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.

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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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Molecules
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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New President for the Erlangen OSA Student Chapter

The OSA Student Chapter in Erlangen has a new president: Dominik Rattenbacher took over the position in November 2019. He is a PhD student at the Max...

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Circularly Polarized Light from Linear Dipoles

Surprisingly, linear electric dipole emitters can also generate circularly polarized light. These findings may drive development of novel...

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Max Planck School Matter to Life – Application Portals open NOW

The new Matter to Life Master’s programs at Heidelberg University, Göttingen University, and Technical University of Munich (TUM) offer you an unique...

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Managing Director
Prof. Dr. Florian Marquardt

Please contact:
Gesine Murphy (PA)
Email: marquardt-office@mpl.mpg.de
Phone: +49 9131 7133 401

 

Head of Infrastructure
Dr. Dorothe Burggraf

Please contact:
Lisa Spann (PA)
Email: lisa.spann@mpl.mpg.de
Phone: +49 9131 7133 801

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