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Openness as a resource: Accessing new quantum states with dissipation

Scientific Coordinators: Sergey Denisov, Michele Campisi, Peter Hänggi


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Ordinal methods: Concepts, applications, new developments and challenges

Scientific Coordinators: Jose Maria Amigo Garcia, Karsten Keller, Osvaldo Anibal…


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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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IMPRS Online Seminar: On Electrons and Machine Learning Force Fields

Alexandre Tkatchenko (Université du Luxembourg)

20 Oct 2021, 03:30 PM VIRTUAL

IMPRS Online Seminar: Data Science Approach to Electronic Spectroscopy

Štěpán Sršeň (UCT Prague)

20 Oct 2021, 04:45 PM VIRTUAL

IMPRS Online Journal Club: The Haldane Phase and SPTs in 1D

Sreejith Chulliparambil (TU Dresden)

21 Oct 2021, 04:00 PM VIRTUAL


Institute's News

Call for Distinguished PKS Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022 now open!

Application deadline: 24 November 2021. Distinguished PKS postdoctoral fellows…

Institute's News

New Research Group - The Physics of Living Matter

We cordially welcome Ricard Alert at the institute! Ricard joins MPI-PKS from…