Domain Sciences
Photon Science
Dr. Steve Aplin (EuXFEL)
Research interests and expertise

xray detector development

detector simulation

pattern recognition algorithms

inverse problems

data acquisition systems

real time data filtering

control systems

data management
Potential matchmaking fields

high performance computing

signal processing

machine learning

pattern recognition algorithms

inverse problems
Publications
Dr. Sadia Bari (DESY)
Research interests and expertise

synchrotrons

freeelectron lasers

(X)UV and Xray spectroscopy

mass spectrometry of biomolecular ions

molecular physics
Potential matchmaking 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

Xray freeelectron lasers
Potential matchmaking 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 solidstate lasers

terahertz generation and acceleration

Xray freeelectron lasers

attosecond science

time and frequency distribution

integrated optics

integrated femtosecond lasers

photonic analogtodigital conversion
Potential matchmaking 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 Xrays

Single Particle Imaging (SPI) with Xray Free Electron Lasers (XFELs)

Xray imaging

XFEL scattering and diffraction
Potential matchmaking fields

Machine learning;

Simulation and modelling of experiments for photon science
Publications
Dr. Guido Meier (MPSD)
Research interests and expertise

magnetism

spintronics

ultrafast transport

xray spectroscopy

coherent control of quantum systems
Potential matchmaking fields

numerical algorithms for solving the LandauLifshitzGilbert differential equation

pumpprobe techniques with synchrotron radiation

ptychographic techniques
Publications
Prof. Nina Rohringer (DESY/UHH)
Research interests and expertise

nonlinear Xray science

attosecond physics

quantum optics

xray free electron lasers

collective radiative emission

xray spectroscopy

atomic, molecular and optical physics

nonlinear imaging techniques

quantum manybody problem
Potential matchmaking 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

Xrayinduced processes

Ultrafast laserdriven phenomena

Applications of shortwavelength freeelectron lasers

Electronicstructure theory

Nonhermiticity in quantum mechanics
Potential matchmaking fields

Machine learning

Multiscale modeling

Highperformance computing

Software development
Publications
Prof. Christian Schroer (DESY/UHH)
Research interests and expertise

Xray microscopy

Xray optics

Xray spectroscopy

image reconstruction

inverse problems

tomography

holographic phase problem

noise and information
Potential matchmaking fields

inverse problems (mathematics)

denoising

machine learning

highperformance 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 xray diffraction

surface sensitive xray methods

correlative microscopy

3D reciprocal space mapping,

electrochemistry

oxide surfaces
Potential matchmaking fields

image pattern recognition

automatized data processing and analysis

automatized data aquisition and experimental control
Publications
Prof. Simone Techert (DESY)
Research interests and expertise

Timeresolved Xray Science (Diffraction, Scattering, Spectroscopy)

High Flux Xray Sources

Freeelectron Lasers

Physical Chemistry

Kinetics

Dynamics

Reaction Mechanisms

Structural Dynamics

Energy Research (Harvesting, Storage, Release)

Biochemical Model Reactions

Water Chemistry
Potential matchmaking 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

rovibrational spectroscopy

photoelectron imaging

chemical dynamics
Potential matchmaking fields

machine learning methods

tensor network representations

highperformance 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

Quantumelectrodynamical densityfunctional theories and manybody methods (QEDFT)

Timedependent functional theory (TDDFT) for quantum electrodynamics

Abinitio lightmatter phenomena

Cavity and Floquet materials engineering (QED materials)

QED chemistry

Nanoplasmonics

Topology

Timeresolved spectroscopy

Highharmonic generation in solids and liquids (HHG)

Electronic and structural properties of twodimensional materials

Moire quantum simulators

Novel phenomena in twodimensional materials

Cavity twistronics

Code development
Potential matchmaking 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 matchmaking fields

machine learning

quantum computing

photon phyiscs

accelerator phyiscs

medical applications
Publications
Prof. Gregor Kasieczka (UHH)
Research interests and expertise

Colliderbased 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 matchmaking 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 pointclouds 
Applied Computer Science: adaptation of deep learning models to FPGAs for fast inference
Publications
Dr. Jens Osterhoff (DESY)
Research interests and expertise

Beam and laserdriven plasma accelerators

coupling of traditional and novel particle acceleration schemes

plasmabased optical elements

phasespace control of ultrafast electron beams

plasmabased XUV to γray photon sources

particleincell simulations

hightemperature hydrodynamics and shock waves

cluster physics

highintensity shortpulse lasers
Potential matchmaking 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 matchmaking 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

condensedmatter physics

thermodynamics

optics

materials science

functional materials

nanoporous media

metamaterials

nanofluidics & microfluidics

Xray and neutron scattering

photon science
Potential matchmaking fields

computer simulation

Molecular Dynamics simulation

4D tomography

machine learning

Xray free electron lasers
Publications
Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Michael Breuer (HSU)
Research interests and expertise

fluid mechanics

turbulence

fluidstructure interaction

multiphase flows

particleladen flows

computational fluid dynamics

largeeddy simulation

direct numerical simulation

highperformance computing
Potential matchmaking fields

modeling and simulation with partial differential equations

numerical algorithms for continuum mechanics and particle tracking

multiphysics

highperformance computing
Publications
Prof. Thomas Rung (TUHH)
Research interests and expertise

fluid & thermodynamics

PDEconstraint optimization

Computer Science and Engineering

High Performance Computing

data analysis

gridbased & meshless & kinetic numerical methods
Potential matchmaking fields
 PDEbased flow physics modeling
 multiphase/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 matchmaking fields

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Publications
Theoretical Chemistry
Dr. Andrey Yachmenev (DESY)
Research interests and expertise

theoretical chemistry

molecular physics

variational methods

coherent control

rovibrational spectroscopy

photoelectron imaging

chemical dynamics
Potential matchmaking fields

machine learning methods

tensor network representations

highperformance 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 xray freeelectron lasers
 steady state and timeresolved optical and xray spectroscopy
 xray spectroscopy, scattering and instrumentation
Potential matchmaking fields
 machine learning applications for molecular systems
 MD simulations (e.g., towards EXAFS interpretation)
 computational problems in interpreting xray spectroscopy/scattering
 XES simulations (Ray tracing, MC sims, etc…)
Publications