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HIBEF Ceremony and Inauguration

August 31, 2021 | 10 am
European XFEL | Holzkoppel 4 | 22869 Schenefeld

First round of talks: HIBEF trailer video, welcome and introduction

Jan-Martin Wiarda speaking with:

Prof. Sebastian M. Schmidt | Scientific Director of the HZDR
Prof. Robert Feidenhans'l | Chairman of the Management Board of the European XFEL
Prof. Otmar D. Wiestler | President of the Helmholtz Association
Prof. Helmut Dosch I Helmholtz research field coordinator Matter and Chairman of the DESY Board of Directors

Second round of talks: "Cutting-edge Research of the Future - Future Through Cutting-edge Research"

Jan-Martin Wiarda speaking with:

Christian Luft | State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Karin Prien | Minister of Education, Science and Cultural Affairs of Schleswig-Holstein
Dr. Eva Gümbel I State Secretary, Hamburg Ministry of Science, Research, Equalities and District Authority
Sebastian Gemkow I Saxon State Minister of Science and Art (via Video)

Key note speech

Prof. E. Michael Campbell | University of Rochester, United States
Prof. Donna Strickland | Nobel Prize in Physics 2018, University of Waterloo, Canada

Third round of talks: "Added value for science and open issues"

Jan-Martin Wiarda in conversation with the audience and experts from research:

Prof. Roland Sauerbrey | HZDR
Dr. Sakura Pascarelli | Scientific director EuXFEL
Prof. John Collier | Central Laser Facility, UK

Simultanously start of VIP tour through the experimental hall

Symbolic ceremony from the experimental hall with live video transmission

Buffet and Get-together


Due to the current corona situation, we kindly ask you to take note of our hygiene concept. Furthermore, we would like to inform you that during the event photographs and videos will be taken and the event will be broadcast as a livestream. We kindly ask you to read all the relevant information in advance. You will also find a sketch of how to get to the venue on our website.