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Since the beginning of August 2014, experimental physicist Professor Cheng Chin from the University of Chicago has joint the Quantum Many-Body Systems Division of Professor Immanuel Bloch, Chair of Experimental Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. Cheng Chin will spend a three months research sabbatical as a winner of a Humboldt Research Award. This award is granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to out-standing foreign academics to promote cooperation with excellent German researchers. more

An LMU team affiliated with the Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) has achieved a breakthrough in light-driven generation of hydrogen with semiconductor nanocrystals by using a novel molecular shuttle to enhance charge-carrier transport. more

Rapid advances in techniques for the creation of ultra-short laser pulses promise to boost our knowledge of electron motions to an unprecedented level. more