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 2022 is now open !

This application call will close on 01 December 2021. You can find more information about the application procedure here.


Join the Graduate Center as PhD student

September 15, 2021

The current MPGC-QM application window is OPEN!

Ionitronic manipulation of Racetrack memory devices

September 08, 2021

Racetrack memory devices are novel spintronic memory-storage devices that have been demonstrated to have highly attractive properties, including high ...

Optical conductivity and superconductivity in highly overdoped La2‑xCaxCuO4 thin films

September 01, 2021

Thin-film technology enables synthesis of superconducting material that is unstable in bulk form

Three new Max Planck Graduate Center Fellows elected

August 31, 2021

We are very happy to announce that our Max Planck Graduate Center for Quantum Materials grew by another three members.

Hidden Charge Order in an Iron Oxide Square-Lattice Compound

August 30, 2021

Advanced scattering methods enable solution of fifty-year-old conundrum

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