December

November

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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MPL Alumni chosen as runner up at Quantum Futur Award

Former PhD student Kirill Spasibko from the research group of Maria Chekhova has been chosen as the runner up at the Quantum Futur Award competition.

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October

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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Creating the laser hammer and winning the Nobel Prize: Donna Strickland visits MPL

Professor Donna Strickland visited the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Light (MPL) on October tenth, 2022, as part of the Distinguished…

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Scholarship for Maximilian Eiche

Scholarship from Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes for a team member of the Kayser research group.

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Breakthrough in optical information transmission: One-Way Street for optical vortices

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light have managed for the first time to create a unidirectional device that significantly…

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September

Claudiu Genes was an organizer at Molecular Polaritonics 2022

After two years of delay due to the pandemic, the second edition of Molecular Polaritonics was held as a “conventional” in-person workshop in…

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Learning how machines learn

Scientists from the University of Toronto and Mario Krenn from the MPL have developed a new method for observing how artificial neural networks…

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Max Planck School of Photonics Autumn School in Erlangen

The Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP) kicks off its annual Autumn School Retreat with a visit to the Max Planck Institute for the Science of…

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August

Metasurfaces offer new possibilities for quantum research

Tomás Santiago-Cruz and Maria Chekhova from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität…

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Diagnosis and therapy of ME/CFS: What can we learn from Long Covid?

Objectively measurable parallels between Long Covid and ME/CFS: Bavarian health minister Klaus Holetschek and chair of the Bavarian health committee…

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July

Geometrical freedom in glass: laser-manufactured 3D microstructures for complex photonic components

A research team from the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Light (MPL) has launched the joint project "LAR3S" with the Fraunhofer Institute for…

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Max Planck Sabbatical Award for Amir Safavi-Naeini

Amir Safavi-Naeini from Stanford University has won the Max Planck Sabbatical Award, awarding him a research stay at the Max Planck Institute for the…

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SAOT Innovation Award for Alexandra Popp

Alexandra Popp from MPL received the SAOT Innovation Award for her research proposal “Arbitrary pulse shaper based on localized light-sound…

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June

Paul Roth received dissertation prize from the Max Planck Society

Paul Roth received the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society for outstanding scientific achievements in his doctoral thesis. He researched…

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Deciphering protein complexes with Angstrom optical resolution

Cryogenic optical localization in three dimensions (COLD) has been shown to be a viable option for deciphering protein complexes at Angstrom-level.…

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4th WOMBAT 2022 at MPL

The 4th international Workshop on Optomechanics and Brillouin scattering: Fundamentals, Applications and Technology (WOMBAT) was held from 14th - 17th…

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International Year of Glass in Erlangen

On Friday, July 1, 2022, within the framework of the Year of Glass, public events such as lectures and demonstrations will be held in the rooms of the…

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Improving quantum communication and computing with PALANTIRI

Birgit Stiller and Silvia Viola-Kusminskiy of MPL are working towards making long-distance quantum communication and wireless communication more…

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May

A nearly ideal research building

A working group on sustainable building from the Max Planck Society and the Technical University of Munich visited the building of the Max Planck…

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Director Vahid Sandoghdar portrayed in Nature Methods

Director Vahid Sandoghdar is a physicist who explores biology’s unknowns, with greater precision by linking two methods. He has been covered in this…

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A look back at the Long Night of Science

As part of the largest science festival in the region, MPL also opened its doors to the general public. More than 1,000 interested people visited the…

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Long Night of Science on Saturday

The 10th Long Night of Science will take place on Saturday, 21 May. 130 places will open their doors from 6 pm to midnight. MPL is among them.

