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Seminar and Workshop

Climate Fluctuations and Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics: an Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Scientific Coordinators: Joachim Krug, Brad Marston, Jeffrey Weiss, Royce Zia


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Korrelationstage 2017

Scientific Coordinators: Sebastian Eggert, Andrew Mackenzie, Salvatore R....


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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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PostDoc Seminar: “Grant Writing” (with biotech Grant Officers), Mon 26 June, 10-11 AM

Maria Begasse, Nambirajan Govindarajan (Grant Office, biotec, Dresden)

26 Jun 2017, 09:30 AM Seminarroom 4

El Nino as a Topological Insulator: A Surprising Connection Between Climate, and Quantum, Physics

Professor Brad Marston (Brown University, Providence, USA)

17 Jul 2017, 04:30 PM Seminarroom 1+2+3


Publication Highlights

Pump-Power-Driven Mode Switching in a Microcavity Device and Its Relation to Bose-Einstein Condensation

H.A.M. Leymann et al., Phys. Rev. X 7, 021045 (2017)

We investigate the...

Publication Highlights

Neutron scattering in the proximate quantum spin liquid a-RuCl3

Arnab Banerjee et al. Science 356, 1055 (2017)

The Kitaev quantum spin...