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An international centre for researching nanomaterials is currently being built in Hamburg. The centre will focus on the synthesis and the non-destructive analysis and examination of new kinds of functional materials and their molecular processes under conditions of environmental, technological and industrial relevance. In this field, the cooperation between Universität Hamburg and DESY concentrates on the areas of nanomagnetism, nanomechanics, nanostructured functional materials, growth, structure formation and nanobiomedicine. The unparalleled PETRA III and FLASH X-ray sources enable researchers in Hamburg to not only analyse nanostructures in extreme detail and with maximal chronological precision but also study the associated key molecular processes that occur at the nanoscale.

Research Teams

Chu Wang
Infection and Structural Biology
Younes Otarid
Particle and Astroparticle physics
Florian Christie
Daniel Marx
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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