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Workshops and Seminars: Next in the row


QED Laser Plasmas (re-scheduled to 2022 due to covid19, exact slot tba)

Scientific Coordinators: Antonino Di Piazza, Felix Mackenroth, Stuart Mangles,...


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Virtual Workshop

Dynamics, Criticality, and Universality in Random Quantum Circuits

Scientific Coordinators: Michael Gullans, Jedediah Pixley, Romain Vasseur,...


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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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Colloquium: The Sound of Fermions

Prof. Martin Wolfram Zwierlein (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

21 Sep 2020, 04:30 PM VIRTUAL

IMPRS Seminar: Transport and Mixing in Geophysical Flows

Kathrin Padberg-Gehle (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)

23 Sep 2020, 03:30 PM VIRTUAL

IMPRS Seminar: Chaotic Transport by a Turnstile Mechanism in 4D Symplectic Maps

Franziska Hübner (Technische Universität Dresden)

23 Sep 2020, 04:35 PM VIRTUAL


Awards and Honors

European funding to unravel scientific mysteries

Steffen Rulands receives ERC Starting Grant


The prestigious ERC starting...

Institute's News

New Research Group at the Center for Systems Biology Dresden starts in January 2021

Starting in January 2021, Pierre Haas will lead the research group...