News from the Institute

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

Getting girls interested in Physics 

Lasers, light, atoms -  one day as a quantum optician. On Girls' Day 2022, ten girls visited the MPQ. The participants, aged between thirteen and fifteen, gained varied insights into the institute's work areas and research topics, tried their hand at the numerous experiments in the MPQ student lab and experimented with liquid nitrogen. more

ERC Advanced Grant for Nathalie Picqué

She is the first woman physicist in Germany in the field of atomic, molecular and optical physics to be awarded this renowned grant. With the prestigious ERC Advanced Grants, the European Research Council supports established scientists with a track record of significant research achievements in the last ten years who want to pursue a ground-breaking idea. more

Nathalie Nagl wins Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society

As part of her doctoral thesis, Nathalie Nagl developed a new generation of highly compact ultrashort pulse lasers in the infrared spectral range, which can be used, for example, to precisely analyze blood samples. This should enable diseases to be detected earlier in the future. The Max Planck Society honours this success with the Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding achievements by young scientists. more

Catching up after Corona

As part of the nationwide initiative Catching up after Corona (“Aufholen nach Corona”), the MPQ student lab has launched a programme to get students interested in lasers, light and geometric patterns. A first pilot project has already launched successfully, with further projects to take place throughout the year. more

Award-winning quantum random number generator

The MPQ Photonlab is once again awarded with the LeLa Prize of the Federal Association of German School Labs, this time in the category “experiment of the year”. They entered the competition with the quantum random number generator experiment, set up by doctoral student Linda Qerimi as part of her doctoral thesis at LMU. more

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