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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.
Established in October 2010, the Max Planck – UBC Centre for Quantum Materials is a collaborative venture between the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (SBQMI) at UBC and the Max Planck Society of Germany, 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 Germany’s prestigious research society.
The Max Planck – UBC 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:
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 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