Andrea Cavalleri, the founding director of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter and a Professor of Physics at Oxford University, has been elected member of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), a non-profit, non-governmental and independent organization of distinguished scholars. It aims to elect the best European scientists as members in order to strengthen European science and scientific cooperation across national borders. [more]
Simone Latini from the MPSD’s theory department has been awarded a Humboldt fellowship for postdoctoral researchers. His work focuses on the theoretical description of excited states of matter and how such states can be controlled using tailored light pulses. [more]
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]
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]
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]