New research group 'Ultrafast laser-matter interaction'
The new group is headed by Dr. Alexandra Landsman and studies the creation of ultrafast flashes of light and the interaction of this ultrafast light with matter using a variety of numerical and analytic methods, ranging from the solution of the Schrodinger equation to semi-classical approaches to techniques from nonlinear dynamical systems.
New research group 'Quantum Matter – Transport and Dynamics'
The new research group is headed by Dr. Jens Bardarson and studies quantum matter, condensed matter which properties are dominated by quantum effect, with focus ranging from fundamental theory to direct comparison and collaboration with
experimental groups, in particular in Dresden.
New research group 'Self-Organization of Biological Structures'
The junior research group headed by Dr. Jan Brugués is affiliated with both our institute and the MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics. It is focused on understanding how the large-scale patterns and behaviors of biological structures emerge from the collective behaviors of molecules.
The junior research group headed by Dr. Alexander Eisfeld investigates the emergence of collective effects in assemblies of atoms or molecules, with a particular focus on the coupling between electronic and nuclear degrees of freedom.
New research group 'Computational Biology and Evolutionary Genomics'
The joint junior research group between our institute and the MPI of Molecular Cellbiology and Genetics is headed by Dr. Michael
Hiller and uses computational approaches to link phenotypic differences between species to differences in their genomes, which is key to understand how nature’s phenotypic diversity evolved.
New research group 'Topology and Correlations in Condensed Matter'
The research group is headed by Dr. Frank Pollmann and focuses on the study of topological phases of matter, the dynamics in disordered systems, and the applications of quantum information concepts to quantum many-body systems.