Research of the Institute

Research of the Institute

 
Departments:

Andrea Cavalleri
The Condensed Matter Dynamics department investigates the dynamics of solids using time dependent techniques. Tabletop and accelerator-based light sources, covering the whole electromagnetic spectrum from the THz to the hard X-rays, measure the structural dynamics of electrons, spins and atomic lattices in quantum condensed matter. more
Angel Rubio
The Theory department investigates the electronic and structural properties of advanced materials, nanostructures and biomolecules, and is placing a focus on developing novel theoretical tools and computational codes to investigate and control the electronic response of such systems to arbitrary time-dependent external electromagnetic (quantum) fields. more

 
Independent Research Groups at the MPSD:

James McIver
The Non-equilibrium Transport in Quantum Materials group investigates how charge and spin are transported in quantum materials at terahertz frequencies and on ultrafast timescales. more
Kartik Ayyer
The Computational Nanoscale Imaging group focuses on developing new methods to image nanoscale objects such as biomolecules, primarily using X-rays. more

Mariana Rossi
The Simulations from Ab Initio Approaches group is especially interested in H-bonded systems composed of organic molecules and their interfaces with inorganic systems.

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Michael Sentef
The Theoretical Description of Pump-Probe Spectroscopies in Solids group focuses on the theory and computer simulation of dynamical processes in solids under irradiation with short laser pulses. more

 
Research Groups:

Andrea Cavalleri
The Condensed Matter Dynamics group focuses on non-equilibrium phenomena in solids. Especially, we investigate how electronic and structural order can emerge as a result external drives, how transitions occur in solids dynamically and how energy flows into and away from a solid ... more
Guido Meier
The Dynamics and Transport in Nanostructures group investigates the influence of lateral nanostructuring and of coupling effects of ferromagnetic nanostructures with experimental methods and with micromagnetic simulations. more
Angel Rubio
The Theory group investigates the electronic and structural properties of advanced materials, nanostructures and biomolecules. more

 

 
Scientific Support Units (SSUs):

Hans Fangohr
The Scientific Support Unit for Computational Science supports ongoing research in the teams of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) in all areas relevant to the use of computation for research.

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Friedjof Tellkamp
The Scientific Support Unit for Machine Physics develops and optimizes physical and technical equipment that is used by the research teams of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter. more
Guido Meier
The Scientific Support Unit for Ultrafast Electronics supports ongoing research in the departments and research groups of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter with Ultrafast Electronics. Scientists, engineers and technicians of the SSU closely collaborate with the research groups and departments to set up transport experiments as well as time-resolving laser and X-ray based techniques. Next-generation variable temperature time- and frequency domain transport experiments are developed and applied. more
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