Max Planck Institute for the Structure
and Dynamics of Matter / CFEL
Building 99 (CFEL)
Luruper Chaussee 149
22761 Hamburg / Germany
Hamburg phone prefix: +49 (0)40 8998
Laboratory Bldg. 49b-002: -6292
Laboratories CFEL (Bldg. 99):
Adrian L. Cavalieri (EG.031) -86009
Michael Först (EG.039) -86011
Michael Först (EG.043) -86013
Prep Lab (EG.052) -86014
Chemistry Lab (EG.054) -86015
ARPES-lab (EG.129) -86057
Laser-lab (EG.131) -86058
Director Condensed Matter Department
Andrea is founding director of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter. He heads the Condensed Matter Department at the MPSD located in the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL).
See his full bio.
Senior Staff Scientist
Michael investigates nonlinear phononics in the solid state. The goal of this research is the full control of ultrafast lattice-driven phase transitions in correlated electron systems, such as light-induced superconductivity in high-TC cuprates and magnetic switching in manganites and nickelates. Michael’s research involves ultrafast hard and soft X-ray diffraction at the Stanford LCLS free electron lasers, as well as ultrafast optical spectroscopy. He also works on the generation and shaping of high-intensity phase-stable femtosecond pulses at mid-infrared wavelengths.
Michael's research explores the interactions and dynamics within multifunctional materials using computational methods. In particular, he focuses on materials that exhibit a complex interplay of structure, charge and spin degrees of freedom. The aim of his research is to develop formalisms that explain and describe light induced materials properties.
Daniele studies the coherent control of complex materials using strong laser fields at Terahertz frequencies. He is mainly performing experiments on the control of superconductivity in high-Tc cuprates and organic molecular solids, but his interests extend more generally to the coherently excited many-body dynamics in strongly-correlated systems. He is combining the use of intense Terahertz pump pulses (generated with both table-top sources and Free-Electron Lasers) with different probing techniques, including time-resolved THz spectroscopy and femtosecond X-ray diffraction.
Distinguished Visiting Scientists
Roberto D. Merlin