Jülich Research Center – Nuclear Physics Institute (IKP)

The Nuclear Physics Institute (IKP) conducts experimental and theoretical basic research in the areas of nuclear, hadron and particle physics. To this end, it operates the COSY cooler synchrotron, an accelerator and storage ring, which provides unpolarized and polarized proton and deuteron beams with pulses of up to 3.7 GeV/c. In the context of large international collaborations, these are used for internal experiments (ANKE, PAX, WASA) and external experiments (TOF).


Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma physics (IPP)

The research conducted at Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmapysik (IPP) in Garching and Greifswald is concerned with investigating the physical basis of a fusion power plant. Like the sun, such a plant is to generate energy from fusion of atomic nuclei.


Technical University of Munich (TUM)

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. The research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) is a central scientific institute of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) housed on the premises of the Research Centre in Garching.


Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf

Helmoltz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf, through its various institutes, focuses on answering the following three questions: How can energy and resources be utilized in an efficient, safe, and sustainable way?, How can malignant tumors be more precisely visualized, characterized, and more effectively treated? And how do matter and materials behave under the influence of strong fields and in smallest dimensions?


GSI Helmoltz-Zentrum Centre for Heavy Ion Research

The laboratory performs basic and applied research in physics and related natural science disciplines. Main fields of study include plasma physics, atomic physics, nuclear structure and reactions research, biophysics and medical research.


Center for Radiation Protection and Radioecology

environmentally relevant radionuclides includes broad-based work on the elucidation of  129 I /  131 I and  137 Cs,  90Extending Sr and Pu in the environment through several national and international third party funded projects. This includes work in areas around Fukushima and Chernobyl.

The IRS is one of the few remaining radiochemical university institutes in Germany with control area for dealing with open radioactive substances up to 1E6 times the exemption limit and the only university institute in Germany in the field of radioecology.


The Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin – HZB

The HZB was founded by two of Berlin’s largest research centres. As member of the Helmholtz-Association, HZB is financed by federal gouvernment (90%) and city state Berlin (10%).  The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) operates two scientific large scale facilities for investigating the structure and function of matter: the research reactor BER II for experiments with neutrons and the synchrotron radiation source BESSY II, producing ultrabright photon beams ranging from Terahertz to hard X-rays. Due to this, HZB is one of the few centres world-wide to offer the whole range of instruments for neutron and synchrotron radiation within one laboratory structure.