About the group leader
Since the 1st of May 2021 Niels is an Independent Max Planck Research Group Leader (W2) at the Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics in Halle, Germany.
2018-2021 Postdoctoral Work at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, with Gabriel Aeppli and Vladimir Strocov and in close collaboration with Peter Krogstrup (Microsoft Copenhagen) and Claudia Felser (MPI Dresden).
2014-2018 DPhil at the University of Oxford and Wolfson College, UK, with Yulin Chen
2008-2013 BSc & MSc at FU Berlin and Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany, with Ralph Ernstorfer
Fellowships and Awards
2021 - IBM Condensed Matter Physics Award of the Swiss Physical Society
2020 - Finalist of the Gerhard Ertl Young Investigator Award (Top 5 candidates, prize was shared between all finalists due to cancellation of DPG spring meeting 2020)
2009-2015, 2017-2018 Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)
2021 Aug 19th, Seminar Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter
2021 May 13th, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Link
2021 - APS March Meeting March 15-19th 2021, held virtually
2020 - APS March Meeting March 2-6, 2020 in Denver, Colorado, USA "Symposium on correlated and magnetic topological materials" Cancelled due to Covid 19 pandemic
2019 - Young Research Leaders in Topological Materials and Beyond Workshop, Flatiron Institute, Institute, Simons Foundation, New York City, USA "Discovery of Chiral Topological Semimetals"
2019 - Seminar in Solid State Physics, University of Zurich, Switzerland "Angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy of chiral topological semimetals and Majorana heterostructures"
2018 - Seminar at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany "Progress in Photoemission: Accessing new Physics with Higher Photon Energies"