News and Press Infos

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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]
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Humboldt Research Fellowship awarded to Shunsuke Sato

June 01, 2017
Junior scientist Shunsuke Sato has been awarded with a fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to support his research at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) in Hamburg. [more]
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Shedding light on light absorption: titanium dioxide unveiled

April 13, 2017
MPSD scientists have uncovered the hidden properties of titanium dioxide, one of the most promising materials for light-conversion technology. [more]
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Pinball at the atomic level

March 27, 2017
New intermediate discovered for the photodissociation of triiodide anion, a classic textbook reaction. [more]
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How photons change chemistry

March 08, 2017
Theoretical description of molecules under the influence of quantized light. [more]
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Studying fundamental particles in materials

January 17, 2017
Laser-driving of semimetals allows creating novel quasiparticle states within condensed matter systems and switching between different states on ultrafast time scales [more]
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Laser pulses help scientists tease apart complex electron interactions

December 20, 2016
Time-resolved “stop-action” measurements and advanced theoretical simulations identify an unusual form of energy loss [more]
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Graduate school IMPRS-UFAST in Hamburg extended by 6 years

December 09, 2016
The Universität Hamburg, DESY, European XFEL and the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter are looking forward to the continuation of their successful cooperation in training of doctoral candidates in the field of “ultrafast science” [more]
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Andrea Cavalleri elected AAAS Fellow

November 21, 2016
Max Planck director Andrea Cavalleri of the MPSD in Hamburg has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science [more]
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Molecules change shape when wet

November 18, 2016
Broadband rotational spectroscopy unravels structural reshaping of isolated molecules in the gas phase to accommodate water [more]