Superconducting stripes produce terahertz light

Researchers from the Cavalleri group report in PNAS that superconducting ‘stripes’ in certain copper-based compounds may lead to a break in the material’s crystal symmetry, thus resulting in anomalous emission of terahertz radiation. more

Enrico Ronca is awarded an ERC Starting Grant

Former MPSD researcher plans to utilize grant for proposing new techniques based on quantum fields to control magnetic properties of molecules. more

Kateryna Kusyak awarded prize for best Master's thesis

Kateryna Kusyak, a PhD student in James McIver’s research group at the MPSD, has been honored with the Jean-Marie Lehn and Klaus von Klitzing Prize for the best Master’s thesis in Nanoscience in the winter semester 2021/22. more

Bernhard Heß Prize for Frank Schlawin

Frank Schlawin has been awarded the Bernhard Heß Prize 2022 of the Regensburg University Foundation. The prize is awarded every year in the Department of Physics at the University of Regensburg. more

Felix Sturm awarded prize for best Bachelor degree

Felix Sturm, a Master student in the MPSD research group Ultrafast Transport in Quantum Materials, has been honored for obtaining the best Bachelor degree in Nanosciences at the University of Hamburg 2021/22. more

Light and electrons spin together

Theoreticians at the MPSD have demonstrated how the coupling between intense lasers, the motion of electrons, and their spin influences the emission of light on the ultrafast timescale. more

MSCA Fellowship for Hope Bretscher

Hope Bretscher from the Ultrafast Transport in Quantum Materials research group has been selected for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellowship. She will investigate the behavior of electrons in materials made up of stacked layers that are each just a few atoms thick. more

High harmonics show atoms in motion

An MPSD theory team describes in PNAS how high harmonics can illuminate the movement of atoms and electrons down to a few femtoseconds. As the high harmonics change in intensity, they provide ‘snapshots’ of the atoms’ and electrons’ movements at each exact moment. more

New excitons with hybrid dimensionality

Excitons whose electrons have a 1D character while the holes display 2D characteristics have been produced in layered SiP2 for the first time. The study by experimentalists at two Chinese Universities and theoreticians at the MPSD has appeared in Nature Materials. more

Quasi-symmetry reveals new topology

An international team of researchers from Germany, Switzerland, and the USA introduces ‘quasi-symmetry’ as a guiding principle - a concept which leads to the discovery of a new type of topological material with great potential for applications in spintronics and quantum technologies. more

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