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Friday, 02 February, 2018

Scientists decipher key principle behind reaction of metalloenzymes

What enables electrons to be transferred swiftly, for example during photosynthesis? An interdisciplinary team of researchers has worked out the details of how important bioinorganic electron transfer systems operate.more

Tuesday, 30 January, 2018

Playing Billiards with a Laser Beam

A research team led by physicists at LMU Munich reports a significant advance in laser-driven particle acceleration. Using tiny plastic beads as targets, they have produced proton bunches that possess unique features, opening up...more

Monday, 29 January, 2018

Complex tessellations, extraordinary materials

Simple organic molecules form complex materials through self-organizationmore

Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Radiation Reporter

Prof. Marco Riboldi specializes in the application of imaging to the design and monitoring of radiation treatments for tumors, and collaborates closely with Prof. Katia Parodi and her team.more

Thursday, 07 December, 2017

The winner is... the balloon that made it to Geretsberg!

The winner of our open house Day balloon competition has managed to reach a distance of 140 kilometres.more

Thursday, 07 December, 2017

Physics in the Fight Against Cancer

The Chair of Medical Physics at LMU celebrates its first 5 yearsmore

Thursday, 30 November, 2017

A space-time sensor for light-matter interactions

Physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (run jointly by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics) have developed an attosecond electron microscope that allows them to visualize the dispersion of...more

Tuesday, 07 November, 2017

Nano-CT device successfully tested: Novel imaging device creates high-resolution 3D-x-rays of tiny velvet worm legs

Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In PNAS, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) describes a...more

Monday, 30 October, 2017

Lightwave controlled nanoscale electron acceleration sets the pace

Extremely short electron bunches are key to many new applications including ultrafast electron microscopy and table-top free-electron lasers. A german team of physicists from Rostock University, the Max Born Institute in Berlin,...more

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Wine gums, balloons and a tour of CALA

Open Day this year drew a crowd of approximately 11,000 to the Research Campus in Garching, and for the first time visitors had access to the new Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA). On guided tours of the new facility,...more

Friday, 13 October, 2017

Video: An attosecond physicist on the way to his doctoral degree

Johannes Schötz is one of the PhD students in the team of the Laboratory of Attosecond Physics. During summer 2017 we have accopompanied him with the camera. Here we present his work at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics...more

Monday, 25 September, 2017

Andreas Döpp receives the John Dawson Thesis Prize

Dr. Andreas Döpp, a member of the MAP, has been awarded the John Dawson Thesis Prize for his doctoral dissertation on laser-plasma light sources. The Prize, together with a cheque for 1000 euros, was presented to him at a...more

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

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