22 Jan 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium: The long way to steady state fusion plasmas - the superconducting stellarator device Wendelstein 7-X

Prof. Thomas Klinger (MPI fuer Plasmaphysik, Greifswald)

The stable generation of high temperature Hydrogen plasmas (ion and electron temperature in the range 10-20 keV) is the basis for the use of nuclear fusion to generate heat and thereby electric power. The most promising path is to use strong, toroidal, twisted magnetic fields to confine the electrically charged plasma particles in order to avoid heat losses to the cold, solid wall elements. Two magnetic confinement concepts have been proven to be most suitable: (a) the tokamak and (b) the stellarator. The stellarator creates the magnetic field by external coils only, the tokamak by combining the externally created field with the magnetic field generated by a strong current in the plasma. “Wendelstein 7-X” is the name of a large superconducting stellarator that goes into operation after 15 years of construction. With 30 $m^3$ plasma volume, 3 T magnetic field on axis, and 10 MW micro wave heating power, Hydrogen plasmas are generated that allow one to establish a scientific basis for the extrapolation to a future fusion power plant. It is a unique feature of Wendelstein 7-X to be able to operate high-power Hydrogen plasmas under steady-state conditions, more specifically for 1800 s (note that the world standard is now in the 10 s ballpark). This talk provides a review of the principles of nuclear fusion and discusses the key physics subjects of optimized stellarators. The sometimes adventurous undertaking to construct such a first-of-a-kind device is summarized as well as the most important findings during the first operation phase of Wendelstein 7-X. We finish with an outlook towards the fusion power station and address the most important remaining issues to be addressed in the framework of the world-wide fusion research endeavor.

Seminarroom 1+2+3
07 Feb 2018
04:30 PM

Gutzwiller Colloquium: Two-dimensional melting: New algorithms, new insights

Werner Krauth (Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, Ecole Normale Sup rieure, Paris, and Director of Research at the CNRS, France)

The hard-disk model has exerted outstanding influence on computational physics and statistical mechanics. Decades ago, hard disks were the first system to be studied by reversible Markov-chain Monte Carlo methods satisfying the detailed-balance condition and by molecular dynamics. It was in hard disks, through numerical simulations, that a two-dimensional melting transition was first seen to occur even though homogeneous short-range interacting particle systems cannot develop crystalline order. Analysis of the system was made difficult by the absence of powerful simulation methods. In recent years, we have developed a class of irreversible event-chain Monte Carlo algorithms that violate detailed balance. They realize thermodynamic equilibrium as a steady state with non-vanishing probability flows. A new factorized Metropolis filter turns them into a paradigm for general Monte Carlo calculations. I will in particular show how the event-chain Monte Carlo algorithm has allowed us to demonstrate that hard disks melt with a first-order transition from the liquid to the hexatic and a continuous transition from the hexatic to the solid. Event-chain computations have also lead to our new understanding of two-dimensional melting for soft disks, that has been intensely studied in experiment. Finally, I will discuss two-dimensional melting on a substrate (as it is realized in skyrmion systems), and for active particles, and will present a very recent application of the event-chain algorithm to Coulomb-type long-range-interacting systems.

Seminarroom 1+2+3
26 Feb 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium: Chern numbers counted in a synthetic-dimension quantum Hall strip

Prof. Ian Spielman (University of Maryland, USA)

Ultra cold atoms are remarkable systems with a truly unprecedented level of experimental control and one application of this control is creating topological band structures. The most natural approach centers on creating suitable real-space lattice potentials that the atoms experience. Here we present our experimental work which uses the internal atomic states as an additional ``synthetic'' dimension. We engineered a two-dimensional magnetic lattice in an elongated strip geometry, with effective per-plaquette flux about 4/3 times the flux quanta. The long direction of this strip is formed from a 1D optical lattice while the short direction is built from the 5 mF states comprising the f=2 ground state hyperfine manifold of Rb-87. We imaged the localized edge and bulk states of atomic Bose-Einstein condensates in this strip, with single lattice-site resolution along the narrow direction. In this 5-site wide strip we are able to delineate between bulk behavior quantified by Chern numbers and edge behavior which is not.

Seminarroom 1+2+3
05 Mar 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium: The Quantum Way of Doing Computations

Prof. Dr. Rainer Blatt (Institute for Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck and Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria)

Since the mid-nineties of the 20th century, it became apparent that one of the centuries’ most important technological inventions, computers in general and many of their applications could possibly be further enhanced by using operations based on quantum physics. This is timely since the classical roadmap for the development of computational devices, commonly known as Moore’s law, will cease to be applicable within the next decade. This is due to the ever-smaller sizes of the electronic components that will enter the realm of quantum physics. Computations, whether they happen in our heads or with any computational device, always rely on real physical devices and processes. Data input, data representation in a memory, data manipulation using algorithms and finally, data output require physical realizations with devices and practical procedures. Building a quantum computer then requires the implementation of quantum bits (qubits) as storage sites for quantum information, quantum registers and quantum gates for data handling and processing as well as the development of quantum algorithms. In this talk, the basic functional principle of a quantum computer will be reviewed. It will be shown how strings of trapped ions can be used to build a quantum information processor and how basic computations can be performed using quantum techniques. In particular, the quantum way of doing computations will be illustrated with analog and digital quantum simulations, which range from the simulation of quantum many-body spin systems over open quantum systems to the quantum simulation of a lattice gauge theory.

Seminarroom 1+2+3
26 Mar 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium: Lasing to Photon Bose-Einstein-Condensation Crossover: Open versus Closed System Dynamics

Prof. Dr. Martin Weitz (Universität Bonn)

Bose-Einstein condensation has been observed with cold atomic gases, exciton-polaritons, and more recently with photons in a dye-solution filled optical microcavity. I will here describe measurements of my Bonn group observing the transition between usual lasing dynamics and photon Bose-Einstein condensation. The photon Bose-Einstein condensate is generated in a wavelength-sized optical cavity, where the small mirror spacing imprints a low-frequency cutoff and photons confined in the resonator thermalize to room temperature by absorption re-emission processes on the dye molecules. This allows for a particle-number conserving thermalization, with photons showing a thermodynamic phase transition to a macroscopically occupied ground state, the Bose-Einstein condensate. When the thermalization by absorption and re-emission is faster than the photon loss rate in the cavity, the photons accumulate at lower energy states above the cavity cutoff, and the system finally thermalizes to a Bose-Einstein condensate of photons. On the other hand, for a small reabsorption with respect to the photon loss, the state remains laser-like. I will also report recent measurements of the heat capacity of the photon gas, which were performed under the conditions of the thermalization being much faster than both photon loss and pumping. At the Bose-Einstein phase transition, the observed specific heat shows a cusp-like singularity, as in the $\lambda$-transition of liquid helium, illustrating critical behavior of the photon gas. In my talk, I will begin with a general introduction and give an account of current work and future plans of the Bonn photon gas experiment.

Seminarroom 1+2+3
09 Apr 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium: tba

Ali Yazdani (Princeton University, USA)

Seminarroom 1+2+3
16 Apr 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium: tba

Jean-François Joanny (ESPCI Paris)

Seminarroom 1+2+3
23 Apr 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium tba

Seminarroom 1+2+3
30 Apr 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium: tba

Francoise Brochard (Curie Institute)

Seminarroom 1+2+3
07 May 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium: tba

Udo Seifert (Universität Stuttgart)

Seminarroom 1+2+3
28 May 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium: tba

Fred MacKintosch (Rice University, USA)

Seminarroom 1+2+3
04 Jun 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium: tba

Sriram Ramaswamy (Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru)

Seminarroom 1+2+3
11 Jun 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium: tba

Michael Ghil (UCLA and ENS Paris)

Seminarroom 1+2+3
18 Jun 2018
04:30 PM


Seminarroom 1+2+3
25 Jun 2018
04:30 PM

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Seminarroom 1+2+3
02 Jul 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium: tba

Paul J. Steinhardt (Princeton University)

Seminarroom 1+2+3
23 Jul 2018
04:30 PM

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Seminarroom 1+2+3
30 Jul 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium: tba

Mike Cates (University of Cambridge, UK)

Seminarroom 1+2+3
20 Aug 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium: tba

Markus Aspelmeyer (Universität Wien)

Seminarroom 1+2+3
27 Aug 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium, tba.

Seminarroom 1+2+3
10 Sep 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium tba.

Seminarroom 1+2+3
15 Oct 2018
04:30 PM

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Seminarroom 1+2+3
22 Oct 2018
04:30 PM

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David Nelson (Harvard University)

Seminarroom 1+2+3
05 Nov 2018
04:30 PM

Colloquium tba.

