Topological phases of matter have attracted a lot of interest due to their unique electronic properties that often result in exotic surface or boundary modes, whose existence is rooted in the non-trivial topological properties of the underlying system. In particular, the robustness of these properties makes them interesting for applications. more

The periodic driving of both classical and quantum systems can reveal new phenomena without an analog in non-driven systems. Nonetheless, periodically driven systems do not fulfill energy conservation, which means that many-body systems will absorb energy from the drive and, eventually, heat up to an arbitrarily high temperature, what is known as "heat death". more

Dr. Christian Schweizer has been awarded an Outgoing LMU Research Fellowship. He was also selected to participate at the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting. Congratulations! more

New states of matter can arise when a system is exposed to a periodic drive, such as by irradiating a solid with light or by mechanically shaking a gas of ultracold atoms. While experiments have validated this method, the target often exhibits a drastically reduced lifetime because it continuously absorbs energy from the drive. Moreover, in systems of bosonic particles the periodic drive can trigger the rapid growth of collective excitations, known as parametric instabilities, which typically decay and result in additional heating. Here, ... more

Renhao Tao, Master student in the Ultracold Molecules lab at the MPQ wins 3rd place, presenting his current research results at this years annual student research conference of the physics faculty (PsRC) at the LMU Munich.

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Dr. Bharath Hebbe Madhusudhana and Dr. Cesar Cabrera have been awarded a Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship under the Horizon 2020 program.

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In recognition of his exceptional thesis: “Quantum Liquid Droplets in a Mixture of Bose-Einstein Condensates” Cesar Cabrera received the ICFO PhD Thesis award in December 2019 at the ICFO Institute in Spain. more

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