Excellence in Physics
Hamburg provides a unique environment for interdisciplinary research at the interfaces between particle physics with astrophysics and cosmology. Activities include the study of the fundamental properties of matter within accelerator experiments such as the Large Hadron Collider, the use of the high-energy Universe as a natural laboratory to study the origin of matter and research on key questions in astrophysics. Theoretical, experimental and observational research are highly intertwined. Scientists in Hamburg construct new detectors and telescopes, hunt for new particles in laboratories, observe the local and far universe from radio waves to highest energy cosmic rays, model the building blocks of our universe on supercomputers and perform fundamental studies in string theory and mathematical physics.
Further, top-notch research institutions and facilities are located in Hamburg, such as the Center for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI), the Hamburg Observatory, the DESY, the Max Plack Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD), the European XFEL, the Helmholtz Center for Materials and Coastal Research as well as many more. Universität Hamburg collaborates closely with these institutions and you will be provided with the opportunity to visit some of their facilities during the Summer School.
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