TUM – Technical University of Munich Menü

Prof. Dr. Elena Hassinger


Quantum Matter
Experimental Solid State Physics



Academic Career and Research Areas

Elena Hassinger conducts research in experimental solid-state physics. Her main interest lies in materials with strongly correlated electrons and topological properties. She uses low temperature, high pressure and strong magnetic fields to study the unconventional electronic behavior of such materials.
Hassinger studied physics in Heidelberg and Grenoble (France). After obtaining her doctorate in 2010 at the University of Grenoble she became a postdoctoral research fellow at the Université de Sherbrooke (Canada). Since 2014 she has headed a Max Planck research group focusing on the “Physics of unconventional metals and superconductors” at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden. In 2016 she joined TUM as an assistant professor.


  • Canadian Institute for Advanced Research postdoctoral fellowship (2010-2014)
  • FQRNT postdoctoral fellowship (2011-2012)

Key Publications

Arnold F, Naumann M, Wu S-C, Sun Y, Schmidt M, Borrmann H, Felser C, Yan B and Hassinger E: "Chiral Weyl pockets and Fermi surface topology of the Weyl semimetal TaAs". Physical Review Letters. 2016; 117: 146401.


Dos Reis RD, Ajeesh MO, Kumar N, Arnold F, Shekhar C, Naumann M, Schmidt M, Nicklas M and Hassinger E: „On the search for the chiral anomaly in Weyl semimetals: the negative longitudinal magnetoresistance“. New Journal of Physics. 2016; 18: 085006.


Arnold F, Shekhar C, Wu SC, Sun Y, Donizeth dos Reis R, Kumar N, Naumann M, Ajeesh MO, Schmidt M, Grushin AG, Bardarson JH, Baenitz M, Sokolov D, Borrmann H, Nicklas M, Felser C, Hassinger E and Yan B: „Negative magnetoresistance without well-defined chirality in the Weyl semimetal TaP“. Nature Communications. 2016; 7: 11615.


Hassinger E, Gredat G, Valade F, René de Cotret S, Juneau-Fecteau A, Reid JP, Kim H, Tanatar MA, Prozorov R, Shen B, Wen HH, Doiron-Leyraud N and Taillefer L: „Pressure-induced Fermi surface reconstruction in the iron-arsenide superconductor Ba1-xKxFe2As2: Evidence of a phase transition inside the antiferromagnetic phase“. Physical Review B. 2012; 86: 140502(R).


Hassinger E, Knebel G, Matsuda TD, Aoki D, Taufour V and Flouquet J: „Similarity of the Fermi Surface in the Hidden Order State and in the Antiferromagnetic State of URu2Si2“. Physical Review Letters. 2010; 105: 216409.