C. Dornes, Y. Acremann, M. Savoini, M. Kubli, M. J. Neugebauer, E. Abreu, L. Huber, G. Lantz, C. A. F. Vaz, H. Lemke, E. M. Bothschafter, M. Porer, V. Esposito, L. Rettig, M. Buzzi, A. Alberca, Y. W. Windsor, P. Beaud, U. Staub, D. Zhu, S. Song, J. M. Glownia, S. L. Johnson
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.
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.
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.
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.
The MPSD has welcomed two new Humboldt Fellows to the Theory Department. Carlos Mauricio Bustamante and Hang Liu have each been awarded postdoctorate Humboldt Research Fellowships to carry out their own research at the Institute.
An international research team has demonstrated unambiguously that the bulk crystal Ta2NiSe5 is not an excitonic insulator, settling the debate around the microscopic origin of symmetry breaking in the material.
The electronic properties of MoSe2 are determined by the bonds of Mo and Se atoms, to which both elements contribute equally. But when exposed to ultraviolet light, the Mo signal clearly shows a signature dominated by collective processes while the Se signal suggests that the electrons act independently.
MPSD Director Angel Rubio has been elected as a member of Germany’s National Academy of Sciences, the Leopoldina. His membership will be officially bestowed upon him at a ceremony in Halle in February 2024.
Intense laser light can induce magnetism in solids on the attosecond scale – the fastest magnetic response to date. Theoreticians at the MPSD have investigated the magnetization process in several 2D and 3D materials. Their work has appeared in npj Computational Materials.
Researchers in Germany and the U.S.A. propose a new optical method to verify topological magnon phases. Writing in PRL, the team shows that the intensity of polarized laser light scattered back from a magnetic material is an indicator of topological phases.