Quantum Theory of Materials

We calculate and analyse the complex structural, electronic, magnetic and transport quantities of quantum materials — for fundamental research and practical applications.

Head: Prof. Dr. Stefan Blügel

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Wired Up: Majorana Fermions for Quantum Computing

Majorana fermions exhibit a strange property: these exotic particles cannot be distinguished from their own antiparticles. Nevertheless, technically they could be extremely useful as qubits for quantum computers. However, Majorana fermions are very difficult to detect. Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University together with partners from the University of Hamburg can now demonstrate a possible way around this difficulty.


PGI Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Carmen Herrmann, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Using the spin degree of freedom offers fascinating options for nanoscale functionality, and also provides new experimental data for improving our insight into fundamental aspects of nonequilibrium physics at that scale.



Wanted: Young Research Scientists!

Are you looking for an exciting, challenging Master’s, PhD or postdoctoral position? Are you interested in research involving theoretical solid state physics, and do you enjoy developing numerical and computational methods?


Joint Lab Virtual Materials Design

The goal of the JL-VMD is the development and validation of methods for computational material development.


Young Investigators Group Prof. Samir Lounis

Functional Nanoscale Structure Probe and Simulation Laboratory


Young Investigators Group Dr. Marjana Ležaić

Computational Nanoferronics Laboratory