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Christoph Marquardt has been appointed professor at FAU

Christoph Marquardt, who heads the independent research group for quantum information processing at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light…

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A new method for exploring the nano-world

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) and Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin (MPZPM) in Erlangen present a…

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A step forward in modern quantum technology: frequency conversion of single photons at arbitrary wavelengths

Quanta of light - photons - form the basis of quantum key distribution in modern cryptographic networks. Before the huge potential of quantum…

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April

Girls`Day 2022 at the Max Planck Institute

What is the daily work of a scientist like? How does one become a physicist? And what does our mechanic actually do? The Max Planck Institute opened…

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Laboratory Animal Day - Zebrafish at MPL

The 24th of April is World Day for Laboratory Animals and we would like to take this opportunity to introduce the zebrafish Danio rerio, which makes…

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Director Jochen Guck honored by the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Jochen Guck received the Wilhelm Ostwald Medal of the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig, which is usually awarded annually to a…

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Twisted photonic technology for measuring the safety and efficacy of drugs

Measuring the chirality – the lack of symmetry upon reflection – of substances is of fundamental importance to pharmacology. Until now, this has been…

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March

"My fingers are itching, I would love to start next week." Time capsule embedded at the Max Planck Center for Physics and Medicine

The next step in the construction of a special large-scale project has been taken: after the foundation stone was laid in 2021, employees of the…

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Son et lumière in twisted space

Xinglin Zeng, a postdoc in Birgit Stiller's group at our institute, has recently reported the first observation of stimulated Brillouin scattering in…

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Light-driven rocket propulsion of microscopic particles in hollow core fibre

Scientists have for the first time accelerated microscopic particles backwards at the speed of sound inside hollow core photonic crystal fibre. A…

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New microscopy method provides unexpected insights into the inner workings of cells

By combining three imaging methods, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen and the Center for Molecular and…

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February

Bavarian Health Minister promotes innovative project on Long Covid with more than one million euros

During a visit to the Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Minister Klaus Holetschek handed over the funding notification for the project "disCOVer…

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International Year of Glass: MPI for the Science of Light is on board

The United Nations has declared 2022 to be the Year of Glass to raise awareness among the general public of the enormous scientific, economic and…

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First visit by University of Technology Nuremberg President Prömel at the MPI in Erlangen

The founding President of the University of Technology Nuremberg, Professor Hans Jürgen Prömel, met with the directors of the Max Planck Institute for…

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January

Everything you need to know about Cooperative Quantum Phenomena

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts: This ancient insight is all the more valid today at the level of quantum systems. Therefore,…

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Promising pair: When darkness and brightness marry

For the first time, scientists were able to create in tiny glass rings – called microresonators – ultrashort dark and bright light pulses that are…

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The perfect trap: a new way to control the polarization of light

For quantum communication or optical computing, it is important to measure and to influence in which direction a light wave is oscillating. It is now…

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How elegant equations help to understand quantum materials

Flore Kunst likes to manipulate formulas as if to stretch, twist and crumple – but only on paper and with her computer. The leader of a new research…

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December

Bavaria boosts building of quantum computers

The Free State invests 300 Million Euro in the newly formed initiative Munich Quantum Valley. One of its goals: The development of a new generation of…

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Art project: Erlangen MPL for the Science of Light cooperates with Nuremberg Academy of Fine Arts

In the past, natural sciences have always inspired artists to create extraordinary art. But today, direct exchange with each other is becoming…

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Chip manufacturer ASML partners with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

From lab to fab: the Dutch corporation ASML and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) in Erlangen will over the next three years…

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November

Three MPL researchers receive awards

Three scientists from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) in Erlangen - Paul Roth from the Russell emeritus group and Alexander…

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Maria Chekhova and Florian Marquardt become Fellow Members of Optica

MPL group leader and MPL director honoured for their contributions to the science of light.

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New Seminar Series: IMPRS Monday Show

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) Physics of Light has successfully launched an event for PhD students at the Erlanger MPI.

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Open positions at the IMPRS Physics of Light!

