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Workshops and Seminars: Next in the row

Seminar and Workshop

Topological Patterns and Dynamics in Magnetic Elements and in Condensed Matter

Scientific Coordinators: Radu Ignat, Stavros Komineas, Nikos Papanicolaou


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Focus Workshop

Disorder, Interactions and Coherence: Warps and Delights

Scientific Coordinators: Serguei Brazovskii, Natasha Kirova, Leonid Levitov


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Work with us!


The institute offers various opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and faculty members.

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Public Outreach

Our public outreach program aims to make scientific results accessible to the general public. Active scientists speak about their recent work and explain it to a lay public with an interest in natural sciences, or to school children of different ages.

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Nanoscale skyrmions - A new twist for spintronics

Roland Wiesendanger

04 Jul 2016, 04:30 PM Seminarroom 1+2

1) Lawrence Schulman - Title t. b. a. 2) Alessandro Torcini - Title t. b. a.

Biol. Phys. Group Seminar

18 Jul 2016, 11:00 AM Room 1D1

How Distributed is 'Distributed Information' in Complex Systems?

Marc Timme (TU of Darmstadt

28 Jul 2016, 02:00 PM Room 1D1


Publication Highlights

Proximate Kitaev quantum spin liquid behaviour in a honeycomb magnet

Quantum spin liquids (QSLs) are topological states of matter exhibiting...

Institute's News

New research group 'Quantum Many-Body Systems'

We are glad to announce the arrival of Dr. Anne Ersbak Bang Nielsen, who heads...