Chronology of Research Groups
Current Research Groups
Former Research Groups
In 2004, both the Attosecond Driver Laser group, headed by Dr. Andrius Baltuska, and the Quantum Simulations with Trapped Ions group headed by Dr. Tobias Schätz were established at the institute. In 2006, Dr. Baltuska took up an appointment at the TU Wien, while at the end of 2011, Dr. Schätz accepted a position at the University of Freiburg.
Dr. Tobias Kippenberg was head of the Laboratory of Photonics at the MPQ from 2005 until his appointment at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 2010.
In July 2006, Dr. Reinhard Kienberger launched the Attosecond Dynamics research group. Since September 2009, he has been a professor at the Technische Universität München (TUM).
The Attosecond Imaging research group of Dr. Matthias Kling joined the institute in January 2007; since June 2013, he has held a W2 professorship at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU).
In April 2008, Dr. Peter Hommelhoff launched the Ultrafast Quantum Optics group. In September 2012, he took up an appointment as a W3 professor at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.
Dr. Randolf Pohl started setting up his ERC-funded Muonic Atoms group at the end of 2011. In 2016, Dr. Pohl accepted an appointment at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
In the same year Dr. Eleftherios Goulielmakis startet with his research groupAttoelectronics. The group was funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and was part of the Laboratory of Attosecond Physics, directed by Prof. Ferenc Krausz. Near the end of 2018 dr. Goulielmakis left the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics to follow a call to the University of Rostock.