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    Check out our latest News & Events to find out what’s going on at the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute!

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  • Employment With SBQMI

    SBQMI is devoted to offering opportunities at different stages of the scientific career. Conducting research in a collaborative project of our international setting profits from significant synergies which arise from sharing ideas and expertise as well as access to materials and experimental facilities between the partner institutions.

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  • The Max Planck – UBC – UTokyo Centre for Quantum Materials

    The Max Planck – UBC – UTokyo Centre for Quantum Materials is a collaborative venture between SBQMI, the Max Planck Society of Germany and the University of Tokyo, featuring internationally recognized leading scientists and extensive infrastructure for research in quantum materials. This partnership provides a platform for interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation between UBC quantum materials’ effort and these prestigious research organizations.

    The Max Planck – UBC – UTokyo Centre for Quantum Materials is led by Director, Bernhard Keimer, MPI-FKF and Co-Director, Andrea Damascelli, UBC.

    At present, seven Max Planck institutes are actively involved:

    • Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
    • Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden
    • Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden
    • Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin
    • Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle
    • Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching
    • Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart
    • Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg

    The partnership commits to joint research projects, increased scholarly exchanges, annual workshops, and joint summer and winter schools for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.  These focused meetings, with world leading invited speakers and lecturers, are a key component of the scientific program. The Centre also funds selected undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists.

    Our research effort encompasses a large number of experimental and theoretical investigations, such as:

    • The growth of single crystals of novel materials (high temperature superconductors, correlated electron systems in general), as well as oxide heterostructures and thin films using molecular beam epitaxy.
    • The development of engineered optical (photonic) materials and electronic/spintronic devices at the nanoscale.
    • Theoretical and experimental studies of the many-body electronic structure of solid, surfaces, and inter faces.
    • Development and application of advanced experimental techniques, such as scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, laser and synchrotron-based spectroscopy (spin and time-resolved ARPES, resonant elastic and inelastic x-ray scattering), and particle accelerator-based techniques (muon spin resonance, beta nuclear magnetic resonance).

    The Centre is actively recruiting Postdoctoral Research Fellows twice a year with the application submission deadlines on April 15th and October 15th of each year. To see current posting, go to SBQMI employment section.


    Directors’ Contact Information

    Bernhard Keimer, Director, MPG-FKF Stuttgart, Germany: Email

    Andrea Damascelli, Co-Director, UBC Vancouver, Canada: Email


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