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<span><span><span>20 years of Max Planck partner groups in India </span></span></span>– <span><span><span> Satya Guin appointed head of new MP partner group</span></span></span><br /> 

During an MPG delegation's trip to Asia, Patrick Cramer hands over the certificate of appointment as head of a Max Planck Partner Group at the MPI CPfS to Satya Guin. more

Kagome compound AV3Sb5

When the music changes, so does the dance: Controlling cooperative electronic states in kagome metals. This is the title of the press release from the MPI for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) on a paper published in Nature in February 2024, which was led by scientists from the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg. The authors also include Maia Vergniory and Claudia Felser (Department TQC) of the MPI CPfS. more

<span><span><span><span><span>Humboldt Research Fellowships for </span></span><span>Sushmita Chandra, Xialong Feng and Ning Mao</span></span></span></span><br /><br /> 

Congratulations to Sushmita Chandra, Xialong Feng und Ning Mao, who have all been awarded Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the Topological Quantum Chemistry department! more

Claudia Felser appointed to the Hall of Fame of German Research

Prof. Claudia Felser, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, has been named to the prestigious "Hall of Fame of German Research” of the German “manager magazin”. She receives this honor for her pioneering contributions to the advancement of research in quantum chemical topology. more

Claudia Felser and Andrei Bernevig

The Condensed Matter Division of the European Physical Society awards its 2023 EPS Europhysics Prize to Claudia Felser, director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden and B. Andrei Bernevig, professor of physics at Princeton University “for seminal contributions to the classification, prediction, and discovery of novel topological quantum materials”. more

2023 ITS Postdoctoral Scholar in Thermoelectrics Award for Dr. Yu Pan<br /> 

Dr. Yu Pan won the International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) Postdoctoral Scholar in Thermoelectrics Award at the 39th International Conference on Thermoelectrics in Seattle (June 21-25, 2023).

Otto-Hahn-Medaille: Qun Yang + Prof. Dr. Klaus Blaum

Dr. Qun Yang belong to the Topological Quantum Chemistry department has been awarded both the precious Otto-Hahn-Medal and the Otto Hahn Award as one of the leading young researchers at Max Planck Society. more

Another honor for Claudia Felser

The Academy of Sciences and Literature (Mainz) elected Claudia Felser as a member of the mathematical and natural sciences class.

Maia G. Vergniory<br /> 

Maia G. Vergniory 

October 19, 2022

Maia G. Vergniory, a researcher in our department of Solid State Chemistry, has recently been elected as APS Fellow by the American Physical Society (APS) for her pioneering work developing a new theory known as Topological Quantum Chemistry that has allowed to identify thousands of new topological materials. more

Chiral electronic transport in a layered Kagome superconductor.

A team of researchers from MPI for Chemical Physics of Solids and the MPI for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in collaboration with researchers from Switzerland and Spain has reported the first observation in a structurally achiral crystal, the Kagome superconductor CsV3Sb5. Their work has been published in the current issue of Nature. more

Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students abroad<br /> 

Our former PhD student Qun Yang has been awarded the “2021 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad” by the China Scholarship Council. more

Electrons in a crystal exhibit linked and knotted quantum twists

New experiments reveal an elaborate linked quantum structure.


Everything is Topological

An international research team has discovered that topological electronic states are present in nearly every known material for every electron in the crystal configuration. Appearing this week in Science, the team’s discovery of ubiquitous band topology has motivated re-examining previous experimental data for overlooked topological features, and suggests that the century-old field of band theory should be restructured, with topology joining chemistry and geometry on equal footing.

Prof. Joshua Goldberger

We are happy to announce that Professor Joshua Goldberger from The Ohio State University in the United States has been awarded a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel fellowship sponsored by the Humboldt foundation. This prestigious fellowship entitles him to spend a sabbatical in Germany, most of the time at our institute in the department of Solid State Chemistry. more

Quantum Materials out of Equilibrium

Maia Vergniory co-authored the feature story in Physics Today more

Spintronic goes chiral<br /><br /><br /> 

Spintronic devices are based on using the fundamental spin of electrons to carry and store information. Their use would not require charge currents for their operation and would lead to improved energy efficiency with lower power consumption, higher data processing speed and better integration of memory and logic. However, suitable materials for new spintronic implementations are needed. Their fabrication as well as analysis require state-of-the-art methods from nanotechnology. This is why researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids and the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS have launched a joint project to investigate novel materials for spintronics. The project is being funded by Sächsische Aufbaubank.

Wilhelm Ostwald Medal<br /> 

Claudia Felser receives the Wilhelm Ostwald Medal of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig. more

Band dispersions

International collaboration, led by DIPC and Princeton, creates a catalogue of materials that could impact quantum technologies

The interplay between Topology and Magnetism has a bright future

The new review paper on magnetic topological materials of Andrei Bernevig, Princeton University, USA, Haim Beidenkopf, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, and Claudia Felser, Max Planck Institute of Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany, introduces the new theoretical concept that interweave magnetism and topology. It identifies and surveys potential new magnetic topological materials, mentions their possible future applications in spin and quantum electronics and as materials for efficient energy conversion. more

N. Kumar + J. Gayles

Dr. Nitesh Kumar and Dr. Jacob Gayles, both former group leaders in the department of Solid State Chemistry at the Max Planck Institute of Chemical Physics of Solids will head two newly established Max Planck Partner Groups.

Qingge Mu

Farewell Qingge!

January 18, 2022

Dr. Qingge Mu from the Solid State Chemistry Department has left our institute in December 2021. She has taken up an associate professor position at the Institute of Physical Science and Information Technology at the Anhui University, Hefei, China. We wish Qingge all the best for her future career. more

Max Born Prize for Claudia Felser

The Max Born Prize, jointly awarded by the British Institute of Physics (IOP) and the DPG for particularly valuable and timely scientific contributions to physics, will be awarded in 2022 to Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden. more

A new way to generate electricity from waste heat: using an antiferromagnet for solid devices

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany, together with collaborators at the Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati, have discovered, for the first time, a giant thermoelectric effect in an antiferromagnet. more



November 02, 2021

Dr. Yan Sun from the Solid State Chemistry Department has left our institute in October. more

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Congratulations, Ben List and David MacMillan! more

<p style="margin: 0cm;"><span style="color: #0e101a;" lang="EN-US">Harmonious</span><span style="color: #0e101a;" lang="EN-US"> electronic structure leads to enhanced quantum materials</span></p>

The electronic structure of metallic materials determines the behavior of electron transport. Magnetic Weyl semimetals have a unique topological electronic structure - the electron's motion is dynamically linked to its spin. more

Farewell Guowei Li

Dr. Guowei Li from the Solid State Chemistry Department has left our institute this month. However, he fortunately will stay in close cooperation with members of our institute. more

<p>Claudia Felser appointed as new international member of the United States National Academy of Sciences</p>

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has appointed Claudia Felser as an International Member under the auspices of the Applied Physics Section in recognition of her outstanding and continuing research accomplishments. more

<h4>Discovery of New Solid Catalysts for Water Electrolysis</h4>

Green hydrogen - produced from water electrolysis by using sustainable electricity - is getting more attention due to its potential to be used as energy carrier as well as building block for various industrial processes. Among both half-reactions of water electrolysis, Oxygen Evolution Reaction (OER) is kinetically more challenging and it requires advances in the development of innovative electrocatalysts. more

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