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) Physics of Light, established at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL),…

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Founding Director Gerd Leuchs becomes Vice President of the scientific organisation Optica

The membership of Optica, formerly OSA, the leading organization for the advancement of optics and photonics worldwide, has elected Gerd Leuchs,…

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How cells specifically activate genes

It is essential for cells to control precisely which of the many genes of their genetic material they use. This is done in so-called transcription…

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October

Corona: Using magnetic tweezers to track down new antiviral drugs against Covid-19

How can SARS-CoV-2 be stopped? David Dulin and his team at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen have investigated how the virus…

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September

Federal Ministry of Research funds drug trial against Long COVID in Erlangen

The BMBF is providing 1.2 million Euros for the reCOVer project. This will enable a research team from the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin…

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Towards particle accelerators in chip size

Instead of using kilometre-long large-scale research facilities, physicists want to accelerate electrons in micrometre-sized structures in the future…

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Emmy Noether Travel Grant for Michelle Küppers

Promotion on the way to a leadership position: physicist will attend the University of Oxford.

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Using artificial intelligence to invent new technologies

With his new group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Mario Krenn wants to use AI algorithms as a source of inspiration in quantum…

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August

First MPL partner group in Africa

The Max Planck Society is funding the team of Professor Geoffrey Kihara Rurimo, Director of the National Institute of Optics and Lasers at the…

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First quantum-secured video conference between two federal agencies

Initiative QuNET demonstrates highly secure and practical quantum communication

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Health Minister Klaus Holetschek looks into Long Covid research at the MPL

The Bavarian Minister of State for Health and Care was impressed by the great potential of real-time deformability cytometry for the diagnosis of…

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July

Artificial intelligence to accelerate the design of nanostructures

An artificial neural network helps to predict the band structure and topological properties of a metamaterial nanostructure.

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June

New scholarship of MPZPM for outstanding scientists

In memory of the pioneering English chemist Rosalind Franklin, the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin has set up a scientist-in-residence…

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How a corona infection changes blood cells in the long run

Using real-time deformability cytometry, researchers at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen were able to show for the first…

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Florian Marquardt in the podcast of "Welt der Physik"

The podcast of the German magazine "Welt der Physik" (World of Physics) interviewed the Director of our Theory Division, Florian Marquardt, for an…

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Horizon Award for Leonhard Möckl

The British Royal Society of Chemistry has awarded a research team for their work on the protective sugar coat of cells, which included the scientist…

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May

Artificial Intelligence to discover simplified descriptions of complex phenomena

Automatically finding collective coordinates of a physical system by analyzing and optimizing their information content

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„Ecosystem for Ideas and Creativity”: Laying of the foundation stone for the new Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin

Construction phase of the innovative, interdisciplinary research institute in Erlangen begins. Minister-President and Minister of Economic Affairs…

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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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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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April

Emmy Noether Group for Jona Kayser

Millions for cancer research: Jona Kayser, junior group leader in the Biological Optomechanics Division at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of…

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How does a typical day in the life of a scientist look like? Girls'Day at MPL

For Girls' Day 2021, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light welcomed twenty girls who wanted to know how a day in the life of a scientist…

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Fast and efficient diagnoses through artificial intelligence

The mechanical properties of cells can reveal which diseases a patient is suffering from. Researchers at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin…

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Coveted EU funding for Michael Becker

Michael Becker, postdoc in the nano-optics division of MPL Director Vahid Sandoghdar, was able to convince with his project idea and receives the…

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With new technology, researchers can look deep into the interior of cells – in 3-D

Tracking the mystery of cell division: Scientists of the IRI Life Sciences of Humboldt University and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of…

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March

Launch of the Forum Erinnerungs- und Zukunftsort Heil- und Pflegeanstalt Erlangen

During National Socialism in Germany, crimes against humanity, especially medical crimes, also occurred in Erlangen. In order to commemorate the…

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Dresden Excellence Award for Maik Herbig

The city of Dresden awarded Maik Herbig, former PhD student of MPL Director Jochen Guck, the Dresden Excellence Award 2020 for his doctorate. The…

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February

Quantum communication: new efficient source for entangled photons

Innovative quantum technologies for communication, imaging, and metrology depend on photon pairs, two light particles which are connected even over…

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Emmy Noether Travel Grant from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light: Learning from role models

