Seminar programme

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

A talk (20+5min) given by an IMPRS student and an invited talk (45+10min) given by an external speaker.

2021-Aug-25 (online)

Martina Vlaho (TU Berlin)


Dario Poletti (Singapore University of Technology and Design)


2021-Jul-21 (online)

Antonis Raptakis (TU Dresden)


Artur Ciesielski (Université de Strasbourg)


2021-Jul-07 (online)

Sreeja Loho Choudhury (TU Dresden)


Thomas Dittrich (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)


2021-Jun-02 (online)

Oles Matsyshyn (MPI-PKS)


Raffaele Resta (University of Trieste)


2021-May-12 (online)

Renato Miguel Alves Dantas (MPI-PKS)


Karl Landsteiner (CSIC)


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


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

Mehrdad Baghery (MPI PKS)

Optimization of complex systems using gaussian processes

Manuel Gomez Rodriguez (Kaiserslautern)

On information reliability, source trustworthiness and fake news


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



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


Fermin 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


Richard 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


Konrad Patucha (ILTSR)

Strongly interacting bosons in optical lattices in synthetic magnetic fields

André Eckardt (MPI-PKS)

Floquet engineering of atomic quantum gases in optical lattices


Koen 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