University of Hamburg (UHH) Germany

Overview

As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts with partners inside and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.

Excellent research

Universität Hamburg boasts numerous interdisciplinary research projects in a broad range of fields and an extensive partner network with leading research and higher education institutions on a regional, national, and international scale. As part of the Excellence Strategy of the Federal and State Governments, Universität Hamburg has been granted clusters of excellence for 4 core research areas: CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter (photon and nanosciences), Climate, Climatic Change, and Society (CLICCS) (climate research), Understanding Written Artefacts (manuscript research), and Quantum Universe (mathematics, particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology). An equally important core research area is Infection Research, in which researchers investigate the structure, dynamics, and mechanisms of infection processes to promote the development of new treatment methods and therapies.

Outstanding variety: over 180 degree programs

For its more than 44,000 students, Universität Hamburg offers approximately 170 degree programs within its 8 faculties:

A century of history

Opened in 1919, Universität Hamburg was the first democratically founded university in Germany. Nobel Prize winners such as physicist Klaus Hasselmann in 2021, Otto Stern, Wolfgang Pauli, and Isidor Rabi were active at the University. Other well-known scholars also taught here, such as Ernst Cassirer, Erwin Panofsky, Aby Warburg, William Stern, Agathe Lasch, Magdalene Schoch, Emil Artin, Ralf Dahrendorf, and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, to name but a few.

Career opportunities

Universität Hamburg encourages excellent researchers and talented students to join the institution’s vibrant academic community. Find all career opportunities on the University’s job portal.

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Research

Date range: 1 March 2021 - 28 February 2022

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for University of Hamburg (UHH) published between 1 March 2021 - 28 February 2022 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the Share for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Article Count and Share for University of Hamburg (UHH)
Count Share
440 73.20

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
160 29.26
242 33.85
58 12.41
29 6.48

Share output for the past 5 years

Share per year
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
73.98 81.75 84.82 91.88 79.71

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Highlight of the month

Creating ‘time crystals’ in open systems

© WLADIMIR BULGAR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

A so-called time crystal has been created in an open quantum system for the first time.

While conventional crystals are periodic in space, time crystals are periodic in time. They were first proposed theoretically a decade ago by Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek. They have recently been created in the lab in closed quantum systems — essentially closed boxes — but there has been speculation about whether they could be realized in open systems.

Now, a team led by researchers at the University of Hamburg in Germany has created a time crystal in an open quantum system.

They achieved this by putting rubidium atoms in a cavity created by two mirrors between which a laser beam bounced.

Since no system is truly closed, but leaks energy to its surrounding, a time crystal in an open system is more robust and less susceptible to ‘melting’ than one in a closed system.

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References

  1. Physical Review Letters 127, 043602 (2021). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.043602

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Collaboration

Date range: 1 March 2021 - 28 February 2022

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 31.67% Domestic
  • 68.33% International

Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.


Top 10 domestic collaborators with University of Hamburg (UHH) by Share (203 total)

  1. University of Hamburg (UHH) and Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (53.43)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)21.57
    Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres31.86
  2. University of Hamburg (UHH) and Max Planck Society (31.51)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)15.62
    Max Planck Society15.89
  3. University of Hamburg (UHH) and Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) (16.05)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)5.14
    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)10.92
  4. University of Hamburg (UHH) and Leibniz Association (13.93)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)8.24
    Leibniz Association5.69
  5. University of Hamburg (UHH) and European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) (9.30)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)4.26
    European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)5.04
  6. University of Hamburg (UHH) and University of Kiel (CAU) (7.73)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)3.94
    University of Kiel (CAU)3.79
  7. University of Hamburg (UHH) and Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin) (6.80)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)3.86
    Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin)2.94
  8. University of Hamburg (UHH) and Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU) (6.84)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)3.14
    Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU)3.70
  9. University of Hamburg (UHH) and RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen) (5.98)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)2.88
    RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen)3.10
  10. University of Hamburg (UHH) and Hannover Medical School (MHH) (5.94)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)3.43
    Hannover Medical School (MHH)2.51

Top 10 international collaborators with University of Hamburg (UHH) by Share (1859 total)

  1. University of Hamburg (UHH) and French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) (10.09)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)6.32
    French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)3.77
  2. University of Hamburg (UHH) and National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) (7.63)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)1.07
    National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)6.56
  3. University of Hamburg (UHH) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (6.62)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)2.03
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)4.59
  4. University of Hamburg (UHH) and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) (6.10)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)1.45
    European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)4.65
  5. University of Hamburg (UHH) and Harvard University (5.54)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)1.32
    Harvard University4.22
  6. University of Hamburg (UHH) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (5.30)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)2.51
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)2.79
  7. University of Hamburg (UHH) and Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (5.90)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)3.14
    Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)2.76
  8. University of Hamburg (UHH) and Karolinska Institute (KI) (4.38)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)2.21
    Karolinska Institute (KI)2.17
  9. University of Hamburg (UHH) and Radboud University Nijmegen (RU) (4.01)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)1.60
    Radboud University Nijmegen (RU)2.40
  10. University of Hamburg (UHH) and University of Oxford (3.77)
    University of Hamburg (UHH)1.23
    University of Oxford2.53

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