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Workshops and Seminars: Next in the row


Interdisciplinary life of microbes: from single cells to multicellular aggregates (re-scheduled to 8-12 November 2021 due to covid19)

Scientific Coordinators: Liraz Chai, Elizabeth Shank, Vasily Zaburdaev


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Atomic Physics 2020 (postponed)

Scientific Coordinator: Jan Michael Rost


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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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Polaritons and strong photon-photon interactions

Georg Bruun (Aarhus University)

22 Oct 2020, 02:00 PM VIRTUAL

Online Journal Club: Bosonization and the Coupled Wire Method

Suraj Hegde (MPI-PKS)

29 Oct 2020, 11:00 AM Room 1B1


Hitesh Changlani (Florida State University Talahassee)

29 Oct 2020, 02:00 PM VIRTUAL


Institute's News

New Research Group Correlations and Topology

A warm welcome to Ashley Cook who joined us from the University of California in...

Institute's News

Call for Distinguished PKS Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021 now open!

Application deadline: 25 November 2020.


Distinguished PKS postdoctoral...