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Here we cover all sorts of events and news from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

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We remember Prof. Dr. Peter Toschek, who died in Hamburg on June 25, 2020, at the age of 87. He was a pioneer of quantum research and laser spectroscopy and was the doctoral supervisor of MPQ director and Nobel laureate Theodor Hänsch: "With Peter Toschek we have lost an admirable scholar and researcher as well as an incomparable person." more

For his seminal and pioneering work in the area of quantum thermodynamics which “significantly improved our understanding of how fundamental thermodynamic processes behave in the quantum regime", Martí Perarnau Llobet, former postdoc in Ignacio Cirac's theory group, has received the NJP Early Career Award. more

Flore Kunst, postdoc in Ignacio Cirac's Theory Group, is awarded with the "Oseen Medal" for the best doctoral thesis. After being named "Female Physicist of the Week" by the German Physical Society (DFG) in March 2020, this is already the second award the talented young scientist has been honoured with this year more

Prof. Immanuel Bloch is head of the Quantum Many-Body Systems division at MPQ and chairholder of the physics faculty at the LMU Munich. With the start of 2020 he also became Managing Director of the institute. Here he speaks about his plans for his two-year term of office, about the future of quantum optics, and his very personal path to physics. more

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