The cluster has established a cooperation with the International Max Planck Research School on Advanced Photon Science (IMPRS-APS). IMPRS-APS offers a structured graduate programme including a comprehensive inter-disciplinary curriculum, interdisciplinary workshops and symposia, annual meetings, soft-skill and language courses. A central goal of the programme is to strengthen the students' education and to provide both scientific and social support for the students to reach their research and career objectives. IMPRS-APS faculty covers a broad range of photonics (theory and exp.) and its applications in physics and chemistry. The IMPRS-APS Curriculum covers a wide range of basic and advanced topics in modern photonics and its applications in fields ranging from physical sciences (e.g.atomic and molecular spectroscopy) to biomedical applications (biomedical imaging and radiation therapy).
The International Max Planck Research School on Advanced Photon Science (IMPRS-APS) was established as a collaboration of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU) and Technical University Munich (TUM) in partnership with the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) and in association with Vienna University of Technology (VUT).The members of IMPRS-APS pursue forefront research on advancing the light sources and to employ them for gaining deeper insight into the microscopic structure and dynamics of matter. IMPRS-APS offers young researchers a unique combination of education and training opportunities in the physics and technology of photon sources and their advanced applications in physics, chemistry and biology. We aim to further deepen the already established strong collaboration between our cluster and the Graduate School by establishing - on the basis of the structured IMPRS-APS programme - a Joint Graduate Programme (JPG) of IMPRS-APS and MAP in Advanced Photonics. In this framework we will organise three workshops (the next workshop will take place in 2015). This programme will evolve into the Munich School of Photonics© on the basis of a long-term cooperation agreement between the Max Planck Society, the LMU and the TUM. The Munich School of Photonics© offers the chance for becoming a world-leading education centre in photonics.