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On the foto from left to right:
Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt, Division B, Transient Electronic Structure and Nanoscience (Managing Director)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Elsässer, Division C, Nonlinear Processes in Condensed Matter
Prof. Dr. Marc Vrakking
, Division A, Attosecond Physics
Key structural informations

The Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) is a non profit research institution, organized in the legal form of a registered association (Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.). The MBI is scientifically independent but without legal personallity. It is at the same time member of the Leibniz Gemeinschaft and is funded (50% each) by the German federal goverment (BMBF) and the German states (Länder), in particularly by Berlin.

The MBI maintains close scientific relations with the three Berlin universities. Its directors are jointly appointed by the institute and one of the universities. Marc Vrakking is full professor at FU-Berlin, Stefan Eisebitt at TU-Berlin and Thomas Elsässer at HU zu Berlin.

The institute was founded by the end of 1991 and consists presently of about 180 members of staff, among them 90 scientists (including guest scientists and PhD students). The annual budget is typically about 15 Mio. Euro, of which ca. 4 Mio. are aquired through third party funding.


... more information about the MBI

Informations about the location and neighbourhood of the Max Born Institute are found here ... and about the scientific mission of the MBI you can read here here ...

The name “Max Born Institute” is devoted to one of the most important pioneers of modern physics. Max Born received the Nobelprize in physics in 1954 (together with W. Bothe) "for his fundamental research in quantum mechanics, especially for his statistical interpretation of the wavefunction". More about Max Born can be found here ...

About the mission of the MBI and the guest programme your can read more here ...


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