Institute News

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

A new independent research group, called Simulations from ab initio approaches: Structure and dynamics from quantum mechanics, will begin its work at the start of the year. Its aim is to develop a new framework for the investigation of realistic bioorganic / inorganic systems with unprecedented resolution and accuracy. 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

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