Professor Bernhard Keimer

Professor Bernhard Keimer

Heisenbergstr. 1
D-70569 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 689-1650
e-mail: b.keimer[at]


Brief curriculum vitae

University education

1991Ph.D. in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Advisor: Prof. R.J. Birgeneau
1985Pre-diploma in Physics, Technical University of Munich


Professional positions

since 1998Director, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
 Member, Scientific Council, Max Planck Society
 Honorary Professor, University of Stuttgart
1997 – 1998Full Professor of Physics, Princeton University
1996 – 1997Associate Professor of Physics, Princeton University
1992 – 1996Assistant Professor of Physics, Princeton University
1991 – 1992Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Organization and management

2020 - 2023Chairman, Scientific Council, Max Planck Society
since 2015Chairman, Governing Board, University of Stuttgart
2018Chairman, Scientific Evaluation Committee, Emerging Phenomena in Quantum Systems (EPiQS) Program, Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
2016Chairman, Decadal Review Committee, Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo
2005/06, 2013/14Managing Director, MPI for Solid State Research
since 2014Speaker, International Max-Planck Research School on Condensed Matter Science
since 2012Co-Director, Max Planck Society – University of British Columbia – University of Tokyo Center for Quantum Materials
2016 – 2020Member, Advisory Board, Center for Quantum Materials, Johns Hopkins Univ.
since 2014Chairman, Instrumentation Committee, Neutron Source FRM-II, Munich
since 2014Member, Executive Board, Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology (IQST), Stuttgart/Ulm
since 2009Member, Steering Committee, Transregional Research Center 80, German Research Foundation
since 2005Member, Scientific Advisory Board, FRM-II, Munich
2012 – 2017Member, Scientific Advisory Board, University of Cologne
2010 – 2016Member, Neutron Scattering Advisory Board, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2008 – 2017Member, Fellowship Selection Committee, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2009 – 2015Member & Chairman, International Prize Committee, German Physical Society
2009 – 2014Member, Supervisory Board, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
2001 – 2013Speaker, International Max-Planck Research School on Advanced Materials
2004 – 2008Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Quantum Materials Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
2003 – 2007Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Institut Laue Langevin
2002 – 2008Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Berlin
1996 – 1998Member, Steering Committee, Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Editorial boards

since 2014Editor, Springer Series in Solid State Sciences
2014Editorial Advisor, Nature Milestones in Crystallography
2004 – 2013Member, Editorial Board, European Physical Journal B
2000 – 2012Member, Editorial Board, Science
2005 – 2009Member, Editorial Board, Solid State Communications
2003 – 2005Member, Editorial Board, Physical Review Letters


Honors and awards

2022Heike Kamerlingh Onnes Prize
2015Advanced Grant, European Research Council (ERC)
2014, 2018-2021Highly Cited Researcher, Institute for Scientific Information (Thomson Reuters)
2014Foreign Associate, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
2012Outstanding Referee, American Physical Society
2011Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, German Research Foundation (DFG)
2010Elected Fellow, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan
2006Elected Member, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
2000Ehrenfest Lecturer, University of Leiden, Netherlands
1995David & Lucile Packard Faculty Fellow
1996Alfred P. Sloan Faculty Fellow
1990I.B.M. Predoctoral Fellow

Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Merit Scholarship)

Key Publications (selection)

Y. Lu, D. Betto, K. Fürsich, H. Suzuki, H.-H. Kim, G. Cristiani, G. Logvenov, N. B. Brookes, E. Benckiser, M. W. Haverkort, G. Khaliullin, M. Le Tacon, M. Minola, B. Keimer
Site-Selective Probe of Magnetic Excitations in Rare-Earth Nickelates Using Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering.
Phys. Rev. X 8, 031014 (2018)

H.-H. Kim, S. M. Souliou, M. E. Barber, E. Lefrançois, M. Minola, M. Tortora, R. Heid, N. Nandi, R. A. Borzi, G. Garbarino, A. Bosak, J. Porras, T. Loew, M. König, P. M. Moll, A. P. Mackenzie, B. Keimer, C. W. Hicks, M. Le Tacon.
Uniaxial pressure control of competing orders in a high-temperature superconductor
Science 362, 1040 (2018)

M. Hepting, R. J. Green, Z. Zhong, M. Bluschke, Y. E. Suyolcu, S. Macke, A. Frano, S. Catalano, M. Gibert, R. Sutarto, F. He, G. Cristiani, G. Logvenov, Y. Wang, P. A. van Aken, P. Hansmann, M. Le Tacon, J.-M. Triscone, G. A. Sawatzky, B. Keimer, E. Benckiser
Complex magnetic order in nickelate slabs
Nature Physics 14, 1097 (2018)

A. Jain, M. Krautloher, J. Porras, G. H. Ryu, D. P. Chen, D. L. Abernathy, J. T. Park, A. Ivanov, J. Chaloupka, G. Khaliullin, B. Keimer, B. J. Kim
Higgs mode and its decay in a two-dimensional antiferromagnet
Nature Physics 13, 633 (2017)

