Researchers show that short-lived topological states can be tracked with equally short light flashes spiraling like a corkscrew, using signal difference between left- and right-handed light. more

Researchers at the University of Oxford and the MPSD report in Physical Review Letters that a dynamical version of superconductivity, which is generated by periodically shaking the material, is intimately tied to strong electronic correlations and geometric frustration. more

Work by international research team shows that, once pentacene has absorbed light, its molecules develop rocking motions and specific vibrations which play a crucial role in converting the light into electrical energy in solar cells.  more

Young scientists from around the world are now invited to apply for this year's intake of PhD students at the International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics, IMPRS UFAST. more

Gunda Kipp from the Non-Equilibrium Transport in Quantum Materials Group at the MPSD has been awarded the Otto-Stern-Prize for her Masters thesis ‘Towards on-chip THz spectroscopy of quantum materials and heterostructures’. more

Research team finds that the twisted bilayer transition metal dichalcogenide WSe2 enables the realization of exotic correlated phenomena, including high-Tc superconductivity and correlated insulators, in a controlled manner and without the geometrical restriction found in twisted bilayer graphene. more

Researchers from the MPSD and the University of Oxford manage to drive a prototypical antiferromagnet into a new magnetic state, using terahertz frequency light. Their groundbreaking method produces an effect orders of magnitude larger than previously achieved - on ultrafast time scales. more

The director of the MPSD’s Theory Department, Ángel Rubio, has been elected as a fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc), a body which aims to strengthen European science and scientific cooperation. more

Research group leader Kartik Ayyer has conceived a new method to image much smaller biomolecules at an unprecedented  resolution. It involves new algorithms as well as  2D crystals or gold, as he describes in his paper in Optica. more

Review by 18 leading researchers from 16 institutions in Science Advances demonstrates that inter-exciton coherences are too short-lived to have any functional significance in photosynthetic energy transfer and points to impulsively excited vibrations instead. more

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