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The Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (MPI-FKF) is part of the Max Planck Society which operates 80 research facilities in Germany. It is a research institute located in B├╝snau which is part of Stuttgart, Germany.

Nobel Prize laureates: Klaus von Klitzing (Physics, 1985)
EuroPhysics Agilent Award (formerly the Hewlett Packard Prize): Ole Krogh Andersen (1980), Klaus von Klitzing (1982), Walter Metzner (2006)
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize laureates: Martin Jansen (1990), Arndt Simon (1990), Klaus Kern (2008), Bernhard Keimer (2011)


The institute was founded June 1969. It moved from provisional buildings into the new built institute in September 1975. Shortly after being appointed to the institute Klaus von Klitzing received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1985.

Degree programme

The MPI for Solid State Research offers the PhD programme, International Max-Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Advanced Materials, together with the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research and the University of Stuttgart.

Directors of the Institute

Ole Krogh Andersen
Martin Jansen
Bernhard Keimer
Klaus Kern
Klaus von Klitzing
Joachim Maier
Walter Metzner
Arndt Simon

External links

Homepage of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Homepage of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Advanced Materials

Physics Encyclopedia

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