The people at MPQ

As an institute we certainly celebrate the pioneering science we do, the groundbreaking discoveries we create and the high ranking papers we publish. But it's always the people who are behind every success, all with entirely different skills and backgrounds. Every one of them contributes. These people are our DNA, the fundamental building blocks of our institute. We are proud to have so many compelling characters and amazing human beings working with us. Some of them are portrayed on this page.

Thomas Udem is a professor at LMU Munich and one of the longest-serving members of the laser spectroscopy research group led by Nobel prize winner Theodor Hänsch. He has supervised many doctoral students and was even dissertation advisor for some of them. His motto: just let them get on with it. more

Dr Eileen Welz is one of three employees working at the EU Office of the Max Planck Institutes in the regional cluster Bavaria. Together with her two colleagues, Eileen Welz supports researchers with their applications for EU research funds which are currently facing political turmoil. more

Michael Rogg is head of the MPQ mechanical workshop that produces components that are indispensable for research. Get a glimpse into his daily domain, a jewel of the MPQ and part of what researchers praise as "an outstanding research environment". more

Annie Jihyun Park is a PhD candidate at the MPQ. Korean-born with a Canadian passport, she now works in Garching, where she develops a simulation experiment, with which she can explore the interactions between atoms. A very complex quantum physical investigation. But for a long time, she never would have thought that she would end up in physics let alone in quantum physics. more

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