Summer School 2019 - August 19 to 23

Summer School 2019

​Frontiers in Time-Resolved Science:

Spin, Charge and Lattice Dynamics in Condensed Matter

This joint Summer School of the CRC/TRR 173 and CRC 1242
taking place from August 19 to 23, 2019, in Bad Honnef, Germany, aims at introducing beginning and advanced graduate students to state-of-the-art theoretical and experimental concepts and achievements in this field.



Nowadays, external stimuli such as pulses of light, electrons and magnons are routinely used to drive condensed matter systems into strong non-equilibrium. While a lot has been learned from studying equilibrium situations, there is a quest to fully understand the time evolution of systems in non-equilibrium in order to learn how to steer such systems towards desired outcomes.

The advent of modern time-resolved experimental techniques makes this quest ever more exciting since they allow for accessing the spin, charge and lattice dynamics with femtosecond temporal and nanometer spatial resolution in diverse systems as e.g. magnetic and topological materials or highly-correlated matter.

For a flyer with all the information please click here.

Christian Flindt, Aalto University, Finland
"Statistics of charge transport in nano-structures”

Tomas Jungwirth, Czech Academy of Science, Praha, Czech Republic
"From magnetic storage to terahertz and neuromorphic microelectronics”

Tobias Kampfrath, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
"Ultrafast spintronics with terahertz radiation”

Reinhard Maurer, University of Warwick, Great Britain
"Ab-initio simulation methods to study coupled electron-nuclear dynamics at surfaces”

Lukasz Plucinski, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
"Topological materials: How to probe them by photoemission”

Helmut Schultheiß, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
"Spin waves: From the basics to the state of the art"

Brad Siwick, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
"Ultrafast electron scattering: Photoinduced phase transitions, electron-phonon coupling and nonequilibrium phonon dynamics”

Sangeeta Sharma, Max Born Institute, Berlin, Germany
"Ab-initio description of spin dynamics”

Søren Ulstrup, Aarhus University, Denmark
"Probing electronic band structure and ultrafast dynamics with time- and angle-resolved photoemission”

Martin Weinelt, Free University of Berlin, Germany

The CRC 1242 offers childcare to all summer school participants. If you need childcare, please contact Dr. Nora Dörmann.

Programme Committee
Eckart Hasselbrink
Yuriy Mokrousov
Bärbel Rethfeld
Björn Sothmann

The number of participants is limited. Please register below by May 15, 2019.
Interested students please supply a supporting letter of your supervisor via e-mail (

Registration fee external participants
200 € per person including board and logis; payable locally