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Gunda Kipp from the Non-Equilibrium Transport in Quantum Materials Group at the MPSD has been awarded the Otto-Stern-Prize for her Masters thesis ‘Towards on-chip THz spectroscopy of quantum materials and heterostructures’. more

The director of the MPSD’s Theory Department, Ángel Rubio, has been elected as a fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc), a body which aims to strengthen European science and scientific cooperation. more

Two scientists at the MPSD have contracted Covid-19. Their diagnoses were confirmed this week. All staff members who have been in touch with the two researchers have been informed by the Institute’s management and told to stay in home quarantine. more

The MPSD is reducing its operations to a minimum level until further notice to protect its staff, guests and partners during the current public health emergency sparked by the corona virus. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the MPSD as of yet. The wind-down has been decided as a precaution. more

Two young researchers from the MPSD’s Theory Department have been chosen for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowships. Franco Bonafé and Jin Zhang came to the MPSD in 2019. Their proposals competed with nearly 10.000  applications for the prestigious fellowships. more

Dr Dongbin Shin from the MPSD’s Theory Department has been awarded a two-year Humboldt Research Fellowship. He joined the Institute in April 2019, soon after completing his PhD at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea. more

The MPSD joins forces with Columbia University, the Flatiron Institute and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in establishing the New York City Center for Non-equilibrium Quantum Phenomena.  more

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