### List of exemplary PhD projects

#### Finite Systems (MPI-PKS)

- Dynamics of ultra-cold Rydberg gases and plasmas (Rost)
- Photo processes in few electron quantum dots (Rost)
- Attosecond control of nano-plasmas (Rost/Saalmann)
- Atomic many-body systems in strong laser fields (Rost/Saalmann)
- Coherent diffractive imaging (Rost/Saalmann)

#### Quantum Aggregates (MPI-PKS)

- Dynamics of a nanoscale rotor driven by single-electron tunneling (Eisfeld)
- Charge shuttles (Eisfeld)
- Organic molecules on dielectric surfaces (Eisfeld)
- QM/MM description of light harvesting systems (Eisfeld)
- Non-linear spectroscopy (Eisfeld)

#### Institute for Theoretical Physics (TUD)

- Chaotic eigenfunctions extending into regular regions (Ketzmerick)
- Search for quantum signatures of Levy walks (Ketzmerick)
- Theoretical predictions for atom-optic experiments on mixed systems (Ketzmerick)
- Inelastic tunneling through magnetic molecules (Timm)
- Transport theory for nanoscopic systems beyond rate equations (Timm)
- Surface states of disordered topological insulators (Vojta)
- Nuclear-spin decoherence and limits to quantum criticality (Vojta)
- Initial value representation of time-dependent semiclassical quantum dynamics (Großmann)
- Semiclassical description of many particle systems and nonclassical effects like tunneling and diffraction (Großmann)
- Inelastic transport of electrons through single molecules (Großmann)

#### Materials Science and Nanotechnology (TUD)

- Theoretical study of STM conduction experiments on organic molecules (Cuniberti)
- Graphene spintronics: spin-dependent transport in graphene nanoribbons (Cuniberti)
- Switching at the molecular scale: theoretical study of molecular switches via density-functional theory (Cuniberti)
- Charge transport and dynamics in DNA (Cuniberti)

#### Institute for Scientific Computing (TUD)

- Large scale orbital-free DFT simulation (Voigt)
- Classical dynamic density functional theory and phase field crystal modeling of material defects (Voigt)
- Spherical crystallography - studying grain boundary scars and other topological defects (Voigt)
- Mesoscopic modeling of colloidal fluids (Voigt)
- Efficient numerical analysis of classical transport (Padberg-Gehle)
- Transfer operator methods for studying driven dynamical systems (Padberg-Gehle)
- Parallel algorithms for time-dependent processes (Padberg-Gehle)

#### Chemical Metals Science (MPI-CPfS)

- Synthesis and chemical physics of new classes of intermetallic compounds (Grin)
- Analysis of the chemical bonding in the intermetallic compounds (Grin)

#### Institute for Physics (TUC)

- Simulation of multifractal electrons in disordered systems (Schreiber)
- Random matrix theory for electronic states in quasicrystals (Schreiber)

#### Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (Prague)

- Molecular dynamics simulations of interactions of ions with hydrated proteins (Jungwirth)
- Molecular simulations of hydrated phospholipid membranes (Jungwirth)
- Molecular dynamics simulations of surface properties and phase transitions in water and aqueous solutions (Jungwirth)

#### Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research (Wrocław)

- Interplay of magnetism and superconductivity in heavy-fermion systems - competition, coexistence, coupling
- Novel quantum critical phenomena and unconventional metallic properties
- Exotic Kondo effects in crystalline solids
- Layered superconductors, superfluid to Mott insulator transtition
- Quantum dissipation in Josephson junction arrays.
- Nanometric materials for photonics and spintronics
- Downconversion of high energy radiation in wide band-gap materials
- Critical behaviour of weakly coupled fermion and spin chains