Erwin L. Hahn Lecture

& Workshop

Erwin L. Hahn Institute, Essen / Germany

About the Hahn Lectures

The Erwin L. Hahn Lecture is an annual symposium for everyone with scientific or corporate interest in ultra-high field MRI, usually held in autumn on the historic grounds of the World Heritage Site Zollverein in Essen/Germany.

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The Erwin L. Hahn Institute

The Erwin L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ELH) is a center for research, development and application of ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (UHF-MRI), particularly in cognitive neurosciences and clinical diagnostic imaging. The ELH was founded as a central institution of the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen in 2005. At the site of the UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein Essen, physicists, engineers, medical scientists and psychologists from the Netherlands and Germany are working hand in hand, which is the basis for the successful leading international research at ELH. Centerpiece of the Erwin L. Hahn Institute is a whole-body ultrahigh field (UHF) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner operating at a magnetic field strength of 7 Tesla.

Upcoming Lecture

The upcoming Erwin L. Hahn Lecture is going to take place on November 13, 2024.



UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein, Areal A [Schacht XII], Oktogon [A21] Gelsenkirchener Straße 181 45309 Essen

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Key Speaker

Virginie Callot (PhD) speaker image

We are delighted that Virginie Callot (PhD) agreed to hold the key note on "Spinal Cord MRI at Ultra-High Field: Where are we now?"

About the speaker


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Although participation is free of charge, we kindly ask you to register in advance.

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Currently not available.

Currently, we are still finalizing the programme. Please check back later for more information!

Prof. Dr.
Matthias Brand


Cognitive Neuroscience and behavioural addictions, neural correlates of cognitive and emotive processes

Prof. Dr.
David G. Norris


Development of neuroimaging methods, laminar resolution fMRI and GABA Spectroscopy

Prof. Dr.
Harald H. Quick

Managing Director

Methods and techniques for 7-Tesla UHF-MRI, multichannel radiofrequency (RF) transmit/receive coils and RF components

Franziska Günter

Administrative Director

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Contact info

  • Erwin L. Hahn Institute for MRI,
    UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein
    Kokereiallee 7 (C84)
    45141 Essen / Germany
  • +49 201 183-6070

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Established in 2007, the Hahn Lectures continuously host some of the most notable members of the UHF MRI community.

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Students, professors, doctors and members of the industry alike are invited and encouraged to join us at the annual Hahn Lecture.

Oktogon, 2017

In 2017, the Oktogon set the scene for the Hahn Lecture.

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Seating is limited - so register now!


The World Heritage Site Zollverein has been the home of the Erwin L. Hahn Lecture for more than 10 years.

10th Anniversary

For its 10th anniversary, the Hahn Lecture moved to the Erich-Brost-Pavillon with its stunning view onto Zollverein.


While the workshop and talks form the main bulk of the programme, there is always plenty of time to catch up with old friends, and for networking.