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Ein neuer Dreh für Spinwellen

  • 20 April 2019

Einem Forscherteam der Abteilung „Moderne Magnetische Systeme“ und des HZDR in Dresden gelingt gezielte Steuerung extrem kurzwelliger Spinwellen

Seit vielen Jahren werden neue Prinzipien gesucht, die den Informationstransport in kompakteren Mikrochips ermöglichen soll. Einen Ansatz hierzu könnte sich durch Spinwellen ergeben. Nun ist es einem Forscherteam gelungen, diese sogenannten Magnonen mit extrem kurzen Wellenlängen nicht nur zu erzeugen, sondern sie gezielt zu lenken, wie die Physiker in der Zeitschrift Nature Nanotechnology schreiben.

Gisela Schütz Linda Behringer


Minister of Economy Hoffmeister-Kraut visits Cyber Valley

  • 15 April 2019

Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing, once again emphasised the state's support for Europe's largest research cooperation.

Linda Behringer Valerie Callaghan


Poster Prize

  • 06 April 2019

Winner: Poster Prize at Medical Conference

Zhiguang Wu Tian Qiu Peer Fischer


Baden Württemberg’s Minister President Winfried Kretschmann receives Europe's leading AI researchers

  • 04 April 2019

Scientists convene to advance European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems ELLIS

“We believe the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems is a game changer. On a European level, we are pooling our resources and creating synergies so that we can be internationally competitive in the field of AI research. And as we shape ELLIS, we will build on the excellence we already have in several European countries. In Germany, we are very grateful for the strong support from the government of the state of Baden-Württemberg."

Bernhard Schölkopf Linda Behringer Valerie Callaghan


Let’s not make big waves

  • 29 March 2019

A team of researchers generates ultra-short spin waves in an astoundingly simple material

Due to its potential to make computers faster and smartphones more efficient, spintronics is considered a promising concept for the future of electronics. In a collaboration including the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, a team of researchers has now successfully generated so-called spin waves much more easily and efficiently than was previously deemed possible. The researchers are presenting their results in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Gisela Schütz Joachim Gräfe Linda Behringer


Leading researcher in small-scale robotics receives ERC Advanced Grant

  • 28 March 2019

One of the world's most prestigious research funding programs supports Intelligent Systems research in Stuttgart

The European Research Council is awarding a 2.5 million Euros research grant to Dr. Metin Sitti, who is a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. Sitti is the head of the Physical Intelligence Department and one of the world's leading researchers in the field of small-scale and soft robotics and its use in medical applications. The funding will go toward ground-breaking basic research in soft-bodied miniature mobile robots. These tiny machines could one day have a radical impact on non-invasive medical interventions and diagnostics.

Metin Sitti Richard Segar Linda Behringer


Metin Sitti publishes a News & Views article in Nature

  • 22 March 2019

Robotic collectives inspired by biological cells

A robotic system has been demonstrated in which the random motion of individual components leads to deterministic behaviour, much as occurs in living systems. Environmental and medical applications could follow.

Metin Sitti


Xiaolong Lu receives Humboldt Research Fellowship

  • 20 March 2019

He joins the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems Lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher

Peer Fischer


New height in popularity: IMPRS-IS on track to double size in 2019

  • 19 March 2019

"Young, talented people are the ones who will shape our future in the digital world, in science, in business, and in society."

The doctoral program of the Cyber Valley initiative far exceeds expectations. Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Science, Theresia Bauer, is pleased with the high number of applications from all over the world because it shows how attractive the multidisciplinary research landscape in the Stuttgart/Tübingen region is for highly talented young scientists.

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Leila Masri Linda Behringer Valerie Callaghan


CVPR 2019 Paper Accepted

  • 12 March 2019

Our paper 'Variational Autoencoders Recover PCA Directions (by Accident)' got accepted at CVPR 2019! We are looking forward to present it as a poster in June at Long Beach!

The paper elaborates on the close connection between Variational Autoencoders and the well known PCA algorithm in terms of their alignment of the latent space.

Michal Rolinek Dominik Zietlow Georg Martius