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Workshops and Seminars: Next in the row


Future Trends in DNA-based Nanotechnology

Scientific Coordinators: Chunhai Fan, Michael Mertig, Hao Yan


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Quantum Memory from Quantum Dynamics

Scientific Coordinators: John S. Briggs, Jan-Michael Rost, Walter T. Strunz


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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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Spatial symmetry constraints on topological band structures and phases of spin models

Haruki Watanabe (The University of Tokyo)

23 May 2017, 10:30 AM Room 1D1

Quantum Chaos in many-particle systems.

Boris Gutkin (MPI-PKS)

24 May 2017, 01:00 PM Room 1D1

Cotranscriptional Folding of RNA Nanostructures and Devices

Prof. Ebbe Sloth Andersen (Aarhus University, Denmark)

29 May 2017, 04:30 PM Seminarroom 1+2+3


Publication Highlights

Colloquium: Atomic quantum gases in periodically driven optical lattices

André Eckardt, Rev. Mod. Phys. 89, 011004 (2017)

Time-periodic forcing in...

Institute's News

New research group 'Strongly Correlated Light-Matter Systems'

We are glad to announce the arrival of Dr. Francesco Piazza, who heads the...