Professor R. J. Dwayne Miller has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo in Canada for his scientific achievements. He is a director of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) in Hamburg, Germany, where he leads the Atomically Resolved Dynamics Department. [more]
MPSD scientist Wanzheng Hu from the Quantum Condensed Matter Dynamics group under Andrea Cavalleri has been awarded a Starting Grant worth up to €1.79 million by the European Research Council (ERC). She is investigating the collective quantum behavior of two-dimensional materials. [more]
We mourn the death of our colleague Kyung Min Lee, who was a passionate mountaineer and has died while climbing Mont Blanc. He was a Phd student under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Angel Rubio in the theory department of the MPSD and collaborating closely with Prof. Massimo Altarelli and Dr. Shunsuke Sato. He was making excellent progress.[more]
For his dissertation, "Nonlinear phononics and structural control of strongly correlated materials", Roman Mankowsky, a member of the Quantum Condensed Matter Dynamics group from Andrea Cavalleri, has been awarded with the Max Planck Society's Reimar Lüst Fellowship at the ‘General Meeting’ of the Max Planck Society in Weimar.