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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
Lisa Katharina Roth
Infection and Structural Biology
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Phillip Witthöft
Nanoscience
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Alumni
Nataliia Kovalchuk
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
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Jhilik Majumdar
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
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Event Calendar
Today - 08:00
Speaker: DESCH, Klaus, Dr. LINDNER, Axel
Location: SR 1
Today - 16:30
Speaker: Alejandro Ibarra
Location: SR2
21 May. 2019 to 22 May. 2019
Speaker: BERGE, David, FRANCKOWIAK, Anna
Location: SR1
21 May. 2019 09:00
Speaker: DE WIT, Adinda, Dr. HARTMANN, Thomas
Location: Auditorium
21 May. 2019 to 22 May. 2019
Speaker: Dr. MILLAR, Paul, Dr. SAHAKYAN, Marina
21 May. 2019 10:00
Location: building 61 (PIER Office), room 116
21 May. 2019 11:00
Speaker: Marc Montull (DESY)
21 May. 2019 13:00
Speaker: Ilija Buric (DESY)
21 May. 2019 16:45
Speaker: Joany Manjarres (Dresden Univ.)
Location: Auditorium
22 May. 2019 14:00
Location: Seminar rooms I-III
22 May. 2019 14:30
TBA
Location: build. 2a, SR2
23 May. 2019 10:00
Speaker: Valery Milner
Location: SR I+II
23 May. 2019 13:00
Location: SR 4b
23 May. 2019 14:15
Speaker: Michal P. Heller (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) / National Centre for Nuclear Research)
Location: SR2
24 May. 2019 10:00
Speaker: Efim Gluskin (APS, Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
Location: Building 25 b Room 109
24 May. 2019 14:00
Speaker: Paola Caselli (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany)
Location: CFEL SR I-III (Bldg. 99)
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