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Institute and Research News

Fangzhou Zhao is awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship

Fangzhou Zhao from the MPSD’s Theory group has been selected for a Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdocs. He will pursue first-principles calculation methods to investigate the light-matter interaction of 2D materials in optical cavities. more

MPSD opens new research building in the Science City Hamburg

The MPSD has officially opened its  new state-of-the-art research building in Hamburg. The President of the Max Planck Society, Professor Patrick Cramer, and the Second Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Science Senator Katharina Fegebank, were guests of honor at the opening ceremony.  more

New Humboldt Fellow turns cavities research on its head

Mark Kamper Svendsen has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship to investigate how cavities need to be adapted in order to achieve specific changes in the materials placed inside them. more

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.

<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

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