Institute News


Recruitment has begun at the MPSD for the new independent Lise Meitner Research Group which is due to start its work in January 2020. The group, called Simulations from ab initio approaches: Structure and dynamics from quantum mechanics, will be led by Dr Mariana Rossi. more

Ultrafast light sources, outstanding supervision and pioneering research – those are just three of the reasons why PhD students from around the world enroll in the International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging and Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST). more

The new MPSD web site has gone live, with a responsive design that adapts to the screens of smartphones and other mobile devices. It is easier to use and features a clean, modern look. more

MPSD post doc and Humboldt fellow Ankit Disa has spent a week networking with Nobel Laureates and hundreds of other scientists at the prestigious annual Lindau Meeting. more

How can the symmetry and topology of a material help us to understand its electronic phases? Are materials really just either conductors or insulators? Charles Kane argues that they can be both at once. more

The MPSD had promised 'Ultrafast Lasers and Ultracool Physics' for the 2019 Girls’ & Boys’ Day – and those who took part were not disappointed! more

The area around the MPSD and the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) is to be transformed from an already thriving research campus into a ‘Science City’ under ambitious new plans from the Hamburg Senate. more

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