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 83 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.

Perturbation Theory
Perturbation Theory Marquardt Division

Perturbation theory of optical resonances of deformed dielectric spheres

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Newsletter 2019

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

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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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Molecules
Molecular quantum systems Sandoghdar Division

Organic molecules can be turned into nearly ideal quantum systems

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Kuenstliche Intelligenz
Artificial Intelligence Marquardt Division

Neural networks enable adaptive error correction for computers based on quantum physics

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Gerd Leuchs new OSA Director-at-large

From 2020, Prof Gerd Leuchs and Prof Polina Bayvel will be members of the board of directors of OSA.

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Max Planck School of Photonics starts up

The selection and admission process for the first round of applications of the Max Planck Schools has been completed. First students start at the Max...

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Launch of a New Distinguished Lecturer Series

In November, a new Distinguished Lecturer Series (DLS) begins at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light.

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Contact

Managing Director
Prof. Dr. Florian Marquardt

Please contact:
Gesine Murphy (PA)
Email: marquardt-office@mpl.mpg.de
Phone: +49 9131 7133 401

 

Head of Infrastructure
Dr. Dorothe Burggraf

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

Upcoming Events

Autumn Academy 2019

Our 10th IMPRS Annual Meeting and 6th MPL Autumn Academy will be from October 7th to 11th, 2019 in Hersbruck (near Erlangen).  [...]

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MPL Newsletter

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

Current issue: Newsletter No 14 - July 2019

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