About us in the press

February 2021

Evidence for metastable photo-induced superconductivity in K3C60,
M. Budden et. al., Nature Physics, advance online feb 4 th2021

June 2020
Polarizing an antiferromagnet by optical engineering of the crystal field
Ankit S. Disa,et. al.,  Nature Physics 16,  937–941 (2020)

April 2020

Nov. 2019

Light-induced anomalous Hall effect in graphene
J. W. McIver, et. al., Nature Physics, 16, 38–41(2020, online 11/2019)


Nov. 2019
  • Materie gezielt durcheinander bringen; Neues Forschungszentrum mit Beteiligung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in New York eingeweiht. Pro Physik, 29.11.2019 (de)
  • Quantum tricks on demand; Max Planck-New York Center for Nonequilibrium Quantum Phenomena inaugurated in New York City. EurekAlert 29.22.2019 (en)


June 2019

Metastable ferroelectricity in optically strained SrTiO3
Tobia Nova, et.al., Science, 364, 6445, 1075-1079 (2019)


Nov. 2018

Parametric amplification of optical phonons
A. Cartella,et.al.,

July / May 2018

Pressure tuning of light-induced superconductivity in K3C60
A. Cantaluppi et.al.,  Nature Physics, advanced online (2018)

⇒ MPSD press release (eng): "Light-induced superconductivity under high pressure"
⇒ MPSD press release (de): "Licht-induzierte Supraleitung unter hohem Druck"

⇒ Pro-Physik (de): "Supraleitung unter Hochdruck"

⇒ Elettra 'top stories': "Pressure tuning of light-induced superconductivity in K3C60" (July 2018)

May 2018

Andrea Cavalleri elected member of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC)

MPSD press release (eng), (de)

News info EURASC (eng)

March 2018

Andrea Cavalleri receives the 2018 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids at the American Physical Society’s 2018 March Meeting in Los Angeles, California.

Interview with one of the winners of the 2018 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids (Youtube)

MPSD press release (eng), (de)

February 2018

Probing the interatomic potential of solids with strong-field nonlinear phononics, A. von Hoegen et. al. Nature, 555, 79–82 (2018)

⇒ MPSD press release (eng): "Good Vibrations feel the force", (de): "Good Vibrations feel the force"

⇒ Pro-Physik (de): "Was Kristalle zusammenhält"

February-April 2018

Probing optically silent superfluid stripes in cuprates,S. Rajasekaran et. al. Science, 369, 6375, 575-579 (2018)

⇒ Perspective (superconductivity): Lighting up superconducting stripes, Emre Ergeçen + Nuh Gedik, Science, 369, 6375, 519 (2018)

⇒ MPSD press release (eng): "Superconductors earn their stripes"

⇒ Pro-Physik (de): "Supraleitung mit Streifen"

⇒ BNL news (eng): "Bringing a Hidden Superconducting State to Light"

⇒ Material's World (eng): "Hidden superconductivity revealed"

December/August 2017

Anomalous relaxation kinetics and charge density wave correlations in underdoped BaPb1-xBixO3
D. Nicoletti et. al., PNAS, 114,34, 9020–9025 (2017)

⇒ MPSD press release (eng): Scientists shine new light on the “other high temperature superconductor"
⇒MPSD press release (de): Wissenschaftler beleuchten den „anderen Hochtemperatur-Supraleiter"

Superconductor Week, Vol. 31, No. 11 (Dec. 2017): "MPSD Leads Study of SC Bismuthate BPBO" (PDF

October 2016

An effective magnetic field from optically driven phonons

T. F. Nova, et. al., Nature Physics, 13, 2, 132–136 (2017, Adv. Online October 2016)


MPSD Press release:
⇒ Light-driven atomic rotations excite magnetic waves
Lichtinduzierte Rotationen von Atomen rufen Magnetwellen hervor

July 2016

Parametric amplification of a superconducting plasma wave

S. Rajasekaran, et. al., Nature Physics, 12, 1012–1016 (2016), published online 07/2016


MPSD Press release:
Manipulating superconducting plasma waves with terahertz light
Beeinflussung supraleitender Plasmawellen mit Terahertz-Licht

News Univ. of Bath:
⇒ New behaviour observed in superconductors

Pro-Physik.de ⇒ Terahertzlicht wirkt auf Supraleiter

Controlling matter with light
Interview with Andrea Cavalleri in JPhys+ (a physics blog from IOP Publishing).

