News and Press Infos


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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]
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MPSD mourns the death of a colleague

August 08, 2017
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]
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Microwaves reveal detailed structure of molecular motor

July 12, 2017
Study paves the way to investigate nano-machines in action [more]
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Thermoelectrics: Observe and control

July 10, 2017
Researchers from the Theory Department of the MPSD have realized the control of thermal and electrical currents in nanoscale devices by means of quantum local observations. [more]
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Reimar-Lüst-Fellowship of the MPG for Roman Mankowsky

June 27, 2017
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. [more]
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The Foundation Stone of the New MPI Institute is in Place

June 09, 2017
The Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter celebrated the laying of the foundation stone for its new building on the research campus in Bahrenfeld (Germany) [more]