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Exploring magnetic structures with a Marie Curie Fellowship

Sam Holt, a postdoc in the Scientific Support Unit Computational Science, has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellowship. The funding will allow him to explore new and novel magnetic structures.
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<span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Mariana Rossi receives Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein Prize 2024</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span>

Mariana Rossi, who specializes in computational physical chemistry and leads the Lise Meitner research group Simulations from Ab Inition Approaches: Structure and Dynamics from Quantum Mechanics at the MPSD, has been awarded the prestigious Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein Prize 2024 by the German Bunsen Society. more

Spanish National Research Prize for Angel Rubio

Angel Rubio, director of the Theory Department and managing director of the MPSD, has been awarded the prestigious Spanish National Research Prize for his work on computational solid-state physics. more

Open-source simulation platform to boost design of ‘greener’ magnets

The pioneering Magnetic Multiscale Modelling Suite (MaMMoS) will combine experiments, simulation, and artificial intelligence (AI) to identify and design innovative magnetic materials and optimise them for cutting-edge devices and sensors. more

Contradictions of the Kagome metal AV<sub>3</sub>Sb<sub>5</sub>

An investigation of the Kagome metal AV3Sb5 without external perturbations has yielded new insights into this group of materials. The work, now published in Nature Physics, is a crucial step in order to understand the intrinsic electronic ground state of this material.  more

New insights into light-induced ferroelectricity in SrTiO<sub>3</sub>

Measurements of the fluctuations of the atomic positions in SrTiO3 under mid-infrared light yield new insights into the creation of the material’s ferroelectric state. An MPSD research team reports in Nature Materials that the material transforms into a state of permanently ordered electrical dipoles.  more

Illuminating the hidden properties of TNS

Researchers at the University of California San Diego and the MPSD have used an advanced optical technique to learn more about Ta2NiSe5 (TNS), with a broadened range of frequencies. The MPSD’s Theory Group provided DFT calculations for the study. more

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Jonathan Mannouch

Jonathan Mannouch, a postdoc in the Theory Department, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship. He joined the MPSD in October 2022 and has been developing new approaches for simulating nonadiabatic dynamics in chemical systems. more

Phonon-enhanced nonlinearities in layered materials

New study published in Nature Communications by members of the Theory Department sheds light on the optical nonlinearities induced and amplified by strong phonon resonances within hexagonal boron nitride (hBN). more

Angel Rubio is awarded foreign membership of the CAS

Angel Rubio, the MPSD’s managing director, has been awarded the foreign membership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The theoretical physicist was also recently named as the recipient of the Spanish National Research Prize. more

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