Controlled Molecule Imaging

Unraveling the Structure‑Function Relationship in the Molecular Sciences

We develop innovative methods to obtain full control over large molecules and nanoparticles. These methods and the created controlled samples are exploited in fundamental physics and chemistry studies to unravel the underlying mechanisms of chemistry and biology by watching molecules at work.

Highlights

New Humanities Center for Advanced Studies "Imaginaria of Power"

28 March 2018

Muscle power, mental power or purchasing power – there is barely a field of cultural reflection that does not refer to power in its widest sense. The Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies “Imaginaria of Power” aims to systematically investigate the concept of power for the first time, thereby reconstructing a basic concept of art and cultural theory in dialogue with the natural sciences and science history. This will involve investigation of biological, physical, socio-political, religious, economic and psychological forces.

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New publication on strong laser-induced alignment of microsolvated-molecule clusters

15 March 2018

Our publication entitled "Strong laser alignment of solvent-solute aggregates in the gas-phase" has been published in the Journal of Chemical Physics.

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CUI Arts & Science Exhibition "reloaded" in Hamburg City Hall from 8. to 23. August 2017

28 July 2017

Due to the positive response, the exhibition "Arts & Science" (by the cluster of excellence "The Hamburg Center for Ultrafast Imaging" (CUI) of the Universität Hamburg) is on display again in the foyer of Hamburg City Hall from the 8th to the 23rd of August 2017.

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Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship awarded to Jolijn Onvlee

27 July 2017

Jolijn Onvlee, postdoctoral researcher in the Controlled Molecule Imaging Group, was awarded a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for her research proposal regarding the hydrogen bond dynamics in indole-water.

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