Inaugural lecture of Prof. Alexey Chernikov

Date & Facts

20 Jan 2022
04:40 pm – 06:00 pm

Venue: The inaugural lecture "Quantum materials light up!" will be streamed live on YouTube


For more details, please check out the lecture series' website.



Quantum materials light up!


Fundamental properties of matter change drastically in the quantum regime on the atomic scale. Exceptionally robust electronic complexes emerge to absorb and emit light with high efficiency. Transporting energy and information, they offer fascinating platforms for basic science and avenues for future technology.


About Alexey Chernikov


Alexey Chernikov was appointed to TU Dresden in 2021 and conducts research at the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat at the Chair of Ultrafast Microscopy and Photonics.

He obtained his doctoral degree at the University of Marburg for the work on the optical properties of semiconducting materials and external cavity semiconducting lasers in 2012. In 2013, he was granted a Feodor-Lynen Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to conduct his postdoctoral research on Coulomb phenomena in atomically-thin 2D systemswith the group of Tony F. Heinz at the Columbia University. Alexey was granted further awards and prizes:

  • 2016 – Emmy-Noether (DFG) research group leader at the University of Regensburg
  • 2018 – Heinz-Maier Leibnitz award of the DFG
  • 2020 – ERC Consolidator Grant in 2020

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