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Explore Photonics

The Max Planck School of Photonics offers interested listeners all over the world the opportunity to gain insights into exciting research on photonics in various formats and for free. Here you find all dates and registration links for the upcoming events.

MPSP Lecture Series

We are proud to have the top German scientists in the field of photonics among our Fellows of the Max Planck School of Photonics. All of them are conducting cutting-edge research in the different areas of photonics. In a lecture series, they provide insights into their topics. Join the discussion after the exciting presentations of our Fellows! Please register for each virtual lecture of the Lecture Series using the respective link.

Light-sound interaction in optical waveguides (23.09.2020, 5-6 pm CEST)<br> Dr. Birgit Stiller

Light-sound interaction in optical waveguides (23.09.2020, 5-6 pm CEST)
Dr. Birgit Stiller

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Optical and acoustic waves can interact over the nonlinear effect of stimulated Brillouin scattering, which is a coherent process. Stimulated Brillouin scattering is the base for applications in optical fiber sensing, microwave photonics, Brillouin lasers and signal processing. The latter includes calculus operations and signal amplification but also storage of light in acoustics waves. I will give an overview on the basics of Brillouin scattering, highlight some applications and focus on the recent discoveries in Brillouin-based light storage.
Biophotonics: New solutions for medical diagnosis and therapy (07.10.2020, 5-6 pm CEST) <br> Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp

Biophotonics: New solutions for medical diagnosis and therapy (07.10.2020, 5-6 pm CEST)
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp

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Understanding the causes of diseases, recognizing them earlier and treating them more specifically - hopes that are associated with modern biomedicine - requires the determination of diagnostic, prognostic and predictive factors including their comprehensive evaluation in just a few steps or ideally in a single step. Light / Photonics plays a key role in the implementation of these ambitious goals. The use of photonic technologies in medical diagnostics and therapy (i.e. Biophotonics) has increased rapidly over the last 10 years. In this context spectroscopic approaches like e.g. Raman spectroscopy are especially noteworthy. This lecture aims at introducing the basics of linear and non-linear spectroscopic techniques with emphasis on Laser-based methods, in particular Raman spectroscopy, for medical diagnosis and therapy. We will introduce a series of innovative multicontrast marker free spectroscopy approaches for (I) rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases for targeted antibiotic administration, which is crucial for the survival of patients (e.g. in a sespis); (II) precise intraoperative tumor margin control, because reliable tumor margin recognition during an intervention is the key to effective tumor treatment; and (III) early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases of the fundus of the eye.
Coherent X-ray Optics and Holographic Imaging (21.10.2020, 5-6 pm CEST) <br> Prof. Tim Salditt

Coherent X-ray Optics and Holographic Imaging (21.10.2020, 5-6 pm CEST)
Prof. Tim Salditt

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[A title of the lecture will be added soon]<br> (28.10.2020, 5-6 pm CEWT) <br> Prof. Andreas Tünnermann

[A title of the lecture will be added soon]
(28.10.2020, 5-6 pm CEWT)
Prof. Andreas Tünnermann

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MINFLUX nanoscopy and related matters <br>(04.11.2020, 5-6 pm CEWT) <br> Prof. Stefan W.  Hell

MINFLUX nanoscopy and related matters
(04.11.2020, 5-6 pm CEWT)
Prof. Stefan W. Hell

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I will show how an in-depth description of the basic principles of diffraction-unlimited fluorescence microscopy (nanoscopy) has spawned a new powerful superresolution concept, namely MINFLUX nanoscopy. MINFLUX utilizes a local excitation intensity minimum (of a doughnut or a standing wave) that is targeted like a probe in order to localize the fluorescent molecule to be registered. In combination with single-molecule switching for sequential registration, MINFLUX has obtained the ultimate (super)resolution: the size of a molecule. MINFLUX nanoscopy, providing 1–3 nanometer resolution in fixed and living cells, is presently being established for routine fluorescence imaging at the highest, molecularsize resolution levels. Relying on fewer detected photons than popular camera-based localization, MINFLUX nanoscopy is poised to open a new chapter in the imaging of protein complexes and distributions in fixed and living cells.
Integrated quantum optics <br>(11.11.2020, 5-6 pm CEWT) <br> Prof. Christine Silberhorn

Integrated quantum optics
(11.11.2020, 5-6 pm CEWT)
Prof. Christine Silberhorn

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How to shrink accelerators <br>(25.11.2020, 5-6 pm CEWT) <br> Prof. Franz Kärtner

How to shrink accelerators
(25.11.2020, 5-6 pm CEWT)
Prof. Franz Kärtner

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MPSP Coffee Breaks & Q&A

Get to know the Max Planck School of Photonics Fellows and students and exchange ideas about your research in the MPSP Coffee Break!

In this format, we invite prospective Ph.D. candidates of the Max Planck School of Photonics to exchange ideas and questions with MPSP Fellows and to ask the MPSP coordination office team about the application process. Furthermore, we are also providing our currently enrolled Ph.D. candidates a platform for informal scientific exchange with our Fellows and interested photonics enthusiasts to further promote the network idea.

You find the Registration Links of the next virtual Lunch Breaks below.

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All dates for the Coffee Breaks with Q&A sessions can be found here >

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