Young researcher award for Mark Kamper Svendsen

Mark Kamper Svendsen, a postdoctoral researcher in the Theory group, has been selected for the Young Researcher Award by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) for his PhD thesis, Light-Matter Interactions from First Principles. more

Photo-induced superconductivity on a chip 

Researchers at the MPSD have shown that a previously demonstrated ability to turn on superconductivity with a laser beam can be integrated on a chip, opening up a route toward opto-electronic applications.  more

Cavity vacuum changes magnetic state of α-RuCl<sub>3</sub>

Researchers in Germany and the USA have produced the first theoretical demonstration that the magnetic state of an atomically thin material, α-RuCl3, can be controlled solely by placing it into an optical cavity. 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

‘Max Planck Hamburg’ cycles 12,118 km in three weeks

51 scientific and non-scientific colleagues from the city’s three Institutes collected as many kilometers as possible - on their bikes. They reached the impressive total of 12,118 kilometres, landing in 52nd place out of 933 teams. more

10 THz laser boosts superconductivity in K<sub>3</sub>C<sub>60</sub>

Researchers from the Cavalleri group have discovered a far more efficient way to create a previously observed metastable, superconducting-like state in K3C60 using laser light. Their work has appeared in Nature Physics. more

Lighting up electron dynamics of liquids

The mechanism by which liquids emit a particular light spectrum known as the high-harmonic spectrum is markedly different from the one in other phases of matter like gases and solids. An international research team from ETH Zurich and the MPSD reports on this distinctive process in Nature Physics. more

28 PhD projects on offer in this year’s IMPRS-UFAST Call

The International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST) has opened this year’s call for applicants. more

DOE Early Career Award for group leader James McIver

MPSD research group leader James McIver, who is also an Assistant Professor of Physics at Columbia University in New York, has been awarded the prestigious Early Career Award by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  more

No universal topological signatures in HHG

An MPSD theory team reports in Physical Review X that it has found no evidence of any universal topological signatures after performing the first ab initio investigation of high harmonic generation from topological insulators.  more

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