B. Keimer, J. E. Moore
The physics of quantum materials
Nature Physics 13, 1045 (2017)

A. Frano, S. Blanco-Canosa, E. Schierle, Y. Lu, M. Wu, M. Bluschke, M. Minola, G. Christiani, H. U. Habermeier, G. Logvenov, Y. Wang, P. A. van Aken, E. Benckiser, E. Weschke, M. Le Tacon, B. Keimer
Long-range charge-density-wave proximity effect at cuprate/manganate interfaces
Nature Materials 15, 831 (2016)

B. Keimer, S. A. Kivelson, M. R. Norman, S. Uchida, J. Zaanen
From quantum matter to high-temperature superconductivity in copper oxides
Nature 518, 179 (2015)

M. Le Tacon, A. Bosak, S. M. Souliou, G. Dellea, T. Loew, R. Heid, K-P. Bohnen, G. Ghiringhelli, M. Krisch, B. Keimer
Inelastic X-ray scattering in YBa2Cu3O6.6 reveals giant phonon anomalies and elastic central peak due to charge-density-wave formation
Nature Physics 10, 52 (2014)

A. Frano, E. Schierle, M. W. Haverkort, Y. Lu, M. Wu, S. Blanco-Canosa, U. Nwankwo, A. V. Boris, P. Wochner, G. Cristiani, H. U. Habermeier, G. Logvenov, V. Hinkov, E. Benckiser, E. Weschke, B. Keimer
Orbital control of noncollinear magnetic order in nickelate heterostructures
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 106804 (2013)

S. P. Bayrakci, D. A. Tennant, Ph. Leininger, T. Keller, M. C. R. Gibson, S. D. Wilson, R. J. Birgeneau, B. Keimer
Lifetimes of Antiferromagnetic Magnons in Two and Three Dimensions: Experiment, Theory, and Numerics
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 017204 (2013)

G. Ghiringhelli, M. Le Tacon, M. Minola, S. Blanco-Canosa, C. Mazzoli, N.B. Brookes, G. M. De Luca, A. Frano, D. G. Hawthorn, F. He, T. Loew, M. Moretti Sala, D. C. Peets, M. Salluzzo, E. Schierle, R. Sutarto, G. A. Sawatzky, E. Weschke, B. Keimer, L. Braicovich
Long-Range Incommensurate Charge Fluctuations in (Y,Nd)Ba2Cu3O6+x
Science 337, 821 (2012)

E. Benckiser, M. W. Haverkort, S. Brück, E. Goering, S. Macke, A. Frañó, X. Yang, O. K. Andersen, G. Cristiani, H. U. Habermeier, A. V. Boris, I. Zegkinoglou, P. Wochner, H. J. Kim, V. Hinkov, B. Keimer
Orbital reflectometry of oxide heterostructures
Nature Materials 10, 189 (2011)

M. Le Tacon, G. Ghiringhelli, J. Chaloupka, M. Moretti Sala, V. Hinkov, M. W. Haverkort, M. Minola, M. Bakr, K. J. Zhou, S. Blanco-Canosa, C. Monney, Y. T. Song, G. L. Sun, C. T. Lin, G. M. De Luca, M. Salluzzo, G. Khaliullin. T. Schmitt, L. Braicovich, B. Keimer.
Intense paramagnon excitations in a large family of high-temperature superconductors
Nature Physics 7, 725 (2011)

A. V. Boris, Y. Matiks, E. Benckiser, A. Frañó, P. Popovich, V. Hinkov, P. Wochner, M. Castro-Colin, E. Detemple, V. K. Malik, C. Bernhard, T. Prokscha, A. Suter, Z. Salman, E. Morenzoni, G. Cristiani, H.-U. Habermeier, B. Keimer
Dimensionality control of electronic phase transitions in nickel-oxide superlattices
Science 332, 937 (2011)

N. Driza, S. Blanco-Canosa, M. Bakr, S. Soltan, M. Khalid, L. Mustafa, K. Kawashima, G. Christiani, H.-U. Habermeier, G. Khaliullin, C. Ulrich, M. Le Tacon, B. Keimer
Long-range transfer of electron-phonon coupling in oxide superlattices
Nature Materials 11, 675 (2012)

T. Dahm, V. Hinkov, S. V. Borisenko, A. A. Kordyuk, V. B. Zabolotnyy, J. Fink, B. Büchner, D. J. Scalapino, W. Hanke, B. Keimer
Strength of the spin-fluctuation-mediated pairing interaction in a high-temperature superconductor
Nature Physics 5, 217 (2009)

V. Hinkov, D. Haug, B. Fauqué, P. Bourges, Y. Sidis, A. Ivanov, C. Bernhard, C. T. Lin, B. Keimer
Electronic Liquid Crystal State in the High-Temperature Superconductor YBa2Cu3O6.45
Science 319, 597 (2008)

J. Chakhalian, J. W. Freeland, H.-U. Habermeier, G. Cristiani, G. Khaliullin, M. van Veenendaal, B. Keimer
Orbital reconstruction and covalent bonding at an oxide interface
Science 318, 1114 (2007)

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