Hamburg with its excellent X-ray and electron accelerators and international leading experts offers the ideal environment for ground breaking research.
At the heart of the cluster’s activities is the exploration of the microscopic origin of emergence in non-equilibrium. Here we set out to comprehensively answer the question, how emergence of functionality relates to the fundamental laws and key defining principles of physics. Emergence occurs on different levels of hierarchy, which are correlated to specific time and length scales.
We have therefore divided our overarching research topic into three research areas, focusing on different levels of hierarchy: