Max Planck - University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics

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The Max Planck - University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics provides a platform for close collaboration and scientific exchange between uOttawa and the Max Planck Society. Since 2012 uOttawa and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light have been cultivating strong research collaboration with each other through student and staff exchanges, international workshops and collaborative research projects. The success of this collaboration has convinced the Max Planck Society of the value in establishing a Max Planck Centre to expand on this solid foundation.

We envision a broad research portfolio encompassing many topics of current interest in optics and photonics. Particular areas of interest include the development of very high intensity laser sources, the development of optical methods of relevance to quantum information science and the fabrication of devices for use in classical and quantum photonics.

A keystone of the centre will be facilitating the mobility of young researchers, giving them the opportunity to explore the different scientific cultures early on in their professional development. The centre will support various degrees of exchanges, a yearly high-level workshop and the organization of an undergraduate-level summer school.