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.

Xinliang Feng, Joyce Poon and Stuart Parkin

Directors

Xinliang Feng, 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

Niels wins the IBM Condensed Matter Physics Award of the Swiss Physical Society

May 04, 2021

Niels has won the IBM Condensed Matter Award of the Swiss Physical Society for his "Groundbreaking discovery and further investigation of new multifold fermions in chiral topological semimetals". The prize will be awarded at the annual joint SPS and ...

Good neural connections

April 16, 2021

Better therapies for diseases such as dementia or Parkinson’s as well as more powerful computers and new artificial intelligence methods – these are the goals that will be pursued by scientists at the Max Planck-University of Toronto-Centre for ...

Xinliang Feng joins our Institute as new Director

March 12, 2021

Prof. Dr. Xinliang Feng will join the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics as a new Director on Monday 15. March, 2021. He will lead the Department of Synthetic Materials and Functional Devices at the Institute.

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