Institute News


The call has opened for the IMPRS-UFAST graduate school. 19 PhD projects are on offer for 2022 - among them terahertz generation and acceleration, the cavity engineering of 2D twisted materials, polaritonic chemistry, several spectroscopy methods, ab-initio nanoplasmonics and light shaping and other topics. more

MPSD researcher Ankit Disa has accepted a professorship at Cornell University in the United States. He will take up his new post as Assistant Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell in July 2022. more

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

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