Creat­ing the Future


Scien­tific publi­ca­tions from many disciplines

The research results of our young scien­tists are regularly published in inter­na­tion­ally renowned journals. The follow­ing list contains the publi­ca­tions of the Hector Fellows, Hector RCD Awardees, and Young Scientists:



  • P. Sompet, S. Hirthe, I. Bloch et al: Realiz­ing the symme­try-protected Haldane phase in Germi-Hubbard ladders, Nature, 606, 484–488,–04688‑z
  • S.-J. Wang, M. Panhans, K. Leo et al.: Highly efficient modula­tion doping: A path towards superior organic thermo­elec­tric devices, Science Advances,
  • M. Dax, B. Schölkopf et al.: Group Equivari­ant Neural Poste­rior Estima­tion, Pre-Print,
  • J. F. Wunsch, L. Eberle, J. P. Mullen, F. Rominger, M. Rudolph, A. S. K. Hashmi: Gem-Diaurated Gold(III) Complexes: Synthe­sis, Struc­ture, Aurophilic Inter­ac­tion, and Catalytic Activ­ity, Inorg Chem, 61(8),
  • A. C. Rukundo-Zeller, M. Bambonye, H. Mugisha et al.: Is shame the missing link between traumatic experi­ences and post-traumatic stress disor­der in Burun­dian children living on the streets?, Clinic Psych & Psychoth,
  • S. Urban, J. Gerwin, C. D. Hulsey, A. Meyer, C. F. Kratochwil: The repeated evolu­tion of stripe patterns is corre­lated with body morphol­ogy in the adaptive radia­tions of East African cichlid fishes, Eco and Evo, 12(2),
  • K. Yuan, D. Volland, A. Nowak-Król et al.: Enhanced N‑directed electrophilic C–H boryla­tion gener­ates BN–[5]- and [6]helicenes with improved photo­phys­i­cal proper­ties, Chem Science, 13(4), 1136–1145,


