Interested ? Questions ?

For inquires and questions please contact Prof. Dr. Jan M Rost (rost(at),
Prof. Dr. Ulf Saalmann (us(at) or
Dr. Alexander Eisfeld (eisfeld(at)

Master- and PhD Theses

We always have projects available - please contact us!


Joining us for a postdoc is possible at any time. Postdoctoral positions are awarded on a competitive basis through the guest program of our institute. Additional offers below.

Postdoc for Machine Learning in Physics

In the department Finite Systems at the MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, a postdoc position is available within the BiGData network of the Max Planck Society.
Research will focus on introducing and applying machine learning concepts to light-matter interaction. We aim at exploring the possibility to gain insight into physical processes beyond the algorithmic prediction of observables. Please feel free to contact Prof. Rost for further details.
The successful candidate has a very good PhD in a theoretical field related to machine learning or light-matter interaction.
An application by email will consist of (i) a letter explaining the relevant knowledge and skills that the candidate would bring to research in the target area as well as the training they seek to obtain from the position, (ii) a research statement, (iii) a CV with links to publications, and (iv) the names and email addresses of 2 referees who may be contacted.
The full-time positions is available immediately and is initially funded for two years on the level of TVöD13.
Screening will begin June 1st, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of female scientists and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. In case of equal qualification, handicapped persons will be given preference.

Do not hesitate to contact us should you have further questions:

Prof. Dr. J.M. Rost
Tel: +49 (0)351 871 2204
E-mail: rost(at)

PhD positions: Interacting Rydberg atoms

We are seeking two PhD candidates to work on "Interacting Rydberg atoms interfaced (Coherence and Entanglement)". The goal of this theoretical project, which is part of the DFG Priority Program 'Giant Interactions in Rydberg Systems (GiRyd)', is to establish ultracold Rydberg units as a model platform for the systematic study of the evolution of coherence and entanglement properties of a well defined correlated quantum system interfaced with a complex many-body quantum system. Beside the two PhD candidates, one postdoc and two experienced supervisors (Drs Eisfeld and Rost) will be part of the team.
Participation in the International Max Planck Research School on Dynamics of Atoms, Molecules and Solids will be offered.
Please send your application (CV, 2 letters of reference and a short description of your research experience) electronically to Professor JM Rost (rost (at) Positions are available immediately but the search will continue until the positions are filled.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have further questions:

Prof. Dr. J.M. Rost
Tel: +49 (0)351 871 2204
E-mail: rost(at)

Dr. A. Eisfeld
Tel: +49 (0)351 871 2206
E-mail: eisfeld(at)