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Monday, 01 April, 2019

Vladilen Letokhov Medal’s First Recipient

The first recipient of the Vladilen Letokhov Medal, which will be presented jointly by the European Physical Society and the Russian Academy of Sciences, is Prof. Ferenc Krausz, director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum...more

Thursday, 21 February, 2019

AMO Paper Distinguished as Editor’s Pick

A recent publication by members on the Advanced Multilayer Optics (AMO) team has been highlighted as an Editor’s Pick by the Optical Society of America (OSA). The paper, published in Optics Express, reports on the successful...more

Thursday, 20 December, 2018

Accolade for Nanophotonics Course

The Inverted Classroom Course in Ultrafast Nanophotonics, designed and presented by Prof. Matthias Kling and Priv.-Doz. Vladislav Yakovlev, has won this year’s Prize for Innovative Approaches to Teaching at LMU Munich.more

Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Laser Exhibition Takes Shape

Our exhibition "Lasers | Light | Life " is rapidly taking shape in the ESO Supernova Planetarium and Visitor Center on the Garching research campus. The construction team has already come a long way and are currently in...more

Thursday, 06 December, 2018

Brief Reflections from a Plasma Mirror

Physicists at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and Umeå University have, for the first time, made use of plasmas consisting of relativistic electrons to generate isolated and...more

Tuesday, 27 November, 2018

"Wissenschaftspreis 2018" of the DGMP awarded to Dr. Guillaume Landry

We warmly congratulate Dr. Guillaume Landry, who has been awarded the "Wissenschaftspreis 2018" of the German Society of Medical Physics. The award, sponsored by SIEMENS Healthineers und Varian, is given every two...more

Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Creative Juniors

The Third IMPRS-APS Workshop on the future of ultrashort laser pulses, this time devoted to “Label-Free Spectro-Microscopy” was held on November 15-16 and hosted doctoral researchers and renowned physicists from Germany and...more

Monday, 15 October, 2018

Open Doors at CALA!

On 13th October this year's Open House Day in Garching-Forschungszentrum took place and we openend the door to the Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA). More than 300 visitors came and had a look at one of the most...more

Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Instantaneous response

Researchers at the TU Munich, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the TU of Vienna have succeeded in measuring the precise duration of the photoelectric response.more

Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

A Glimpse into the Labs

The students from Saudi Arabia were able to have a detailed look at the laboratories at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet last week Thursday. In the cleanroom Dr. Vladimir Pervak explained to Abdullah Ali Alshehri, Ibrahim...more

Friday, 13 July, 2018

Important visitor from Hungary

An Important visitor made an appearance at the Center for Advanced Laser Applications and the Laboratory for Extreme Photonics last Friday. Dr. László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology was on the research campus...more

Tuesday, 03 July, 2018

Summer School Students

The Laboratory of Attosecond Physics (LAP) at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität is hosting guests from Saudi Arabia this summer. For one month Abdullah Ali Alshehri, Ibrahim...more

Thursday, 28 June, 2018

The attosecond stopwatch

Ultra-short, high-intensity X-ray flashes open the door to the foundations of chemical reactions. Free-electron lasers generate these kinds of pulses, but there is a catch: the pulses vary in duration and energy. An international...more

Monday, 28 May, 2018

Molecular switch will facilitate the development of pioneering electro-optical devices

A research team led by physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed molecular nanoswitches that can be toggled between two structurally different states using an applied voltage. They can serve as the...more

Monday, 07 May, 2018

Nine ‚Photons‘ run for the good cause

For four years in a row our running team “The Photons” competed in the worldwide Wings for Life world run. more

Friday, 04 May, 2018

Best Poster at the 10th Symposium on Intense Laser Science (ASILS10)

Alexander Muschet, a PdH student from Laszlo Veisz's group, has won Best Poster Award at the 10th Asian Symposium on Laser Science (ASILS). More than 100 laser scientists from all over the world met at the conference in the Arab...more

Wednesday, 02 May, 2018

MAP doctoral student wins Best Paper Award at the European Congress of Radiology

Giacomo Barbone, PhD student in Paola Coans group, was honored for the presentation of his scientific work at the annual European Congress of Radiology - ECR 2018, attended by more than 28 thousand clinicians and scientists....more

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

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