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Atomic Physics 2017

Scientific Coordinators: Tilman Pfau, Jan-Michael Rost


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Topological Matter in Artificial Gauge Fields

Scientific Coordinators: André Eckardt, Fabian Heidrich-Meisner, Christof...


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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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On the mathematical treatment of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation

Thierry Jecko (Université de Cergy-Pontoise)

01 Nov 2017, 04:30 PM Room 1D1

Curvature controlled defect dynamics in topological active nematics

Francesco Alaimo (TUD)

02 Nov 2017, 02:30 PM Seminarroom 4

Active nematics in biology

Amin Doostmohammadi (University of Oxford)

02 Nov 2017, 03:15 PM Seminarroom 4


Publication Highlights

High-temperature nonequilibrium Bose condensation induced by a hot needle

Alexander Schnell et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 140602

When a physical...

Institute's News

New Research Group: Fractionalization and Topology in Quantum Matter

We welcome Inti Sodemann as new research group leader! The group will...