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Workshops and Seminars: Next in the row


Chaos and Dynamics in Correlated Quantum Matter

Scientific Coordinators: David Luitz, Roderich Moessner, Frank Pollmann


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Novel Paradigms in Many-Body Physics from Open Quantum Systems

Scientific Coordinators: Emanuele Dalla Torre, Sebastian Diehl, Francesco Piazza


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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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Decondensation in non-equilibrium photonic condensates

Henry Hesten (Imperial College, London)

23 Mar 2018, 02:00 PM Room 1D1

Colloquium: Lasing to Photon Bose-Einstein-Condensation Crossover: Open versus Closed System Dynamics

Prof. Dr. Martin Weitz (Universität Bonn)

26 Mar 2018, 04:30 PM Seminarroom 1+2+3

Glassy dynamics of active self-propelled particles and biological systems

Saroj Nandi (Weizmann Institute of Science)

28 Mar 2018, 02:00 PM Room 1D1


Awards and Honors

Markus Heyl receives the 2018 Bernhard Heß prize

The distinction is awarded to outstanding young scientists by the University of...

Publication Highlights

Universality of clone dynamics during tissue development

S. Rulands et al., Nature Physics (2018)

The development of an organism...