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We are looking to hire an excellent PhD student or PostDoc to work with us (in particular in the area of molecular photo physics). For applications or informal enquiries, please contact the head of the group.

We also have positions for students (SHKs) available who would like to join one of our research projects. 


Our research covers a range of exciting topics in theoretical condensed matter physics and optics. Fields of particular current interest include nonlinear polariton physics in semiconductor microcavities, multi-exciton states and multi-photon transitions in semiconductor quantum dots, and structural properties and optical excitations in organic (molecular) semiconductors.

In many of our projects, we use light as a probing tool to gain insight into excitation dynamics and optical properties of nanometer scale structures on ultrafast (femtosecond) timescales. Beyond pure basic research, we use our understanding of nonlinear light-matter interaction to envision strategies for novel light manipulation schemes such as in all-optical amplifiers, switches, and quantum-light sources. 

The group was established in 2010. The group currently has three PhD students, two PostDocs, and the PI. We are embedded in a stimulating local research environment, and we work closely together with a number of leading groups all around the world.



Prof. Dr. Stefan Schumacher

Theorie funktionaler photonischer Strukturen

Stefan Schumacher
(+49) 5251 60-2334
(+49) 5251 60-3435

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