Seminarroom 1+2+3
26 Nov 2018
04:30 PM

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Seminarroom 1+2+3
06 Feb 2017
04:30 PM

Colloquium: The Amplitude Mode in Condensed Matter : Higgs Hunting on a Budget

Daniel Arovas (Univesity of California, San Diego)

Seminarroom 1+2+3
13 Feb 2017
04:30 PM

Transport and other related electronic properties in model lattice structures

Antonietta de Sio (Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg)

Ultrafast and nano-optics: Watching the motion of electrons in nanostructures

Seminarroom 1+2+3
27 Feb 2017
04:30 PM

Soft X-ray shines on the new attosecond horizon through the water window

Prof. Zenghu Chang (University of Central Florida, Orlando)

Seminarroom 1+2+3
27 Mar 2017
04:30 PM

Magnons, spinons, Majorana fermions and quantum spin liquids

Prof. Stephen Nagler (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

In recent years many physicists researching quantum materials have become very excited about an unusual state of matter: the quantum spin liquid (QSL). In this talk I will explore the difference between “conventional” ordered magnetic systems and QSLs. To understand these systems the way physicists do one needs to appreciate the importance of collective elementary excitations. In ordinary magnets these are called spin-waves, or, in the quantum version, magnons. These will be explained and discussed along with other excitations that are important in quantum magnetism sometime called “triplons” and spinons. I will discuss a major technique for characterizing these excitations: inelastic neutron scattering. The last part of the talk will examine one material of particular recent interest: $\alpha-RuCl_3$. This material orders magnetically, but it is close to a special kind of quantum spin liquid called the “Kitaev quantum spin liquid”, and exhibits unusual excitations that might be related to particles known as Majorana Fermions. Finally, I will discuss how the magnetic order can be suppressed by either site-dilution of the magnetic $Ru^{3+}$ ions, or the application of a magnetic field. The resultant consequences on the magnetic excitation spectrum are seen to be of particular interest.

Seminarroom 1+2+3
03 Apr 2017
04:30 PM

Topological sound and odd viscosity in chiral active matter

Prof. Vincenzo Vitelli (Leiden University)

Abstract: Active materials are composed of interacting particles individually powered by motors. In this talk, we focus on chiral active materials that violate parity and time reversal symmetry. First, we show how to generate topological sound in fluids of self-propelled particles exhibiting a spontaneous chiral active flow under confinement. These topological sound modes propagate unidirectionally, without backscattering, along either sample edges or domain walls and despite overdamped particle dynamics. Next, we discuss an exotic transport coefficient characteristic of quantum Hall fluids, called odd viscosity, which controls the hydrodynamics of classical fluids composed of active rotors. This odd viscosity couples pressure to vorticity leading to transverse flow in piston compression experiments. We envision that such transverse response may be exploited to design self-assembled hydraulic cranks that convert between linear and rotational motion in microscopic machines powered by active rotors fluids.

Seminarroom 1+2+3
08 May 2017
04:30 PM

Topological Photonics and Topological Insulator Lasers

Prof. Mordechai Segev (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)

Seminarroom 1+2+3
22 May 2017
04:30 PM

Martin Gutzwiller-Fellowship Award Ceremony: Unusual few-body quantum states and their many-body implications

Prof. Dr. Chris Greene (Purdue University, USA)

Simple systems with only 3 or 4 interacting particles can behave in a bizarre, counter-intuitive manner. Examples to be discussed in this Colloquium include ultra-long-range Rydberg molecules with enormous electric dipole moments, as well as states of a few neutral particles that resonantly form a cluster. Moreover, insights from a few-body viewpoint can help to understand some of the rich many-body systems being actively explored, from the unitary Bose gas to the fermionic or bosonic flavors of the fractional quantum Hall effect.

Seminarroom 1+2
29 May 2017
04:30 PM

Cotranscriptional Folding of RNA Nanostructures and Devices

Prof. Ebbe Sloth Andersen (Aarhus University, Denmark)

RNA nanotechnology has the great potential to allow us to produce well-defined nanostructures and devices inside cells and thus open up a wide range of design opportunities in synthetic biology. To achieve this goal we need to understand the design principles of geometry, folding kinetics and topology that will allow us to genetically encode well-defined RNA nanostructures that self-assemble during the transcription process. We have recently introduced the single-stranded RNA origami method and validated the architecture by transcribing RNA tiles that assemble into lattices of different geometries. I will introduce new software tools that allow interactive design of RNA origami structures using a library of functional modules and new sequence design approaches that allow large structures to be designed. Also I will show our latest progress in developing larger three-dimensional RNA origami structures and functional RNA nanodevices with applications in biosensing and diagnostics.

Seminarroom 1+2+3
19 Jun 2017
04:30 PM

The multi-scale structure and dynamics of macaque visual cortex at cellular and synaptic resolution

Prof. Markus Diesmann (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

Seminarroom 1+2+3
17 Jul 2017
04:30 PM

El Nino as a Topological Insulator: A Surprising Connection Between Climate, and Quantum, Physics

Professor Brad Marston (Brown University, Providence, USA)

Symmetries and topology play central roles in our understanding of physics. Topology explains the precise quantization of the Hall effect and the protection of surface states in topological insulators against scattering from disorder or bumps. However discrete symmetries and topology have so far played little role in thinking about the fluid dynamics of oceans and atmospheres. I show that, as a consequence of the rotation of the Earth that breaks time reversal symmetry, equatorially trapped Kelvin and Yanai waves emerge as topologically protected edge modes. Thus the oceans and atmosphere of Earth naturally share basic physics with topological insulators. As equatorially trapped Kelvin waves in the Pacific ocean are an important component of El Nino Southern Oscillation, these new results demonstrate that topology plays a surprising role in Earth’s climate system.

Seminarroom 1+2+3
24 Jul 2017
04:30 PM

Localization: Moving beyond Statistical Mechanics

Christopher Laumann (Boston University)

The central assumption of statistical mechanics is that interactions between particles establish local equilibrium. Isolated quantum systems, however, need not equilibrate; this happens, for example, when sufficient quenched disorder causes localization. The many-body localized (MBL) phase transports neither heat nor charge; may possess orders disallowed in equilibrium; and, may exhibit quantum coherence even when highly excited. In this talk, I will review the emerging understanding of how quantum localization can lead to new quantum phenomena even in highly excited states. I will give some theoretical intuition about how this might be used to build a better quantum computer and also review some of the latest experiments investigating localization.

Seminarroom 1+2+3
25 Sep 2017
04:30 PM

Quantum Metrology, the art of parameter estimation

Anna Sanpera Trigueros, ICREA and Universitat Autònoma Barcelona, Spain

Seminarroom 1+2+3
16 Oct 2017
04:30 PM

Gutzwiller Colloquium: Making Living Matter from the bottom up

Ramin Golestanian (University of Oxford)

There are many ways to study life, and one that is particularly appealing to physicists is regarding it as self-organized active soft matter that is away from equilibrium ``just the right way’’. In this Colloquium, I will discuss this notion, and provide a number of examples of how we can begin to put together simple systems - from basic ingredients that we fully understand - that would exhibit the kind of active behaviour we find in living systems. I will address the question of stability of a living system made of active components and propose a fundamentally new mechanism in which a competition between chemical signalling and cell division can determine the homeostatic conditions at the systemic level.

Seminarroom 1+2+3
29 February 2016Satoru Nakatsuji
Uni Tokyo
"Novel quantum and functional phases in correlated electron systems: from spin liquids to anomalous Hall effect in chiral antiferromagnets"
14 March 2016

Eckart Meiburg

"Vorticity-based Models for Stratified Flows"
11 April 2016 Peter Lu
"Modern math in medieval islamic architecture"
25 April 2016Michael Ramsey
Uni Graz
"Photoemission Tomography: Why didn't we do this 30 years ago?"
09 May 2016Philipp Maass
Uni Osnabrueck
"Phase Transitions in Driven Lattice Gases and Brownian Motors"
23 May 2016Sublr Sachdev
"Quantum entanglement and the phases of matter"
20 June 2016Wilhelm Zwerger
Festkolloquium P. Fulde - Dresdner Physik Kolloq.
"High-temperature superconductivity below one microkelvin"
04 July 2016Roland Wiesendanger
Uni Hamburg
"Nanoscale skyrmions - A new twist for spintronics"
03 August 2016 Eric J. Heller

"Shedding light on condensed matter"
15 August 2016Eckhard Schöll
TU Berlin
"Chimera states in complex networks"
29 August 2016Eberhard Bodenschatz
MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization
"Ciliated surfaces and transport networks"
12 September 2016David Landau
University of Georgia
"Replica exchange Wnag-Landau sampling: a new paradigm for petascale Monte Carlo simulation"
10 October 2016 James A. Yorke
University of Maryland
"The Many Facets of Chaos"
17 October 2016Andrew Oates
University College London
"Period and Patter in the Embryo"
28 November 2016Louis DiMauro
Columbus, Ohio
"Strong-field probing of atomic and molecular dynamics"
26 January 2015Henk Stoof
University Utrecht
"The sound of light"
20 April 2015Jürgen Meyer-ter-Vehn
MPI für Quantenoptik,  Garching
18 May 2015Jané Kondev
Brandeis University, Waltham, USA
"Chromosome Folding in Cells"
11 May 2015Ragnar Fleischmann
MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization Göttingen
"Waves in Random Media: Branched Flows and the Statistics of Extreme Waves"
08 June 2015

