Stefan is the head of the independent Ultrafast Solid-State-Spectroscopy Group of the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research and he is Juniorprofessor at the University of Stuttgart affiliated with the 4th Physics Institute.
Hao is a postdoc within the Max-Planck-UBC-UTokyo center. He is working on ultrafast probes on correlated quantum materials. Therefore he uses the joined expertise of the center on excitation schemes ranging from THz and MIR frequencies up to the VIS. Hao will combine broadband optical probes and time-resolved ARPES experiments to characterize transient states of matter with particular focus on the collective coherent responses of the driven states.
Gelon is a PhD student with research focus on the nonlinear optical properties of hybrid plasmonic-organic systems in the visible and near infrared. While he was concentrating on the static properties like second or third harmonic generation until now, he plans opening the scope of his investigations also towards dynamic properties, for instance the transient absorption and optical switching of these hybrid systems.
Parmida develops advanced nonlinear optical and vibrational excitations to control and probe properties of novel quantum materials. Using nearfield optics, coupling these optical probes with the resolution of an atomic force microscope, allows her to access the equilibrium and transient optical properties of the light-driven states down to the nanoscale with subwavelength resolution.
Amrit works on probing near-field optical properties in the time-domain.
Le Phuong Hoang
Phuong studied Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST in Daejeon, South Korea and performed his bachelor thesis on "focus determination system for high precision laser processing". In addition, he did several other research projects in applications of high power lasers and optical materials. Now he has joined the Ultrafast Solid State Spectroscopy group at Max Planck for his research internship before entering the University of Stuttgart as an International Master student in Physics.
Anita is an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia in Canada, majoring in Physics and Computer Science. For her first internship, she worked with the UBC ATLAS group on improving the neural network used for identifying top quark jets from QCD jets using the four-vectors of the jet components. Now she has joined the Ultrafast Solid State Spectroscopy group at Max Planck for her second internship project.
Steinn Ymir Agustsson
Master thesis on Extreme Time-Scale Dynamics in Excitonic Insulators.
Master thesis on Near-field Optical Mapping of Surface Plasmon Polaritons.
Master thesis on Non-equilibrium Higgs-Phonon Coupling in Excitonic Insulators
Simon works on fs- and ps-laser sources and their characterization.
Mahbub worked during his student internship on how to perform basic pump probe measurements.