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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.
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A century of history
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1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for University of Hamburg (UHH) published between 1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output 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.
Outputs by subject (Share)
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||35||6.45|
|Earth and Planetary Science Letters||1||0.14|
|Environmental Science and Technology||2||0.11|
|Geophysical Research Letters||11||2.97|
|Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres||2||0.49|
|Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth||2||0.88|
|Nature Climate Change||2||0.04|
|Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America||2||0.24|
Highlight of the month
A blueprint for tabletop particle accelerators
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Scientists have built a miniature particle accelerator that can recycle some of the laser energy fed into the system to boost the accelerated electrons’ energy a second time.
Terahertz-based accelerators, which use radiation that lies between the infrared and radio frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum, have emerged as promising candidates for next-generation compact electron sources. However, their performance has been limited by the relatively short section of interaction between the terahertz pulse and the electrons.
Now, researchers from the University of Hamburg in Germany have developed a device that uses a longer pulse comprising many cycles of terahertz waves, extending the interaction section with the particles to the centimetre range.
Just 1.5 centimetres long and 0.8 millimetres in diameter, the device could provide a new electron beam source for medical imaging applications, including ultrafast electron diffraction and microscopy and ultrafast X-rays.
- Physical Review X 10, 011067 (2020). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevX.10.011067
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Top articles by Altmetric score in current window
GW190814: Gravitational Waves from the Coalescence of a 23 Solar Mass Black Hole with a 2.6 Solar Mass Compact Object
The Astrophysical Journal Letters
1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020
International vs. domestic collaboration by Share
- 24.35% Domestic
- 75.65% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (194 total)
- University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany
- Domestic institution
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany
Max Planck Society, Germany
Leibniz Association, Germany
Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany
RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany
University of Kiel (CAU), Germany
University of Lübeck, Germany
Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany
Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany
Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany
Top 10 international collaborators by Share (1986 total)
- University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany
- Foreign institution
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA)
University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK)
Stanford University, United States of America (USA)
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland
Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia
Sorbonne University, France
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK)
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- Borexino Collaboration, Italy
- Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB), Germany
- DZIF Partner Site Hamburg-Lübeck-Borstel-Riems, Germany
- Double Chooz Collaboration, France
- European Twisted Mass Collaboration (ETM Collaboration), Germany
- GUGC Consortium, Germany
- German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), Germany
- H1 Collaboration, Germany
- Hamburg Center for Experimental Therapy Research (HEXT), Germany
- Human Brain Project (HBP), Switzerland
- International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging and Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST), Germany
- International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), Germany
- Joint Laboratory for Structural Biology of Infection and Inflammation, Germany
- Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP), Germany
- The CMS Collaboration, Switzerland
- The H.E.S.S. Collaboration, Germany
- The LAGUNA-LBNO Collaboration, Switzerland
- The OPERA Collaboration, Italy
- The Pierre Auger Collaboration, Argentina
- The ZEUS Collaboration, Germany
- WASA-at-COSY Collaboration, Sweden
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