### Participating groups and their research interests

#### At the MPI-PKS:

**Finite Systems Division**(Prof. JM Rost, Prof. U Saalmann)

-Semi-classical description of excitation and fragmentation of atoms, molecules and clusters

-Dynamics of ultra-cold gases and plasmas

-Interaction of matter with intense laser radiation

-Coherent diffractive imaging with novel Xray machines**Condensed Matter Division**(Prof. R Moessner)

-Order, disorder and topology in condensed matter (magnetism, superconductivity, quantum Hall physics)

-Quantum information theory and entanglement

-Non-equilibrium quantum dynamics

-Numerical algorithm development**Complex Dynamics in Cold Gases**(Dr. T Pohl)

-Excitation and Control of Cold Rydberg Gases

-Dynamics of ultracold neutral plasmas**Quantum Aggregates**(Dr. A Eisfeld)

-Energy transfer in Photosynthesis

-Self-assembled molecular aggregates

-Stochastic Schrödinger equations for open systems

-Mixed quantum-classical methods

-Nano-electro-mechanical devices**Ultrashort Laser-Matter-Interaction**(Dr. A Landsman)

-Strong field ionisation of atoms: analytic and numerical approaches

-Sources of intense ultra-short light from laser-plasma interaction

-High Harmonic Generation with spatially inhomogeneous laser fields

-Nanoplasmonics: interaction of intense light with condensed matter surfaces**Topology and Correlations in Condensed Matter**(Dr. F Pollmann)

-Topological phases in one dimension

-Charge degrees of freedom on frustrated lattices

-Bound states and E8 symmetry effects in perturbed quantum Ising chains**Quantum Matter - Transport and Dynamics**(Dr. J H Bardarson)

-Many-body localization

-Quantum dynamics in correlated systems

-Topological insulators and superconductors, Weyl semimetals, Majorana fermions

-Interplay between topology and Anderson transitions

#### At the TU Dresden:

**Computational Physics**(Prof. R Ketzmerick)

-Quantum chaos for systems with a classically mixed phase space (regular and chaotic dynamics), application to mesoscopic systems

-Hamiltonian ratchets

-Fractals in quantum mechanics, Bloch electrons in magnetic fields

-Statistical physics of time-periodic quantum systems**Theoretical Quantum Optics**(Prof. W Strunz)

-Open quantum systems and decoherence

-Non-Markovian quantum processes

-Counting statistics and quantum transport**Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics**(Prof. R Schmidt, Dr. F Grossmann)

-Initial value representation of time-dependent semiclassical quantum dynamics

-Semiclassical description of many particle systems and nonclassical effects like tunneling and diffraction

-Inelastic transport of electrons through single molecules**Theoretical Solid State Physics**(Prof. M Vojta)

-Quantum phase transitions

-Low-dimensional and frustrated magnets

-High-temperature superconductors

-Topological phases and topological order**Condensed Matter Theory**(Prof. C Timm)

-Molecular electronics: electronic transport through single molecules and molecular thin films, in particular magnetic molecules

-Pnictides: properties of the magnetic parent compounds of these new high-T_{c}superconductors

-Diluted magnetic semiconductors: magnetism, electronic transport, and disorder**Materials Science and Nanotechnology**(Prof. G Cuniberti)

-Bioelectronics: dissipative quantum transport in the presence of internal disorder, molecular vibrations and buffer solution

-Mesoscopic physics: contact effects, noise, spin injection, Andreev reflection, weak and strong localization, quantum Hall effect

-Molecular electronics: inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy, Coulomb blockade, coherent transport of charge and spin**Institute for Scientific Computing**(Jun.-Prof. K Padberg-Gehle, Prof. A Voigt)

-Development of efficient simulation algorithms on highly parallel computing architectures

-Orbital-free DFT simulation using finite elements

-Phase field crystal modeling of polycrystalline materials: grain boundary pre-melting, domain growth, Hall-Petch effect

-Mesoscopic modeling of complex fluids: colloidal fluids, polymer solutions

-Computational methods for nonlinear dynamical systems, in particular set-oriented algorithms

-Numerical analysis of phase-space transport in classical dynamics

-Lagrangian particle transport in complex flows**Institute for Physical Chemistry**(Prof. G Seifert)

-Development & application of density-functional based methods for calculations of geometric structure, electronic structure and dynamics of molecules, clusters and condensed systems

-Quantum molecular dynamics (QMD) for studies of dynamical processes

-Current density functional theory (CDFT) for calculations of NMR parameters, as chemical shifts

-Biomolecules concerning possibilities of a biological modification of biological materials

#### At the MPI-CPfS:

**Chemical Metals Science**(Prof. J Grin)

-Gallides, aluminides, clathrates and clathrate-like intermetallic compounds

-Synthesis and characterisation of the compounds inclusive phase composition, phase equilibration and phase transitions

-Bonding analysis in the direct room

-Chemical aspects of physical phenomena

#### At the TU Chemnitz:

**Institute for Physics**(Prof. M Schreiber)

-Anderson localization of electrons in amorphous materials

-Localization and diffusion in quasicrystals

-Theory of quantum transport in molecular systems such as molecular wires

-Classical and quantum modeling of transfer processes in chemical and biological systems

#### In Prague:

**Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry**(Prof. P Jungwirth)

-Molecular simulations of ions at aqueous interfaces, including interactions of ions with proteins and membranes

-Chemistry of aqueous aerosols, structure and dynamics of solvated electrons**Institute of Chemical Technology**(Dr. P Slavicek)

-Ab initio calculations in ground and excited states using quantum and classical molecular dynamics

-Photochemical processes and solvation dynamics in molecular clusters and van-der-Waals systems

#### At the Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Wrocław

**Division of Condensed Matter Theory**

-Unconventional superconductivity and strongly correlated electrons

-Theory of phase transitions and magnetics

-Electronic structure

-Ultracold atoms in optical lattices