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.

"We will use state-of-the-art femtosecond laser technology in combination with a novel electromagnetic field detector to measure the response of excited molecules" said Fattahi summarizing her project.

Working with this technology makes it possible to measure ultrafast electronic changes within excited molecules with the highest possible detection sensitivity.

She is thus continuing her research, which she had previously pursued with her Minerva Research Group at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching.

Max Planck Research Groups

These groups offer excellent qualification opportunities for young postdoctoral researchers: leaders of these groups are appointed by the President of the Max Planck Society and – similar to directors at Max Planck Institutes – enjoy an independent status within the Institute.

All Group Leader positions are initially limited to five years, but can be extended. Group Leaders can draw on infrastructure and administration of a Max Planck Institute, but are also provided with own funds for personnel, equipment and running costs, which enable them to independently engage in their research project.




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