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14.06.2017

Pseudomagnetic fields for sound at the nanoscale

Unlike electrons, phonons do not feel a magnetic field, since they are not charged. As a consequence, much of the interesting physics connected to the behaviour of charged particles in a magnetic field is absent for phonons, be...[more]

27.04.2017

Join us! Independent Research Group Leader Position in the area of Novel Miniaturized Optical Imaging in Biomedical Applications

The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) offers a nontenured W2 position for an Independent Research Group Leader Position in the area of Novel Miniaturized Optical Imaging in Biomedical Applications The Max...[more]

26.04.2017

Rank Prize for Optoelectronics for Philip Russell

The team that invented and developed photonic crystal fibre (PCF) has been awarded the 2018 Rank Prize for Optoelectronics.  MPL's Philip Russell, together with postdocs Tim Birks and Jonathan Knight, realized the first...[more]

11.04.2017

Gerd Leuchs received a honorary professorship

Gerd Leuchs, Director at the Max Planck Instituts for the Science of Light, received the title of "Honorary Professor" at the Institute of Chemistry at the St. Petersburg State University. [more]

03.03.2017

Material-Composition-Induced Chiral Optical Response Of Symmetric Nanoparticle Ensembles

Chiral light-matter-interaction is an intriguing phenomenon, which links the geometry and symmetry of certain molecules or nanostructures with their ability to sense the handedness of light. Recently, numerous concepts for...[more]

12.01.2017

New Max Planck Research Group focuses on quantum phenomena

Claudiu Genes has taken up his work as newly appointed research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light as of January 2017. His group is engaged in research on theoretical aspects of quantum optics....[more]

01.10.2016

Newsletter 10 - 2016

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