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 workshop is a continuation of the 2nd workshop held beginning of December 2018. The aim of this workshop is to bring together the partners of pillar 5 (Biochemical and biological reactions) to discuss and further elaborate the questions driving the science as well as the needed infrastructure of the CMWS to be able to finalize our goals and needs in the “White Paper”.