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Monday, 23 April, 2018

Molecules Brilliantly Illuminated

Physicists at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics, which is jointly run by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, have developed a high-power laser system that generates ultrashort...more

Monday, 16 April, 2018

Laser-based X-ray Imaging Picks Up Speed

Using a novel, laser-based X-ray technique, laser physicists in Garching have imaged a bone sample in three dimensions by microtomography within minutes, thus taking a significant step towards the medical application of the...more

Thursday, 12 April, 2018

The Future of Ultrafast Solid-State Physics

In an article that appears in the journal “Review of Modern Physics”, researchers at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics assess the current state of the field of ultrafast physics and consider its implications for future...more

Tuesday, 27 March, 2018

Front Cover: Infrared Lasers

A MAP publications currently features the cover of Laser & Photonics Reviews. In article number 1700273, Jinwei Zhang and co‐workers investigate two different gain materials — Tm:YAG and Ho:YAG — in thin‐disk configuration....more

Thursday, 08 March, 2018

Prominently placed

A paper written by Drs. Yuya Morimoto and Peter Baum of the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics, which is jointly run by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, is featured on the cover of the March 2018 issue...more

Wednesday, 07 March, 2018

Physics as a Guide to Chemistry

Prof. Jürgen Hauer studies photosynthesis in plants, and uses what he learns to enhance the performance of artificial light-driven chemical systems.more

Tuesday, 06 March, 2018

How much sugar is in the soft drink?

PhotonLab, the student’s lab at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, has put together a photonics quiz, which is now available as an app.more

Wednesday, 28 February, 2018

On the Winner’s Podium

It was a huge success for the PhotonLab at this year’s German Young Physicists’ Tournament (GYPT): one of our teams took home a bronze medal!  Additionally, two of our participants advanced to the next round and now have the...more

Saturday, 24 February, 2018

Attoseconds break into atomic interior

A newly developed laser technology has enabled physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (jointly run by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics) to generate attosecond bursts of high-energy photons...more

Friday, 23 February, 2018

A Keen Sense for Molecules

Laser physicists from the Laboratory of Attosecond Physics (LAP) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics have developed an extremely powerful broadband infrared light source. This...more

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

A quadrillionth of a second in slow motion

Observing and controlling ultrafast processes with attosecond resolutionmore

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

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