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Research & Competence Fields

PIER concentrates on four pioneering research fields and two areas of expertise that form interdisciplinary networks between the research fields.

The four PIER research fields:

Research Teams

Particle and Astroparticle Physics
 

Thanks to the collaboration between Universität Hamburg (UHH) and DESY research centre, Hamburg is recognised internationally as one of the most powerful and highly regarded German sites for high-energy physics.

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Research Teams

Nanoscience
 

Hamburg is an internationally recognized location for research into nanomaterials. This research focuses on both the synthesis and the non-destructive analysis and study of new kinds of functional materials and their molecular processes under conditions of environmental, technological and industrial relevance.

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Research Teams

Photon Science
 

As a research location, Hamburg boasts a globally unique constellation of complementary expertise in the following closely interrelated fields: laser physics, quantum optics, short-time physics, X-ray physics and atomic and molecular physics. All of these fields are heavily involved in photon research.

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Research Teams
Infection and Structural Biology
 

Universität Hamburg and the University Hospital in Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) are currently establishing an interdisciplinary research area whose focus is on “global and newly occurring infections”.

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The two PIER competence fields:

Research Teams
Accelerators
 

The DESY research centre is one of the world’s leading institutes when it comes to building and operating large particle accelerators. DESY and Universität Hamburg have been closely collaborating on accelerator research for decades. Together, the two partners develop new technologies and study accelerator physics at existing facilities.

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Research Teams

Theoretical Physics
 

The Wolfgang Pauli Centre (WPC) unites the various theoretical physics research groups that are working on particle and astroparticle physics, cosmology, mathematical physics, condensed matter, quantum optics and chemical physics at Universität Hamburg and DESY.

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Fellows
Chu Wang
Infection and Structural Biology
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Younes Otarid
Particle and Astroparticle physics
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Alumni
Florian Christie
Accelerators
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Daniel Marx
Accelerators
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Event Calendar
21 Jan. 2021 to 25 Nov. 2021
Chaired by: Thomas Tschentscher (European XFEL) ; Changbum Kim (PAL-XFEL) et al.
Location: Zoom
01 Mar. 2021 to 08 Mar. 2021
Chaired by: Carsten Rohr
Location: Online via Zoom
01 Mar. 2021 to 11 Mar. 2021
01 Mar. 2021 to 11 Mar. 2021
Speaker: Peter Steinbach (HZDR) ; Peter Steinbach (HZDR) et al.
09 Mar. 2021 - 10:00
Chaired by: Marc Thiry (HZG)
Location: Zoom
09 Mar. 2021 to 16 Mar. 2021
Speaker: Ayan Paul (T (Phenomenology))
Location: zoom
09 Mar. 2021 - 16:45
Speaker: Yonit Hochberg (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem)
Location: Hamburg
Room: Auditorium
10 Mar. 2021 - 15:00
Speaker: Hui Deng (University of Michigan)
Location: virtual
11 Mar. 2021 to 12 Mar. 2021
Chaired by: Theresa Schredelseker (PIER (Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research))
Location: link will follow
Room: online
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