We present the annual report covering “Covid year” 2020. The facility significantly increased both national and international collaboration. As Scientific Highlights we are presenting complex studies on geometrically frustrated pyrochlore lattice and the discovery of the new phase of water when trapped within crystal lattice.
Before the current crisis, a mini-school for budding physicists was planned and organized by scientists at the Technical University of Munich and MGML, Charles University – a cooperation project funded by the Bayerisch-Tschechischen Hochschulagentur. But as it has turned out, Corona forced the event to be held in a virtual format. The silver lining is that this format allowed a larger number of people from around the world to participate.
Our first annual report. This year’s Scientific Highlights features studies on two modern hot-topic group of compounds: Topological insulators and van der Waals materials. The annual report also presents our recent technical development as well as facts and figures about MGML, our user programme and collaboration with industrial sector.