Summer School"Design and Synthesis of Quantum Materials"

Summer School
"Design and Synthesis of Quantum Materials"

of the IMPRS & MPI-UBC-UTokyo Center
Stuttgart, September 28th - October 2nd, 2020


Quantum phenomena offer great opportunities for applications in information and clean energy technology, including the realization of quantum computers and novel solar cells. The rational design and synthesis of materials that host such phenomena are therefore at the forefront of solid state research. The aim of this Summer School is to bring interdisciplinary research experts in the field of quantum materials together with young researchers at the Max Plank Institute, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Tokyo.


  • Soft chemistry
  • Defects and ionic conductivity
  • (High-pressure) synthesis
  • Chemical bonding / Materials trends
  • Thin films
  • Structural characterization
  • Thermodynamics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Ab-initio theory

Confirmed invited Speakers (alphabetically)

  • P. Attfield (U Edinburgh)
  • N. Benedek (Cornell University)
  • C. Berlinguette (UBC)
  • M. Dressel (U Stuttgart)
  • A. Fujimori (U Tokyo)
  • A. Hallas (UBC)
  • M. Hayward (U Oxford)              
  • J. Maier (MPI)
  • A. Ramirez (UC Santa Cruz)
  • H. Kageyama (U Kyoto)
  • W. Zeier (U Gießen)
  • K. Zou (UBC)


The summer school is taking place ONLINE. As far as possible, we will enable that lectures to be viewed together at the MPI campus.

Student Contribution

Students have the opportunity to present their own work as a virtual poster, which is advertised beforehand in a short 3-minute talk. The best talks will receive a 15 min talk on Thursday. To receive a certificate of attendance, a poster contribution is mandatory. Please register before September 23, 2020. In addition, the students have the opportunity to offer virtual laboratory tours in the form of short videos, which are presented in a separate session at the end of the school (deadline is also Sep 23, 2020).

Please note that the number of participants is limited. First come, first serve.

Program and Schedule - preliminary


Please register here.
Participation is free of charge.

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