Circularly polarized phonons produce a valley-dependent dynamic spin state as a result of strong spin-phonon coupling, which can be developed as a vehicle for quantum computation or spintronics applications. [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]
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]
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]
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]