First Max Planck schools selected

Max Planck School of Photonics: MPL scientists participating in national network of excellence for photonics research [more]


5-year service anniversary

MPL staff celebrated 5 years at MPL[more]


Spotlight on the Machinery of Life

Physicists in Erlangen have succeeded in recording molecular movement using nothing but light[more]


Siegfried Weisenburger wins DGaO young researcher award

Congratulations! Siegfried Weisenburger wins young reseacher award for an outstanding PhD thesis of Deutsche Gesellschaft für angewandte Optik (DGaO) with his PhD thesis on Cryogenic Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy.[more]


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]