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.

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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 2024 is now closed!

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The European Research Council (ERC) is funding three MPGC PIs, Laura Classen, Claire Donnelly, and Niels Schröter with one of the highest recognitions ...

MPSD research group leader James McIver, who is also an Assistant Professor of Physics at Columbia University in New York, has been awarded the ...

Uri Vool was awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). He is an independent group leader at the MPI CPfS, and will use the ...

A team of researchers from MPI for Chemical Physics of Solids and the MPI for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in collaboration with researchers ...

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Aplications 2023/2024
The registration for the autumn term 2024 is now closed!
Five MPGC-QM scientists are among the top 1% of the world's most cited in 2023
Five MPGC-QM scientists are among the top 1% of the world's most cited scientists in the Web of Science in 2023
Prof. Dr. Stuart Parkin recognized as Clarivate Citation Laureate
Stuart Parkin is one of three in the physics category in the annual List of Researchers of Nobel Class.
Highest European recognition for early career researchers awarded to three MPGC PIs
The European Research Council (ERC) is funding three MPGC PIs, Laura Classen, Claire Donnelly, and Niels Schröter with one of the highest recognitions for early career researchers in Europe
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Prof. Claudia Felser, MPI CPfS Dresden is one of the awardees for 2023 EPS Europhysics Prize
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