Peter Young
University of California Santa Cruz

Martin Gutzwiller Fellowship, Award Ceremony
"Mind the gap: solving optimization problems on a quantum computer"
15 June 2015Tomas Vicsek
Eötvös University, Budapest
"Quantitative approaches to hierarchy"
22 June 2015Carlo Beenakker
Universität Leiden
"Chaotic scattering of Majorana fermions: complexity without complex numbers"
29 June 2015Michel Devoret
Yale University
"Implementing cat-codes in Josephson quantum circuits"
06 July 2015Alex Arenas, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona & Mason A. Porter, University of Oxford "Introduction to Multilayer Networks"
13 July 2015Dirk van der Marel
University of Geneva
"Optical detection of magnetic and electric phase-transitions in Rare-Earth Nickelates"
27 July 2015Michael Rosenblum
Potsdam University
"The Kuramoto model and its extensions: synchronization transition, partial synchrony, and chimeras"
24 August 2015 Alexander Govorov
Ohio University
"Physics of bio-assembled nanostructures: chirality, Fano effect and hot plasmonic electrons"
31 August 2015Randy Hulet "Many-body Physics with Ultracold Atomic Gases"
14 September 2015Charles Marcus
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
"The status of experiments to detect and control Majorana modes in Condensed Matter systems, towards the long-term goal of topological quantum computing"
28 September 2015 Hidenori Takagi
MPI für Festkörperforschung Stuttgart
"Exotic electronic states produced by strong spin-orbit coupling in complex Ir oxide"
12 October 2015 Joachim Krug
Universität Köln
"How predictable is evolution?"
03 February 2014 Sergei Turitsyn
School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University
"Optical wave turbulence in fibre lasers"
24 March 2014 Jochen Mannhart
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
"Oxide Interfaces - A Fantastic World for Electrons; From MOSFETs to Novel Electron Systems"
17 March 2014Sergey M. Bezrukov
NICHD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
"Entropy potentials in description of biological channels and other confining structures"
06 May 2014
Hiroshi Sugiyama
Kyoto University
"Single-Molecule Observation in the DNA Origami Nanostructures"
19 May 2014 Luciano Pietronero
Universita' di Roma Sapienza
"New Metrics for Economic Complexity: Measuring the Intangible Growth Potential of Countries"
26 May 2014David L. Andrews
University of East Anglia, Norwich
"Photon Wave Fronts: Frontiers in Photonics"
16 June 2014 Klaus Lehnertz
Universität Bonn
"Large-scale epileptic networks"
21 July 2014 Steve Simon
University of Oxford
"Topological Matter and Why You Should Be Interested"
01 September 2014 Federico Becca
SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies
"Gapless and gapped spin liquids in Heisenberg models"
22 September 2014 Rodolfo Jalabert
IPCMS, Université de Strasbourg
"Loschmidt echo in complex systems"
06 October 2014 James S. Schilling
Washington University
"Contrasting Effects of Extreme Pressure on Highly Correlated Electron Behavior"
17 November 2014 Jean-Luc Lehners
Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics, Albert-Einstein-Institute, Potsdam-Golm
"Before the Big Bang"
24 November 2014 Frank Stienkemeier
Universität Freiburg
"Real-time excitation and ionization dynamics in clusters"
28 January 2013 Claudio Castelnovo
University of Cambridge
"Dynamics of fractionalised particles in condensed matter physics"
21 January 2013 Gene Myers
MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden
"Building Cellular Models with Light Microscopy"
04 February 2013 Ivo F. Sbalzarini
Center of Systems Biology, MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden
"Particle Methods for Computational Systems Biology"
11 February 2013 Peter Grassberger
University of Calgary, Canada
"The many faces of percolation"
18 February 2013 Howard Stone
Princeton University
"Wetting and drying of fibers "
15 April 2013 Erez Hasman
Technion - Israel Inst. of Technology
"Spinoptical metamaterials: spin-controlled photonics"
22 April 2013 Ralf Metzler
Universität Potsdam
"Ergodicity Violation and Ageing in anomalous Diffusion"
13 May 2013 Thomas Elsaesser
Max-Born-Institut, Berlin
"Ultrafast structural dynamics in ionic crystals mapped by femtosecond x-ray powder diffraction"
27 May 2013Tsuneyoshi NakayamaMartin Gutzwiller Fellowship, Award Ceremony
"Complex Disordered Systems: from Quantum Glass till Thermoelectric Clathrates"
17 June 2013 Jacques Laskar
IMCCE, Observatoire de Paris
"Frequency Map Analysis. Application to stability analysis of the solar system and particle accelerators."
08 July 2013 Matthias Weidemüller
Universität Heidelberg
"Dressing Photons with Rydberg Atoms"
01 July 2013 Ed Grant
University of British Columbia
"Penning Lattice: Dissociation and the development of spatial correlation in a molecular ultracold plasma"
22 July 2013 Achim Rosch
Universität Köln
"Skyrmions and monopoles in chiral magnets"
19 August 2013 Heinz-Peter Breuer
Universität Freiburg
09 September 2013 Mathias Fink
ESPCI ParisTech, Langevin Institute
"Controlling waves at subwavelength scales in space and time through complex media"
16 September 2013Moty Heiblum
Weizmann Institute of Science
"Controlled dephasing in mesoscopic systems"
23 September 2013 Naoto Nagaosa
RIKEN, Wako, Japan
"Topological particle in magnets – Skyrmion –"
30 September 2013 Hermann Haken
Universität Stuttgart
"Reminiscences on the early days of synergetics"
07 October 2013 Andreas Burkert
Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich
"Watching the Little Gas Cloud G2 on its Way into the Galactic Supermassive Black Hole"
14 October 2013 Stefano Ruffo
Università di Firenze
"Models with interactions that weakly decay with distance"
11 November 2013 Vahid Sandoghdar
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen
"On efficient interaction of photons and atoms: from quantum optics to biophotonics"
18 November 2013 Roland Wiesendanger
Universität Hamburg
"Complex Spin States in Nanostructures"
25 November 2013 Albert Stolow
National Research Council, Canada
"Dynamics of Polyatomic Molecules in Laser Fields"
02 December 2013 Andrew Huxley
Edinburgh University
"Superconductivity and modulated states close to ferromagnet quantum critical points"
12 December 2013 David A. Weitz
Harvard University
"Fluctuations and stiffness of cells"
13 February 2012 Andrew G. Green
London Centre of Nanotechnology
"New Horizons in Quantum Criticality"
26 March 2012 Arthur Voter
Los Alamos National Laboratory
"Recent Advances in Accelerated Molecular Dynamics Methods"
19 March 2012 Roger Guimera
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona
"Statistical inference for the discovery of hidden interactions in complex networks"
02 April 2012 Yoshinori Tokura
The University of Tokyo
"Emergent electromagnetic phenomena from topological spin textures"
16 April 2012Luis Silva
Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear Complexo Interdisciplinar, Lisbon
"Intense lasers in plasmas: from accelerators to relativistic shocks"
23 April 2012 Holger Stark
TU Berlin
"Active motion in the microscopic world: From swinging and tumbling to bacterial locomotion"
21 May 2012 Hidenori Takagi
RIKEN, Japan
"Emergent phases of correlated electrons in transition metal oxides"
14 May 2012 Albert-László Barabási
Northeastern University, Boston
"Network Science: From Structure to Control"
18 June 2012 Joaquim Pinto
Universität zu Köln
"Extreme events, climate change and related impacts"
25 June 2012 Hari C. Manoharan
Department of Physics, Stanford University
"Molecular Graphene"
02 July 2012Boris AltshulerMartin Gutzwiller Fellowship, Award Ceremony
"Anderson Localization – looking forward."
09 July 2012 Dmitri Talapin
The University of Chicago
"The evolution of nanomaterials - From fundamental science to practical applications"
16 July 2012 Ruth Nussinov
Center for Cancer Research, Frederick, USA
"Networks in the Cell: Structural networks of signaling pathways on the proteome scale"

