Domain Sciences

Photon Science

Dr. Steve Aplin (EuXFEL)
Research interests and expertise
  • x-ray detector development    
  • detector simulation    
  • pattern recognition algorithms
  • inverse problems
  • data acquisition systems
  • real time data filtering
  • control systems
  • data management
Potential match-making fields
  • high performance computing
  • signal processing
  • machine learning
  • pattern recognition algorithms
  • inverse problems
Publications
Dr. Sadia Bari (DESY)
Research interests and expertise
  • synchrotrons
  • free-electron lasers
  • (X)UV and X-ray spectroscopy
  • mass spectrometry of biomolecular ions
  • molecular physics
Potential match-making fields
  • MD of biomolecules (peptides, proteins etc., interaction with water)
  • Machine learning
  • Pattern recognition algorithms
  • Spectral calculations
Publications
Prof. Henry Chapman (DESY/UHH)
Research interests and expertise
  • coherent imaging and diffraction
  • phase retrieval
  • structure determination
  • crystallography
  • microscopy
  • wavefront sensing
  • X-ray free-electron lasers
Potential match-making fields
  • signal processing
  • machine learning
  • high data rates
  • inverse problems and algorithms
  • ghost imaging
Publications
Prof. Franz X. Kärtner (DESY/UHH)
Research interests and expertise
  • ultrashort pulse generation
  • nonlinear optics
  • quantum optics and quantum computing
  • high energy and power solid-state lasers
  • terahertz generation and acceleration
  • X-ray free-electron lasers
  • attosecond science
  • time and frequency distribution
  • integrated optics
  • integrated femtosecond lasers
  • photonic analog-to-digital conversion
Potential match-making fields
  • high performance computing
  • machine learning
  • nonlinear dynamics of ultrafast sources
  • modelling of ultrafast quantum pulse sources and quantum optical processes by stochastic differential equations
Publications
Prof. Adrian Mancuso (EuXFEL)
Research interests and expertise
  • Coherent X-rays
  • Single Particle Imaging (SPI) with X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFELs)
  • X-ray imaging
  • XFEL scattering and diffraction
Potential match-making fields
  • Machine learning;
  • Simulation and modelling of experiments for photon science
Publications
Dr. Guido Meier (MPSD)
Research interests and expertise
  • magnetism
  • spintronics
  • ultrafast transport
  • x-ray spectroscopy
  • coherent control of quantum systems
Potential match-making fields
  • numerical algorithms for solving the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert differential equation
  • pump-probe techniques with synchrotron radiation
  • ptychographic techniques
Publications
Prof. Nina Rohringer (DESY/UHH)
Research interests and expertise
  • nonlinear X-ray science
  • attosecond physics
  • quantum optics
  • x-ray free electron lasers
  • collective radiative emission
  • x-ray spectroscopy
  • atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • nonlinear imaging techniques
  • quantum many-body problem
Potential match-making fields
  • stochastic coupled differential equations
  • optimisation and regularisation algorithms
  • quantum computing algorithms
  • numerical algorithms for efficient solution of coupled partial (stochastic) differential equations
Publications
Prof. Robin Santra (DESY/UHH)
Research interests and expertise
  • Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
  • Theoretical Chemical Physics
  • Computational Physics
  • X-ray-induced processes
  • Ultrafast laser-driven phenomena
  • Applications of short-wavelength free-electron lasers
  • Electronic-structure theory
  • Non-hermiticity in quantum mechanics
Potential match-making fields
  • Machine learning
  • Multiscale modeling
  • High-performance computing
  • Software development
Publications
Prof. Christian Schroer (DESY/UHH)
Research interests and expertise
  • X-ray microscopy
  • X-ray optics
  • X-ray spectroscopy
  • image reconstruction
  • inverse problems
  • tomography
  • holographic phase problem
  • noise and information
Potential match-making fields
  • inverse problems (mathematics)
  • denoising
  • machine learning
  • high-performance computing
  • data management
Publications
Prof. Andreas Stierle (DESY/UHH)
Research interests and expertise
  • surface science
  • solid state physics
  • atomic structure of nanoparticles
  • operando studies
  • combinatorial x-ray diffraction
  • surface sensitive x-ray methods
  • correlative microscopy
  • 3D reciprocal space mapping,
  • electrochemistry
  • oxide surfaces
Potential match-making fields
  • image pattern recognition
  • automatized data processing and analysis
  • automatized data aquisition and experimental control
Publications
Prof. Simone Techert (DESY)
Research interests and expertise
  • Time-resolved X-ray Science (Diffraction, Scattering, Spectroscopy)
  • High Flux X-ray Sources
  • Free-electron Lasers
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Kinetics
  • Dynamics
  • Reaction Mechanisms
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Energy Research (Harvesting, Storage, Release)
  • Biochemical Model Reactions
  • Water Chemistry
Potential match-making fields
  • Machine Learning
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Group Theory,
  • (Nonlinearities in) Statistics / Stochastics
  • Inverse Problems
Publications
Dr. Andrey Yachmenev (DESY)
Research interests and expertise
  • theoretical chemistry
  • molecular physics
  • variational methods
  • coherent control
  • ro-vibrational spectroscopy
  • photoelectron imaging
  • chemical dynamics
Potential match-making fields
  • machine learning methods
  • tensor network representations
  • high-performance computing
  • software development
Publications

