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Diluting of a blood sample.

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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Ministerpräsident Markus Söder und MPZPM-Sprecher Vahid Sandoghdar präsentieren die Zeitkapsel, die mit Gegenständen aus der Forschung gefüllt ist.

„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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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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April

Jona Kayser

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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Representative microscopic images of different cells obtained with RAPID

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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Michael Becker

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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Microscopic fluorescence picture of the mitotic spindle

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

Übersicht Vorschläge Rahmenkonzept Erinnerungs- und Zukunftsort HuPfla Erlangen

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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Winner of the Dresden Excellence Award

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

Metasurface

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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Plastic beads. Photo: Salvatore Girardo

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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Microresonator and Light Beams

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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Zebrafish larva. Photo: Daniel Wehner

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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The bacterial species Neisseria gonorrhoeae, pathogen of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhoea, forms large colonies within a few hours

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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Artistic impression of the spectrum of a mid-infrared pulse broadening in the background with the electric field of the generated pulse.

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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Pressekonferenz mit Bundesministerin  für Bildung und Forschung Anja Karliczek

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

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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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FAU Awards: Prof. Hornegger and Silvia Viola Kusminskiy

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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Dr. Leonhard Möckl

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

The former mental asylum Heil- und Pflegeanstalt, HuPfla, in Erlangen

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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The buildings of the Max Planck - University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics (MPC-EQP)

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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Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering, Vice President Research of the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg; Dr. Florian Janik, First Mayor of Erlangen; Prof Vahid Sandoghdar, PhD, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light; Prof. Dr. Heinrich Iro, Medical Director and Chairman of the Executive Board of the University Hospital Erlangen at the symbolic ground-breaking ceremony for the start of construction of the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen (from left to right). The new re-search facility is a cooperation between the Max Planck Institute, the University, and the University Hospital.

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

Birgit Stiller working in the lab

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

Professor Kristian Franze in his laboratory with students.

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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