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Workshops and Seminars: Next in the row


Decomposing Multivariate Information in Complex Systems

Scientific Coordinators: Conor Finn, Ari Pakman, Michael Wibral


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Active Matter at Surfaces and in Complex Environments

Scientific Coordinators: Mykola Tasinkevich, Margarida Telo da Gama, William…


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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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A Higher-Form Spin Liquid

Kai Chung (MPI-PKS)

30 May 2023, 02:00 PM Seminarroom 4

Liquid crystals, topological defects, and morphogenesis

Farzan Vafa (Harvard Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications)

31 May 2023, 02:00 PM Seminarroom 4

CMD Seminar: Measuring many properties of a quantum state in analog quantum simulators

Max McGinley (Cambridge)

01 Jun 2023, 03:00 PM Seminarroom 4


Publication Highlights

Towards the realisation of chiral spin liquids and non-Abelian anyons in quantum simulators

Chiral spin liquids are one of the most fascinating phases of matter ever…

Publication Highlights

The tissue collider

Physics has a long tradition of learning about fundamental interactions by…