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The DPG awards Nathalie Picqué with the 2021 Gentner-Kastler Prize for outstanding contributions to high-resolution broad-field molecular spectroscopy with frequency combs. 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

Information and safety instructions for all scientists, employees and guests at MPQ more

Bavaria's leading scientists and universities kick off a new research initiative to promote quantum science and develop new quantum technologies. The Free State of Bavaria is supporting the project with 300 million euros. more

Physicists at MPQ have tested quantum mechanics to a completely new level of precision using hydrogen spectroscopy, and in doing so they came much closer to solving the well-known proton charge radius puzzle, which is baffling science for more than a decade. more

Physicists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have developed the basic technology for a new "quantum modem". It will allow users to connect to a future quantum internet that is based on the existing fibre optic network infrastructure. more

Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, the colloquia at MPQ will continue to take place online. Every Tuesday at 2.30pm CET a speaker is holding a talk about a current topic in the field of quantum optics. Here you can find the calender for the current winter semester 20/21. more

On October 22nd Nicolas Tolazzi has successfully defended his PhD thesis in the Quantum Dynamics division of Gerhard Rempe. He has been working at MPQ since March 2015. Now he will be starting to develop digital simulations for the industry. more

Our eyes are sensitive to only three spectral color bands (red, green, blue), and we can no longer distinguish colors if it becomes very dark. Spectroscopists can identify many more colors by the frequencies of the light waves, so that they can distinguish atoms and molecules by their spectral fingerprints. Scientists have now recorded broad spectra with close to one hundred thousand colors in almost complete darkness. more

A German-Canadian collaboration, with physicists from the attoworld-team of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, and the Joint Attosecond Science Laboratory of the National Research Council and the University of Ottawa, has discovered a new way of tracing the ultrafast oscillations of the electric field in laser light waves. more

On the 28th of September, Henrik Dreyer, PhD candidate in the theory group of Ignacio Cirac, has successfully defended his thesis at the TU München and therefore completed his dissertation. After six years at MPQ, he now leaves the institute for a postdoctoral fellowship in Oxford. From us to him, the best of luck! more

On September 22nd Johannes Knörzer has successfully defended his PhD thesis and thereby completed his doctoral promotion in the theory group of Ignacio Cirac at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. We congratulate! more

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