Amit Ribak

  • PostDoc


Condensed Matter Department,
Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, CFEL
Bldg. 99, Rm. 02.049
Luruper Chaussee 149
22761 Hamburg, Germany

Phone: +49-(0)40-8998-88102

Short bio

Amit received a dual BS in Physics and Materials engineering in 2012, a MS in Physics in 2014 and PhD in Physics in 2018, all from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

During his MS and PhD in the group of Prof. Kanigel, Amit used Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) to study the exotic electronic properties of low dimensional materials such as topological insulators, topological superconductors and  transition-metal dichalcogendies.

In addition to ARPES, he performed transport and magnetization measurements, as well as muon-spin relaxation (muSR) experiments.

Amit joined Andrea’s group as a postdoc in March 2019. He is interested in investigating light-induced superconductivity using ultrafast techniques in the presence of external magnetic fields.


Research interests

  • Strongly-correlated electron systems
  • Low dimensional materials
  • Superconductivity

Selected publications


Amplification of Superconducting Fluctuations in Driven YBa2Cu3O6 + x
A. von Hoegen, M. Fechner, M. Först, N. Taherian, E. Rowe, A. Ribak, J. Porras, B. Keimer, M. Michael, E. Demler, and A. Cavalleri
Physical Review X, 12, 031008 (2022)