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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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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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