30 July 2012

Gil Refael
"Messy magnets and dirty superfluids"
13 August 2012Phil Hodgkin
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Ken Duffy
National University of Ireland
"Reverse engineering the immune system"
08 October 2012 Steve Gervin
Yale University
"Quantum Measurements and Back-Action (Spooky and Otherwise)"
29  October 2012 Tomas Bohr
Technical University of Denmark
"Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking on Fluid Surfaces"
12 November 2012 F. Duncan M. Haldane
Princeton University
"Entanglement, Topology and Geometry in the Fractional Quantum Hall Fluid"
19 November 2012 Constantino Tsallis
Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, Rio de Janeiro
"Nonadditive entropy and applications in natural, artificial and social complex systems"
26 November 2012 Robin Santra
CFEL Hamburg
"Ultrafast x-ray atomic physics"
10 December 2012 Marc Timme
MPI Göttingen
"Braess Paradox, (In-)Stability and Optimal Design: Network Dynamics of Modern Power Grids"
14 February 2011 Harald Engel
TU Berlin
"Wave nucleation in excitable media"
21 February 2011 Klaus Kroy
Universität Leipzig
"Hot Brownian Motion"
28 February 2011 Ali Yazdani
Princeton University
"Helical Metals on the Surfaces of Topological Insulators"
21 March 2011 Ben Simons
Cambridge University
"Universalities of stem cell fate in adult tissues"
28 March 2011 Victor Gurarie
University of Colorado
"Non-Abelian particles in a two dimensional world"
04 April 2011 Andreas Radbruch
Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum, Berlin
"Modelling and experimentation: Approaching the complexity of the immune system"
11 April 2011 Peter Jung
Ohio University
"How nerves get into shape"
18 April 2011 Qimiao Si
Rice University
"Quantum Criticality and Emergent Phases"
02 May 2011 Ulrike Feudel
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
"Patterns in the ocean resulting from the interplay between hydrodynamics and biology"
09 May 2011 Fred Wolf
Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation
"The self-organization and quantitative universality in the evolution of the visual corte"
16 May 2011 Chandra Varma
University of California, Riverside
"What determined T_c in Superconductors through Pairing by Electronic Fluctuations"
06 June 2011 Piers Coleman
Rutgers University
"Magnetism and Superconductivity: A new era of convergence in condensed matter physics."
20 June 2011 Wolfgang Schleich
Universität Ulm
"The linearity of quantum mechanics and the birth of the Schroedinger equation"
27 June 2011 Cristián Huepe
Unaffiliated Research Scientist, Chicago
"Dynamics of collective motion: from toy models to experiments"
04 July 2011 Felix von Oppen
FU Berlin
"Making and manipulating Majorana fermions for topological quantum computation"
11 July 2011 Satya Majumdar
Université Paris-Sud
"The Wonderful World of Brownian Functionals"
01 August 2011 Joseph Klafter
Tel Aviv University
"How strange is strange kinetics"
12 September 2011 Igor Aronson
Argonne National Laboratory
"Active Magnetic Colloids: From Self-Assembled Swimmers to Simple Robots"
10 October 2011 Herschel Rabitz
Princeton University
"Control of phenomena in the sciences over vast length and time scales "
24 October 2011 Albert Fert
Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales
"Graphene, carbon nanotubes and spintronics "
07 November 2011 Alfred R. Osborne
Università degli Studi di Torino
"Rogue Waves and Holes in  the Sea"
21 November 2011 Robert Moshammer
MPI für Kernphysik Heidelberg
"Time-Resolved Experiments with Atoms and Molecules using XUV and IR Laser Pulses" 
16 December 2011Ioannis Kevrekidis Martin Gutzwiller Fellowship, Award Ceremony
"Equation-Free and Variable-Free: a computer-assisted approach to modeling complex systems"
11 January 2010 Werner Krauth
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, Paris
"'Perfect' sampling: a new paradigm for Monte Carlo calculations in statistical physics"
25 January 2010 Eugenia Kalnay
University of Maryland
"Use of breeding to find the physical causes of instabilities"
01 March 2010 Hao Tjeng
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden
"Electron spectroscopy on 3d^1 transition-metal oxides: model studies for testing new theoretical approaches"
08 March 2010 Maria Carmen Romano
University of Aberdeen
"Traffic dynamics of translation: modelling the synthesis of proteins"
15 March 2010 Hans von Storch
Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS Research Center, Geesthacht
"Utility of Climate Models"
29 March 2010 Kirill Shtengel
University of California, Riverside
"Non-Abelian anyons: New particles for less than a billion"
12 April 2010 Erwin Frey
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
"Bacterial Games: on the role of space and stochasticity in coevolutionary dynamics"
26 April 2010 Klaus Mecke
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
"Minkowski Tensors: linking physics and geometry of materials"
03 May 2010 Ulrich Schollwöck
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
"Playing with Superlattices: Ultracold Atoms out of Equilibrium"
10 May 2010 Günther Hasinger
Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
"The way to a fusion power station"
25 May 2010 Gertrud Zwicknagl
TU Braunschweig
"The f-electron's 'double life'"
31 May 2010 Martin van Hecke
Universiteit Leiden
"Flow of Foams from a Jamming Perspective"
07 June 2010 Philip Kim
Columbia University
"Relativistic quantum physics at the tip of your pencil: pseudo spins in graphene"
14 June 2010 Ian Affleck
University of British Columbia
"The Kondo screening cloud: what it is and how to observe it"

21 June 2010

Paul Fendley
University of Virginia
"From Few to Many"
28 June 2010 Florin Diacu
University of Victoria
"Collision and near-collision dynamics in various n-body problems"
05 July 2010 Luca Peliti
Università di Napoli "Federico II"
"Fluctuation relations in physical biology"
12 July 2010 Carlo Beenakker
Leiden University
"Majorana fermions in topological insulators"
26 July 2010 Götz S. Uhrig
Technische Universität Dortmund
"Coherent Control of Quantum Bits: Ideas against Decoherence"
09 August 2010Serge AubryMartin Gutzwiller Fellowship, Award Ceremony
"Different aspects of the localization of waves by  disorder, nonlinearity and else... a short review"
16 August 2010 Silke Ospelkaus
MPI für Quantenoptik
"Ultracold Polar Molecules - Ultracold Chemistry and Dipolar Collisions"
23 August 2010 Subir Sachdev
Harvard University
"The phase diagrams of the high temperature superconductors"
30 August 2010 Klaus Sengstock
Institut für Laser-Physik, Hamburg
"Ultracold Quantum Gases in Hexagonal Optical Lattices"
06 September 2010 Gerald Gabrielse
Harvard University
"Fundamental Physics with Low Energy Particles of Antimatter and Matter"
13 September 2010 Sabine Sütterlin
Journalist in Residence
"What is it that journalists want from scientists?"
20 September 2010 Kurt Kremer
MPI für Polymerforschung
"Multiscale Modelling of Soft Matter"
27 September 2010 Michael Hastings
Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology
"Pacemaking and synchronisation in the brains circadian centre, the suprachiasmatic nucleus"
04 October 2010 Wieslaw Krolikowski
The Australian National University
"Nonlocal Solitons"
11 October 2010 Mehran Kardar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Manipulating Fluctuation-Induced Forces"
25 October 2010 Fabrizio Gabbiani
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
"Biophysics and Neural Computations Underlying Collision Avoidance Behaviors"
01 November 2010 Roland Ketzmerick
TU Dresden
"How fast can one tunnel into chaos?"
08 November 2010 Raymond Goldstein
University of Cambridge
"Microfluidics of Cytoplasmic Streaming"
22 November 2010 Reinhard Dörner
Universität Frankfurt am Main
"The Helium Dimer: Double ionization by photons"
29 November 2010 Jorge M. Pacheco
Universidade do Minho, Universidade de Lisboa
"Evolutionary dynamics of Climate Change under the Collective Risk Dilemma"
12 January 2009

