-body systems. This is the fifteenth of a series of international conferences covering theory, simulation, and experiment.  

Systems and topics of interest are very diverse: dusty plasmas, electrons in semiconductors and nanostructures, charged colloids and DNA, astrophysical plasmas (planetary or stellar interior), quark-gluon plasmas, dense plasmas generated by shock waves or by laser/ion/electron beams, nonneutral and ultracold plasmas, dense hydrogen, and statistical and kinetic theories of strongly coupled Coulomb systems.  

The special feature and interest for this conference are that it brings together people from very diverse fields, researchers who nevertheless share a common interest in systems with one single unifying theme: strong Coulomb interactions. The SCCS Conference emphasizes common behavior and techniques arising from the strong Coulomb interaction, an emphasis that favors cross fertilisations that would otherwise never happen.

28. - 31.03.2022

16th SGA Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits

Virtual event


DALI Colloquium

The planned Dresden Advanced Light Infrastructure (DALI) will couple a high-field radiation source for terahertz (THz) radiation with a free-electron laser for wavelengths in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) to investigate dynamic processes in materials in a variety of ways.


Maram Naes (TU Berlin) "Probing Chemical and Micromorphological Properties of Gold in Historical Wall Paintings Using Lab and Synchrotron Investigation Methods"


Cross-Innovation Challenge: Abwasser meets Energiegewinnung, Recycling und moderne Sensorik

  • The event is organized by HZDR together with the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW)
  • Venue: online


TEACH - Talk about Education Accross Communities in Helmholtz

  • The event is co-organized by HZDR.
  • Venue: online


3rd CASUS Annual Workshop: “Digital Twins of Complex Systems”

  • The workshop is organized by CASUS.
  • Venue: online


ML@HZDR Symposium 2021

  • The workshop is organized by HZDR.
  • Venue: online


Prof. Dr. Gertrud Zwicknagl (TU Braunschweig)  "Our present understanding of superconductivity"


Prof. Dr. Katja Matthes (GEOMAR) "Die Rolle des Ozeans im Klimawandel: Chancen und Risiken"


Prof. Dr. Achim Stahl (RWTH Aachen) „The Einstein Telescope – the next generation of gravitational wave detectors”