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.


James McIver accepts assistant professor position at Columbia University

May 26, 2021

James McIver, the leader of the Non-Equilibrium Transport in Quantum Materials group, has accepted an assistant professor position with the Physics ...

Non-unitary Quantum Materials

April 09, 2021

Novel functions from the edge of the quantum world

Spin trumps pseudospin in a Dirac antiperovskite

April 08, 2021

Measurements of weak antilocalization in Sr3SnO reveal a "hidden" spin-momentum entanglement.

Giant orbital diamagnetism of three-dimensional Dirac electrons in Sr3PbO antiperovskite

April 01, 2021

Orbiting of Dirac electrons gives rise to a giant diamagnetism

Events - Lectures

Group Theory (IMPRS UFAST focus course)

Aug 24, 2021 10:00 - Sep 3, 2021 12:00

Introduction to the Octopus code – Basics (IMPRS UFAST focus course)

Sep 6, 2021 09:00 - Sep 10, 2021 17:00
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