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Workshops and Seminars: Next in the row


Topological Matter in Artificial Gauge Fields

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


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Chaos and Dynamics in Correlated Quantum Matter

Scientific Coordinators: David Luitz, Roderich Moessner, Frank Pollmann


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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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The details are in the devil: Maxwell’s demon in the real world

John Bechhoefer (Dept. of Physics, Simon Fraser University (Canada))

13 Dec 2017, 11:00 AM Room 1D1

Many-body localization and thermalization in isolated quantum systems

David Luitz (MPI PKS)

13 Dec 2017, 04:30 PM Seminarroom 4


Awards and Honors

"Physik-Preis Dresden“ zum zweiten Mal verliehen

Am Dienstagabend, dem 5. November 2017, wurde der „Physik-Preis Dresden“ der TU...

Publication Highlights

Live cell X-ray imaging of autophagic vacuoles formation and chromatin dynamics in fission yeast

Strelnikova et al., Scientific Reports 7, 13775 (2017)

The major challenge...