4th Autumn Academy at MPL

09.10.2017, 10:52

The 4th annual MPL Autumn Academy took place from 4th – 6th October. 24 students from all over the world were invited to visit the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light. Lab tours, poster sessions and talks with invited speakers have been on the schedule.

Participants of this year`s MPL Autumn Academy, Picture: Jakob Wagenbrenner

More than 20 bachelor and master students from Russia, Thailand, China, Italy and other countries took the opportunity to see what research at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light is about. Daily lab tours provided some firsthand insight into the many research fields of the different divisions. 

Also on the schedule: lectures given by leading experts like Prof. Sheila Rowan (University of Glasgow), who talked about gravitational wave detectors and large scale precision optics - a very up to date topic since the announcement of the Nobel Prize for Physics two days earlier. Other talks included topics like light at the nanoscale, attosecond physics or quantum optics. The lectures were held by Peter Hommelhoff (University Erlangen-Nuremberg), Anne L’Hullier (Lund University), Gerd Leuchs (MPL Erlangen), Florian Marquardt (MPL Erlangen), Philip Russel (MPL Erlangen), Vahid Sandoghdar (MPL Erlangen), Sheila Rowan (University of Glasgow) and Christine Silberhorn (University Paderborn).

The MPL Autumn Academy

The yearly event is intended to introduce bachelor and master students to the fast-moving field of optical science including quantum information processing, metamaterials, nano-optics, photonic crystal fibers, nonlinear optics, imaging and sensing. The program consists of talks given by leading experts, poster sessions, lab tours and evening discussions.

Further information at: https://www.mpl.mpg.de/en/institute/news/autumn-academy.html