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.

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 that does not require external cell labeling

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Top 50 Nature Communications Russell Division

Article of MPL scientists in the Top 50 Nature Communications physics articles published in 2019

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Interferometric Scattering microscopy
Interferometric Scattering microscopy Sandoghdar Division and MPZPM

Interferometric scattering microscopy reveals microsecond nanoscopic protein motion on a live cell membrane

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Tap-proof Quantum Communication
Tap-proof Quantum Communication News

BMBF to provide 165 million euros for the QuNet initiative

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Metasurface

Quantum communication: new efficient source for entangled photons

Innovative quantum technologies for communication, imaging, and metrology depend on photon pairs, two light particles which are connected even over...

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Logo Emmy Noether travel grant

Emmy Noether Travel Grant from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light: Learning from role models

Women are still underrepresented in many areas of science - including physics. The new Emmy Noether Travel Grant of the Max Planck Institute for the...

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Plastic beads. Photo: Salvatore Girardo

Artificial knee tissue to help in the fight against arthritis

In a project funded by the European Union with almost six million euros, researchers from Europe and Turkey are reproducing tissue from the knee - on...

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Contact

Managing Director
Prof. Dr. Jochen Guck


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

 

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

Wombat 2021 - Online event

4th Workshop on Optomechanics and Brillouin Scattering: Online event

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70th Birthday Symposium for Gerd Leuchs: Light, Lasers and Quanta

Cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions

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MPL Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with MPL’s latest research via our Newsletter. 

Current issue: Newsletter No 16 - February 2021

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