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Aleksei Frolov and Rahel Ohlendorf

Rahel Ohlendorf and Aleksei Frolov are the proud winners of the Best Poster Award at ICM2024 Bologna! Both received this prestigious award for their outstanding work on strain tuning materials.

Dragon Boat / 20. Drachenboot-festival Dresden / Jacky Ge

The Planckton team of the MPI CPfS, consisting of 12 nations, took part in the 20th Dresden Dragon Boat Festival.

Eight MPI CPfS teams take part in Dresden's super run<br /> 

Dresden's Super Run - fun, excitement and a bit of suffering. This is how one of the local newspapers headlined its report on the Rewe Team Challenge Dresden 2024. And this is probably exactly how the runners from the MPI CPfS felt about this 5 km race - although the good mood clearly prevailed... more

Early Career Award for Eteri Svanidze

Congratulations to Eteri Svanidze, who was awarded an Early Career Research Award! more

<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

Carl Hermann Medal

Congratulations to Juri Grin for being honored with the Carl-Hermann-Medal for his scientific life’s work! 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

<span><span><span><span><span>Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Preis for Dr Claire Donnelly</span></span></span></span></span><br /><br /><br /> 

Warm congratulations to the leader of our Spin3D group, Claire Donnelly, for winning the DFG’s Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize!


Claire Donnelly and Eugene Kim receive the 2024 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize of the German Research Foundation

Claire Donnelly and Eugene Kim will receive the 2024 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize of the German Research Foundation

<span><span>Humboldt Research Fellowships for Luke Turnbull & Marisel Di Pietro Martínez</span></span>

Congratulations to Marisel Di Pietro Martínez and Luke Turnbull, who have both been awarded Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the Spin3D group! more

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Nazar Zaremba

Congratulations to Nazar Zaremba, who has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship in the REALM research group! more

Junior award from the European Rare Earth and Actinide Society for Eteri Svanidze<br /> 

Congratulations to Eteri Svanidze, who was awarded the 7th ERES Junior award from the European Rare Earth and Actinide Society (ERES) for “her talented contributions to the solid-state chemistry and physics of f-elements“. The award was presented at ICFE-11, which was held in Strasbourg (France) last August.

Conduction electrons drive giant, nonlinear elastic response in Sr<sub>2</sub>RuO<sub>4</sub>

The hardness of a material normally is set by the strength of chemical bonds between electrons of neighbouring atoms, not by freely flowing conduction electrons. Now a team of scientists from MPI-CPfS, Germany, Japan, Korea and the United States has shown that current-carrying electrons can make the lattice much softer than usual in the material Sr2RuO4. more

Honorary professorship for Juri Grin<br /> 

The Institute of Low Temperature and Structural Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Wroclaw awards Prof. Juri Grin, director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, an honorary professorship.

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

Schüler Campus 07.09.2023: Elena Gati before holding the lecture

With great enthusiasm, we had the opportunity to present our research work to schoolchildren as part of the Schüler Campus 2023 and to interested citizens as part of the Science Café. more

Claire Donnelly + ERC-Logo

Claire Donnelly has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). She is the Lise Meitner Group Leader of Spin3D at the MPI CPfS and will use the grant to explore the effects of three dimensionality on quantum nanomaterials.

Prime Minister of Saxony 
L. H. Tjeng, M. König, MP M. Kretschmer, E. Svanidze

Representatives of MPI CPfS attend the Summer Party of the Prime Minister of Saxony Michael Kretschmer.


30 years of the Max Planck Society in Saxony

On September 4, 2023, Saxony's Minister-President Michael Kretschmer and Max Planck President Patrick Cramer will be hosting a ceremonial event at the Kulturpalast in Dresden to mark the 30-year success story of the Max Planck Society in Leipzig and Dresden. more

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