Ulf Peschel
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

"Optics in curved space"
19 January 2009 Bruno Eckhardt
Universität Marburg
"Turbulence transition in pipe flow and other shear flows"
26 January 2009 Alexander Hartmann
Universität Oldenburg
"Simulation of rare events"
09 February 2009 David A. Weitz
Harvard University
"Mechanics of biopolymer networks"
23 February 2009 Royce K.P. Zia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
"Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics: A growing frontier
of "pure and applied" theoretical physics"
02 March 2009 Andrea Cavalleri
University of Hamburg
"Photo-control in complex solids"
09 March 2009 Walter Hofstetter
Universität Frankfurt
"Disorder and interaction in optical lattices"
16 March 2009 Thierry Giamarchi
University of Geneva
"Dirty bosons and cold atomic gases"
30 March2009 Andrei Varlamov
Università di Roma
"Giant Nernst effect due to fluctuating cooper pairs in superconductors"
06 April 2009 Olivier Pouliquen
Polytech Marseille
"Granular flows: From aerial to submarine avalanches"
20 April 2009Klaus Gerwert
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
"Proteins in action: Monitored by tr(time-resolved) FTIR spectroscopy"
27 April 2009Christoph Bruch
Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL)
"Will 'open access' change scientific publishing?"
04 May 2009 Yuriy A. Kosevich
Semov Inst. of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences
"Bloch acceleration theorem and Bloch oscillations in complex electronic, acoustic and magnetic systems"
11 May 2009 Nadrian Seeman
New York University
"Using DNA information to control structure of matter in 3D"
18 May 2009 Jean Zinn-Justin
CEA Saclay
"Renormalization group approach to matrix models"
25 May 2009 Joshua Jortner
Tel Aviv University
"Economic Engineering"
15 June 2009Achim Wambach
Universitä:t zu Köln
"Adventures in the ultracold world"
08 June 2009 Marcus Anhäuser
Journalist in Residence 2009
"Science journalism: What is it all about?"
22 June 2009 Karl Friston
University College London
"Free-energy, perception and learning"
29 June 2009 Dieter Meschede
Universität Bonn
"Playing quantum marbles or can we make individual atoms interfere with each other?"
06 July 2009 Hans Peter Büchler
Universität Stuttgart
"Strongly correlated quantem phases with cold polar molecules"
15 July 2009 Michael Freedman
Microsoft Research
"Topology, physics and complexity: The birthing of the quantum computer"
20 July 2009 Alexander S. Mikhailov
Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG, Berlin
"Nonlinear relaxation properties of elastic networks and nonequilibrium dynamics of protein machines"
03 August 2009 Sergey A. Nikitov
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
"Magnonic crystals and magnetic metamaterials based on magnetic films - New types of magnetic functional materials: Overview and perspectives"
07 September 2009 Gerhard G. Paulus
Universität Jena
"Recent experiments in above-threshold ionization"
14 September 2009 Eric J. Heller
Harvard University
"Tunneling and Coherence in Few and Many Body Systems"
21 September 2009Juan M. R. ParrondoMartin Gutzwiller Fellowship, Award Ceremony
"Paradoxes in stochastic dynamics"
28 September 2009 Robert W. Carpick
University of Pennsylvania
"New insights into dissipative processes: Damping, adhesion, friction,
and wear at the nanometer and atomic scale"
05 October 2009 Bernd Krauskopf
University of Bristol
"Numerical bifurcation analysis applied to systems with delay"
12 October 2009 Hans-Otto Walther
Universität Gießen
"State-dependent delays: Framework, results, open problems"
19 October 2009 Florian Marquardt
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
"Optomechanics - The interaction between light and mechanical motion"
26 October 2009 Judith Frydman
Stanford University
"Molecular Origami: Protein folding and misfolding in health and disease"
02 November 2009 Rob Phillips
California Institute of Technology
"Bacteria Are Stressed Out Too: The Physical Basis of Mechanosensation"
03 November 2009 Wolf Singer
MPI für Hirnforschung
"Distributed processing and temporal codes in cortical networks"
09 November 2009 Eshel Ben-Jacob
Tel Aviv University
"Chips of Hope: NeuroElectronic Hybrids for Brain Repair and Cognitive Machines"
16 November 2009 Dean Astumian
University of Maine
"Thermodynamics and kinetics of molecular motors"
23 November 2009 Peter Abbamonte
University of Illinois
"Why isn't graphene a strongly correlated electron system? - Insights from x-ray attosecond imaging"
30 November 2009 Vladimir Tikhonchuk
Université Bordeaux
"Physics of laser-assisted ion acceleration"
07 December 2009 Andreas Engel
Universität Oldenburg
"Non-equilibrium work and fluctuation theorems"
14 December 2009 Pierre Sens
Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie Théorique, CNRS-ESPCI, Paris
"Membrane-cytoskeleton interactions and mechanical regulation at the cell interface"
07 January 2008 Hiroki Sayama
Binghamton University, SUNY, USA
"Self-organizing structures and behaviors of heterogeneous self-propelled particle swarm models"
21 January 2008 Jascha Repp
Universität Regensburg
"Current-induced conductance switching of individual molecules"
28 January 2008 Achim Richter
TU Darmstadt
"Playing billiards with microwaves - Quantum manifestations of classical chaos"
18 February 2008 Charles Marcus
Harvard University
"Schrödinger's Chip: Semiconductor approaches to quantum information"
31 March 2008Mahir S. HusseinMartin Gutzwiller Fellowship, Award Ceremony
"Role of chaos in the collective response of atom clusters and nuclei"
07 April 2008 Albrecht Ott"Criticality and spontaneous symmetry breaking are part of Hydra's developmental program for axis definition"
14 April 2008 Michael Berry
University of Bristol
"Tsunami asymptotics"
21 April 2008 Roland Netz
Technische Universität München
"Protein adhesion, friction and unfolding: Theoretical approaches"
28 April 2008 Jeroen van den Brink
Universiteit Leiden
"Novel routes to Multiferroics"
05 May 2008 Guido Caldarelli
University of Rome
"Self-organized network evolution coupled to extremal dynamics"
19 May 2008 Marileen Dogterom
AMOLF Amsterdam
"Interaction of dynamic microtubule ends with 'cortical' dynein in vitro"
26 May 2008 Udo Seifert
Universität Stuttgart
"Stochastic thermodynamics"
02 June 2008 Carsten Honerkamp
Universität Würzburg
"Lifestyles of the small and simple - exploring the world of interacting lattice fermions"
09 June 2008 Raymond Shaw
Pennsylvania State University
"Several unsolved problems in the physics of atmospheric clouds"
17 June 2008 Laurens Molenkamp
Universität Würzburg
"Quantum spin Hall effect"
23 June 2008 Alan Tennant
Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin
"Magnets as model systems - why simpler is better"
30 June 2008 Piers Coleman
Rutgers University
"Qu-transitions. Phase transitions in the quantum era"
07 July 2008 Manfred Sigrist
ETH Zürich
"How to form Cooper pairs without inversion symmetry?"
14 July 2008 Falk Lederer
Universität Jena
"Shaping light in structured materials"
21 July 2008 Uri Banin
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Hybrid metal-semiconductor and semiconductor-semiconductor nanoparticles: From architecture to function"
28 July 2008 Kevin Bassler
University of Houston
"The evolution of networks of competing Boolean nodes"
04 August 2008

Andrea Cavalleri
University of Hamburg

"Stimulated cooperative dynamics in complex solids"
18 August 2008 Ulrich Weiss
University of Stuttgart
"Decoherence and relaxation of coupled qubits"
01 September 2008 Paul Chaikin
New York University
"Toward self-replication with colloids"
22 September 2008 Eberhard Bodenschatz
MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation
"Taming electrophysiological turbulence of the heart"
15 September 2008 Martin Maxey
Brown University, Providence (USA)
"Active particle suspensions: Inertial particles in turbulence to micro-swimmers"
06 October 2008 Fred MacKintosh
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
"Non-equilibrium mechanics and fluctuations in the cytoskeleton"
13 October 2008 Nigel E. Hussey
University of Bristol
"Anisotropic scattering and anomalous criticality in high temperature superconductors"
20 October 2008 Peter Wölfle
Universität Karlsruhe
"The Kondo effect: From magnetic alloys to nanoelectronics"
27 October 2008 Andreas Bausch
Technische Universität München
"Cytoskeletal mechanics: Structure and dynamics"
03 November 2008 Qian Niu
University of Texas
"Berry phase effects on spin and charge transport"
10 November 2008 Frédéric Mila
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
"Exploring the physics of lattice bosons with quantum magnets"
24 November 2008 John S Briggs
Universität Freiburg
"Max Born's legacy to quantum mechanics:
From entanglement to quantum gravity"
17 November 2008 Alois Loidl
Universität Augsburg
"Frustrated lattices in spinel compounds"
01 Dezember 2008 Martin Wolf
Freie Universität Berlin
"Ultrafast dynamics of correlated electron systems"
08 December 2008 Martin Holthaus
Universität Oldenburg
"Near-field scanning thermal microscopy"
15 December 2008 Nicolas Brunel
CNRS, Université Paris
"Optimizing information storage in neural circuits:
Consequences on the statistics of synaptic connectivity"
15 January 2007Manolis Antonoyiannakis
American Physical Society
"Peer Review at the journals of Physical Review & Letters"
12 February 2007 Stefan Blawid
Qimonda Dresden GmbH & Co.
"Lithography simulations: Enabling leading-edge manufacturing of integrated semiconductor circuits"
19 February 2007 Gregor Tanner
The University of Nottingham
"The three-body Coulomb problem: Two electron atoms and the quantum mechanics of three-body collisions and chaos"
26 February 2007 Wolfgang Belzig
Universität Konstanz
12 March 2007 Hans Kroha
Universität Bonn
"Transport theory of random laser"
26 March 2007 Mordechai Segev
Technion Haifa
"Linear and nonlinear waves in photonic lattices: From lattice solitons to photonic quasecrystals, conical diffraction, and Anderson localization"
02 April 2007 Miron Amusia
The Hebrew University Jerusalem
"Many-electron atoms as complex systems"
23 April 2007 Alexander Lichtenstein
Universität Hamburg
"Prospects of realistic ARPES theory for correlated systems"
14 May 2007Steven L. TomsovicMartin Gutzwiller Fellowship, Award Ceremony
"An irreversibility paradox in simple chaotic systems"
21 May 2007 Hiroshi Katayama-Yoshida
Osaka University
"Computational nano-materials design for semiconductor spintronics"
18 June 2007 Eytan Domany
Weizman Institute of Science, Rehovot
"Predicting outcome in cancer: Hope, hype, physics and ... biology"
25 June 2007 Patricio Leboeuf
Université Paris-Sud
"Interacting bosons in random media: Superfluidity versus Anderson localization"
02 July 2007 Lutz Schimanskyl-Geier
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
"Coupled noisy oscillators" "Coupled noisy oscillators"
23 July 2007 Nilanjana Datta
University of Cambridge
"Perfect transfer of quantum information"
30 July 2007 Andrey V Chubukov
The University of Wisconsin
"Non-analyticities in the thermodynamics of Fermi liquids"
20 August 2007 David Goldhaber-Gordon
Stanford University
"Designer Hamiltonians in the laboratory: Observation of many-body physics in a semiconductor nanostructure"
01 October 2007 Martin Heisenberg
Universität Würzburg
"Localized engrams and models of memories in flies"
29 October 2007 Andreas Buchleitner
"Open Systems (Dis-)Entanglement: What we know, and what we would like to know"
05 November 2007 Ken Ledingham
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
"A vision for laser induced particle acceleration and applications"
12 November 2007 Kazimierz Rzazewski
Polish Academy of Sciences and University Warsaw
"Bose statistics revisited"
19 November 2007 André D. Bandrauk
Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
"Attosecond molecular physics. The next frontier"
26 November 2007 Hanspeter Helm
Universität Freiburg
"Electric field effects in Rydberg states of triatomic hydrogen"
10 December 2007

