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CMOS chip projects ultrasound movies

  • 15 September 2020

Scientists from the max Planck institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Stuttgart and IMS CHIPS develope ultrasound projector on base of a CMOS chip

Scientists of the Micro, Nano and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart have developed a digital chip that can be used to project movies with ultrasound. The researchers report on this in an article in the magazine "Nature Communications". The ultrasound projector is based on a special microchip that was developed and manufactured at the Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart (IMS CHIPS). The chip generates targeted micro bubbles that can be switched on and off digitally (via the chip) in rapid succession. This makes it possible for the first time to protect high-resolution holographic images that change with the time.

Peer Fischer Tian Qiu Kai Melde Athanasios Athanassiadis Zhichao Ma Linda Behringer


ELLIS inaugurates 30 research units at leading institutions across Europe

  • 15 September 2020

At a virtual event on Tuesday, the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems presented the broad scope of research its units will cover in the field of modern AI.

Bernhard Schölkopf


IMPRS-IS Ph.D. Program: Call for Applications

  • 15 September 2020

The International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems will accept its fifth generation of Ph.D. students in spring of 2021!

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen collaborate to offer an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS). Interested applicants can find more details on how to apply here.

Leila Masri Sara Sorce


ELLIS PhD Program: Call for Applications

  • 10 September 2020

The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems offers an interdisciplinary PhD program. The ELLIS PhD program is a key element of the ELLIS initiative and its goal is to foster and educate the best talent in machine learning related research areas by pairing outstanding students with leading academic and industrial researchers in Europe. The program supports excellent PhDs across Europe by giving them access to leading research through boot camps, summer schools and workshops of the ELLIS programs. Every PhD student is supervised by one ELLIS fellow/scholar and one ELLIS member from a different country and conducts a 1 year exchange at the other location.


Detecting the handedness of a single nanoparticle

  • 09 September 2020

Nature Communications

Stuttgart, 9. September 2020: Scientists from the Micro, Nano and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have developed a new spectroscopic-microscope, which can be used to observe a single nanoparticle in real time. This enabled the first detection of a nanoparticle’s handedness while it is freely moving in solution. The results of their research paves the way for optical measurements with high detection sensitivities down to single molecules and in samples of ultra-low volumes.

Peer Fischer Jan-Philipp Günther Johannes Sachs Andrew Mark Claudia Daefler


Chancellor Angela Merkel and Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann visit Cyber Valley

  • 09 September 2020

In several virtual tours, they gained insights into the latest research on artificial intelligence

“Cyber Valley is a prime example of Germany’s attractiveness of Germany as a location for AI. Science and business are working hand in hand and showing how excellent research can be successfully transferred into innovative applications and business models,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, following a virtual tour of Cyber Valley facilities with Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg. “The Federal Government will continue to support AI research and technology transfer. With the ‘Future Package’, we are providing an additional two billion euros for AI ecosystems of international appeal, attractive conditions for talent, and state-of-the-art computing infrastructures.”

Bernhard Schölkopf Michael Black


Lovis Heindrich joined our lab!

  • 01 September 2020

Welcome, Lovis!

Reinforcement learning, machine learning, and using AI to make a positive impact!

Lovis Heindrich


Aamir Ahmad appointed Tenure-Track Professor at the University of Stuttgart

  • 01 September 2020

The leader of the Perceiving Systems Department’s Robot Perception Group is joining the university’s Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy effective September 1, 2020.

Ahmad will be adding robotics and AI to the aerospace faculty's fields of research.

Aamir Ahmad Michael Black Valerie Callaghan


Demonstration of k-vector selective microscopy for nanoscale mapping of higher order spin wave modes

  • 27 August 2020

Nanoscale Backcover

Higher order spin wave modes are deconvoluted by their k-vector and directly imaged with X-ray microscopy, achieving <20 nm spatial and <40 ps temporal resolution. These real space measurements allow a direct insight into the inner workings of complex spin wave systems and reveal their fine structure and localization profi le. While confirming analytical theory on the nanoscale, design paths towards multimode signal transmission in magnonic waveguides are shown.

Joachim Gräfe Nick-André Träger


Three scientists from MPI-IS Stuttgart accept appointments at top universities across Europe

  • 27 August 2020

The researchers from Katherine Kuchenbecker's Haptic Intelligence Department see their time at the MPI-IS as a valuable springboard for the next step in their academic careers.

Hasti Seifi, Ad Spiers, and Yasemin Vardar are set to take up their new positions in the coming month.

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Hasti Seifi Adam Spiers Yasemin Vardar Valerie Callaghan