News and Events

Sep 2023:

From September 25th to 28th 2023 we are hosting the 12th International Conference on Microwave Materials and their Applications (MMA23)

The conference takes place in Alte Mensa – for the detailed program see Programm.

If you interested in visiting some lectures, please contact Jure Demsar ( or Martin Letz ( ), or simply drop by.

Nov 2022: New publication "Optically Triggered Néel Vector Manipulation of a Metallic Antiferromagnet Mn2Au under Strain" published in ACS Nano (

July 2022: New publication"Dynamics of collective modes in an unconventional charge density wave system BaNi2As2", Communications Physics  5141 (2022

Oct 2021: New publication "Band-selective third-harmonic generation in superconducting : Possible evidence for the Higgs amplitude mode in the dirty limit", Phys. Rev. B 104, L140505 (2021).

July 2021: New publication" Optical read-out of the Néel vector in metallic antiferromagnet Mn2Au", Phys. Rev. Applied 16, 014037 (2021) (Editors' Suggestion).

March 2021: New publication "Robust hybridization gap in a Kondo Insulator YbB12 probed by femtosecond optical spectroscopy", published in Phys. Rev. B 113, 115134 (2021).

July 2020: Start of the new Collaborative Research Center CRC TRR288 ELASTO-Q-MAT: Elastic Tuning and Response of Electronic Quantum Phases of Matter

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding the new Collaborative Research Center (CRC/Transregio 288) "Elastic Tuning and Response of Electronic Quantum Phases of Matter" (ELASTO-Q-MAT). The ELASTO-Q-MAT initiative (Mainz University, Goethe University Frankfurt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, and Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden), embodied by this CRC/TRR 288, has the goal to understand, advance, and exploit new physical phenomena emerging from a particularly strong coupling between a material's elasticity and its electronic quantum phases. The German Research Foundation will be providing a total of some EUR 10 million over the next four years to fund this research.

April 2020: Review paper on "Non-equilibrium phenomena in superconductors probed by femtosecond time-domain spectroscopy," published in J. Low Temp. Phys. 201, 676-709 (2020).

Januar 2020: Start of the second funding period of Collaborative research center SFB/TRR 173 SPIN+X

The Collaborative Research Center/Transregio (SFB/TRR) "Spin+X – Spin in its collective environment" of TU Kaiserslautern and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz received support of approximately EUR 10 million from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the next 4 years. In this CRC, research teams active in the fields of physics, chemistry, and engineering are investigating fundamental magnetic properties and processes to evaluate their potential for possible applications. They focus on spin, a quantum mechanical phenomenon that is the basis of magnetism. New research technologies such as antiferromagnetic spintronics could make the storage of large amounts of data more efficient. Discoveries in spin research have been used for years in the development of new technologies such as magnetic memory chips and sensors.