Cluster of Excellence CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter
Functionalities are at the heart of the new Cluster of Excellence CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter. The Cluster will continue the internationally renowned research begun by the Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI) and expand its research activities to include the latest and newest questions in the field.
Over the last 6 years, CUI’s research team succeeded in making the first molecular film, being the first to observe transient room-temperature superconductivity, and developing new methods for imaging biomolecules using X-rays. The new Cluster will now take this research to the next level.
Atoms bind together to form solids; molecules interact and react: As systems grow in size and become increasingly complex, new functionalities emerge. They open the door to new applications in magnetic information storage, the superconductivity of electricity without dissipation, or the life sciences.
Observe, understand, and control
“Observe, understand, and control” is the guiding principle of the 160 scientists in the fields of physics, chemistry, and structural biology.