May 2016

Ultrafast energy- and momentum-resolved dynamics of magnetic correlations in the photo-doped Mott insulator Sr2IrO4
M. P. M. Dean, et. al., Nature Materials,15, 601–605 (2016)


Nature Materials, 15,593–594 (2016), News & Views by Fabrizio Carbone:
A glimpse of spin motion

MPG Press release:
Ultra-fast X-ray Lasers Illuminate Elusive Atomic Spins
Ultraschnelle Röntgenlaser machen flüchtige Atomspins sichtbar

Press release BNL:
Ultra-fast X-ray Lasers Illuminate Elusive Atomic Spins

February/March 2016

Possible light-induced superconductivity in K3C60 at high temperature
M. Mitrano,  et. al., Nature, 530, 461–464 (2016)


Nature Physics, 12, 202 (2016), News & Views by Jure Demsar:
Emergent phenomena: Light-induced superconductivity

MPG Press release:
Superconductivity: footballs with no resistance 
⇒ Supraleitung: Fußbälle ohne Widerstand 

Press release Univ. of Bath:
⇒ Scientists create laser-activated superconductor 

Physics Department University of Oxford - Physics Neswletter Spring 2016: Rattling the Cage: Making new Superconductors using Lasers

The Conversation:
⇒ Could laser-powered superconductors spark a technological revolution? 

Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), Volume 94 Issue 7 | News of The Week:
⇒ How Lasers Make Buckyballs Look Like Superconductors 

Neue Westfälische, 8. Feb. 2016 print - Physik: Fußbälle ohne Widerstand.

Elettra 'Top story', march 20th
Possible light-induced superconductivity in K3C60 at high temperatures

Superconducting Week 31.03.2016:
Max Planck Uses Laser to Raise the Tc of a Fulleride

July 2015 / August 2015

Spatially resolved ultrafast magnetic dynamics initiated at a complex oxide heterointerface
M. Först et. al. Nature Materials,14, 883-888 (2015)

⇒ see also News & Views by V. Scagnoli and U. Staub


MPSD Press release:
⇒  Light-induced Magnetic Waves in Materials Engineered at the Atomic Scale english text
⇒ Lichtinduzierte magnetische Wellen in atomar maßgeschneiderten Materialien german

Pro-Physik: ⇒ Ultraschnelle Kontrolle von Magnetismus german

TU-Delft, latest news: Ultrafast Control of Magnetism in Oxide Thin Films english text

Diamond Light Source - Science highlights: Breaking waves in a sea of spins english text

March 2015

Max Born Prize for Andrea Cavalleri

"Born Medal and Prize for 2015 goes to Prof. Andrea Cavalleri" - Press release Institute of Physics

"Andrea Cavalleri wins 2015 Max Born Prize" - Press release Merton Collage

"Max Born Preis geht an Andrea Cavalleri" - Press release MPI for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter

December 2014

Nonlinear lattice dynamics as a basis for enhanced superconductivity in YBa2Cu3O6.5
R. Mankowsky et. al. Nature 516 , 71–73 (2014)


MPG Press release:
⇒ Superconductivity without cooling english text
⇒ Supraleitung ohne Kühlung german

SLAC Press release:
⇒ Rattled Atoms Mimic High-temperature Superconductivity english text

⇒ Researchers Superconduct at 140 Degrees english text

Scienca in rate:
⇒ Superconduttori a temperatura ambiente? Con il laser si può italian text

March 2013

A. Dienst et. al.
Nature Materials, 12, 535-541 (2013)




Max Planck Society press release:
⇒ Superwelle im Supraleiter deutsch

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf Press Release:
⇒ Light Tsunami in a Superconductor english text
⇒ Licht-Tsunami im Supraleiter deutsch

December 2012

The europian research network 'Frontiers in Quantum Materials'Control (Q-MAC) wins one of the first 'Synergy Grants' of the European Research Council (ERC). With Andrea Cavalleri (MPSD, Uni-Hamburg) as leading principal investigator of Q-Mac.

⇒ ERC press release english
⇒ Univ. Hamburg Press release deutsch
September 2012

One of our images was chosen for the cover of the Physics Today September 2012 issue.

