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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

Thursday, 20 October, 2016

Speeding up electronics with light

By using ultrafast laser flashes, scientists at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics generated and measured the fastest electric current inside a solid material. The electrons executed eight million billion oscillations per...more

Tuesday, 04 October, 2016

Explosive preparation leads to proton radiation

Physicists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität have produced proton beams using nanoparticles and laser light. This discovery could help fight tumors from the inside out.more

Monday, 26 September, 2016

Scientists pair up two stars from the world of chemistry

Hybrid material opens the door to new possibilities in graphene applicationsmore

Wednesday, 21 September, 2016

Awarded multilayer coatings design

Dr. Michael Trubetskov won four First Prizes in Design Contest Awards (Optical Interference Coatings Topical Meeting 2016) of the Optical Society of America (OSA). The first design problem of this year involved a dispersive...more

Monday, 19 September, 2016

Starting with a table

The time has come: interior work at the new Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA) has begun! The first laser tables have arrived and been hoisted by crane into the hall. Even the smallest of the tables weighs around 800...more

Thursday, 01 September, 2016

Prof. Reinhard Kienberger gets EPS Prize for Research 
in Laser Science and Applications

MAP-Researcher Professor Dr. Reinhard Kienberger, Chair of Laser and X-Ray Physics at the Technische Universität München and Max Planck Fellow at MPQ, will receive the “2016 Prize for Research in Laser Science and Applications”...more

Friday, 19 August, 2016

A live image during tumor irradiation

Using ultrasound technology, physicists from the Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics make proton radiation in cancerous tissue visible.more

Friday, 22 July, 2016

Mapping electromagnetic waveforms

Munich physicists have developed a novel electron microscope that can visualize electromagnetic fields oscillating at frequencies of billions of cycles per second.more

Monday, 18 July, 2016

Vice world champion in physics

In Yekaterinburg a German team including Ann-Kathrin Raab took part in the International Young Physicists Tournament. Ann-Kathrin talks about her experiences. more

Tuesday, 28 June, 2016

MAP Workshop: In Vivo Dose Monitoring

The latest research in ion therapy has been discussed by 55 scientists from around the world at the first ever international MAP workshop: In Vivo Dose Monitoring. The workshop was organized by Prof. Katia Parodi, Dr. Peter...more

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