Women are still underrepresented in many areas of science - including physics. The new Emmy Noether Travel Grant of the Max Planck Institute for the…

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Artificial knee tissue to help in the fight against arthritis

In a project funded by the European Union with almost six million euros, researchers from Europe and Turkey are reproducing tissue from the knee - on…

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When Light Beams Talk to Each Other

Light, when locked in a tiny ring called a microresonator, shows amazing behaviour: Two beams, going in opposite directions, become linked and start…

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January

New collaborative research centre at the interface of optics and solid-state physics

Even in the quantum world, the whole is more than the sum of its parts. Scientists will investigate this collective behaviour of quantum systems in a…

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When severed spinal cord grows back together again

After an injury to the spinal cord, patients often remain paralysed because damaged nerve tracts do not regrow due to the formation of scar tissue.…

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New mathematical model: How dangerous bacteria form colonies

Disease-causing microbes as well as cancer cells gang together to form larger structures - and only then become dangerous to humans. Scientists at the…

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December

Darkness from light

Microresonators are small glass structures in which light can circulate and build up in intensity. Due to material imperfections, some amount of light…

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Maria Chekhova appointed FAU professor

Maria Chekhova, head of the independent research group Quantum Radiation, was appointed professor (20%) at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität…

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High-brightness source of coherent light spanning from the UV to THz

An international team of scientists reports in Nature Photonics on a novel technique for a high-brightness coherent and few-cycle duration source…

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BMBF initiative "QuNET" presents systems for highly secure quantum communication

An initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has been researching new possibilities for tap-proof communication for a…

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November

Press conference: Update on research on quantum communication - Project QuNET offers a look inside the laboratories

Quantum communication is a key technology to ensure a safe life in the digital world in the future. Since 2015, quantum communication has therefore…

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Teaching Award of FAU for Silvia Viola-Kusminskiy

Every year, the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg awards the Teaching Award for Young Scientists to one person per faculty, in…

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Glycocalyx: New research group investigates the sweet husk around cells

From Stanford to Erlangen: A team led by chemist Leonhard Möckl is studying sugar compounds on the surface of cells at the Max Planck Institute for…

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October

Partial demolition of the HuPfla starts

With construction companies having finished securing the so-called Mittelrisalit - the protruding central part of the building - demolition work on…

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Another five years of German-Canadian cooperation

Funding secured for the Max Planck - University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics - German ambassador guest during the annual meeting

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Symbolic ground-breaking ceremony for the new Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen

First Mayor Florian Janik and representatives of University Hospital, University, and Max Planck Institute emphasise the importance for the research…

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September

Max Planck School of Photonics: Application Phase Started

The Max Planck School of Photonics is Germany‘s outstanding graduate program offered by the best German universities and research organisations…

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August

Research group leader Birgit Stiller interviewed on Deutschlandfunk

Birgit Stiller appeared on a podcast of the series "Forschung aktuell" broadcasted by Deutschlandfunk. She talked about her research on converting…

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July

Kristian Franze Appointed New Director at MPZPM

On August 1, Kristian Franze will become one of the directors of the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin (MPZPM) - at the same time he will…

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Jochen Guck appointed FAU professor

Jochen Guck, Director of the Division Biological Optomechanics, was appointed professor at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg…

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Congratulations to our apprentices

​We are happy that Nadja Kupfahl, Viktoria Kupfer, Simon Nussel and Samuel Rothfischer have successfully completed their apprenticeship at MPL! All…

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Michael Becker wins SPS-Award 2020

Congratulations! On July 1, 2020 Michael Becker received the SPS-Award of the Swiss Physical Society for Applied Physics donated by Oerlikon Surface…

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June

70th birthday symposium for Gerd Leuchs has been re-scheduled to June 2021

Update: Unfortunately, we had to cancel the symposium completely due to the still ongoing coronavirus restrictions.

