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News & events

May be, what we do is sophisticated. Nevvertheless we want to make our scientific work accessible for the general public and to show the relevance of materials research to evreryone. Another aim of our outreach efforts is to inspire young people to study science or engineering.

Scientific events

We offer regularly scientific seminars on topics related to our research program.  The talks are given by Invited speakers or by IFW scientists. They are open for interested visitors.  Here you can find the schedule of scientific events.

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Visitors are welcome

We are open for interested visitor groups, e.g. in connection with students excursions or as a special lesson in physics or chemistry. A particular worthwhile opportunity for visiting the IFW is the Dresden Long Night of Sciences.

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Recent Press Releases


Magnetic origami creates high performance micro devices

05.07.2019

Ancient art of paper-folding inspires new technology


ERC president visits IFW

26.06.2019

Meeting of ERC grantees working in Saxony


Smart steel with abnormal grain size

29.05.2019

article in nature communications: abnormal grain growth in Fe-based shape memory alloys


GWK Committee meeting at IFW Dresden

28.05.2019

On 3 and 4 June 2019, the committee meeting of the Joint Science Conference (GWK) takes place at the IFW Dresden.


IFW is one of the most attractive employers in Dresden

20.05.2019

Local ranking of the most attractive employers


Fellowship awarded to Jiri Orava

20.05.2019

"Promising Young Scientists Fellowship"


Scientific excellence

28.03.2019

Professor Dr. Oliver G. Schmidt receives an ERC Advanced Grant


Calculating correlated materials from first principles

14.02.2019

New Leibniz Junior Research Group at IFW headed by Oleg Janson


Nanomagnets in carbon cages

05.02.2019

Encapsulation of lanthanide atoms inside fullerenes stabilizes unconventional metallic clusters


Classic double-slit experiment in a new light

21.01.2019

New X-ray spectroscopy method based on the classical double-slit experiment offers a deeper insights into the physical properties of solids.

Press contact

Dr. Carola Langer
+49 (0) 351 4659 234
c.langer(at)ifw-dresden.de

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