Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

Research at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light covers a wide range of topics, including nonlinear optics, quantum optics, nanophotonics, photonic crystal fibres, optomechanics, quantum technologies, biophysics, and—in collaboration with the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin – links between physics and medicine. MPL was founded in 2009 and is one of the over 80 institutes that make up the Max Planck Society, whose mission is to conduct basic research in the service of the general public in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences and the humanities.

Artificial Intelligence to discover simplified descriptions of complex phenomena Marquardt Division

Automatically finding collective coordinates of a physical system

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Open Source Data Analysis Platform for iScat Measurements
New Data Analysis Platform Sandoghdar Division

Open source data analysis platform PiSCAT for iScat measurements now available

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Newsletter 2021 News

Read more about our current research in this year's newsletter

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High-speed cell sorter Guck Division

Scientists have developed a high-speed method for identifying and sorting cells

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Michelle Küppers with flowers and the grant certificate

Emmy Noether Travel Grant for Michelle Küppers

Promotion on the way to a leadership position: physicist will attend the University of Oxford.

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Mario Krenn

Using artificial intelligence to invent new technologies

With his new group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Mario Krenn wants to use AI algorithms as a source of inspiration in quantum...

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Geoffrey Rurimo

First MPL partner group in Africa

The Max Planck Society is funding the team of Professor Geoffrey Kihara Rurimo, Director of the National Institute of Optics and Lasers at the...

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Contact

Managing Director
Prof. Dr. Jochen Guck


Please contact:
Gee-Hye Yeo (PA)
Email: guck-office@mpl.mpg.de
Phone: +49 9131 7133 501

 

Head of Infrastructure
Dr. Dorothe Burggraf

Please contact:
Lisa Spann (PA)
Email: lisa.spann@mpl.mpg.de
Phone: +49 9131 7133 801

Current situation regarding COVID-19

Unfortunately, all face-to-face lectures and events at our institute are cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19. Currently we can only offer online seminars.

Upcoming Events

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From nonlinear optics to high-intensity laser physics

Professor Dr. Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo, Canada, Nobel Laureate Physics 2018

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Wombat 2022

4th Workshop on Optomechanics and Brillouin Scattering

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Current issue: Newsletter No 16 - February 2021

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