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Friday, 15 September, 2017

Ultrafast snapshots of relaxing electrons in solids

Using ultrafast flashes of laser and x-ray radiation, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany) took snapshots of the briefest electron motion inside a solid material to date. The electron...more

Monday, 17 July, 2017

Artworks from the Quantum World

The graphical representation of experimental data in the field of attosecond physics has produced a new genre of geometric art, characterized by aesthetically pleasing forms depicted in all the colours of the rainbow. Outlined...more

Friday, 14 July, 2017

Best Poster Award for Benjamin Foerg

With his presentation on “Attosecond Nanoscale Near-Field Sampling”, Benjamin Foerg has won the prize for the best poster shown by a student at the 6th International Conference on Attosecond Physics in Xi’an China. Benni is a...more

Thursday, 13 July, 2017

The wave nature of light in super-slow motion

Physicists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU) have accomplished a quantum leap in light research. They have managed to capture the behaviour of extremely short...more

Tuesday, 04 July, 2017

We welcome our guests from Riyadh!

MAP welcomes visitors from Saudi Arabia to the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics. Nouf Jaber, Al Batool Aba Al-Khahil and Zainah Ali Al-Qahtani are studying at King Saud University in Riyadh, and have come to the MPQ and LMU for...more

Thursday, 29 June, 2017

Record-Breaking Timing Feat

A veritable tour-de-force in metrology reported last year by physicists at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP), which is jointly run by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ), has been accepted...more

Monday, 22 May, 2017

Turmoil in sluggish electrons’ existence

An international team of physicists has monitored the scattering behavior of electrons in a non-conducting material in real-time. Their insights could be beneficial for radiotherapy. more

Tuesday, 16 May, 2017

The power of two million atomic power plants

At the Center for Advanced Laser Applications, physicists have constructed a new laser: the ATLAS 3000. This laser could open new avenues in medical technology.more

Tuesday, 09 May, 2017

354 kilometers for a good cause

Our running team “The Photons” competed with 19 runners at this year's Wings for Life World Run. “The Photons” took off from the starting line in three different cities: Munich, Milan and Vienna. The fastest “Photon” was Ferenc...more

Monday, 08 May, 2017

Best Paper: Award for MAP doctoral student

Giacomo Barbone was honored for the presentation of his scientific work at the annual European Congress of Radiology 2017 (ECR 2017), attended by more than 26 thousand clinicians and scientists. Barbone, a medical physics...more

Thursday, 13 April, 2017

At the heart of CALA

In the new Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA) on the Garching Research Campus, a complex infrastructure ensures that the laser systems keep their cool.more

Friday, 17 March, 2017

Prof. Dr. Katia Parodi elected President of the DPMG

MAP congratulates Professor Katia Parodi on her election to the office of President of the German Society for Medical Physics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Physik e.V. (DPMG)) for a 2-year term with effect from January...more

Friday, 03 March, 2017

Heart examinations: Miniature particle accelerator saves on contrast agents

The most prevalent method for obtaining images of clogged coronary vessels is coronary angiography. For some patients, however, the contrast agents used in this process can cause health problems. A team at the Technical...more

Monday, 27 February, 2017

Dr. Hanieh Fattahi on Minerva Fast Track Program

Dr. Hanieh Fattahi, physicist at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) at the Ludwig Maximilians University and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, successfully applied for the Minerva Fast Track Program. The...more

Friday, 17 February, 2017

The international symposium on X-ray phase contrast imaging took place for the sixth time in Garmisch-Partenkirchen from 26.01.-27.01.2017.

Prof Maximilian Reiser (LMU) and Prof Franz Pfeiffer (TUM) welcomed about 100 participants of the interdisciplinary symposium on phase contrast imaging in Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the 6th time in perfect winter weather...more

Friday, 10 February, 2017

A brand new Website for the Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA)

At the Centre for Advanced Laser Applications not only the interior work is making progress, there is also a brand new website, where you can gather information about the research institute: On this website...more

Monday, 19 December, 2016

ERC Consolidator Grant for Prof. Katia Parodi

Katia Parodi, holder of the chair for experimental physics – medical physics, fundraised successfully an ERC Consolidator Grant. The award is endowed with up to two million euros for five years. more

Thursday, 15 December, 2016

The first laser got a new home!

An, at first glance, surprisingly small device! That is the impression of the first laser, which was built in 1960 by Theodore Maiman. The device can be inspected from now on in the foyer of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum...more

Wednesday, 14 December, 2016

MAP scientists research part of the top ten breakthroughs in physics 2016

The magazin ‚Physics World‘ chose the top 10 breakthroughs in physics in 2016 and one of them is a paper from MAP scientists Lars von der Wense and Peter Thirolf: 'Direct detection of the 229Th nuclear clock transition'. The...more

Thursday, 08 December, 2016

The original laser: on show at MPQ

The Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching presents the world’s first ever laser.more

Thursday, 24 November, 2016

Speeding up digital performance using engineered light

In an experiment carried out at MPQ, the fastest ever switching of electric currents in semiconductors has been achieved with few-cycle laser pulses.more

Thursday, 17 November, 2016

The winner is... the balloon that flew to Lower Austria!

The winner of our open house Day balloon competition has managed to reach a distance of 300 kilometres. more

Thursday, 10 November, 2016

Quantum physics games

LMU physicists working with Harald Weinfurter will participate in the international Big Bell Test, which tests the fundamentals of quantum physics. Everyone is invited to make a random entry in a browser-based game on November...more

Monday, 07 November, 2016

A zeptosecond stopwatch for the microcosm

For the first time ever, physicists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have recorded an internal atomic event with an accuracy of a...more

Monday, 24 October, 2016

Glowing flowers, balloons and a big rush at the laser

Open house day 2016 on the Garching research campusmore

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