past events

Thursday 18. October 2012

MPL Distinguished Lecturer Series

Femtosecond Optics: More Than Just Really Fast

Time: 3 pm

Place: MPL / large seminar room (*435)

Title: Femtosecond Optics: More Than Just Really Fast

Speaker: Prof. Erich P. Ippen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Abstract:

Advances in femtosecond lasers that are making it possible to generate pulses with durations on the order of one optical cycle are also providing the capabilities for better clocks, coherent broadband frequency combs, attosecond timing synchronization and precision sampling for improved analog-to digital signal conversion. By spatially separating and rapidly modulating many individual comb frequencies, truly arbitrary optical-frequency electric-field waveforms can be generated. This talk will describe recent progress toward these goals based on Ti:sapphire and fiber laser technologies to cover the wavelength range of 500nm - 2µm.

Thursday 11. October 2012

MPL Distinguished Lecturer Series

Dressing Molecules and Materials with the Vacuum Field

Time: 3 pm

Place: MPL / large seminar room (*435)

Title: Dressing Molecules and Materials with the Vacuum Field

Speaker: Prof. Thomas W. Ebbesen (University of Strasbourg)

Abstract:

Strong coupling of light and matter can give rise to a multitude of exciting physical effects through the formation of hybrid states. Organic molecules have been increasingly used for the study of strong coupling since their large transition dipole moment permits the observation of vacuum Rabi splitting in the range of hundreds of meV at room temperature. Such large modifications in the energy levels have significant implications for molecular and material sciences as well as physics. After introducing the fundamentals of strong coupling, our recent research on this topic will be presented.

 

Monday 08. October 2012

Horizons in Molecular Biology

9th Horizons in Molecular Biology meeting

Speakers (amongst others):

Nobel laureate Kurt Wüthrich, the synthetic biologist Drew Endy, ribozyme specialist Ronald Breaker, protein translocation expert Tom Rapoport and synapse researcher Thomas Südhof

Place: Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen

Registration deadline: August 15th

Abstract submission deadline: September 20th

More information: www.horizons.uni-goettingen.de

http://www.visions-in-science.org/

Wednesday 26. September 2012

Max Planck Society Conference

VISIONS in SCIENCE

Max Planck Society Conference VISIONS in SCIENCE

Speakers:

Stephan Götzinger (Nano Optics), Henrik Jensen (Complex Systems), Benjamin Kaupp (Molecular Sensory Systems), Nikos Logothetis (Neuroscience), Rupak Majumdar (Computer Science), Ulrich Witt (Economics)

Place: Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen

Registration deadline: July 31st

More information: www.visions-in-science.org

Tuesday 25. September 2012

EOSAM 2012

EOS Annual Meeting (EOSAM 2012)

7 Topical Meetings: Biophotonics, Silicon Photonics, Nanophotonics & Metamaterials, Micro-Optics, Organic Photonics & Electronics, Nonlinear Photonics, Optical Systems for Energy & Production Industries

Workshop on continuing eduction; Grand Challenges of Photonics Session; Exhibition focusing on photonics for offshore applications, biomedical photonics, organic optoelectronics, micro-optical components and systems

Abstract submission: 

Opening: April 2nd 2012

Deadline: May 7th 2012

Notification to authors: June 1st 2012

Place: Aberdeen

More information: www.myeos.org/events/eosam2012

Monday 17. September 2012

IMPRS annual meeting (Kopie 1)

Place: Igelwirt, Schnaittach-Osternohe

For more information: Schedule

Friday 31. August 2012

Workshop "Microchip Plasmonics - Enabling Optics beyond the Diffraction Limit"

Registration online until June 15, 2012

For more information: www.spp-workshop.com

Thursday 30. August 2012

IMPRS get-together (Kopie 22)

Place: large seminar room / MPL

Organisation: Xiaoming Xi (MPL, Russell Division)

Talk: Fabrication of soft glass photonic crystal fibres

Speaker: Dr. Xin Jiang (MPL)

Friday 27. July 2012

SAOT seminar

Ultra highspeed variable focus liquid lenses for use in laser processing and imaging applications

Place: Seminarraum LPT SR PGS 00.029, Paul-Gordan-Straße 3/5

Title: Ultra highspeed variable focus liquid lenses for use in laser processing and imaging applications

Speaker: Prof. Craig B. Arnold (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, USA)

Thursday 19. July 2012

MPL Distinguished Lecturer Series

Exploring new frontiers of quantum optical science

Time: 3 pm

Place: MPL / large seminar room (*435)

Title: Exploring new frontiers of quantum optical science

Speaker: Prof. Mikhail Lukin (Harvard University)