New States of Matter: A Theoretical Approach

Prof. Angel Rubio (MPSD)
Research interests and expertise
  • New emergent states of matter out of equilibrium
  • Quantum-electrodynamical density-functional theories and many-body methods (QEDFT)
  • Time-dependent functional theory (TDDFT) for quantum electrodynamics
  • Ab-initio light-matter phenomena
  • Cavity and Floquet materials engineering (QED materials)
  • QED chemistry
  • Nanoplasmonics
  • Topology
  • Time-resolved spectroscopy
  • High-harmonic generation in solids and liquids (HHG)
  • Electronic and structural properties of two-dimensional materials
  • Moire quantum simulators
  • Novel phenomena in two-dimensional materials
  • Cavity twistronics
  • Code development
Potential match-making fields
  • Novel and efficient multi‐scale and multi‐resolution approaches for coupled Maxwell‐Kohn‐Sham equations
  • Static and driven topological phenomena
  • Development of Octopus code
Publications

Particle Physics

Prof. Elisabetta Gallo (DESY/UHH)
Research interests and expertise
  • particle physics
  • physics at colliders
  • data analysis of large datasets
  • Standard Model
  • Higgs
  • Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD)
  • Electroweak interactions
Potential match-making fields
  • machine learning
  • quantum computing
  • photon phyiscs
  • accelerator phyiscs
  • medical applications
Publications
Prof. Gregor Kasieczka (UHH)
Research interests and expertise
  • Collider-based experimental particle physics
  • Searches for exotic new physics
  • Deep learning for object classification (images/point clouds/graphs)
  • Unsupervised anomaly detection/density estimation
  • Generative models for fast simulation
  • Uncertainty quantification via Bayesian networks
  • Decorrelation for robust of predictions
Potential match-making fields
  • Mathematics: e.g. analysis of latent spaces: topology, dimensionality
  • Other application domains: joint applications of unsupervised anomaly detection
  • Computer Science: Architecture development,
    e.g. for weakly supervised/unsupervised classification, uncertainty quantification, generative models for point-clouds
  • Applied Computer Science: adaptation of deep learning models to FPGAs for fast inference
Publications
Dr. Jens Osterhoff (DESY)
Research interests and expertise
  • Beam- and laser-driven plasma accelerators
  • coupling of traditional and novel particle acceleration schemes
  • plasma-based optical elements
  • phase-space control of ultrafast electron beams
  • plasma-based XUV to γ-ray photon sources
  • particle-in-cell simulations
  • high-temperature hydrodynamics and shock waves
  • cluster physics
  • high-intensity short-pulse lasers
Potential match-making fields
  • numerical schemes for the simulation of plasma accelerators
  • efficient high performance computing
  • machine learning applications
Publications
Prof. Christian Schwanenberger (DESY/UHH)
Research interests and expertise
  • production and properties of top quarks
  • interaction between top quarks and Higgs bosons
  • searches for Dark Matter at colliders
  • simplified Dark Matter models
  • extensions of the Higgs sector
  • searches for Dark Higgs
  • searches for Supersymmetry
  • search for anomalous couplings
  • electron and photon identification
  • higher order calculations in collider phenomenlology
  • effective field theory
  • future colliders
Potential match-making fields
  • particle collider phenomenology
  • cosmological implications of Dark Matter searches
  • machine learning techniques for searches for new physics
  • attribute learning
  • algorithms for particle reconstruction
Publications

Material Physics

Prof. Patrick Huber (TUHH)
Research interests and expertise
  • condensed-matter physics
  • thermodynamics
  • optics
  • materials science
  • functional materials
  • nanoporous media
  • metamaterials
  • nanofluidics & microfluidics
  • X-ray and neutron scattering
  • photon science
Potential match-making fields
  • computer simulation
  • Molecular Dynamics simulation
  • 4-D tomography
  • machine learning
  • X-ray free electron lasers
Publications

Mechanical Engineering

Prof. Michael Breuer (HSU)
Research interests and expertise
  • fluid mechanics
  • turbulence
  • fluid-structure interaction
  • multiphase flows
  • particle-laden flows
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • large-eddy simulation
  • direct numerical simulation
  • high-performance computing
Potential match-making fields
  • modeling and simulation with partial differential equations
  • numerical algorithms for continuum mechanics and particle tracking
  • multiphysics
  • high-performance computing
Publications
Prof. Thomas Rung (TUHH)
Research interests and expertise
  • fluid & thermodynamics
  • PDE-constraint optimization
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • High Performance Computing
  • data analysis
  • grid-based & meshless & kinetic numerical methods
Potential match-making fields
  • PDE-based flow physics modeling
  • multi-phase/continua transport processes
  • optimal control
  • reduced order and surrogate modeling
Publications

Structural Biology

Prof. Michael Kolbe (HZI)
Research interests and expertise
  • host/bacterial interactions
  • structure and function of protein transport systems
  • bacterial effector protein secretion mechanisms
  • biophysical hybrid approaches and synthetic biology
Potential match-making fields
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Publications

Theoretical Chemistry

Dr. Andrey Yachmenev (DESY)
Research interests and expertise
  • theoretical chemistry
  • molecular physics
  • variational methods
  • coherent control
  • ro-vibrational spectroscopy
  • photoelectron imaging
  • chemical dynamics
Potential match-making fields
  • machine learning methods
  • tensor network representations
  • high-performance computing
  • software development
Publications

Physical Chemistry

Dr. Katharina Kubicek (EuXFEL)
Research interests and expertise
  • molecular physics and physical chemistry
  • functional molecular systems
  • ultrafast dynamics in the condensed and gas phase
  • solvation dynamics
  •  femtosecond optical laser systems
  • synchrotrons and x-ray free-electron lasers
  • steady state and time-resolved optical and x-ray spectroscopy
  • x-ray spectroscopy, scattering and instrumentation
Potential match-making fields
  • machine learning applications for molecular systems
  • MD simulations (e.g., towards EXAFS interpretation)
  • computational problems in interpreting x-ray spectroscopy/scattering
  • XES simulations (Ray tracing, MC sims, etc…)
Publications