Max Planck Fellow Groups
The new Max Planck Fellows Programme strengthens the cooperation between university researchers and researchers engaged by the Max Planck Society. The appointment of university professors as Max Planck Fellows is limited to five years and, at the same time, is connected with the supervision of a small working group at a Max Planck institute. Since 2009, it is possible to grant a request by the respective institute to extend the period of support for one single time.
The activities of the Max Planck Fellow Group started in 2007. We do basic research in the field of solid state theory. We are interested in a material-specific and parameter-free description of nanostructured systems. Our research is based on density functional theory formulated in terms of Green functions.
The Max Planck Fellow group under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Wolf Widdra started in July 2010 in the field of experimental surface science. The group focuses on the atomic and electronic structure of oxide surfaces and thin films. Methodologically, the Fellow group focuses on laser-based photoemission and developed high-repetition-rate pulsed laser sources with tunable photon energies between 1.5 and 40 eV.