Research

Research

PIER Helmholtz Graduate School

A Graduate Education Program of Universität Hamburg in Cooperation with DESY

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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
Giovanni Rabuffo
Giovanni Rabuffo
Theoretical Physics
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Phillip Witthöft
Phillip Witthöft
Nanoscience
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Alumni
Markus Ebert
Markus Ebert
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
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Nele Müller
Nele Müller
Photon Science
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Event Calendar
23 Apr. 2018 to 27 Apr. 2018
Today - 14:00
Speaker: Leticia Gonzalez (University of Vienna, Institute of Theoretical Chemistry)
Location: seminar rooms II-III
Today - 14:30
Location: build. 2a, SR2
Today - 14:30
Speaker: Laurent Freidel (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Location: Room 2, Building 2a
Today - 16:00
Speaker: Torben Ferber (DESY)
Location: Room 2, Building 2a
26 Apr. 2018 to 27 Apr. 2018
Location: CSSB Auditorium
26 Apr. 2018 10:00
Speaker: Aleksandra Anna Lelek
Location: building 1b, seminarroom 4a
26 Apr. 2018 to 27 Apr. 2018
Location: CSSB Auditorium
26 Apr. 2018 14:15
Speaker: Noppadol Mekareeya (Milano-Bicocca)
Location: SR2
27 Apr. 2018 14:00
Speaker: Eugene S. Polzik (Niels Bohr Institute, Kopenhagen, Denmark)
Location: CFEL SR I-III (Bldg. 99)
27 Apr. 2018 14:30
Speaker: Gregor Kasieczka (Institut fuer Experimentalphysik / UHH)
Location: Room 2, Building 2a
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