The symposium "Light, Lasers and…

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May

Construction work for the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin starts

The construction work for the new Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin (MPZPM) will start: The construction site at the Schwabachanlage in…

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Max Planck researchers develop the "ultimate cell sorter"

By combining imaging of deformed cells and artificial intelligence, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and the…

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The coronascope on television

Recently, a film team of the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian broadcasting organisation) visited the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light: The…

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Light, sound, action: extending the life of sound waves

Information carried by light can be stored into sound waves that travel at a speed a 100 000 times slower than light. For information processing,…

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Observing the freely behaving brain in action

A team of scientists led by Jason Kerr, Director at the center of advanced european studies and research (caesar) in Bonn, Germany, has developed a…

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April

The Coronascope – Scientists at Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin observe an infection with Sars-CoV-2 live

A kind of video surveillance could contribute to getting an insight into the life cycle of the coronavirus: Researchers at Max Planck Institute for…

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March

POSTPONED: 70th Birthday Symposium for Gerd Leuchs: Light, Lasers and Quanta

As a result of the current coronavirus emergency, we sadly have no choice but to postpone the 70th birthday symposium "Light, Lasers & Quanta" for our…

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CANCELED: Girls'Day

Unfortunately, we had to cancel our Girls'Day programme scheduled for 26 March. Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Max…

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POSTPONED: Opening Symposium for Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin

Unfortunately, we had to postpone the opening event for the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin planned for March 16. Due to the current…

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Katja Zieske heads new research group

As of February 2020 Katja Zieske joined the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light to set up her laboratory. Starting in May she will head a…

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February

70th Birthday Symposium for Gerd Leuchs: Light, Lasers and Quanta

To celebrate our Director Emeritus Gerd Leuchs' 70th birthday, the Symposium "Light, Lasers and Quanta" will take place at the Max Planck Institute…

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Sensitive detection of molecules

To observe molecules, one has to use sensitive tools. Such measurements would be important for determining the concentration of minute particles in…

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January

New Microphotonics Research Group

As of January 2020 Pascal Del’Haye heads the new Microphotonics Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light.

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New Particle Analysis Technique Paves Way for Better Air Pollution Monitoring

Efficient monitoring of airborne particulate matter (PM), especially particles with aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 μm (PM2.5), is crucial for…

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Let's go! Work starts for the new Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin

The first steps to build the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin will start in the following week. Here you can find more informations about the…

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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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December

November

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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Max Planck School of Photonics – Application Portal open NOW

The Max Planck School of Photonics is Germany‘s outstanding graduate program offered by seven of the best German universities and research…

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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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Kick-Off in Jena: BMBF initiative QuNET for bug-proof quantum communication

On November 12, 2019 about 30 project participants met at the Fraunhofer IOF in Jena for the launch of QuNET. As part of the BMBF-funded initiative,…

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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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October

Annual Meeting of the Max Planck-uOttawa Centre

From October 29 – 31, the 2019 annual meeting of the Max Planck-uOttawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics (MPC) took place in Erlangen. As in…

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A Memory Effect at Single-Atom Level

An international research group has observed new quantum properties on an artificial giant atom and has now published its results in the high-ranking…

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Long Night of Science at the Max Planck Institute

On Saturday, 19 October 2019, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) took part in Germany's largest science festival - more than…

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Cellular Evolution Group

As of October Jona Kayser heads new Research Group "Cellular Evolution" at the Max Planck Institute for the science of light.

Cellular evolution is…

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New Max Planck Research Group Leader

Hanieh Fattahi will head the new Max Planck Research Group "Femtosecond Fieldoscopy" at the Max Planck Institute for the science of light.

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September

Swinging Molecules

A theoretical method allows the description of molecules coupled to light - the vibrations of the molecule play the central role.

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Gerd Leuchs new OSA Director-at-large

From 2020, Prof Gerd Leuchs and Prof Polina Bayvel will be members of the board of directors of OSA.

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Max Planck School of Photonics starts up

The selection and admission process for the first round of applications of the Max Planck Schools has been completed. First students start at the Max…

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August

Launch of a New Distinguished Lecturer Series

In November, a new Distinguished Lecturer Series (DLS) begins at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light.

