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Online Seminar

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 3:30 pm
(via Zoom)

Speaker: Kathrin Padberg-Gehle, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Talk: Transport and Mixing in Geophysical Flows

Speaker: Franziska Hübner, Technische Universität Dresden
Talk: Chaotic Transport by a Turnstile Mechanism in 4D Symplectic Maps


Online Journal Club

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 11:00 am
(via Zoom)

Speaker: Robin Schäfer, MPI-PKS
Talk: The Spin One-Half Kagome Antiferromagnet



Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 3:30 pm

Speaker: Manfred Lein, Leibniz Universität Hannover
Talk: tba

Speaker: Soumi Dutta, MPI-PKS
Talk: tba


Careers Talk

CANCELED - Will be rescheduled

Speaker: Janik Kailasvuori, FSE Portfolio Management GmbH, Scherbeck Energy Group
Talk: Ups and Downs of a Career Change from Theoretical Physics to Portfolio Management Systems in the Energy Sector


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We are now accepting applications to the PhD program of the IMPRS. The application deadline is October 31, 2020.


IMPRS student Michael Werther who was recently awarded his doctoral degree summa cum laude also had his paper Apoptosis of moving nonorthogonal basis functions in many-particle quantum dynamics accepted by Physical Review B. This paper highlights a recent breakthrough in the form of a computational method that resolves the longstanding linear dependency problem in using non-orthogonal Gaussian basis functions to solve the time-dependent Schrödinger equation for many-body systems. Congratulations to him for both achievements!

Congratulations to IMPRS students Michael Werther, Santanu Dey, Piotr Witkowski, and Jan Chalabala on successfully defending their PhD theses in 2020.

Welcome to the website of the International Max Planck Research School for "Many-Particle Systems in Structured Environments", a graduate school funded by the Max Planck Society.

The school is a collaboration between several partner institutions in Dresden, Prague and Wroclaw offering PhD studentships in a variety of fields in atomic, molecular and laser physics, condensed matter physics and chemistry - primarily in theoretical and computational research - tied together by the common theme of understanding many-body systems with strong interactions. Applications, which are received biannually, are open to talented and motivated students regardless of nationality.

On these pages you may find further information about the PhD projects we offer, the investigators affiliated with the school and the varied opportunities made available to our students over the course of the PhD programme.