Rogue waves are extremely high ocean waves that exceed the significant wave height by more than a factor of 2. Extreme waves are also very rare; less…

Systems out of thermodynamic equilibrium are very common in nature. In recent years they have attracted constantly growing attention because of their…

The structure and dynamics of the DNA double helix are influenced in a decisive way by the surrounding water shell. New experiments in the ultrafast…

Attosecond Science is a new exciting frontier in contemporary physics, aimed at time-resolving the motion of electrons in atoms, molecules and solids…

Strong field ionization has been studied for more than half a century. Nevertheless, the role of electron spin has been largely overlooked during this…

Ultra short terahertz pulses excite two-quantum oscillations of atoms in a semiconductor crystal. The terahertz waves radiated by the moving atoms are…

With the help of time-, energy- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy, researchers from the Max Born Institute in Berlin, in cooperation with…

Thomas Elsässer, Director at the Max Born Institute and Professor of Experimental Physics at the Humboldt University in Berlin, receives the Ellis R.…

An electric current through a semiconductor nanostructure amplifies sound waves at extremely high frequencies. This method enables novel, very compact…

A team of scientists from the Max Born Institute in Berlin and the University of Rostock has found a new way to make transparent nanoparticles…