Scientific Divisions and Groups

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Stored and Cooled Ions

Division Prof. Dr. Klaus Blaum

How do molecules form in the cosmos? Why is iron more abundant than gold? How massive is an electron? Does antimatter behave like matter?

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Non-Thermal Astrophysics

Division Prof. Dr. Jim Hinton

What are the sites of cosmic particle acceleration? What impact do relativistic particles have on astrophysical systems? What does the Universe look like at the highest energies?

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Theoretische Quantendynamik und Quantenelektrodynamik

Abteilung Hon.-Prof. Dr. Christoph H. Keitel

Wie verhält sich Materie in intensiven Laserfeldern? Wie entstehen neue Teilchen durch starkes Laserlicht? Können die optischen Eigenschaften eines Mediums beliebig verändert werden? Welche Auswirkungen hat die "Struktur" des Vakuums?

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Particle and Astroparticle Physics

Division Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Manfred Lindner

What happened after the Big Bang? What is hidden behind "Dark Matter" and "Dark Energy"? What is the mass of the neutrinos and how do they transform from one type into another? Are neutrinos their own antiparticles?

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Quantum Dynamics&Control

Division Prof. Dr. Thomas Pfeifer

When do quantum objects behave as waves or particles? - What is the role of time in quantum systems? - How can chemical reactions be steered by lasers? - What are the properties of highly charged ions?

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Independent Research Groups

Emeriti, Max Planck Research Groups, Fellows

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