Seminar programme Jan. 2017 -

Usually a Wednesday at 4:30 pm and roughly monthly intervals at MPI-PKS (Nöthnitzer Str. 38).

A pre-talk (20+5min) given by an IMPRS student, followed by an invited talk (40+5min) given by an external speaker.


February 21

Martina Rubešová (UCT, Prague)

Photoemission Emission Spectroscopy in Disordered Systems: A Chemist's Approach

Stephan Kümmel (U Bayreuth)

Light harvesting systems and the many-body problem: Insights from first-principles theory

December 13

Talia Lezama (MPI PKS)

Steady-state limit of the one-particle density matrix occupation spectrum of many-body localized states after a global quench

David Luitz (TU Munich)

Many-body localization and thermalization in isolated quantum systems
November 23

Mehrdad Baghery (MPI PKS)

Optimization of complex systems using gaussian processes

Manuel Gomez Rodriguez (Kaiserslautern)

On information reliability, source trustworthiness and fake news

November 2

Francesco Alaimo (TU Dresden)

Curvature controlled defect dynamics in topological active nematics

Amin Doostmohammadi (University of Oxford)

Active nematics in biology



Tobias Fiedlschuster (TU Dresden)

Surface hopping in laser-driven molecular dynamics

Hardy Gross (MPI Halle)

Potential energy surfaces and the molecular Berry phase beyond the Born-Oppenheimer approximation



Matthias Wagner (TU Dresden)

Approximation of dynamically relevant structures in a set-oriented framework

Peter Koltai (FU Berlin)

Transition manifolds of complex metastable systems: theory and data driven computation of effective dynamics

06 July


Emmanouil Xypakis (MPI PKS)

Effect of disorder geometry on transport properties of three dimensional topological nanowires

Roni Ilan (Tel Aviv University)

Helical, chiral, and neutral: Fermion twists at the surface of topological insulators

31 May

F Rodriguez Hernandez (TUD)

Theoretical description of water splitting on TiO2 and combined Mo2C-graphene based materials

F Keil (Hamburg University of Technology)

Multiscale modelling of reaction, absorption and diffusion in zeolites

19 April

R Hartmann (TUD)

Non-perturbative open quantum system dynamics with sub-ohmic environments -- the hierarchy of pure states (HOPS) approach

M Thorwart (Hamburg)

Quantum coherence in the dynamics
of biomolecular excitons - revisited

16 March

K Patucha (ILTSR)

Strongly interacting bosons in optical lattices in synthetic magnetic fields

A Eckardt (MPI-PKS)

Floquet engineering of atomic quantum gases in optical lattices

4 Jan

K van Kruining (MPI-PKS)

Electron vortex beams in a magnetic field

M Dennis (Univ. Bristol)

Swings and roundabouts: operators and rays for structured Gaussian beams