Welcome to the MPI for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter

The MPSD investigates dynamical phenomena within matter down to the elementary timescales of atomic and electronic motions.

Shared space: The Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)

Scientific collaboration: Researchers from the MPSD, the Universität Hamburg and DESY come together at the CFEL.

Institute news

New MPSD Director: Philip Moll from EPFL in Switzerland joins the Institute as its third director.

Ultrashort laser flashes

Mirrors, lights, action: Researchers use laser pulses to probe the dynamic behavior of atoms and electrons.

Scientific Departments

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