DESY News: More than 230 scientists met online for the CMWS DAYS 2022


News from the DESY research centre news_suche news_search eng 1 1 8 both 0 1 %Y/%m/%d Press-Release

More than 230 scientists met online for the CMWS DAYS 2022

More than 230 participants from 20 countries met online from 2nd-4th March for the CMWS DAYS 2022 to discuss the key challenges in molecular water research and the status and future of the Centre for Molecular Water Science (CMWS).

Download [365KB, 1341 x 1012]
A part of the participants of the CMWS DAYS. (photo: DESY)
Water is the most important liquid for our life and plays an important role in biology, chemistry, physics, and geoscience with high relevance for many societal challenges such as climate, sustainability, energy, environment, and health. Despite its central role and numerous research efforts worldwide, we are still lacking a comprehensive molecular picture of the hydrogen bonding network believed to be responsible for the wealth of effects in water. The CMWS initiative brings together key experts to approach the understanding of the fundamental questions about molecular processes in water and at water interfaces systematically. By now 55 partners from different institutes around Europe and beyond have already expressed officially their interest to participate in and support the CMWS initiative.

During the meeting the status and the future perspectives of CMWS were presented. This includes recently launched projects and the CMWS hub at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. In a dedicated workshop conditions and project ideas for the recently launched topical call on water research of European XFEL and a similar soon to be launched call of PETRA III were discussed in detail.

In the framework of the “CMWS Early Science Program” (ESP) collaborations between CMWS network partners have been established. In 2021 and the beginning of 2022 the projects of the second ESP round have started, adding 10 new projects to the already running 9 projects from the first round. During the meeting young researchers had the opportunity to report the status of their research projects within the program.

As a part of the CMWS DAYS 2022 the 20th annual DESY Research Course for students, young research fellows and interested scientists was focused on “Water in Energy Research and Technology”, which is an essential part of the CMWS research agenda.


Further Information
CMWS homepage: