News and Press Infos


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Max Born Prize 2018 for MPSD director Angel Rubio

November 24, 2017
The managing director of the MPSD, Prof Angel Rubio, is to receive the German Physical Society’s Max Born Prize 2018. The Society (the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, or DPG) is honouring Prof Rubio, who is the head of the MPSD’s Theory Department, for his leading role in computer-based condensed matter physics and his predictions on the properties of matter in low dimensions. [more]
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More than 10,000 visitors set new Open Day record

November 09, 2017
Thousands of people took part in experiments and attended lectures during the Open Day at the CFEL building. With a total of 10,477 visitors at CFEL and more than 20,000 across the DESY site, the attendance was well above the last Open Day in 2015. [more]
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Humboldt fellowship for Ankit Disa

November 03, 2017
Dr Ankit Disa has been selected for a two-year fellowship by the Humboldt Foundation. He will study if light can be used to control functional interfaces between different oxides on ultrafast time scales. [more]
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Prestigious honorary doctorate for Max Planck director Prof R.J. Dwayne Miller

October 27, 2017
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]
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Andrea Cavalleri honoured with Isakson Prize

October 26, 2017
Professor Andrea Cavalleri has been awarded the 2018 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids by the APS. The Society quotes Professor Cavalleri’s “pioneering contributions to the development and application of ultra-fast optical spectroscopy to condensed matter systems.”  [more]
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Andrea Cavalleri elected to Academia Europaea

October 09, 2017
MPSD founding member Professor Dr. Andrea Cavalleri has been elected as a member of the Academia Europaea – a non-governmental body which promotes research and scholarship across Europe. [more]
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A new knob to control and create higher harmonics in solids

September 29, 2017
A new knob to control and optimize the generation of high-order harmonics in bulk materials. [more]
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Open Day at the MPSD, CFEL and DESY

September 21, 2017
4 November 2017, 12 noon (from 5pm: Night of Knowledge / Nacht des Wissens) [more]
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ERC Starting Grant for Wanzheng Hu

September 06, 2017
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]
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Scientists shine new light on the “other high temperature superconductor”

August 09, 2017
Evidence of the coexistence of superconductivity and “charge-density-waves” in compounds of the poorly-studied family of bismuthates. [more]