Junior Research Groups

A key mission of the RUN is to support independent junior research groups by providing them with the necessary laboratory and office space, infrastructure and instrumentation. This guarantees the junior group leaders to be immersed in a vibrant and supportive research environment, while remaining fully independent and free to choose their collaborators and to quickly gain international visibility with their innovative research projects.

Computational Electronic Structure Theory

Jan Wilhelm received funding from the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) within the Emmy Noether Programme. With the funding, he will establish the independent junior research group “Computational Electronic Structure Theory“. The goal of the group is to better understand ultrafast processes in semiconductors and metals, for example the ultrafast dynamics of excitons or plasmons. For their study, the group will develop computational methods to propagate electrons and nuclei in time. In collaboration with RUN colleagues, the new junior group aims at exploring ultrafast phenomena on their intrinsic femtosecond time scale and nanometer length scale.

Subcycle Nano-Optics

In April, Fabian Mooshammer will establish the independent junior research group “Subcycle Nano-Optics“. The group’s main interest is to trace cooperative dynamics, such as strong electronic correlations and pronounced collective excitations, on their intrinsic femtosecond temporal and few-nanometer spatial scales. In collaboration with the colleagues at the RUN, new experimental tools are developed to record nanoscopic slow-motion pictures of van der Waals quantum materials.

Additional announcements coming soon.