Centre for Molecular Water Science

CMWS White Paper (127 pages)

CMWS White Paper (127 pages)

Participants of the online CMWS DAYS 2021

About 275 participants from 19 countries met online from 24-25 March 2021 for the CMWS DAYS 2021 to discuss the key challenges in molecular water research and the status and future of the Centre for Molecular Water Science (Photo of some participants: DESY).

About 200 participants from 14 countries attended the DESY WATER WEEK 2020 from 25.-28 February to discuss the status and future of the planned Centre for Molecular Water Science (CMWS) and the key challenges in molecular water research. Bild: DESY, Marta Mayer

Water Week 2020

The DESY WATER WEEK 2020 (25-28 February 2020) is the forum to report and discuss the status and future developments of the CMWS and a place for scientific exchange in the framework of the DESY Research Course 2020.

2nd Workshop 2018

Over 100 participants attended the 2nd workshop for preparing the new 'Centre for Molecular Water Science' at DESY on 4-5 December 2018.

Trends in Water Science 2018

More than 140 participants attended the 17th DESY Research Course and the international DESY Symposium on 'Trends in Water Science' at DESY on 26-28 Feb. 2018.

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In the envisioned Centre for Molecular Water Science (CMWS), experts from DESY and several cooperation partners will come together to work on the following topics: Fundamental properties of water, water in geophysics, climate and environment, water in energy research and technology, real-time chemical dynamics, water in biochemical and biological function as well as theory and simulations.

The research objectives are closely linked to current developments of the photon sources in Hamburg. In 2018, two CMWS workshops took place at DESY to define a first draft of the research programme. The DESY WATER WEEK 2020 followed these workshops. This year the partners of the network met online at the CMWS DAYS 2021

The plan of an interdisciplinary centre focusing on the molecular properties of water has found wide-spread interest in the international science community: DESY received more than 51 Letters of Intent of potential partners. The early science programme in the form of a virtual laboratory started in 2019 with 10 projects. Another 10 projects of the second round of the early science programme start within 2021.

The CMWS White Paper was published in May 2021. It describes in detail the scientific agenda of the Centre.

Contact persons: Claudia Goy, Melanie Schnell
E-mail: cmws@desy.de

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