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Information Technology: Fundamentals for the Future 


Challenges in Modern IT

Information is one of the basic needs of modern society. It affects many aspects of our everyday life. In order to cope with the grand challenges humankind will face in the future, information and communication technologies must continue to evolve at a rapid pace.

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Our Research Areas

We are dedicated to the discovery and interpretation of new phenomena in condensed matter, the development of novel materials and functional structures at the nano- and quantum-scale as well as innovation in experimental and theoretical methods.

Our Research Areas


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Structure and Organization

The Peter Grünberg Institute consists of 11 scientific departments (PGI-1 to PGI-9, and the JARA Institutes PGI-10 and PGI-11) each with complementary research interests, and a support unit comprising of a technical/scientific infrastructure.

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About Peter Grünberg (1939 - 2018)

Advancing fundamental research to pave the way for novel technological concepts in information technology – this motto encapsulates the work of Peter Grünberg, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2007. It is also the guiding principle of the Peter Grünberg Institute, named after the famous scientist.

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