Joint IMPRS Workshop on Condensed Matter, Quantum Technology and Quantum Materials

IMPRS Workshop
3 - 7 April 2017

The workshop is a joint initiative of four International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS):
the IMPRS for Condensed Matter Science (Stuttgart),
the IMPRS for Chemistry and Physics of Quantum Materials (Dresden),
the IMPRS for Quantum Science and Technology (Garching), and
the IMPRS for Many-particle Systems in Structured Environments (Dresden).

The research focus of the four schools has an overlap in the fields of condensed matter and quantum technology. At the same time, the involved research groups approach the fields from different angles and with different emphasis.

The main aim of the workshop is to bring together PhD students of the four research schools. In addition to talks covering various research topics within the theme of the workshop, ample time will be provided for direct interaction between all participants, creating a stimulating environment for discussions.

The program comprises invited talks, as well as several presentations by PhD students and a poster session.

Topics include

  • novel quantum materials
  • correlated electrons
  • cold atoms
  • quantum information and quantum computation
  • many-body physics
  • Floquet systems
  • quantum criticality
  • topological insulators and superconductors
  • quantum sensing
  • collective phenomena and interfaces

Invited speakers

Eva Benckiser
Immanuel Bloch
Manuel Brando
Ignacio Cirac
Bernhard Keimer
Michael Knap
Andrew Mackenzie
Roderich Moessner
Philip Moll
Takashi Oka
Thomas Pohl
Friedemann Reinhard
Andreas Rost
Vincenzo Vitelli

Scientific Coordinators

Sonya Gzyl

(Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics)

Anatole Kenfack

(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems)

Markus König

(Max Planck Institut for the Chemical Physics of Solids)

Hans-Georg Libuda

(Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research)


Claudia Domaschke
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


The application deadline is 17 February 2017.

Applications are welcome and should be made by using the application form on the event web page. The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the international workshop is 120 Euro and should be paid by all participants. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute.


Scientific Program

The scientific program of the workshop will be available in March 2017.

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