We are a dynamic research group at the Leiden Institute of Physics. Our aim is to explore and understand quantum materials, including strange metals, high-temperature superconductors, and quantum critical electron matter.
To this end, we develop novel spectroscopic-imaging scanning tunneling microscopy (SI-STM) tools to visualize the relevant quantum mechanical degrees of freedom. We want to be able to build the perfect instruments to answer the scientific questions we deem most important (see Research).
We are located at Leiden University, the birthplace of superconductivity and home to Kamerlingh Onnes, Lorentz, Huygens, Einstein, de Sitter, and others (see e.g. the wall of signatures from Ehrenfest lecturers). We exchange ideas and work with our neighbors from Quantum Matter & Optics, as well as with the colleagues from our world-class theory section.
We are looking for passionate new PhD students, Postdocs, and Master students to join the team (more info) !
23. May 2022
Two new papers on arXiv! One on persistent gaps and non-mean-field breakdown of SC, and one on shot-noise of individual (putative) Majorana modes.
17. March 2022
Milan wins an ERC CoG grant! See Leiden news.
29. October 2021
1. October 2021
Maialen will join us within a collaboration with the Swart Lab – welcome Maialen!
15. September 2021
Amber will join us with Casimir-Nanofront PhD fellowship – welcome Amber!
28. June 2021
16. March 2021
Koen wrote about his research in EurophysicsNews (page 12).
16. February 2021
Our new paper on twisted bilayer graphene from our Leiden-ICFO collaboration in PRR.
22. January 2021
Koen wins the Ehrenfest-Afanassjewa prize for best physics thesis of the Netherlands!