Ray Goldstein
University of Cambridge

"Fluid dynamics and the evolution of biological complexity"
17 December 2007 Dirk Brockmann
MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation, Göttingen
"New perspectives on global human traffic, scaling laws and emergent geographic communities"
23 January 2006 William J. Firth
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
"Cavity Solitons: Creation, Control, Complexes"
13 February 2006 Zoltan Toroczkai
Los Alamos National Laboratory
"Conformation networks: An application to protein folding"
27 February 2006 Michael Ghil
ENS Paris and University of California, Los Angeles
"The Earth as a Complex System, and a Simple Way of looking at it"
20 March 2006

Alois Würger
CNRS - Université Bourdeaux

"Magnetic field dependence of ht dielectric function of glasses"
24 April 2006 Georgy Shlyapnikov
Université Paris-Sud
"Strongly interacting ultracold Fermi gases"
02 May 2006 Warren Pickett
University of California, Davis
"Strong coupling superconductivity: Paradigm shifts, alternative universes
22 May 2006 Richard Webb
University of South Carolina, USA
"Shot noise and decoherence in nanostructures"
29 May 2006 Pierre Meystre
University of Arizona, Tuscon
"Nonlinear optics of atoms and molecules"
12 June 2006Lawrence S. SchulmanMartin-Gutzwiller-Fellowship, Award Ceremony
"Imaging dynamics: Phase transition, clusters, and geometry from spectral analysis"
13 June 2006 Walter Hofstetter
Universität Frankfurt
"Strong correlations in ultracold atoms"
19 June 2006 Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan
Harvard University
"Mechanics and mobility"
26 June 2006 Roderich Moessner
CNRS and ENS Paris
"Frustration, liquidity and exotic order"
11 July 2006 Felix von Oppen
FU Berlin
"Molecular electronics - Technology or physics?"
17 July 2006 Peter Hänggi
Universität Augsburg
"The ring of Brownian motion for complexity: Past, presence and future"
24 July 2006 Luiz Davidovich
Rio de Janeiro
"Entanglement and decoherence"
31 July 2006 Joerg Schmiedmayer
Universität Heidelberg
"Interference and coherence in 1-d Bose-Einstein-Condensates"
14 August 2006 Leonid Glazman
University of Minnesota
"Inelastic electron scattering off magnetic impurities"
18 September 2006 Vladimir Falko
Lancaster University
"Introduction to the two dimensional electron physics of graphene (monolayers and bilayers of graphite)"
25 September 2006 Helmut Rauch
Atominstitut der Österreichischen Universitäten, Vienna
"Quantum phenomena observed by neutron interferometry"
02 October 2006 Klaus von Klitzing
MPI Stuttgart
"Quantum-Hall-Effect and Metrology"
09 October 2006 Guillaume Labeyrie
Institut Non Linéaire de Nice
Multiple scattering of light in cold atoms
23 October 2006 Pawel Horodecki
Gdansk University of Technology
"Quantum entanglement phenomenon and quantum communication"
06 November 2006 Jaroslav Fabian
Universität Regensburg
"Perspectives in spintronics"
13 November 2006 Frans A. Spaepen
Harvard University
"Colloidal Systems: 'Analog computers' for simulating the dynamics of crystals and glasses"
27 November 2006 Alexander Pukhov
Universität Düsseldorf
"Electron acceleration in the bubble regime"
04 December 2006 David M. Leitner
The University of Nevada
"Molecules through the mesoscope"
11 December 2006 Georg Maret
Universität Konstanz
"Anderson-localization of light"
18 December 2006 Han Woerdman
Leiden University
"Entangled photons"
12 January 2004 Jörg P. Kotthaus
LMU Müchen
"Juggling electrons in artificial potentials"
26 January 2004 Edouard Brézin
E.N.S. Paris
"Various uses of random matrices"
09 February 2004 H. G. Schuster
Universität Kiel
"Adaptation and control in competitive games"
23 February 2004 Mark Reed
Yale University
"A decade of molecular electron transport"
02 March 2004 Uzy Smilansky
Weizmann Institute Rehovot
"Computational Archeology"
05 April 2004 Christian Beck
University of London
"Superstatistics: Theory and Applications"
19 April 2004 Friedrich Wagner
MPI für Plasmaphysik Garching, Greifswald
"Progress in Fusion Research"
03 May 2004 Dan Kleppner
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
"Rydberg atom physics: The history of a subfield"
10 May 2004 Michel Brune
E.N.S. Paris
"Entanglement, quantum measurement and quantum information
with Rydberg atoms and cavities"
17 May 2004 Kurt Wiesenfeld
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
"Stochastic Resonance: Past progress and open questions"
24 May 2004 Roman Schnabel
Univ. Hannover, MPI für Gravitationsphysik Hannover
"Gravitational wave detectors: Today and in future"
01 June 2004 Jürgen Kurths
Universität Potsdam
"Synchronization phenomena in systems with complicated topology"
07 June 2004 Wolfgang Nolting
Humoldt-Universität zu Berlin
"Ferromagnetism: An indestructible hot topic"
08 June 2004 Ulrich Schollwoeck
RWTH Aachen
"Simulating the time-evolution of strongly correlated quantum systems"
14 June 2004 Boris Shklovskii
University of Minnesota
"Fractionalization induced charge inversion of DNA and gene therapy"
21 June 2004 Maya Paczuski
Imperial College London
"Scale-free magnetic networks: Empirical results and a self-organizing model of the coronal field"
05 July 2004 Peter Schuster
Universität Wien
"The indispensibility of neutrality in molecular evolution"
12 July 2004 Celso Grebogi
Universidade de Sao Paulo
"Fractal skeletons and the plankton paradox"
19 July 2004 Italo Guarneri
University Como, Italy
"New and old aspects of nonlinear dynamics unveiled by experiments of cold-atoms optics"
26 July 2004 Stefan Luding
TU Delft
"Statistical physics meets mechanics: Structures and pattern formation in granular systems"
02 August 2004 Wolfgang Lange
MPQ Garching
"Deterministically engineered single photons from a single ion"
23 August 2004 Eshel Ben-Jacob
Tel Aviv University
"Why bacteria go complex - Higher flexibility for better adaptability"
30 August 2004 Henning Samtleben
Universität Hamburg
"Masses and symmetries from extra dimensions"
27 September 2004 David Quéré
College de France, Paris
"Slippery textured surfaces"
04 October 2004 Fabio Marchesoni
University of Camerino, Italy
"Stochastic Resonance"
11 October 2004 G. V. Shlyapnikov
Université de Paris-Sud
"Dynamics of solitons in Bose-condensed gases"
18 October 2004 Immanuel Bloch
Universität Mainz
"Seeing the particles beneath the waves -
Beyond mean field physics with Bose-Einstein condensates in optical lattices"
25 October 2004 Daniel Esteve
SPEC CEA-Saclay, France
"Control and decoherence of a quantum bit circuit"
08 November 2004 Siegfried Grossmann
Universität Marburg
"Boundary layer physics"
15 November 2004 Alexander Holevo
Moscow University
"Classical and quantum information: Randomization and entanglement"
22 November 2004 Jochen Gemmer
Universität Osnabrück
"From quantum mechanics to thermodynamics?"
29 November 2004 Gerard Meijer
Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG, Berlin
"Manipulation of molecules with electric fields"
13 December 2004 Rüdiger Wehner
University Zürich
"Desert ant navigation: mini-brains - mega tasks - smart solution"


17 January 2005 Massimo Inguscio
University of Florence, Italy
"Quantum degenerate atomic gases in ordered and disordered potentials"
07 February 2005 Karl Leo
TU Dresden
"Organic semiconductors: Physics and device applications"
14 February 2005 Diederik S. Wiersma
LENS Florence, Italy
"Light in and from complex photonic materials"
21 February 2005 Hans J. Herrmann
Universität Stuttgart
28 February 2005 Volker Meden
Universität Göttingen
"Transport in quantum wires: Inhomogeneities, correlations, and future nano-electronics"
04 April 2005 Michael Norman
Argonne National Laboratory
"Pseudogaps, strange metals, and coherent superconductors: The view from ARPES"
11 April 2005 David Nelson
Harvard University
"DNA unzipping and motor proteins: Effect of the genetic code"
18 April 2005

