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Professor Philip Moll, from the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, has been appointed as a new director at the MPSD. He joins managing director Andrea Cavalleri, who leads the Condensed Matter Dynamics Department, and the director of the Theory Department, Ángel Rubio. more

Prineha Narang is coming to the MPSD from Harvard University for an extended research stay. She has received two prestigious prizes: A Max Planck Sabbatical Award for her work in Germany and the Humboldt Foundation's Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award for her research work to date. more

James McIver, the leader of the Non-Equilibrium Transport in Quantum Materials group, has accepted an assistant professor position with the Physics Department at Columbia Unversity. His group is part of the collaborative Max Planck New York City Center for Non-Equilibrium Quantum Phenomena. more

Theoretical physicist Ofer Neufeld receives a Humboldt Fellowship to investigate ultrafast dynamics in strongly light-driven condensed matter systems in Ángel Rubio’s group. more

Ángel Rubio, the Director of the MPSD’s Theory Department, has been elected a Fellow of the European Physical Society (EPS). The Society highlights "his pioneering contributions to computational solid-state physics" in its citation. more

A new Scientific Support Unit has been set up at the MPSD to expand the Institute’s computational research capacities. The new SSU Computational Science is led by Hans Fangohr, who was previously in charge of the European XFEL‘s Data Analysis activities. more

Two young researchers, Albert Liu and Alan Lewis, have been awarded Humboldt Fellowships to pursue their work at the MPSD. Albert Liu is based in Andrea Cavalleri’s group in the Condensed Matter Dynamics Department while Alan Lewis works in Mariana Rossi’s independent Lise Meitner research group, Simulations from ab Initio Approaches. more

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