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Optical Condensed Matter Science

Mission statement

The aim is to identify, understand, and control the nature of various physical phenomena and functionalities of condensed matter systems. We approach this problem using a variety of linear and non-linear optical techniques and by developing microscopic models to describe the observed phenomena.


The research group Optical Condensed Matter Science is part of the II. Physikalisches Institut, a research institute within the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Cologne. For education the group actively takes part in the Physics Bachelor and Master programs, and in the Bonn-Cologne Graduate School.


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