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On this page you will find some useful links to inform yourself about a research stay in Germany.
Solid state materials include metals, ceramics and even crystals of organic molecules. Just how the structures of these materials affect their electrical, mechanical and magnetic properties, is what solid state researchers seek to understand. The researchers particularly focus on solids at the nanoscale, which behave differently compared to materials in larger dimensions.
The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is an independent, non-profit research organization.
The primary goal of the Max Planck Society is to promote basic research at its own institutes. It is a registered association and has its registered seat in Berlin. The Administrative Headquarters and office of the President are located in Munich.
This PhDnet portal serves as a platform for exchange among doctoral students at Max-Planck-Institutes. Regardless of their particular fields of research, all PhD students strive to maximize their achievements during the PhD period, to avail of and contribute to the scientific profile of their respective MPIs and to effectively plan their career.
The MPI for Solid State Research has a strong cooperation with the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver (Canada). The Max Planck -- UBC Center organizes the scientific cooperation and the exchange of senior and junior researchers of both institutions.
The University of Stuttgart is one of the leading German technical research universities with a strong profile in engineering and natural sciences. For a long time it has put a major research focus on solid-state physics and chemistry. This strategic direction is strongly supported by a close and long-standing partnership with the MPI-FKF, and with other institutions on the Cooperative Research Campus Stuttgart. The Faculty of Chemistry and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics are the main partners of the IMPRS-CMS.
The MSc in PHYSICS is a Master of Science programme in general physics which is taught in English. It addresses all holders of a Bachelor of Science degree in physics, international students as well as German students who would like to study in an international environment. It is offered by the Department of Physics of the Universität Stuttgart. The IMPRS-CMS is a close cooperation partner of the program and offers stipends for some of the master students.
Stuttgart is the state capital of Baden-Württemberg with around 580.000 residents. This page provides a lot of useful information about the town, culture and facilities in Stuttgart.