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Workshops and Seminars: Next in the row


Dynamical Probes for Exotic States of Matter

Scientific Coordinators: Michael Knap, Roderich Moessner, Frank Pollmann


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Joint IMPRS Workshop on Condensed Matter, Quantum Technology and Quantum Materials

Scientific Coordinators: Sonya Gzyl, Anatole Kenfack, Markus König, Hans-Georg...


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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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Magnons, spinons, Majorana fermions and quantum spin liquids

Prof. Stephen Nagler (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

27 Mar 2017, 04:30 PM Seminarroom 1+2+3

Topological sound and odd viscosity in chiral active matter

Prof. Vincenzo Vitelli (Leiden University)

03 Apr 2017, 04:30 PM Seminarroom 1+2+3

Absorbing state phase transitions in driven dissipative spin systems

Michael Buchhold (Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne)

10 Apr 2017, 01:30 PM Room 1D1


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...

Publication Highlights

Growth and Division of Active Droplets Provides a Model for Protocells

D. Zwicker, R. Seyboldt, C. A. Weber, A. A. Hyman and F. Jülicher, Nature...