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Workshops and Seminars: Next in the row

Virtual Workshop

Korrelationstage 2021

Scientific Coordinators: Karin Everschor-Sitte, Roderich Moessner, Francesco…


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New trends in Nonequilibrium Many-Body Systems: Methods and Concepts (re-scheduled to 01 - 05 August 2022 due to covid19)

Scientific Coordinators: Fabian Heidrich-Meisner, Takashi Oka, Philipp Werner


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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: tba

12 Apr 2021, 04:30 PM Seminarroom 1+2

Phases Transitions of Quantum Control

Marin Bukov (Sofia University)

13 Apr 2021, 02:00 PM VIRTUAL

WS Colloquium: Unconventional superconductivity

Brad Ramshaw (Cornell University (USA))

19 Apr 2021, 04:30 PM VIRTUAL



MPI-PKS kicks off the year with 3 new research groups

A warm welcome to three new research group leaders at the institute! Pierre Haas…

Publication Highlights

The aging of protein droplets

Many proteins form small droplets that separate out of the cell’s cytoplasm,…