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Research Minister Wanka and Humboldt Foundation President Schwarz confer Alexander von Humboldt Professorships
Six researchers from abroad were awarded Alexander von Humboldt Professorships Thursday evening in Berlin. Research Minister Johanna Wanka and the president of the Humboldt Foundation, Helmut Schwarz, presented Germany’s best-endowed research award to Giuseppe Caire, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Stefanie Engel, Stuart Parkin, Jairo Sinova und Hidenori Takagi during a special ceremony held in Berlin. The award winners were nominated by German universities and will soon be conducting research in Berlin, Hanover, Osnabruck, Halle, Mainz and Stuttgart. The award is endowed with five million euros for individuals conducting experimental research and 3.5 million euros for researchers working in theoretical fields

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Research Minister Wanka and Humboldt Foundation President Schwarz confer Alexander von Humboldt Professorships

Six researchers from abroad were awarded Alexander von Humboldt Professorships Thursday evening in Berlin. Research Minister Johanna Wanka and the president of the Humboldt Foundation, Helmut Schwarz, presented Germany’s best-endowed research award to Giuseppe Caire, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Stefanie Engel, Stuart Parkin, Jairo Sinova und Hidenori Takagi during a special ceremony held in Berlin. The award winners were nominated by German universities and will soon be conducting research in Berlin, Hanover, Osnabruck, Halle, Mainz and Stuttgart. The award is endowed with five million euros for individuals conducting experimental research and 3.5 million euros for researchers working in theoretical fields [more]

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Video footage on award winner Hidenori Takagi

Department of Quantum Materials

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Prof. Dr. Hidenori Takagi
Director
Phone:+49 711 689-1500Fax:+49 711 689-1502

Curriculum Vitae

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Sabine Paulsen
Secretary
Phone:+49 711 689-1501Fax:+49 711 689-1502



Entanglement of electrons (electron correlations) in solids, in combination with details of the crystal lattice structure, produce a surprisingly rich variety of electronic phases, that are liquid, liquid-crystal and crystalline states of the charge and spin degrees of freedom. These complex electronic phases and the subtle competition among them very often give rise to novel functionality. The department will be studying these interesting novel phases in transition metal oxides and related compounds where the narrow d-bands, which give rise to strong electron correlations, in combination with the rich chemistry of such materials provides excellent opportunities for new discoveries. The goal of this research will be to hunt for new materials exhibiting exotic electronic states of matter, showing phenomena such as superconductivity or high thermoelectricity, and to explore them with advanced measurement techniques to unveil the physical mechanisms that could be drivers of potentially highly desirable functionality.

 
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