Dr. Stephan Dürr
Stephan Dürr
Group Leader
Phone: +49 89 3 29 05 - 291
Prof. Dr. Thomas Udem
Thomas Udem
Phone: +49 89 3 29 05 - 282 // -257

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Our series of Colloquium Talks takes place from October till January and from April till July, on Tuesdays, at 2:30 p.m..

Attention! Due to the recontstruction of the foyer at the MPQ talks will take place at the interims Lecuture Hall in Room B 0.32.

Scientific organization of the talks: Dr. Stephan Dürr and Dr. Thomas Udem


Quantum plasmonics, polaritons and strong light-matter interactions with 2d material heterostructures (Prof. F. Koppens)

The controlof polaritons are at the heart of nano-photonics and opto-electronics. Two-dimensional materials have emerged as a toolbox for in-situ control of awide range of polaritons: plasmons, excitons and phonons. [more]

Coherence of a Bose-Einstein Condensed Light Field (Prof. M. Weitz)

Bose-Einstein condensation has been observed with cold atomic gases, quasiparticles in solid state systems as polaritons, and more recently with photons in a dye-filled optical microcavity. [more]

LIGO’s detection of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger (Dr. P. Fritschel)

On September 14, 2015 the two LIGO gravitational wave detectors in Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana registered a coincident signal conforming to the gravitational waveform expected from the merger of two massive, compact objects. [more]

The Quantum Way of Sensing (Prof. J. Wrachtrup)

The precision of any measurement is limited by quantum mechanics. Yet, in practice, hardly any measurement reaches its quantum limits. This is because dephasing typically influences measurement device, rendering their sensitivity below its physical limits. [more]

Wavefront Shaping and the Control of Scattering (Prof. Y. Silberberg)

The propagation of light in inhomogeneous media, and in particular in biological tissues, results in wavefront distortions and scattering which impose major limitations in many applications, from microscopy to nanosurgery. [more]

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