MIN Faculty Research Center
Research center deriving from the Federal Excellence Initiative
Pursuant to § 6(1) of the Faculty Statutes of 10 July 2010, the Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI) is recognized as a research center of the MIN Faculty.
Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI)
Ultrafast processes in slow motion
How do the elementary building blocks of nature move? Is it possible to control atoms, molecules, and electrons precisely—and on all length and energy scales? These questions represent some of the biggest and most exciting challenges of modern science—and the focus at the Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI): the analysis of fundamental chemical and physical processes in photon and nanoscience.
Direct imaging of ultrafast processes using innovative X-ray and electron sources forms the core of our research. Subsequently, these highly complex processes are investigated and analyzed in detail. Combined expertise from the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, and biology is indispensable.
Scientific teams from Universität Hamburg cooperate with teams from the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), European XFEL GmbH (XFEL), European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) under the umbrella of the CUI cluster of excellence.
As a research project of Universität Hamburg within the scope of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments, the center is initially being funded with €25 million for a period of five years starting on 1 November 2012.
- Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
- Centre for Structural System Biology (CSSB)
- Center of Competence in Nano-Scale Analysis (CCN)
- Lothar Collatz Center for Computing in Science
- Center for Bioinformatics (ZBH)
- Center for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (ZMAW)
- Center for Mathematical Physics Hamburg (ZMP)
- Center for Modeling and Simulation (ZMS)
- Center for Natural Science and Peace Research (ZNF)
- Center for Optical Quantum Technologies (ZOQ)
- Center for Data and Computing in Natural Science (CDCS)