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 open now!

Next application call started on 01 September 2020 and will be open till 31 October 2020. You can find more information about the application procedure here.

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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 ...

Join the Graduate Center as PhD student

September 01, 2020

The new MPGC-QM Open Call is open !

Gunda Kipp receives award for best thesis

July 20, 2020

Gunda Kipp from the Non-Equilibrium Transport in Quantum Materials Group at the MPSD and member of the Max Planck Graduate Center for ...

Topological control by tuning structural chirality

July 16, 2020

Chiral crystals that have a distinct handedness have recently emerged as one of  the most exciting new classes of topological materials ...

Cherned up to the maximum

July 10, 2020

In topological materials, electrons can display behaviour that is fundamentally different from that in ‘conventional’ matter, and the ...

Mapping sugar

July 06, 2020

There is a new perspective on sugar. A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and the Max Planck ...

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