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) !
Welcome Amber!8. July 2021
Amber won a Casimir-Nanofront PhD fellowship, with which she will do a PhD in our group, starting this fall.28. June 2021
Welcome Jinwon!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!21. January 2021
New paper on arXiv, on Cooper pairs above Tc16. January 2021