  • K. Tabata, V. Prasad, Y. Stahl, R. Barten­schlager: Conver­gent use of phospha­tidic acid for hepati­tis C virus and SARS-CoV‑2 repli­ca­tion organelle forma­tion, Nature Comm, 12(1),–27511‑1
  • J. Köpfler, T. Frenzel, J. Schmalian, M. Wegener: Fused-Silica 3D Chiral Metama­te­ri­als via Helium-Assisted Micro­cast­ing Support­ing Topolog­i­cally Protected Twist Edge Resonances with High Mechan­i­cal Quality Factors, Adv Mat, 33(40),
  • M. Dax, S. R Green, J. Gair, J. H Macke, A. Buonanno, B. Schölkopf: Real-Time Gravi­ta­tional Wave Science with Neural Poste­rior Estima­tion, Phys Rev Let, 127(24),
  • J. Koepsell, I. Bloch et al.: Micro­scopic evolu­tion of doped Mott insula­tors from polaronic metal to Fermi liquid, Science 374(6563), 82–86,
  • T. Wang, P. M. Stein, H. Shi, C. Hu, M. Rudolph, A. S. K. Hashmi: Hydrox­y­lamine-mediated C–C amina­tion via an aza-hock rearrange­ment, Nature, 12(1),–27271‑y
  • S. J. Rometsch, J. Torres-Dowdall, G. Machado-Schiaffino, N. Karagic, A. Meyer: Dual function and associ­ated costs of a highly exagger­ated trait in a cichlid fish, Eco and Evo, 11(23),
  • J. Gerwin, S. Urban, A. Meyer, C. F. Kratochwil: Of bars and stripes: A Malawi cichlid hybrid cross provides insights into genetic modular­ity and evolu­tion of modifier loci under­ly­ing colour pattern diver­si­fi­ca­tion, Mol Ecol, 30(19),
  • A. Müller, F. Seidel, F. Nestmann: Vergle­ich verschiedener Monitor­ing­meth­o­den von Gewässer­struk­turen im Umfeld von Lenkbuh­nen, Dresd­ner wasser­baul Mitteilun­gen,
  • Carleial, S. Nätt, E. Unternährer, T. Elbert, K. Robjant, S. Wilker, V. Vukoje­vic, I. T. Kolassa, A. C. Zeller, A. Koebach: DNA methy­la­tion changes follow­ing narra­tive exposure therapy in a random­ized controlled trial with female former child soldiers, Scien­tific Reports, 11(1),–98067‑9
  • S. Tahir, J. F. Wunsch, M. Rudolph, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi: Gold-catal­ysed synthe­sis of phospho­nate-substi­tuted oxetan-3-ones – an easy access to highly strained HWE reagents, Org Chem Front, 9(1), 
  • D. Eppel, A. S. K. Hashmi et al.: Gold(III) Meets Azulene: A Class of [( tBuC^N^C)AuIII(azulenyl)] Pincer Complexes, Organometallics, 40(23), 3865–3870,
  • P. M. Stein, M. Rudolph, A. S. K. Hashmi: Water Can Accel­er­ate Homoge­neous Gold Catal­y­sis, Adv Synthe­sis & Catal­y­sis, 363(17), 4264–4271,
  • H. Tseng, M. Cucchi, A. Weiss­bach, K. Leo, H. Kleemann: Membrane-Free, Selec­tive Ion Sensing by Combin­ing Organic Electro­chem­i­cal Transis­tors and Imped­ance Analy­sis of Ionic Diffu­sion, ACS Appl Elec Mat, 3(9), 3898–3903,
  • D. Beutel, P. Scott, M. Wegener, C. Rockstuhl, I. Fernan­dez-Corba­ton: Enhanc­ing the optical rotation of chiral molecules using helic­ity preserv­ing all-dielec­tric metasur­faces, Appl Phys Let, 118(22),
  • G. Ciccone, R. G. F. Lahore, P. Hegemann, K. Leo et al.: Tailor­ing Organic LEDs for Bidirec­tional Optoge­netic Control via Dual-Color Switch­ing, Adv Func Mat, 32(12),
  • T. Wang, P. M. Stein, A. S. K. Hashmi et. al.: A Metal-Free Direct Arene C−H Amina­tion, Adv Synthe­sis & Catal­y­sis, 363(11), 2783–2795,
  • V. Vethacke, V. Claus, M. Dietl, D. Ehjeij, A. S. K. Hashmi et. al.: Access to Unsym­met­ri­cally Substi­tuted Diaryl Gold N‑Acyclic Carbene (NAC) and N‑Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Complexes via the Isoni­trile Route, Adv Synthe­sis & Catal­y­sis, 364(3), 536–554, 
  • G. E. Medina, B. Lemasle, E. K. Grebel: A revis­ited study of Cepheids in open clusters in the Gaia era, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astro­nom­i­cal Society, 505(1),
  • Warnat-Herresthal, S., Schultze, H., Shastry, K.L., D. Peter­sheim  et al. Swarm Learn­ing for decen­tral­ized and confi­den­tial clini­cal machine learn­ing. Nature,–03583‑3
  • D. Eppel, P. Penert, J. Stemmer, C. Bauer, M. Rudolph, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi: An Environ­men­tally Friendly, Photo­chem­i­cal Access to [N^C^N]Au(III) Pincer Complexes by Oxida­tive Addition, Chem. Eur. J., 27(34), 8673–8677,
  • D. Eppel, M. Rudolph, F. Rominger, A. S. K. Hashmi: Mercury-Free Synthe­sis of Pincer [C^N^C]AuIII Complexes by an Oxida­tive Addition/CH Activa­tion Cascade. ChemSusChem, Volume 13, Issue 8, 1986–1990,
  • D. Eppel, A. Eryigit, M. Rudolph, M. Brück­ner, F. Rominger, A.M. Asiri, A.S.K. Hashmi: Mechanochem­i­cal Gold(III)-Carbon Bond Forma­tion. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 60(24), 13636–13640,
  • R. Pant, M. J. S. Guerreiro, P. Ley, D. Bottari, I. Shareef, R. Kekun­naya, B. Röder: The size-weight illusion is unimpaired in individ­u­als with a history of congen­i­tal visual depri­va­tion, Scien­tific Reports, Volume 11, Issue 6693,–86227‑w
  • P. Sompet, S. Hirthe, D. Bourgund, T. Chalopin, J. Bibo, J. Koepsell, P. Bojovic, R. Verre­sen, F. Pollmann, G. Salomon, C. Gross, T. A. Hilker, I. Bloch: Realis­ing the Symme­try-Protected Haldane Phase in Fermi-Hubbard Ladders, Preprint arXiv,–04688‑z
  • T. Frenzel, J. Köpfler, A. Naber, M. Wegener: Atomic scale displace­ments detected by optical image cross-corre­la­tion analy­sis and 3D printed marker arrays, Sci Rep, Volume 11, Issue 2304,–81712‑8
  • Y. Chen, M. Kadic, M. Wegener: Roton-like acousti­cal disper­sion relations in 3D metama­te­ri­als, Nat Commun, 12, 3278–23574‑2
  • V. Loconte, J.-H. Chen, M. Cortese, A. Ekman, M. A. Le Gros, C. Larabell, R. Barten­schlager, V. Weinhardt: Using soft X‑ray tomog­ra­phy for rapid whole-cell quanti­ta­tive imaging of SARS-CoV-2-infected cells, Cell Reports Methods, 1(7),
  • K. Tabata, Y. Stahl, R. Barten­schlager et al.: Conver­gent use of phospha­tidic acid for hepati­tis C virus and SARS-CoV‑2 repli­ca­tion organelle forma­tion, Nature Comm, 12,–27511‑1
  • A. Bohrdt, Y. Wang, J. Koepsell, M. Kánasz-Nagy, E. Demler, and F. Grusdt: Domi-nant Fifth-Order Corre­la­tions in Doped Quantum Antifer­ro­mag­nets, Phys Rev Lett, 126(2),
  • Y. Wang, A. Bohrdt, S. Ding, J. Koepsell, E. Demler, F. Grusdt: Higher-Order Spin-Hole Corre­la­tions around a Local­ized Charge Impurity, Phys Rev. Research, 3(3),
  • A. Meyer, S. Schliss­nig et al.: Giant lungfish genome eluci­dates the conquest of land by verte­brates, Nature, 590, 284–289,–03198‑8
  • M. G. Cardozo-Mino, E. Fadeev, V. Salman-Carvalho, A. Boetius: Spatial distri­b­u­tion of Arctic bacte­ri­o­plank­ton abundance is linked to distinct water masses and summer­time phyto-plank­ton bloom dynam­ics (Fram Strait, 79°N), Front in Microbi, 12,


  • P. Scott, X. Garcia-Santi­ago, D. Beutel, C. Rockstuhl, M. Wegener, I. Fernan­dez-Corba­ton: P. Scott, X. Garcia-Santi­ago, D. Beutel, C. Rockstuhl, M. Wegener, I. Fernan­dez-Corba­ton: On enhanced sensing of chiral molecules in optical cavities, Applied Physics Reviews 7, 041413,
  • G. E. Medina, R. R. Muñoz, J. L. Carlin, A. K. Vivas, C. J. Hansen, E. K. Grebel: A system­atic DECam search for RR Lyrae in the outer halo of the Milky Way, Preprint arXiv,
  • A. Härer, J. Torres-Dowdall, S. J. Rometsch, E. Yohannes, G. Machado-Schiaffino, A. Meyer: Paral­lel and non-paral­lel changes of the gut micro­biota during trophic diver­si­fi­ca­tion in repeated young adaptive radia­tions of sympatric cichlid fish, Micro­biome, Volume 8, Issue 149,–00897‑8
  • A. Schnei­der, A. Pfeif­fer, D. Conrad, T. Elbert, I.-T. Kolassa, S. Wilker: Does cumula­tive exposure to traumatic stres­sors predict treat­ment outcome of commu­nity-imple­mented exposure-based therapy for PTSD?, European Journal of Psychotrau­ma­tol­ogy, Volum 11, Issue 1,
  • J. Koepsell, D. Bourgund, P. Sompet, S. Hirthe, A. Bohrdt, Y. Wang, F. Grusdt, E. Demler, G. Salomon, C. Gross, I. Bloch: Micro­scopic evolu­tion of doped Mott insula­tors from polaronic metal to Fermi liquid, Preprint arXiv,
  • M. G. Cardozo Mino, E. Fadeev, V. Salman-Carvalho, A. Boetius: Spatial dynam­ics in Arctic bacte­ri­o­plank­ton commu­nity densi­ties are strongly linked to distinct physi­cal and biolog­i­cal processes (Fram Strait, 79°N), Preprint: bioRxiv,
  • J. Torres-Dowdall, S. J. Rometsch, A. F. Kautt, G. Aguil­era and A. Meyer: The direc­tion of genital asymme­try is expressed stochas­ti­cally in inter­nally fertil­iz­ing anablepid fishes, Proc. R. Soc. B., Volume 287, Issue 1930,
  • S. J. Rometsch, J. Torres-Dowdall, A. Meyer: Evolu­tion­ary dynam­ics of pre- and postzy­gotic repro­duc­tive isola­tion in cichlid fishes, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, Volume 375, Issue 1808,
  • A. C. Zeller, D. Conrad, A. Schnei­derm, A. Behnke, A. Pfeif­fer, G. F. Blum, S. Wilker, T. Elbert, I.-T. Kolassa: A combi­na­tion of combat experi­ence, early abduc­tion, and severe trauma­ti­za­tion fuels appet­i­tive aggres­sion and violence among abductees of rebel war in North­ern Uganda, Aggres­sive Behav­ior, Volume 46, Issue 6,
  • Straßer T, Wagner S, Zrenner E: Review of the appli­ca­tion of the open-source software CilOCT for semi-automatic segmen­ta­tion and analy­sis of the ciliary muscle in OCT images. PLoS ONE, Volume 15, Issue 6,
  • Schnei­der, R. F., Rometsch, S. J., Torres-Dowdall, J., Meyer, A: Habitat light sets the bound­aries for the rapid evolu­tion of cichlid fish vision, while sexual selec­tion can tune it within those limits. Molec­u­lar Ecology, Volume 29, Issue 8,
  • Wagner, S., Schaef­fel, F., Troilo, D.: Chang­ing accom­mo­da­tion behav­iour during multi­fo­cal soft contact lens wear using auditory biofeed­back train­ing, Scien­tific Reports, 10 (5018),–61904‑4
  • M. Skarka, Z. Prudil, J. Jurcsik: Blazhko effect in the Galac­tic bulge funda­men­tal mode RR Lyrae stars – II. Modula­tion shapes, ampli­tudes, and periods, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astro­nom­i­cal Society, Volume 494, Issue 1,
  • Eppel, D., Rudolph, M., Rominger, F.: Mercury-Free Synthe­sis of Pincer [C^N^C]AuIII Complexes by an Oxida­tive Addition/CH Activa­tion Cascade. ChemSusChem, Volume 13, Issue 8,
  • Z. Prudil, I. Dékány, R. Smolec, M. Catelan, E. K. Grebel, A. Kunder: Humps and bumps: the effects of shocks on the optical light curves of funda­men­tal-mode RR Lyrae stars, A&A, Volume 635,–6361/201936704
  • A. Findeisen, S. Samuel Forest, J. Hohe, P. Gumbsch: Discrete and contin­uum model­ling of size effectsin archi­tec­tured unsta­ble metama­te­ri­als, Contin­uum Mech. Thermo­dyn., Volume 31, 1629–1645,–00870‑8
  • Koepsell, J., Hirthe, S., Bourgund, D., Sompet, P., Vijayan, J., Salomon, G., Gross, C., Bloch, I.: Robust Bilayer Charge-Pumping for Spin- and Density-Resolved Quantum Gas Microscopy. Preprint arXiv,
  • Z. Prudil, I. Dékány, E. K. Grebel, A. Kunder: Evidence for Galac­tic disc RR Lyrae stars in the solar neigh­bour­hood, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astro­nom­i­cal Society, Volume 492, Issue 3,
  • Conrad, S. Wilker, A. Schnei­der, A. Karabat­si­akis, A. Pfeif­fer, S. Kolassa, V. Freytag, V. Vukoje­vic, C. Vogler, A. Milnik, A. Papas­sotiropou­los, D.J.F. de Quervain, T. Elbert, I.-T. Kolassa: Integrated genetic, epige­netic, and gene set enrich­ment analy­ses identify NOTCH as a poten­tial media­tor for PTSD risk after trauma: Results from two indepen­dent African cohorts, Psychophys­i­ol­ogy, Volume 57, Issue 1,
  • J. Vijayan, P. Sompet, G. Salomon, J. Koepsell, S. Hirthe, A. Bohrdt, F. Grusdt, I. Bloch, C. Gross: Time-resolved obser­va­tion of spin-charge decon­fine­ment in fermi­onic Hubbard chains, Science, Volume 367, Issue 6474, 186–189,


  • Wagner, S. Zrenner, E. Strasser, T.: Emmetropes and myopes differ little in their accom­mo­da­tion dynam­ics but strongly in their ciliary muscle morphol­ogy. Vision Research, Volume 163, 42–51,
  • Koepsell, J., Vijayan, J., Sompet, P., Grusdt, F., Hilker, T. A., Demler, E., Salomon, G., Bloch, I., Gross, C.: Imaging magnetic polarons in the doped Fermi–Hubbard model. Nature, 572 (7759), 358–362,‑1463‑1
  • Wagner, S., Schaef­fel, F., Zrenner, E., Straßer, T.: Prolonged nearwork affects the ciliary muscle morphol­ogy. Exper­i­men­tal Eye Reasearch, Volume 186,
  • Müller, A., Schmaud­erer, S.: Gewässer­struk­tur­maß­nah­men mittels Lenkbuh­nen – Erste Erfahrun­gen aus einem Pilot­pro­jekt an der Alb in Karlsruhe. Hydraulic Engineer­ing Repos­i­tory,
  • Müller, A., Ziesmann, L.: Morphol­o­gis­che Versuche zur Ableitung einer hydraulis­chen und geometrischen Defin­i­tion von Lenkbuh­nen. Hydraulic Engineer­ing Repos­i­tory,
  • Torres-Dowdall, J., Rometsch, S. J., Aguil­era, G., Goyenola, G., Meyer, A.: Asymme­try in genitalia is in sync with later­al­ized mating behav­ior but not with the later­al­iza­tion of other behav­iors. Current Zoology, zoz019,
  • Prudil, Z., Dékány, I., Catelan, M., Smolec, R., Grebel, E. K.,  Skarka, M.: On the Ooster­hoff dichotomy in the Galac­tic bulge: I. Spatial distri­b­u­tion. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astro­nom­i­cal Society, Volume 484, Issue 4, Pages 4833–4848,


