The Centre for Molecular Water Science (CMWS) will bring together key experts from different areas of water-related sciences with the common goal of achieving a detailed molecular understanding of water. This includes the dynamic processes in water and at water interfaces, which are highly relevant for chemistry, biology, earth, and the environment as well as for technology. The scope of the centre will range from studies of the fundamental properties of water to its role in real-time chemical dynamics, and biochemical- and biological reactions. It will also cover water in geo- and astrophysical processes and in nanoscience and technology. The research programme will build on the suite of enabling technologies (coherent ultrafast imaging and scattering techniques, novel sample manipulation technologies) available in the unique Hamburg Light Sources environment as well as on our substantial expertise in simulation and theory. Cooperations with local, regional and Baltic, national and international partners (both in Europe and overseas) via collaborative platforms and joint appointments will be a key ingredient of the centre from the very beginning, as will a Knowledge, Innovation and Technology transfer interface.
This 2nd workshop follows the 2018 Research Course and International Symposium on “Trends in Water Research” held February 26 to March 1, 2018 at DESY. At this Symposium a group of local and external experts met to initiate steps towards the foundation of a “Centre for Molecular Water Science” (CMWS). The aim of this second workshop is to bring together the partners to identify, discuss and further elaborate the questions driving the science of the CMWS. The outcome shall be summarised in a revised "White Paper" defining the scope of the CMWS.
This 2nd workshop is an on-invitation workshop with the participants working on a defined agenda of tasks. At the same time we are open to welcome new partners and ideas. If the scope of this initiative attracts your interest you may consider joining the workshop. In this case, please contact the organizers.
Registration is free of charge and should be made not later than 15.11.2018.