Philipps-Univ. Marburg, Department of Physics
Electronic many-particle interactions in solids constitute a field of modern physics in which there is intense ongoing research activity worldwide. The explanation of recently discovered phenomena such as the fractional quantum Hall effect, high-temperature superconductivity, or giant magneto-resistance requires a thorough understanding of the electron-electron interaction in solids. In fact, electron-electron interactions manifest themselves in many physical properties of solids: magnetism, metal-to-insulator transitions, and transport in low dimensions, for example.
The scientists of the participating institutes have a long-standing experience in the study of electron-electron interactions in solids. They have combined their efforts in excellent research and high-level training of graduate students. This goal has been achieved by a coordinated study program in Marburg and Budapest, joint seminars and workshops, the intensified exchange of graduate students and lecturers, and the setup of joint research projects. The graduate students have available a broad scope of methods in sample preparation, experimental techniques, and numerical and analytical approaches with which they can investigate electron-electron interactions in solids in detail.
The International Research Training Group 790 Electron-Electron Interactions in Solids (Marburg--Budapest) is the first of its kind between Germany and Hungary. It is jointly funded by Germany through the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and by Hungary through the Országos Tudományos Kutatási Alapprogramok (OTKA).
Department of Physics and Material Sciences Center, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Institute of Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest
Research Institute for Solid-State Physics and Optics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
DFG-OTKA International Research Training Group
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