acatech membership for Claudia Felser
Already having been elected in 2018, Claudia Felser was awarded her membership certificate at the acatech general meeting on October 16, 2019.
acatech, the German National Academy for Science and Engineering, which is sponsored by the Federal Government and the federal states, offers memberships to outstanding scientists. The membership awards their scientific achievements and involves the honorary mandate to advise politicians and society on technology-related issues.
The research at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids (MPI CPfS) in Dresden aims to discover and understand new materials with unusual properties.
In close cooperation, chemists and physicists (including chemists working on synthesis, experimentalists and theoreticians) use the most modern tools and methods to examine how the chemical composition and arrangement of atoms, as well as external forces, affect the magnetic, electronic and chemical properties of the compounds. New quantum materials, physical phenomena and materials for energy conversion are the result of this interdisciplinary collaboration. The MPI CPfS (www.cpfs.mpg.de) is part of the Max Planck Society and was founded in 1995 in Dresden. It consists of around 280 employees, of which about 180 are scientists, including 70 doctoral students.