⇒ Physics Today September 2012 english text



cover physics today sept 2012→ original image by J.M. Harms
March 2012
A. Caviglia et al.
Physical Review Letters, 108, 136801 (2012)



American Physical Society:
Viewpoint: ⇒ Ultrafast Phase Control in Oxide Thin Filmsenglish text

Research Highlights in Nature Materials:
⇒ Beaten to Action by Joerg Heber english text

March 2012
Andrea Cavalleri

Popular newspaper article about Andrea Cavalleri in Hamburger Abendblatt:
⇒ Der Rote Faden: "Ein Oxford-Professor im Schöpfungslabor" deutsch



March 2012
A. Caviglia et al.
Physical Review Letters, 108, 136801 (2012)



Selected for American Physical Society - Viewpoint:
⇒ Ultrafast Phase Control in Oxide Thin Films by María J. Calderón english text
January 2012
M. Först et al.
Physical Review B 84, 241104(R) (2012)
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Press release SLAC:
⇒ "Shaken, Not Heated: the Ideal Recipe for Manipulating Magnetism" english text

Mar. 2012:
Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics -
Recommendated and a Commentary by Sunil Sinha (UCSD) ⇒ PDF english text

October 2011
J. C. Petersen et al.
Physical Review Letters 107, 177402 (2011)



Press release Science & Technology Facilities Council:
⇒ "Extreme ultraviolet movies reveal inside story of complex materials" english text

August 2011
M. Först et. al.
Nature Physics, 7, 854–856 (2011).
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Press release Max Planck Society:
⇒ "Resonanz mit Nachhall"   deutsch
Forschungsmeldungen der Universität Hamburg:
⇒ "Schwingende Atomgitter unter Kontrolle"deutsch
Press release Physics Department, University of Michigan:
⇒ "The Birth of Nonlinear Phononics" english text
Physikportal pro-physik.de:
⇒ "Ein Puls zwei Schwingungen"deutsch

June/July 2011

July 2011:

A. Dienst et. al.
Nature Photonics, 5, 485-488 (2011)
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"Controlling superconductivity"
Interview with A. Cavalleri, Nature Photonics, 5, 506 (2011)

News and views: "Superconductors: Terahertz superconducting switch"
Marc Gabay & Jean-Marc Triscone, Nature Photonics, 5, 447-449 (2011)

⇒ Cover image of the Nature Photonics issuecov-min

June 2011:

  Press release Max Planck Society:
⇒ "Ultraschneller Schalter für Supraleiter" deutsch 
⇒ "Ultrafast switch for superconductors" english text
Forschungsmeldungen der Universität Hamburg:
⇒ "Supraleitung in Bruchteilen einer Sekunde umschalten" german journal
On sciencegermania.com:
⇒ "Interruttore ultraveloce per superconduttori. Impulsi terahertz possono interrompere temporaneamente la conduzione senza perdite di corrente" (search for Cavalleri on this page)italian
June 2011

About Henri Ehrke in 'diamond news, summer 2011':

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 "The Ultrafast student" (PDF) english
⇒ diamond news - Update from Diamond Light Source Summer 2011english
⇒ Diamond Light Source, Beamline I06

March 2011
Interview Deutschlandfunk ⇒ "Schlagartig widerstandslos" german journal PDF*
American Ceramic Society Bulletin
March 2011 (Page 18)

⇒ "Superconducting, nonsuperconducting states of cuprates ‘not that different'english

January 2011
D. Fausti et. al.
Science,331, 6014 189-191 (2011)
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Press release Oxford University:
⇒ "Light touch transforms material into a superconductor" english
Press release Max Planck Society:
⇒ "Lichtblitz bricht den elektrischen Widerstand" deutsch
Press release University of Hamburg:
⇒ "Laserblitz lässt Strom verlustfrei fließen" deutsch
On sciencegermania.com:
⇒ "Impulsi laser infrarossi trasformano una ceramica di ossido di rame in un superconduttore e aprono una nuova strada verso un ampio utlizzo di questi materiali"italian
Sept. 2009
"Highlights aus dem Programm der Kondensierten Materie (SKM)"

"Plasmonen, Spinspiralen und Graphen"deutsch
Rainer Scharf
Physik Journal 9 (2009)
Seite 94 (Auszug)deutsch

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