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Workshops and Seminars: Next in the row


Active Matter at Surfaces and in Complex Environments (re-scheduled to 19 - 23 June 2023 due to covid19)

Scientific Coordinators: Mykola Tasinkevich, Margarida Telo da Gama, William…


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Atomic Summer Camp 2021

Scientific Coordinators: Andreas Buchleitner, Thomas Pfeifer, Jan-Michael Rost


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Work with us!


The institute offers various opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and faculty members.

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Public Outreach

Our public outreach program aims to make scientific results accessible to the general public. Active scientists speak about their recent work and explain it to a lay public with an interest in natural sciences, or to school children of different ages.

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IMPRS Careers Talk: Working in a Ministry as a Former Scientist

Johannes Baumgart

24 Jun 2021, 04:00 PM Seminarroom 4

Gutzwiller Colloquium talk: Topological electrostatics

Benoît Douçot (LPTHE, Sorbonne University and CNRS, Paris)

28 Jun 2021, 04:30 PM Seminarroom 4

External Seminar, t.b.a.

Dr. Antonio Scialdone (Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells (IES), Helmholtz Center Munich)

30 Jun 2021, 02:00 PM VIRTUAL


Publication Highlights

Hydraulic instability decides who’s to die and who’s to live

In many species including humans, the cells responsible for reproduction, the…

Publication Highlights

Disorder-Free Localization in an Interacting 2D Lattice Gauge Theory

Disorder-free localization has been recently introduced as a mechanism for…