Forthcoming Events

29.01.2020 - 31.01.2020, ETH Hönggerberg, Zürich
29.01.2020 - 31.01.2020, DESY-Hamburg and European XFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
01.02.2020 - 02.02.2020, Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco, Lucca, Italy


Ruth Signorell receives the Humboldt Prize- awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in research and teaching
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Keller, Chergui, Richardson / Vanicek, Wörner, Castiglioni / Osterwalder / Hengsberger / van Bokhoven
Ursula Keller wins the SPIE 2020 Gold Medal- awarded in recognition of outstanding engineering or scientific accomplishments
Nobel Prize winner Gerard Mourou - Physics Colloquium 11.12.19: Passion Extreme Light
Paths to a professorship – 23 interviews
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Peter Hamm, Ursula Keller, Jörg Standfuss, and Fabrizio Carbone

MUST Theory Fellows

In Phase II the MUST DC developed the MUST Theory Fellow (MTF) grants to increase theory support for experimental groups, primarily focused on condensed matter and attosecond processes. In Phase III these awards continue with limited funding available to verify theoretical or experimental results by
  • paying a lump sum (local Postdoc salary for the duration of the project) to an international theory group as a compensation for a defined task (mandate) supporting experimental and/or theory research by MUST-groups
The Application Form and Submission Guidelines should be used to apply for funding. Each application is limited to a maximum of 15,000 CHF.  The call for funding is now open.

MUST Theory Fellow Projects in Phase II (2014 -  2018)
  • Dr. Michael Fechner, (Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter), Hamburg, for Urs Staub (PSI) on "Excited state TDDFT on correlated perovskites”
  • Dr. Maria Richter, Dr. Olga Smirnova, and Prof. Mikhail Ivanov at the Theory Division of the Max-Born-Institute Berlin, worked with Jean-Pierre Wolf, Uni Geneva on "Maxwell Schrödinger simulations for filamentation processes (MAXSCOPE)"
  • Dr Tom Penfold, University of Newcastle, UK worked with Majed Chergui (EPFL) and Chris Milne (PSI on "Probing Femtosecond Hole Trapping in ZnO with X-ray Spectroscopy”
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