International Symposium "Frontiers in Solid State Research"
(on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Institute)

July 17 to July 18, 2019

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Heisenbergstraße 1
70569 Stuttgart, Geramny

Main topics:

  • Quantum Materials
  • Nanoscience
  • Computational Solid State Research
  • Energy Research


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Session 1: "Energy Research" (chair: Joachim Maier)

09:30 a.m.

Prof. G. Jeffrey Snyder (Northwestern University, Evanston, US)
"Designing thermoelectric materials with solid state chemistry"

10:15 a.m.

Prof. Clare P. Grey, FRS (University of Cambridge, UK)

11:00-11:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

Session 2: "Nanoscience" (chair: Klaus Kern)

11:30 a.m.

Prof. Dr. Mario Ruben (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)


Prof. Dr. Franz J. Gießibl (Universität Regensburg)

1:00-2:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

Session 3: "Computational Solid State Reserach" (chair: Ali Alavi)

2:30 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Eberhard K. U. Gross (MPI of Microstructure Physics, Halle)

3:15 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Joachim Sauer (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)

4:00-4:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

Session 4: "Quantum Materials" (chair: Bernhard Keimer)

4:30 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Wrachtrup (Universität Stuttgart)
"Nanoscale probing of materials with a quantum sensor"

5:15 p.m.

Prof. George A. Sawatzky (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA)

6:00 p.m.

Get Together

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Session 5:"Quantum Materials" (chair: Hidenori Takagi)

09:30 a.m.

Prof. Leslie M. Schoop (Princeton University, US)

10:15 a.m.

Prof. Seigo Tarucha (The University of Tokyo, JP)

11:00-11:15 a.m.

Short Coffee Break

Session 6: "Computational Solid State Research" (chair: Walter Metzner)

11:15 a.m.

Prof. Dr. Manfred Sigrist (ETH Zurich, CH)
"Strontium Ruthenate – an unconventional superconductor at the crossroads"

12:00 a.m.

Prof. Igor Mazin (US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, US)
"Some highlights of high-Tc research on Ole Andersen's groups in 1989-1994"

12:45-2:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

Session 7: "Nanoscience" (chair: Jochen Mannhart)

2:00 p.m.

Prof. Lena F. Kourkoutis (Cornell University, New York, US)

2:45 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Ensslin (ETH Zurich, CH)
"Quantum devices in 2D materials"

3:30-4:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

Session 8: "Energy Research" (chair: Bettina V. Lotsch)

4:00 p.m.

Prof. Michael Grätzel ( École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH)
"Mesoscopic photosystems for the generation of electricity and fuels from sunlight"

4:45 p.m.

Prof. Sossina M. Haile (Northwestern University, Evanston, US)

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