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.

Open Source Data Analysis Platform for iScat Measurements
New Data Analysis Platform Sandoghdar Division

Open source data analysis platform PiSCAT for iScat measurements now available

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Newsletter 2021 News

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

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High-speed cell sorter Guck Division

Scientists have developed a high-speed method for identifying and sorting cells that does not require external cell labeling

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Top 50 Nature Communications Russell Division

Article of MPL scientists in the Top 50 Nature Communications physics articles published in 2019

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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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Three decades of photonic crystal fibres: new ways to control light

Fibres made of special glass and filled with a defined pattern of microscopic hollow channels are helping to better understand the sometimes strange...

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Organic molecules unveil a brighter future for quantum technology

Today, it is easily possible to produce customised carbon-based compounds with a wide range of properties. This opens up exciting areas of application...

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Fluorescent soft beads passing through the narrowing channels of a biochip. Photo: MPZPM, Salvatore Girardo

Efficiently smuggling drugs into cells

A new, patented method called Progressive Mechanoporation makes it possible to mechanically disrupt the membranes of cells for a short time period and...

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Contact

Managing Director
Prof. Dr. Jochen Guck


Please contact:
Gee-Hye Yeo (PA)
Email: gee-hye.yeo@mpl.mpg.de
Phone: +49 9131 7133 501

 

Head of Infrastructure
Dr. Dorothe Burggraf

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

Current situation regarding COVID-19

Unfortunately, all face-to-face lectures and events at our institute are cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19. Currently we can only offer online seminars.

MPL Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with MPL’s latest research via our Newsletter. 

Current issue: Newsletter No 16 - February 2021

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