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 over 80 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.

MPL Alumni chosen as finalist in the Quantum Futur Award

Former PhD student Kirill Spasibko from the research group of Maria Chekhova has been chosen as a finalist in the Quantum Futur Award competition.

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Nobel Prize in Physics underscores the enormous importance of quantum research

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded this year to three quantum researchers, Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger. According to the Royal…

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Cavity Optomechanics meet Topological Phononics

In a theory-experiment collaboration between MPL and Caltech, the first demonstration of topological transport of mechanical vibrations in an…

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Managing Director
Prof. Dr. Jochen Guck

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Gee-Hye Yeo (PA)
Phone: +49 9131 7133 501


Head of Infrastructure
Dr. Dorothe Burggraf

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

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