10 years HIU - 200 years Helmholtz

HIU's 10 Anniversary

Exactly 10 years ago, in 2011, the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) was founded. Since then, top international battery research and developments of the next generation batteries and cell concepts have been taking place at HIU. The HIU accompanies these two occasions with a broad program of celebrations and events.

200 Challenges

Great challenges are facing mankind: on the occasion of the 200th birthday of the eponym Hermann von Helmholtz, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers will be presenting 200 great scientific challenges of our time over the course of 2021 - the challenges that researchers work on every day.

Who was Hermann von Helmholtz?

On the occasion of his 200th birthday, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers is following in the footsteps of Hermann von Helmholtz. How did he become the science icon he is today and how was he in private? Here, historians and descendants have their say and - his second wife Anna. An infographic shows Helmholtz 'milestones and those of his companions.


Helmholtz's achievements continue to have an impact in science and in our everyday lives. The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers e.V. gives an insight into the topics that Helmholtz dealt with then and with research today. Everyday things "that Helmholtz is in" are shown here.

Helmholtz Anniversary Magazine

The year started with an anniversary edition of the “Helmholtz Perspektiven” about Hermann von Helmholtz. You can download it here.

Art & Science

For Helmholtz, art was an inspiration and an object of scientific knowledge. We spoke to various experts about Hermann von Helmholtz's relationship to art and the relationship between art and science in general.