Antonio Politi

Martin-Gutzwiller-Fellowship, Award Ceremony
"Dynamics of high-dimensional systems: from a microscopic to a macroscopic description"
25 April 2005 Ignacio Cirac
MPQ Garching
"Simulation of quantum many-body systems"
02 May 2005 Ennio Arimondo
Universitá di Pisa
"Experiments with Bose-Einstein condensates within optical lattices"
30 May 2005 Hans-Peter Herzel
HU Berlin
"Feedbacks, oscillations and synchronization in mammalian cells"
06 June 2005 Abraham Nitzan
Tel Aviv University
"Inelastic effects in electron tunneling"
13 June 2005 Eberhard Gross
FU Berlin
"Time-dependent density functional theory: Basic concepts and new developments"
20 June 2005 Alexander Borst
MPI of Neurobiology, Martinsried
"Adaptation without parameter change: Automatic gain control in Reichardt-type motion detectors"
27 June 2005 Alain Arneodo
ENS Lyon
"DNA in chromatin: What can we learn from a multi-scale wavelet analysis of DNA sequences"
04 July 2005 Alessandro de Moura
Universidade de Sao Paulo
"Tunneling and non-hyperbolicity in quantum dots"
11 July 2005 Leo van Hemmen
TU München
"Mechanosensory localization: What owls, frogs, and scorpions have in common"
25 July 2005 William G. Unruh
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
" Dumb Holes "
15 August 2005 Pierre Agostini
CEA Saclay, France
"High harmonics attosecond chirp"
05 September 2005 Robin Hudson
"Einstein's quantum, relativity and randomness: A centennial triple fugue"
19 September

Reinhard Werner
TU Braunschweig

"Einstein and quantum mechanics: Are wave functions of individual particles for real?"
26 September 2005 Maciej Lewenstein
"Quo vadis optica quantorum?"
17 October 2005 Dario Bressanini
Universitá dell'Insubria, Como
"The fascinating Helium Atom"
07 November 2005 Hendrik J. Monkhorst
University of Florida
"Chemistry, Physics and the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation"
28 November 2005 Angel Rubio
Universidad del Pais Vasco, San Sebastian/Donostia
"Response functions from a TDDFT-based formalism:
Applications to low dimensional structures"
19 Dezember 2005 William Bialek
Princeton University
"Maximum entropy models for biological networks"
07 January 2002 Shmuel Fishman
Israel Institute of Technology
"Relaxation and diffusion in chaotic systems"
14 January 2002Lorenz S. Cederbaum
Universität Heidelberg
"Intermolecular Coulombic decay in clusters and weakly bound systems"
21 January 2002 Jürgen Kuebler
TU Darmstadt
"Magnetism of metals: a density functional view"
28 January 2002 Christof Wunderlich
Universität, Hamburg
"Thermally activated escape and stochastic resonance with individual atoms"
04 February 2002 Rüdiger Kniep
"Complexity in Chemistry: A + B = AB"
18 February 2002 Kai Nagel
ETH Zürich
"Breakdown and recovery in traffic flow models"
25 February 2002 Andreas Schadschneider
Universität zu Köln
"Cellular automaton approach to pedestrian dynamics"
04 March 2002 James A. Warren
NIST, Gaithers Burg, MD
"Phase field modeling of crystal growth, grain boundaries and electrodeposition: A unified approach"
08 April 2002 Jonathon Howard
MPI CBG Dresden
"Microtubules, Motors and Mechanoreceptors"
15 April 2002 Alfredo Ozorio d' Almeida
Martin-Gutzwiller-Fellowship, Award Ceremony
"The birth of 'Semiclassics': A personal view of the Gutzwiller Trace Formula"
22 April 2002 Arkady Pikovsky
Universität Potsdam
29 April 2002 Johannes Voit
Dt. Sparkassen- und Giroverband
"From Brownian motion to operational risk: Physics and financial markets"
13 May 2002 Giulio Casati
Univ. Como
"Efficient quantum computing of complex dynamcis"
27 May 2002 R. Luest
Dt. Klimarechenzentrum Hamburg
"From the bottom of the sea, down to earth into space"
03 June 2002 Antti-Pekka Jauho
Micro- and Nanotechnology Research Center, Lyngby, Denmark
"Mesoscopic Coulomb drag"
10 June 2002 Robert Brooks
Technion Haifa
"Spectral properties of Riemann surfaces"
17 June 2002 Louis Kauffman
University of Illinois, Chicago
"Knots and Physics"
24 June 2002 Isabel Darcy
University of Texas
"Tied in Knots: Applications of knot theory to the study of protein mechanism"
01 July 2002 Sergey Novikov
Landau Institute Moscow and University of Maryland
"Topological phenomena in normal metals"
15 July 2002 Jörg Bilgram
ETH Zürich
"Solidification far from equilibrium - Morphologies of xenon crystals
22 July 2002 Alexander Grosberg
University of Minnesota
"Physics of charge inversion in chemical and biological systems"
05 August 2002 Pierre Gaspard
Universite Libre de Bruxelles
"Microscopic chaos and transport phenomena"
12 August 2002 Nicolai Chernov
University of Alabama
"Dynamics of a massive piston in an ideal gas"
19 August 2002 Denis J. Evans
Australian National University
"The fluctuation theorem"
26 August 2002 Michael Menzinger
University of Toronto
"Reactive Flows in Toronto"
23 September 2002 Patrick Tabling
ENS Paris
"Some physical and dynamical aspects in microfluid systems"
30 September 2002 Manuel A. Fortes
Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa
"Solid and liquid foams: Concepts and rheological properties"
07 October 2002Richard Gill
University Utrecht
"Passion at a distance of 30 sigma?"
14 October 2002Bernhard Kramer
University Hamburg
"Scaling at the Anderson transition"
21 October 20002Eric Clément
Université Paris IV
"Fragility of granular matter: An experimentalist's point of view"
28 October 2002 Michael E. Fisher
University of Maryland
"The SAGA of COULOMBIC CRITICALITY: From Debye and Hückel to Ginzburg and beyond"
04 November 2002Hermann Grabert
Universität Freiburg
"Electron-electron interactions in mesoscopic wires"
11 November 2002Eric J. Heller
"From quantum corrals to concert halls: Waves in confined spaces"
18 November 2002Ramamurti Shankar
Yale University
"Renormalization group for interacting fermions - a pedagogical introduction"
25 November 2002 Beate Schmittmann
Virginia Tech
"Driven diffusive systems: Surprises far from thermal equilibrium"
02 December 2002 Clemens Bechinger
Universität Konstanz
Colloidal suspensions as analog computers for complex tasks"
09 December 2002 T.W. Haensch
MPQ Garching
"Precision spectroscopy with ultra-short pulses"


13 January 2003 Philippe Blanchard
Universität Bielefeld
"Complex random network: The origin of scale-free graphs, percolation, epidemic thresholds and all that"
20 January 2003 Oriol Bohigas
LPTMS, Orsay
"Quantum chaos: From the atomic nucleus to the Riemann zeta function"
27 January 2003 Nimrod Moiseyev
Technion Haifa
"NON HERMITIAN QUANTUM MECHANICS: Theory and applications to problems that hard/impossible to solve by the conventional QM"
03 February 2003 Ingolf Volker Hertel
Max-Born-Institut Berlin
"Ultrafast dynamics and H-transfer in clusters and biologically relevant molecules"
10 February 2003 Bruno Eckhardt
University Marburg
"Chaotic mixing"
17 February 2003 Ernst H. Brandt
MPI for Metals Research Stuttgart
"Statics and dynamics of the vortex lattice in high-Tc superconductors"
24 February 2003 Philipp Gegenwart
CPfS Dresden
"Quantum criticality in heavy Fermon systems"
17 March 2003 T. Maurice Rice
ETH Zürich
"The diversity of electronic states in solids - A challenge for renormalization group methods"
07 April 2003 Michael F. Crommie
University of California at Berkeley
"STM studies of surface Kondo impurities and clusters"
14 April 2003 Matthias Steinmetz
Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (AIP)
"Structure formation in a preposterous universe"
28 April 2003 Hans Briegel
LMU München
"Multi-particle entanglement: Concepts and applications"
12 May 2003 Marek Ploscajczek
"Description of the structure of weakly bound/unbound correlated quantum systems"
19 May 2003 Werner Hanke
Universität Würzburg
"Where are we at in the microscopic theory of high-Tc superconductivity?"
26 May 2003 Raymond Kapral
University Toronto
Martin-Gutzwiller-Fellowship, Award Ceremony
"Knotty problems in nonlinear dynamics"
02 June 2003 Julius Wess
LMU Müchen
"Field theory and quantum mechanics on deformed spaces"
10 June 2003 A. K. Wroblewski
Warsaw University
"Sense and nonsense in bibliometrics"
16 June 2003 D. D. Osheroff
Stanford University
"The importance of interactions between TS in glassy materials at low temperatures:
A historical perspective"
23 June 2003 Daniel Robert
University of Bristol
"The ears of insects: Microscale sensors and auditory nanomechanics"
30 June 2003 Andreas Schäfer
Universität Regensburg
"Quantum chromodynamics and random matrix theory"
07 July 2003 Frank Cichos
TU Chemnitz
"Diffusion in nanostructures"
17 July 2003 Ian Affleck
Boston University
"Conductance of Luttinger liquid y-junctions"
21 July 2003 Ralf Metzler
NORDITA Copenhagen
"Topology matters: Some aspects of DNA physics"
04 August 2003 Piet Brouwer
Cornell University Ithaka, USA
"Quantum pumps for charge and spin"
18 August 2003 Klaus Dietz
"Quantum dynamics in open systems"
25 August 2003

