Contact information at University of Bremen
Prof. Dr. Michael Sentef
Theoretical Solid State Physics
Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP) &
Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science (BCCMS)
Fachbereich FB01 Physics
University of Bremen

Building NW1
Room O 3070
Phone: +49 421 218 62039
Email: sentef(at)uni-bremen(dot)de
Group website (for now): https://lab.sentef.org

Sekretariat: Frau Farley (Room O 3140), Tel.: +49 421 218 62031, sfarley(at)itp(dot)uni-bremen(dot)de

MPSD contact information
Dr. Michael Sentef
Max Planck Institute for the Structural and Dynamics of Matter
Theory Department
Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg
E-mail: michael.sentef(at)mpsd.mpg.de

Funding Acknowledgment
The Sentef lab was an Emmy Noether group previously (2016-2023) sponsored by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and based at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg. We are exploring pump-probe spectroscopies as a tool to understand and control the dynamics in materials driven out of equilibrium by¬†ultrashort laser pulses. To this end, we perform numerical simulations based on nonequilibrium Green’s functions as well as time-dependent density functional theory.

Ultimately we would like to help guide experimental efforts as well as pave the way for further theoretical developments, in order to understand the dynamical interplay of electrons, lattice, and pump laser photons on an equal footing, and to use the lessons learned in order to design optimized materials with better functionalities.