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About our Research School

The IMPRS-QDC is hosted by Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS) and focuses on the dynamical manipulation of quantum systems. Follow this link to find out more »

Research groups in biological physics at MPI-PKS are affiliated with the IMPRS-CellDevoSys, hosted by MPI-CBG. Follow this external link to find out more »


22 May 2024, 03:30 PM (SR 1-2)

IMPRS Seminar

Benjamin Levine (Stony Brook University)

Talk: Connecting Ultrafast Spectra to Ultrafast Dynamics

Michal Belina (UCT Prague)

Talk: Tracing the fastest chemical reactions with X-ray photons: Focusing on proton transfer

More seminars ...



Congratulations to our students who successfully defended their PhD theses:

  • Nikolaos Stefanidis (MPI-PKS)
  • Alberto Corticelli (MPI-PKS)
  • Aidan Wastiaux (MPI-PKS)
  • Gautam Jha (TU Dresden)
  • Jiri Suchan (UCT Prague)

Welcome to the website of the International Max Planck Research School for "Quantum Dynamics and Control", a graduate school funded by the Max Planck Society.

The school is a collaboration between several partner institutions in Dresden, Prague and Wroclaw offering PhD studentships in a variety of fields in atomic, molecular and laser physics, condensed matter physics and chemistry - primarily in theoretical and computational research - tied together by the common theme of the dynamical manipulation of quantum systems. Applications, which are received biannually, are open to talented and motivated students regardless of nationality.

On these pages you may find further information about the PhD projects we offer, the investigators affiliated with the school and the varied opportunities made available to our students over the course of the PhD programme.