Faces of the IMPRS: Berthold Rimmler

“My favorite element is Manganese because it generates interesting magnetism.”

What is the topic of your research/doctoral thesis?

Non-collinear Magnetism, Hidden Symmetry Lowering and Magneto-transport Effects in Antiperovskite Nitrides

What was the most exciting thing about the topic?

Being part of a greater research effort and seeing the field evolve over the time of my Ph.D.

What is the best memory of your Ph.D. time?

There are many positive memories, but certainly the most recent is celebrating my successful defense with colleagues and friends.

How was the MPI / IMPRS able to support you with your Ph.D.?

Over the years, I've had many wonderful colleagues, some of whom have become close friends, and to whom I owe a great deal, both academically and personally.

What was the biggest challenge during the Ph.D. phase?

The biggest challenge was the outbreak of a global pandemic. Accepting that there are people much brighter, more creative and more dedicated to research than myself and learning from these people.

What advice would you give to future Ph.D.s?

While it is of course important to be interested in a research project, I think it is crucial to work with people you get on well with. You have more than three years to learn everything you can about a subject, but if you don't have the right people around you, you won't enjoy the process.

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