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.

Ultrafast & Twisted Photonics – Francesco Tani new research group leader

Francesco Tani is the head of a new independent research group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) in Erlangen. He uses…

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Mario Krenn invited to workshop at the conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS)

Research group leader Mario Krenn from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) has been invited to be in a panel at the Machine…

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Quantum Optics meets Acoustics organized by Birgit Stiller, Wolfgang Löffler and Simon Gröblacher

The Workshop „Quantum Optics meets Acoustics” was held from 14th to 18th of November 2022 at the Lorentz-Center in Leiden, Netherlands, organized by…

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Prof. Dr. Jochen Guck

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Gee-Hye Yeo (PA)
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Dr. Dorothe Burggraf

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