Institute and Research News


Institute and Research News


Researchers from the MPSD and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) discover a significant new fundamental kind of quantum electronic oscillations, or plasmons, in atomically thin materials. more

Efficient new electron diffraction method for fragile protein crystals more

Researchers from Hamburg and Bombay expose 2D monolayer of defective hexagonal boron nitride to an intense light flash to explore how defects influence the motion of electrons in solids during HHG. 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

MPSD scientists have discovered a pioneering laser-driven approach to generate a topological state in graphene. Their work is published in Nature Physics. 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

Team develops new crystallography method which dramatically simplifies starting enzymatic reactions by mixing a cocktail of small amounts of liquids with protein crystals. Determination of the protein structures at different times after mixing can be assembled into a time-lapse sequence. more

Researchers from the MPSD and the University of Toronto have pieced together a detailed time-lapse movie revealing all the major steps during the catalytic cycle of an enzyme. more

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