The Institute has substantial experimental and theoretical research programs that are focussed on novel materials with useful functionalities. Of particular interest are spintronic materials and devices, neuromorphic devices and systems, nano-photonics, topological metals and insulators. The Institute is involved in extensive collaborative research projects, both National and International, with partners in China, India, Europe including Israel, and the USA.

MPI of Microstructure Physics with main entrance

The Institute has substantial experimental and theoretical research programs that are focussed on novel materials with useful functionalities. Of particular interest are spintronic materials and devices, neuromorphic devices and systems, nano-photonics, topological metals and insulators. The Institute is involved in extensive collaborative research projects, both National and International, with partners in China, India, Europe including Israel, and the USA.

The Max Planck Society is investing around 50 million euros to build a new building to enlarge the institute. Laboratories for research on computer technology of the next generations will be built here. The city of Halle and the Martin Luther University support the project, which will be completed by the end of 2024.

New building for the Institute

The Max Planck Society is investing around 50 million euros to build a new building to enlarge the institute. Laboratories for research on computer technology of the next generations will be built here. The city of Halle and the Martin Luther University support the project, which will be completed by the end of 2024.

The Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics is one of about 80 institutes of the Max Planck Society. This film gives a small insight into the current developments and diverse activities of the institute.

Image movie of the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics

The Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics is one of about 80 institutes of the Max Planck Society. This film gives a small insight into the current developments and diverse activities of the institute.

Joyce Poon and Stuart Parkin

Directors

Joyce Poon and Stuart Parkin

IMPRS-STNS is a dynamic school that tailors the teaching to each doctoral student individually. In addition to their research projects, IMPRS-STNS graduates are given the opportunity to take part in a complementary training programme.

International Max Planck Research School for Science & Technology of Nano-Systems

IMPRS-STNS is a dynamic school that tailors the teaching to each doctoral student individually. In addition to their research projects, IMPRS-STNS graduates are given the opportunity to take part in a complementary training programme.

The institute has an extensive infrastructure that includes a state of the art modelshop, electronics workshop, a supercomputer, and a clean-room, as well as a wide range of modern experimental facilities.

Laboratory

The institute has an extensive infrastructure that includes a state of the art modelshop, electronics workshop, a supercomputer, and a clean-room, as well as a wide range of modern experimental facilities.

We created a new open space area for discussions, and meetings. This should help to foster interaction among the members of the institute and any visitors.

Meeting area

We created a new open space area for discussions, and meetings. This should help to foster interaction among the members of the institute and any visitors.

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News

Next step towards the new building at the MPI of Microstructure Physics

January 25, 2021

On January 27, 2021, the felling of trees for the new building will begin. The authorities of the city of Halle have given permission for this on 13.01.2021.

A charge-density-wave topological semimetal

January 04, 2021

Topological materials are characterised by unique electronic and physical properties that are determined by the underlying topology of their electronic systems. Scientists from the Max Planck Institutes for Microstructure Physics (Halle) and for ...

Topology Gets Magnetic: The New Wave Of Topological Magnetic Materials

October 28, 2020

The electronic structure of nonmagnetic crystals can be classified by complete theories of band topology, reminiscent of a “topological periodic table.” However, such a classification for magnetic materials has so far been elusive, and hence very few ...

Events

Frontiers in Neurotechnology: An Interdisciplinary Effort to Study Brain Functions

Jan 27, 2021 16:00 - 17:00
Max-Planck-Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik, Weinberg 2, 06120 Halle (Saale), Room: Online

Building platforms for extracellular electrophysiology

Feb 3, 2021 17:00 - 18:00
Max-Planck-Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik, Weinberg 2, 06120 Halle (Saale), Room: Online

Using light to explore the mechanisms of neural computation

Feb 10, 2021 17:00 - 18:00
Max-Planck-Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik, Weinberg 2, 06120 Halle (Saale), Room: Online
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