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Workshops and Seminars: Next in the row


Ordinal methods: Concepts, applications, new developments and challenges (re-scheduled to 28 February - 4 March 2022 due to covid19)

Scientific Coordinators: Jose Maria Amigo Garcia, Karsten Keller, Osvaldo Anibal…


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Virtual Workshop

Tensor product methods for strongly correlated molecular systems

Scientific Coordinators: Örs Legeza, Markus Reiher, Reinhold Schneider


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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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MPI-PKS kicks off the year with 3 new research groups

A warm welcome to three new research group leaders at the institute! Pierre Haas…

Publication Highlights

The aging of protein droplets

Many proteins form small droplets that separate out of the cell’s cytoplasm,…