Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

Research at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light covers a wide range of topics, including nonlinear optics, quantum optics, nanophotonics, photonic crystal fibres, optomechanics, quantum technologies, biophysics, and—in collaboration with the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin – links between physics and medicine. MPL was founded in 2009 and is one of the 83 institutes that make up the Max Planck Society, whose mission is to conduct basic research in the service of the general public in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences and the humanities.

Newsletter 2019

Read more about our current research in this year's newsletter.

Interferometric Scattering microscopy
Interferometric Scattering microscopy Sandoghdar Division and MPZPM

Interferometric scattering microscopy reveals microsecond nanoscopic protein motion on a live cell membrane

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Tap-proof Quantum Communication
Tap-proof Quantum Communication News

BMBF to provide 165 million euros for the QuNet initiative

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Molecular quantum systems Sandoghdar Division

Organic molecules can be turned into nearly ideal quantum systems

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Kuenstliche Intelligenz
Artificial Intelligence Marquardt Division

Neural networks enable adaptive error correction for computers based on quantum physics

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Es geht los: Die ersten Arbeiten am Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin

Die ersten Arbeiten für das Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin beginnen im Laufe der kommenden Woche. Weitere Informationen zum Bauvorhaben und...

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Physik und Medizin

Das Max-Planck-Institut für die Physik des Lichts und seine Kooperationspartner stellen das neue Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin vor....

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Humboldt Professorship for Management Member of the Max-Planck-Zentrum

Kristian Franze receives five million euros for his research on physical biology. He has been selected by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a...

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Managing Director
Prof. Dr. Florian Marquardt

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Gesine Murphy (PA)
Phone: +49 9131 7133 401


Head of Infrastructure
Dr. Dorothe Burggraf

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Lisa Spann (PA)
Phone: +49 9131 7133 801

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Current issue: Newsletter No 14 - July 2019

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