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Taming the ultraviolet

When UV light is transported through a special gas-filled hollow glass fibre, undreamt-of possibilities arise

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MPL PhD student awarded for best conference poster

Gaetano Frascella, PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, was awarded for the best poster at this year`s “Quantum“…

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July

Prof Karimi awarded with MPL Visiting Fellows Title

Prof Florian Marquardt awarded the title of MPL Visiting Fellows to Prof Ebrahim Karimi in recognition of his great scientific achievements!

After…

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Guided Tour to the Coolest Place of the Metropolitan Region

Günther Beckstein and Forchheim District Administrator Hermann Ulm visit the Max Planck Institute.

Erlangen, July 08, 2019. The Max Planck Institute…

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Wissenschaftlicher Pioniergeist in Erlangen: Forschung am MPZPM hat bereits begonnen – Blutdiagnosen werden schneller und differenzierter

Auch wenn der Bau des Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin (MPZPM) erst in vier Jahren abgeschlossen ist, wird schon jetzt interdisziplinär…

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June

Otto Hahn Prize Winners Honoured

The Max Planck Society awards highest distinction for junior scientists at its Annual Meeting.

28 early career researchers were awarded the Otto Hahn…

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May

Stiller - New Max Planck Research Group

Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for the science of light! We are happy to announce that Birgit Stiller has taken up her position as the head of a…

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A pulse for tap-proof quantum communication

In the future, it will be possible to exchange data in a tap-proof manner - with the aid of quantum physics. To achieve this goal, the German…

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April

Following a protein nano-rover on the cell membrane

The human body is composed of billions of cells, each one representing the smallest self-sustaining unit of life. We know that surfaces of our cells…

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March

Technology from Erlangen exploring the Atmosphere

Klaus Mantel from MPLs TDSU developed a spatial heterodyne inferometer which is now on a satellite in low Earth orbit.

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February

Turning a molecule into a coherent two-level quantum system

Physicists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) have succeeded in turning an organic molecule into a nearly ideal quantum system…

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International Day of Light

We are celebrating UNESCOs International Day of Light on May 16

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January

In Memoriam: Roy Jay Glauber

We note with sadness the passing on December 26, 2018 of Roy Jay Glauber, the founding father of quantum optics and member of the Scientific Advisory…

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Symposium on the Science of Light

28 - 29 March 2019, Erlangen, Germany

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December

Bavarian Maximiliansorden

Director Prof. Dr. Gerd Leuchs received the Bavarian Maximiliansorden for Science and Art. The award was officially presented on Monday, December 17th…

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Let there be light

At the traditional christmas lecture of the Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) on December 13th, everything revolved around visible and invisible…

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November

AAAS and MPL Announce 2018 Fellows

Prof. Dr. Gerd Leuchs has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor…

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Peter Hommelhoff becomes MPL Fellow

As of November 2018, Prof. Dr. Peter Hommelhoff, who holds the Chair of Laser Physics at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, will…

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October

New MPL Research Group

We are happy to announce that as of October 2018, Kanwarpal Singh started his work at MPL as head of a new Research Group. Kanwarpal, who previously…

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Jochen Guck becomes new director at MPL

As of Oktober 2018, Prof. Guck will lead the new MPL-Division "Physics & Medicine".

We would like to warmly welcome our new director Jochen Guck: As…

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September

Laser Swords at Max Planck Day

On September 14th MPL, along with all other Max Planck Institutes, opened its doors to the general public. Some 700 visitors from Erlangen and the…

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August

Herbert-Walther Award 2018

On March 7 2018, at a ceremony held during the Spring Meeting of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), Gerd Leuchs received the 2018 Herbert…

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Symposium for the Science of Light 2018

A Symposium for the Science of Light took place 23 to 26 July,  in celebration of 150 years of optics in Erlangen, 15 years since the formation of the…

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New Max Planck Research Group

As of January 2018, Silvia Viola Kusminskiy has taken up her position as the head of a new Max Planck Research Group (MPRG). Her group "Theory of…

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