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Seminar and Workshop

Frustration, Orbital Fluctuations, and Topology in Kondo Lattices and their Relatives

Scientifc Coordinators: Inti Sodemann, Siddharth A. Parameswaran, Satoru...


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Synthetic Non-Hermitian Photonic Structures: Recent Results and Future Challenges

Scientific Coordinators: Alexander Eisfeld, Ramy El-Ganainy, Tsampikos Kottos,...


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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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Colloquium: Dark matter challenges of the solid state

Prof. Piers Coleman (Center for Materials Theory, Dept Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, NJ 08854, USA)

23 Jul 2018, 04:30 PM Seminarroom 1+2

Critical phenomena in quantum systems far from equilibrium

Markus Schmitt (MPI PKS)

08 Aug 2018, 03:30 PM Seminarroom 4


Publication Highlights

Floquet Engineering of Optical Solenoids and Quantized Charge Pumping along Tailored Paths in Two-Dimensional Chern Insulators

Botao Wang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 243602 (2018)

The adiabatic...

Awards and Honors

Biophysicist Frank Jülicher elected for EMBO membership

Frank Jülicher, director of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex...