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• January 2019: Mažena gave an interview for “Stereotypical image – what a scientist should look like”.

 November 2018: Audrius gave an interview to television “Pasivaikščiojimai”.

October 2018: Audrius hosted and Lukas participated in OSA Defects by Design: Quantum Nanophotonics in Emerging Materials Incubator, OSA HeadquartersWashington, DC, USA.

September 2018: Mažena won a Graduate Student Award at the EMRS 2018 Fall Meeting in Warszaw, Poland.

Marek Maciaszek from the Warsaw University of Technology is staying at the group from September 1 to November 30, 2018.

July 2018: Mažena has co-organised and participated at Humboldt Kolleg “Controlling quantum matter: From ultracold atoms to solids”. Interview

Prof. Gediminas Juzeliūnas (Vilnius University), Prof. Wolfgang Ketterle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nobel Prize in Physics 2001) and Mažena.

June 2018: Vytautas and Rokas defended their Bachelor thesis. Congratulations!

May 2018: Mažena represented CPST (Lithuania) at 7th European Physical Society Young Minds Conference, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic.

April 2018: Audrius gave an interview to “Verslo Žinios”: “How quantum computing will change the world?”.

April 2018: Audrius gave an interview to “Žinių radijas” about quantum computing.

 March 2018: Mažena gave an interview for Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT televizija) about Puntukas group, point defects and Center for Physical Sciences and Technology.

March 2018: Mažena gave an interview for Science Soup about “Physics of the Future”.

March 2018: Mažena gave an interview about “Women in Science ” for , .

February 2018: Mažena gave an interview about “Science and Poetry” for: Verslo žiniosŽinių radijas .

February 2018: Mažena received 3 awards: INFOBALT Scholarship for Young Scientist 3rd place, The Best Young Scientist Award at Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, and Lithuanian Academy of Sciences Scholarship.

September 2017: Mažena has participated at the E-MRS meeting in Warsaw.







Prof. Chris Van de Walle and Mažena

 July 2017: Lukas attended the workshop and summer school “Density-Functional Theory and Beyond: Accuracy, Efficiency and Reproducibility in Computational Materials Science” in Berlin, Germany.

December 2016: Audrius received the Marshak lectureship award to attend the 2017 APS March meeting in New Orleans, USA.

December 2016: Mažena has received the Karl Mey Scholarship of the German Physical Society to attend the 2017 DPG Spring meeting in Dresden, Germany.

Oct. 1 2016: Lukas and Mažena have officially become PhD students at FTMC. Congratulations!



Chris G. Van de Walle (UCSB, USA): October 2-5, 2017.

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Adam Gali (Wigner Center, Hungary): November 13-15, 2017.


Fedor Jelezko (University of Ulm, Germany): Ocober 17, 2017


Algita Stankevičiūtė (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland and Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania): August 3, 2017

Egidijus Auksorius (Ecole Polytéchnique, France): April 13, 2017


Laima Bušaitė (University of Latvia): April 3 – April 14, 2017


Florian H. Gahbauer (University of Latvia): January 30, 2017

Denis Gryaznov (Institute of Solid State Physics, Latvia): November 29, 2016


Prithvi Reddy (Australian National University): September 26 – October 7, 2016

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Laima Bušaitė (University of Latvia): September 21-23, 2016


Alex Gaiduk (University of Chicago, USA): June 20-21, 2016

Marcus W. Doherty (Australian National University): May 24-27, 2016


Florian H. Gahbauer (University of Latvia): May 5-6, 2016

Ymir Frodason (University of Oslo, Norway): January 25 – February 12, 2016

Klaus M. H. Johansen (University of Oslo, Norway): January 25, 2016

Helmut Fedder (University of Stuttgart, Germany): December 7-8, 2015


Petr Khomyakov (ETH Zurich, Switzerland): December 3-4, 2015

Vyacheslavs Kashcheyevs (University of Latvia): October 22-23, 2015

Elisa Londero (Wigner Center, Hungary): April 20-22, 2015

Cyrus E. Dreyer (University of California, Santa Barbara): August 21-23, 2014