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Workshops and Seminars: Next in the row


Quantum Chaos and Holography

Scientific Coordinators: Hong Liu, Anatoli Polkovnikov, Moshe Rozali


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Focus Workshop

Band Topology in Quantum Magnets: From Nontrivial Excitations to Non-Hermitian Topology and Spintronics

Scientific Coordinators: Paul A. McClarty, Jeffrey G. Rau, Judit Romhányi


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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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Condmat for dummies: Introduction to lattice gauge theories in condensed matter physics

Nilotpal Chakraborty (MPI-PKS)

27 May 2022, 05:00 PM Seminarroom 4

Non-equilibrium networks: Alloys, boundaries and cells

Joe Hutchinson (MPI-PKS)

01 Jun 2022, 02:00 PM Seminarroom 4

IMPRS Seminar: TBA

Prof. Marco Polini (University of Pisa)

01 Jun 2022, 03:30 PM Seminarroom 4


Publication Highlights

Left-right symmetry of zebrafish embryos requires surface tension

Bilateral symmetry of the vertebrate musculoskeletal system is necessary for…

Institute's News

New Research Group: Transport and flows in complex environments

We cordially welcome Christina Kurzthaler at the institute! Christina joins…