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Prof. Dr. Dr. Stuart Parkin

Nano-Systems from Ions, Spins and Electrons
Stuart S. P. Parkin
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Max Planck Research Group
Ingo Barth
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Max Planck Fellow Groups
Ingrid Mertig
Wolf Widdra

Experimental Department I
Stuart S. P. Parkin
Interim Director
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International Center for Nano-Systems
Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics


Beyond! Materials Design and Discovery

December 11-14, 2016
Ringberg Castle, Germany


Prof. Dr. E.K.U. Gross, director of the Theory Department, has been awarded -jointly with Prof. David Ceperley, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign- the Berni J. Alder CECAM Prize 2016 for their "ground-breaking contributions to the modern field of electronic structure calculations".
The prize is awarded every three years for outstanding contributions to the field of computer simulations in condensed matter physics/chemistry, statistical physics and physical chemistry. It is the most prestigious European prize in this field of research. The prize money is 5000 EUR.

Prof. Dr. E.K.U. Gross, director of the Theory Department, has given the 2016 Kenneth S. Pitzer Memorial Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley. The distinction comes with a remuneration of 1000 USD.

Prof. Dr. E.K.U. Gross, director of the Theory Department, has won the 2016 Tsungming Tu Award.
With a prize money of 75,000 USD, this is the highest academic honor granted by the Taiwanese Ministry of Science and Technology once a year to international researchers for outstanding academic achievements. Prof. Gross received this distinction for his development of time-dependent density functional theory.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation honors Mazhar Ali with one of the highest endowed science awards in Germany,
the 2016 Sofja Kovalevskaja Award.

Nominations sought for the Position of Director

Open Positions

  We offer job opportunities in experimental and theoretical physics for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Applications are continuously accepted.
Interested? For experimental physics send your applications to Stuart Parkin (Open positions) and for theoretical physics to E.K.U. Gross (

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