Yannis Kevrekidis
Princeton University

"Initializing at will: Equation-free modeling and experimentation"
06 October 2003 Claude Godreche
CEA Saclay
"Nonequilibrium dynamics of ferromagnetic spin systems"
20 October 2003 A. J. Hudspeth
The Rockefeller University, New York
"Making an effort to listen: Mechanical amplification by novel molecular motors in the ear"
27 October 2003 Rainer Blatt
Universität Innsbruck
"Quantum computer - dream and realization"
03 November 2003 Gerard t'Hooft
Utrecht University
"Quantum Mechanics at the Black Hole Horizon"
10 November 2003 Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
Universität Marburg
"Transmission studies in open microwave billiards"
17 November 2003 Gerhard Birkl
Universität Hannover
"Atomic quantum systems in optical mircro-structures"
24 November 2003 Heiner Igel
LMU München
"Computational wave propagation in seismology"
01 December 2003 Gerd Leuchs
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
"Quantum properties of optical fiber solitons"
08 December 2003 Wolfgang Zinth
LMU München
"Photosynthesis - ultrafast reactions for highly efficient energy conversion"
15 December 2003 Michael Hortmann
Universität Bremen
"Cryptography and quantum mechanics"
23  March 2000Todd Ditmire
"Studies of intense laser driven Coulomb explosions in large clusters and applications to deuterium nuclear fusion"
17 April 2000 Berthold-Georg Englert
Universitaet Ulm und MPQ Garching:
"Quantitative Wave-Particle-Dualism"
08 May 2000 I. Mertig
"Tunneling magneto-resistance: a new phenomenon?"
15 May 2000 P. Grassberger
"Why it helps to be biased and opportunistic when doing simulations"
22 May 2000 Eric Heller
Harvard University
"Putting Quantum Phase Space to Work: From Chaos to Chemistry"
29 May 2000 Celada
"Modelling the immune system and why"
05 June 2000 Wilhelm Zwerger
LMU München
"Topological effects and universal force oscillations in nanocohesion"
19 June 2000 M. Wilkens
University Potsdam
"Quantum Games"
03 July 2000 R. N. Mantegna
"Physics of Stock Markets"
10 July 2000 Achim Wixforth
Center for NanoScience, LMU Muenchen
"Nano-Quakes on a Chip: Surface acoustic waves in semiconductor physics"
17 July 2000 Ken Taylor
"Laser-driven 3-body Coulomb dynamics in atoms and molecules''
24 July 2000 H. Weidenmüller ''Recent Developments in Random Matrix Theory''
31 July 2000 Detlef Duerr
Universitaet Muenchen
''Bohmian Mechanics-Foundation of Quantum Mechanics''
11 September 2000 Dominique Delande
"Beyond Periodic Orbit Theory and Random Matrix Theory in Atomic Physics''
18 September 2000 Guenter Radons
TU Chemnitz
''Theoretical Physics meets Engineering: Nonlinear Dynamics of Waterjet Cutting''
25 September 2000 Gerd Schoen
Universitaet Karlsruhe
''Josephson Qubits und der Quantenmessprozess''
30 October 2000

Herbert Levine
University San Diego

''The Dictostelium Amoeba: A motion-dominated lifecycle''
06 November 2000 Michael Schreiber
TU Chemmitz
''Correlated Electrons in the Quantum Coulomb Glass and in Parabolic Quantum Dots''
13 November 2000 D. Vollhardt
Univ. Augsburg
''Strongly Correlated Electron Systems: Problems, Progress and Perspectives''
20 November 2000 Peter Lambropoulos
University of Crete
''Two- and Three-Electron Atoms Driven by Laser Fields''
27 November 2000 Hans Herrmann
Univ. Stuttgart
''The form of dunes''
05 December 2000 Seth Putterman
University of California
11 December 2000 Joachim Hilgert
TU Clausthal
''Introduction to the Mathematical Problems of Quantum Chaos''
18 December 2000 Werner Ebeling
Humboldt-Universität Berlin
''Complex Dynamics of Active Brownian Particles''


08 January 2001 Werner Pesch
Universität Bayreuth
''Spirals and Spiral Defect Chaos in Rayleigh-Benard Convection''
15 January 2001 Nicolas Agrait
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
"Atomic Contacts and Atomic Chains"

22 January 2001

Michael Thoss
TU München
"Semiclassical Description of Molecular Dynamics"
29 January 2001 Dirk Helbing
TU Dresden/Traffic Sciences
"Traffic and Other Self-Driven Many-Particle Systems"
05 February 2001 Mathias Bode
University  Münster and Cortologic AG Berlin
"Binocular Rivalry: On the Modelling of Decision Processes in the Visual Cortex"
12 February 2001 Herbert Wagner
LMU München
"Morphology of Large-Scale Structures in the Universe"
19 February 2001 Oliver Benson
Universität Konstanz
"Novel Light Sources from Nanoparticles coupled to Microcavities: Quantum Optics on a Nanometer Scale"
26 February 2001 Stephan Diekmann
Universität Jena
"Electrons in Biology - Structure and Function of Oxydoreductases"
12 March 2001 David Sherrington
University Oxford
"Magnets, microchips, memories and markets: statistical physics of complex systems"
19 March 2001 Martin Riedmiller
Universität Karlsruhe
"Reinforcement Learning in Cooperative Multi Agent Systems"
02 April 2001Richard Prange
Martin-Gutzwiller-Fellowship, Award Ceremony
"Special Eigenstates in Quantum Chaos"
09 April 2001 Gert-Ludwig Ingold
Universität Augsburg
"Josephson Effect and Phase Fluctuations"
23 April 2001 L. Schimansky-Geier
Humboldt-Universität Berlin
"Noise in excitable systems"
30 April 2001 Hans De Raedt
Universität Groningen
"If we would have a quantum computer what can we do with it?"
07 May 2001 Konstantin Efetov
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
"Quantum Interference and Coulomb Interaction in Arrays of Tunnel Junctions"
14 May 2001 Kurt Binder
Universität Mainz
"Monte Carlo Simulations of Surface - Induced Order and Disorder"
21 May 2001 Gustav Gerber
Universität Würzburg
"Optimal Control of Quantum Dynamics by Adaptive Femtosecond Pulse Shaping"
28 May 2001 A. J. Leggett
University of Illinois
"Superfluidity, phase coherence and the new Bose-condensed alkali gases"
11 June 2001 Carl Dettmann
University of Bristol
"Perturbation theories of stochastic chaos"
18 June 2001 Gero Vogl
Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin
"Quantum interferences and atomic jumps in solids"
25 June 2001 Peter Hänggi
Universität Augsburg
"Brownian Motors"
02 July 2001 Peter M. Koch
State University of New York
"Phase Control of Atomic Dynamics in Strong, Bichromatic Fields"
09 July 2001 Rudolf Friedrich
Universität Stuttgart
"Analysis of Stochastic Systems with Applications in Turbulence, Traffic and Medicine"
16 July 2001 Herbert Walther
MPQ Garching
"Quantum Phenomena of Single Atoms"
30 July 2001 Roman Kotecky
Universität Prag
"Mathematics of phase transitions: from finite size effects to zeros of partition function"
31 July 2001 Sergey Ganichev
Universität Regensburg
"Conversion of spin into directed electric current in quantum wells"
17 September 2001 Annette Zippelius
Universität Göttingen
"Critical Dynamics of Gelation"
08 October 2001 Turgay Uzer
"Rydberg Electron Dynamics in Many (>2) Degrees-of-Freedom"
15 October 2001 Kestutis Pyragas
Semiconductor Physics Institute Vilnius, Lithuania
"Control of chaos via an unstable delayed feedback controller"
22 October 2001 Jean Dalibard
Laboratoire Kastler Brossel Paris
"Bose-Einstein Condensates: Quantum Coherence and Superfluidity"
29 October 2001

Gregor Hackenbroich
Universität Essen

"Random light: From localization to random lasers"
05 November 2001 Leonid P. Shilnikov
Novgorod University
"Basic bifurcations of dynamical systems"
12 November 2001 Siegfried Hess
TU Berlin
"Flow properties of complex fluids"
19 November 2001 R. Sauerbrey
Universität Jena
"Interaction of intense laser radiation with matter"
26 November 2001 Uzy Smilansky
Weizmann Institut
"Counting Nodal Domains - from Chladni to Quantum Chaos"
03 December 2001 Eckehard Schöll
TU Berlin
"Transport in nanostructures - a paradigm for complex nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation"