Seminar held at MPI-PKS (Nöthnitzer Str. 38).

A talk (20+10min) given by an IMPRS student and an invited talk (45+15min) given by an external speaker.


Aidan Wastiaux (MPI-PKS)

Topological and Transport Properties of Spin–Orbit Coupled Josephson Junctions

Jelena Klinovaja (University of Basel)

Majorana vs. Andreev bound states


Peng Rao (MPI-PKS)

Spin-anyon duality and Z2 topologically ordered states

Sergej Morosz (University of Karlstad)

Ising gauge theory coupled to  quantum matter: exotic phase transition and SPT order


Mohammad Reza Eidi (MPI-PKS)

Basis sets for light-matter interaction: from static coherent states to moving Gaussians

Dmitry Shalashilin (University of Leeds)

An Overview of Trajectory guided Coherent State Basis sets Methods of Quantum Dynamics with Examples of Applications in Photochemistry and in Physics


Sebastián Felipe Mantilla Serrano (MPI-PKS)

Bosonization of particle-hole excitations in 2D Dirac fermions

Marco Polini (University of Pisa)

Manifestations of electron-electron interactions in single-layer graphene (virtual)


Robin Schäfer (MPI-PKS)

The Quantum pyrochlore S=1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet at finite and zero temperature

Elsa Lhotel (CNRS - Institut Néel)

Magnetic frustration in pyrochlore oxide compounds


Tomáš Martinek (IOCB Prague)

Solvated electrons in liquid ammonia: From blue electrolyte to bronze metal

Ruth Signorell (ETH Zurich)

Optical confinement effects in aerosol droplets: Electron scattering, hydrated electrons and in-particle photochemistry


Luis Andrés Colmenarez Gomez (MPI-PKS)

Sub Diffusion in Random Regular Graphs

Fabien Alet (CNRS)

Many-Body Localization: An Introduction and Some Open Questions


Alvaro Gaspar Rodriguez Mendez (TU Dresden)

Electronic and Thermal Transport in Phosphorene Grain Boundaries

Alessandro Pecchia (CNR)

Thermal Transport in Two-Dimensional Materials


Štěpán Sršeň (UCT Prague)

Data Science Approach to Electronic Spectroscopy

Alexandre Tkatchenko (Universié du Luxembourg)

On Electrons and Machine Learning Force Fields

2021-Aug-25 (online)

Martina Vlaho (TU Berlin)

Non-Equilibrium Mode Competition and Controlled Two-Mode Emission in a Dye-Filled Photonic Cavity

Dario Poletti (Singapore University of Technology and Design)

Perfect and Giant Rectification in Strongly Interacting Spin Chains

2021-Jul-21 (online)

Antonis Raptakis (TU Dresden)

Towards Computational Modeling of 2D Covalent Organic Frameworks

Artur Ciesielski (Université de Strasbourg)

An Introduction to Covalent Organic Frameworks: Preparation, Functionalization and Applications

2021-Jul-07 (online)

Sreeja Loho Choudhury (TU Dresden)

Quantum Approach to the Thermalization of the Toppling Pencil Interacting with a Finite Bath

Thomas Dittrich (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)

Quantum Chaos and Quantum Measurement in a Unitary Setting

2021-Jun-02 (online)

Oles Matsyshyn (MPI-PKS)

Berry Curvature and Nonlinear Optical and Transport Effects in Solids

Raffaele Resta (IOM-CNR & Donostia International Physics Center)

Fundamentals of DC Conductivity: Longitudinal and Transverse, Linear and Nonlinear

2021-May-12 (online)

Renato Miguel Alves Dantas (MPI-PKS)

Non-Abelian Anomalies in Multi-Weyl Semimetals

Karl Landsteiner (CSIC)

Quantum Anomalies (in) Matter

2021-Mar-24 (online)

Jakub Med (UCT Prague)

The Birth and Life of Hydrated Electron: Molecular Clusters

Hans Jakob Wörner (ETH Zurich)

Attosecond Photoemission Dynamics from Molecules, Clusters and Liquids

2021-Mar-10 (online)

Markus Firmbach (TU Dresden)

Chaotic Transport and Partial Barriers in 4D Symplectic Maps

Srihari Keshavamurthy (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)

Surfing the Arnold Web: Dynamical Traps and Tunnelling in Multidimensional Phase Spaces

2021-Feb-17 (online)

Srivatsa Nagara Srinivasa Prasanna (MPI-PKS)

Escaping Many-Body Localization in a Single Eigenstate via an Emergent Symmetry

Maksym Serbyn (Institute of Science and Technology Austria)

Ergodicity Breaking in Quantum Matter: From Many-Body Localization to Quantum Many-Body Scars

2021-Jan-27 (online)

Soumi Dutta (MPI-PKS)

Electron Dynamics Applied to an Attoclock Setup

Manfred Lein (Leibniz Universität Hannover)

Attosecond-Scale Probing of Strong-Field Ionization


András Szabó (MPI-PKS)

Universality at Dirty Quantum Critical Point in Higher-Order Dirac Semimetal

Tomi Ohtsuki (Sophia University)

Three Dimensional Disordered Weyl and Dirac Systems: Phase Diagrams and Scaling Behaviors


Valentin Link (TU Dresden)

Dynamical Phase Transitions in Dissipative Quantum Dynamics with Quantum Optical Realization

Duncan O'Dell (McMaster University)

Caustics in the Dynamics of Quantum Many-Particle Systems


Franziska Hübner (TU Dresden)

Chaotic Transport by a Turnstile Mechanism in 4D Symplectic Maps

Kathrin Padberg-Gehle (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)

Transport and Mixing in Geophysical Flows

2020-Apr-22 (online)

Botao Wang (MPI-PKS)

Spatial and Temporal Tailoring of Artificial Gauge Potentials in Optical Lattices

Christof Weitenberg (University of Hamburg)

Topological Effects in Floquet-Engineered Ultracold Matter


Vladimir Palivec (IOCB Prague)

Obtaining 3D Atomistic Structure of Saccharides from Raman/ROA/NMR Spectroscopic Techniques

Christian Johannessen (University of Antwerp)

Raman Optical Activity as a Tool for Structural Elucidation of Carbohydrates


Santanu Dey (TU Dresden)

Quenched Disorder in Two-dimensional Frustrated Magnets

Johannes Knolle (TU Munich)

Disorder Effects in Kitaev Spin Liquids


Jakub Krawczyk (ILTSR Wroclaw)

Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of the Falicov-Kimball Model within the DMFT Formalism

Klaus Ziegler (University of Augsburg)

Transport and Topological Properties of Random Gap Systems


Huang-Hsiang Lin (TU Dresden)

Current-Induced Rotation and Modelling of Molecular-Scale Gears

Christian Joachim (CEMES - CNRS)

Constructing a Single Molecule-Machinery?


Michael Werther (TU Dresden)

Tuning the Multi Davydov Ansatz for Spin-Bath Problems

Jürgen Stockburger (University of Ulm)

The Spin-Boson System: Ubiquitous Model and Numerical Testbed


Felix Fritzsch (TU Dresden)

Resonance-Assisted Tunneling in Deformed Optical Microdisks

Peter Schlagheck (University of Liège)

Quantum and Semiclassical Dynamics of Interacting Bosons


Konstantin Clauss (TU Dresden)

Resonance Eigenfunctions in Chaotic Systems with Partial Escape

Stéphane Nonnenmacher (Université Paris-sud)

Semiclassical Localization of Eigenmodes and Metastable States


Jacek Matysiak (Polish Academy of Sciences Wroclaw)

Properties of a Multi-band Hubbard Hamiltonian Applied to Small Molecular Magnets

Alessandro Chiesa (University of Parma)

Spin Dynamics of Molecular Nanomagnets


Lisa Ortmann (MPI-PKS)

Intensity and pulse duration dependence of Rydberg states

Nikolay Shvetsov-Shilovski (Leibniz Universität Hannover)

Strong-field, ultrafast, and attosecond physics and the semiclassical simulations


Daniele Trapin (MPI PKS)

Constructing effective free energies for dynamical quantum phase transitions in the transverse-field Ising chain

Markus Schmitt (MPI PKS)

Critical phenomena in quantum systems far from


Katja Polotzek (MPI PKS)

Modelling of non-Gaussian stochastic processes with memory

 Michael Ghil (ENS and UCLA)

Advanced Spectral Methods, Nonlinear Dynamics, and the Nile River



Jan Chalabala (UCT, Prague)

Non-adiabatic Dynamics of Tin-Oxo Resists

Françoise Remacle (Liège)

Role of electronic coherences in ultrafast non-equilibrium quantum dynamics in molecules induced by strong short optical pulses


Piotr Witkowski (MPI PKS)

AC flow in electron hydrodynamics

Andrew Mackenzie (MPI CPFS)

Electron hydrodynamics: who cares and why


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