Quantum Materials

The term “quantum materials” refers to a rapidly evolving research frontier that aims to understand, control, and ultimately design materials in which quantum physics enables novel functionalities. Recent developments include the discovery of novel phenomena resulting from the topology of the electron wavefunction in solids, the dynamical control of many-electron states (such as superconductivity) by coherent light fields, and the synthesis of heterostructures and devices comprising atomically sharp interfaces of quantum materials exhibiting diverse electronic ground states.

Join the Graduate Center!

In order to maintain the leading role of the Max Planck Society in the field of quantum materials, we are looking for students in relevant research fields such as physics, chemistry and material sciences. Applicants should have an excellent Bachelor or Master degree in one of these fields. Students in our Graduate Center will pursue research projects that push the frontiers of the field of quantum materials and will benefit from close collaboration with world-leading experts at all participating institutions.

Application call for the autumn term 2021 is closed!

Next application call will start on 01 September 2021. You can find more information about the application procedure here.

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Selective Orbital Imaging of Excited States with X-Ray Spectroscopy: The Example of α-MnS

January 13, 2021

A team lead by scientists from the MPI CPfS developed a novel experimental method that provides direct images of excited states in a ...

Cheering up a frustrated quantum system

September 24, 2020

One of the holy-grail questions in condensed matter physics is how superconductivity — the property of many electrons to go into a ...

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