  • Müller, A.: Gewässer­struk­turierung in urbanen Bereichen durch Lenkbuh­nen. Insti­tut für Wasser­bau und Wasser­wirtschaft, Technis­che Univer­sität Darmstadt, Mitteilun­gen, Heft 156, 30–33, Link
  • Prudil, Z., Grebel, E. K., Dékány, I.: Photo­met­ric study of the SMCNOD using variable stars from the OGLE-IV survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astro­nom­i­cal Society, 480(1), 669–680,
  • Salomon, G., Koepsell, J., Vijayan, J., Hilker, T.A., Nespolo, J., Pollet, L., Bloch, I., Gross, C.: Direct obser­va­tion of incom­men­su­rate magnet­ism in Hubbard chains. Nature 565, 56–60,‑0778‑7


  • Abdul Hamid, Z. M., Hohe, J., Gall, M., Fliegener, S., Gumbsch, P.: Fatigue damage and degra­da­tion model for Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer materi­als, Proceed­ings in Applied Mathe­mat­ics and Mechan­ics, 17: 259–260.
  • Hohe, J., Gall, M., Gauch, H., Fliegener, S., Abdul Hamid, Z. M.: A mater­ial model for predic­tion of fatigue damage and degra­da­tion of CFRP materi­als, Key Engineer­ing Materi­als, 742: 740–744.
  • Conrad, D., Wilker, S., Pfeif­fer, A., Lingen­felder, B., Ebalu, T., Lanzinger, H., Kolassa, S.: Does trauma event type matter in the assess­ment of traumatic load? European Journal of Psychotrau­ma­tol­ogy, 8 (1), 1344079.
  • Frenzel, T., Kadic, M., Wegener, M.: Three-dimen­sional mechan­i­cal metama­te­ri­als with a twist, Science, 358 (6366): 1072–1074.
  • Kern, C., Schus­ter, V., Kadic, M., Wegener, M.: Exper­i­ments on the paral­lel Hall effect in three-dimen­sional metama­te­ri­als, Physi­cal Review Applied, 7 (044001).
  • Qu, J., Kadic, M., Naber, A., Wegener, M.: Micro-struc­tured two-compo­nent 3D metama­te­ri­als with negative thermal-expan­sion coeffi­cient from positive constituents, Scien­tific Reports, 7 (40643).
  • Findeisen, C., Hohe, J., Kadic, M., Gumbsch, P.: Charac­ter­is­tics of mechan­i­cal metama­te­ri­als based on buckling elements, Journal of the Mechan­ics and Physics of Solids, 102: 151–164.
  • Kern, C., Kadic, M., Wegener, M.: Exper­i­men­tal evidence for sign rever­sal of the Hall coeffi­cient in three-dimen­sional metama­te­ri­als, Physi­cal Review Letters, 118 (016601).


  • Frenzel, T., Findeisen, C., Kadic, M., Gumbsch, P., Wegener, M.: Tailored buckling micro­lat­tices as reusable light-weight shock absorbers, Advanced Materi­als, 28: 5865–5870.
  • Schit­tny, R., Niemeyer, A., Mayer, F., Naber, A., Kadic, M., Wegener, M.: Invis­i­bil­ity cloak­ing in light-scatter­ing media, Laser & Photon­ics Reviews, 10: 382–408.


  • Kadic, M., Bückmann, T., Schit­tny, R., Wegener, M.: Exper­i­ments on cloak­ing in optics, thermo­dy­nam­ics and mechan­ics, Philo­soph­i­cal Trans­ac­tions of the Royal Society A, 373 (2049).
  • Kadic, M., Schit­tny, R., Bückmann, T., Kern, C., Wegener, M.: Hall-effect sign inver­sion in a realiz­able 3D metama­te­r­ial, Physi­cal Review X, 5 (021030).
  • Bückmann, T., Kadic, M., Schit­tny, R., Wegener, M.: Mechan­i­cal cloak design by direct lattice trans­for­ma­tion, PNAS, 112 (16): 4930–4934.
  • Schit­tny, R., Niemeyer, A., Kadic, M., Bückmann, T., Naber, A., Wegener, M.: Transient behav­ior of invis­i­bil­ity cloaks for diffu­sive light propa­ga­tion, Optica, 2 (2): 84–87.
  • Bückmann, T., Kadic, M., Schit­tny, R., Wegener, M.: Mechan­i­cal metama­te­ri­als with anisotropic and negative effec­tive mass-density tensor made from one constituent mater­ial, Physica Status Solidi B, 252 (7): 1671–1674.
  • Schit­tny, R., Niemeyer, A., Kadic, M., Bückmann, T., Naber, A., Wegener, M.: Diffuse-light all-solid-state invis­i­bil­ity cloak, Optics Letters, 40 (18): 4202–4205.
  • Kern, C., Kadic, M., Wegener, M.: Paral­lel Hall effect from three-dimen­sional single-compo­nent metama­te­ri­als, Applied Physics Letters, 107 (132103).
  • Chris­tensen, J., Kadic, M., Kraft, O., Wegener, M.: Vibrant times for mechan­i­cal metama­te­ri­als, MRS Commu­ni­ca­tions, 5: 453–462.
  • Kratochwil, C., Sefton, M., Meyer, A.: Embry­onic and larval devel­op­ment in the Midas cichlid fish species flock, BMC Devel­op­men­tal Biology, 15 (12).‑0061‑1


  • Kadic, M., Bückmann, T., Schit­tny, R., Gumbsch, P., Wegener, M.: Penta­mode metama­te­ri­als with indepen­dently tailored bulk modulus and mass density, Physi­cal Review Applied, 2 (054007).
  • Bückmann, T., Thiel, M., Kadic, M., Schit­tny, R., Wegener, M.: An elasto-mechan­i­cal unfee­la­bil­ity cloak made of penta­mode metama­te­ri­als, Nature Commu­ni­ca­tions 5 (4130).
  • Schit­tny, R., Kadic, M., Bückmann, T., Wegener, M.: Metama­te­ri­als — visibil­ity cloak­ing in a diffu­sive light scatter­ing medium. Science, 45 (6195):427–429.