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  • July 12, 2018
    Important visitor from Hungary
    team — An Important visitor made an appearance at the Center for Advanced Laser Applications and the Laboratory for Extreme Photonics last Friday. Dr. László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology was on the research campus in Garching and visited the two laser research facilities at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität.While there, he received a tour of the large laser systems in the laboratories from Professor Ferenc Krausz and Dr. Andreas Döpp. The minister was particularly impressed by the enormous developments that laser technology has made in recent years and the associated opportunities for their use in …
  • September 21, 2018
    Instantaneous response
    research — Researchers at the TU Munich, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the TU of Vienna have succeeded in measuring the precise duration of the photoelectric response.
  • October 31, 2018
    Congratulations 2018 Physics Nobel Prize Winners
    team — The LAP team warmly congratulates Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland on winning the 2018 Physics Nobel Prize! Our colleagues are being honored for their ground-breaking inventions in laser physics. Arthur Ashkin is being awarded the prize for the development of optical tweezers and its application in biological systems and Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland for their method of producing ultra-short, high-intensity optical pulses. The latter is a technique that we use daily and are developing further in our laboratories. Ultra-short pulse laser physics represents a focal point of our research and we are …
  • November 12, 2018
    Expert for Blood Samples
    team — At the beginning of October Dr. Frank Fleischmann joined the Broadband Infrared Diagnostics (BIRD) team led by Dr. Mihaela Zigman. Fleischmann began his career in biology as a botanist, but later switched to medical research. Before taking up his present position as a member of the BIRD team, he worked for a commercial provider of genetic tests, including the genotyping of cancer patients, for example. Fleischmann’s role in the BIRD team is akin to that of an archivist. He is responsible for the cataloging and storage of blood samples. Needless to say, accurate documentation and painstaking handling of test samples …
  • November 15, 2018
    “We make it visible and learn”
    team — After eight years being part of Attoworld, Peter Baum is now Professor at the Universität Konstanz. His new chair is called “Light and Matter” and he and his team investigate the foundations of atomic and electronic motion in space and time. We have asked him some questions…How did you end up in the laser physics field?I did my master thesis at LMU München with Eberhard Riedle. Actually, I chose at that time the place not only for the science but also for the nice location, so close to the Englischer Garten directly in the city centre. Today, lasers are still our tool, but we mainly work with electrons now, …
  • November 20, 2018
    Creative Juniors
    team —  The Third IMPRS-APS Workshop on the future of ultrashort laser pulses, this time devoted to “Label-Free Spectro-Microscopy” was held on November 15-16 and hosted doctoral researchers and renowned physicists from Germany and abroad. In all, 30 PhD students and 50 invited guests came together for two days at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics to discuss the implications of the latest research in the field of Spectro-Microscopy.  The event was organized by the International Max Planck Research School on Advanced Photon Science (IMPRS-APS) as part of its series of workshops on the “Future of Ultrashort Pulses” …
  • December 5, 2018
    Brief Reflections from a Plasma Mirror
    research — Physicists at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and Umeå University have, for the first time, made use of plasmas consisting of relativistic electrons to generate isolated and highly intense attosecond laser pulses.
  • January 17, 2019
    Diagnosing Cancer Through Machine Learning
    team — Imagine going to your GP for a screening test. Within minutes the test tells you whether or not you will get cancer in the near future. Would you really want to have access to such information? The fact is, it is already there in our bodies — you just have to decode it. This is the task of Dr. Kosmas Kepesidis, a physicist and data scientist who has recently joined the Broadband Infrared Diagnostics (BIRD) team at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics. His name is fitting — ‘Kosmas’ derives from the Greek for ‘cosmos’ or ‘world’ and that is exactly what Kosmas studies: the microcosm of molecules in our blood. He does …
  • January 24, 2019
    A New Home for Optical Solitons
    team — Laser physicists based at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics run by the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the Ludwig-Maximilian University have, for the first time, generated dissipative solitons in passive, free-space resonators.
  • February 5, 2019
    Attosecond Photoelectron Spectroscopy Accelerated
    team — The laser physicists involved in the MEGAS collaboration have succeeded in reducing the acquisition time for data required for reliable characterization of multidimensional electron motions by a factor of 1000.
  • February 14, 2019
    Transformation through Light
    research — Laser physicists from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in collaboration with colleagues from the United States and Japan, have taken snapshots of carbon molecules C60, showing how they transform in intense infrared light.
  • February 21, 2019
    2-for-1 Accelerator
    research — Researchers at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics in Garching have built the first-ever laser-driven particle accelerator that can generate pairs of electron beams with different energies.
  • February 28, 2019
    APS honours Vladislav S. Yakovlev as outstanding referee
    team — The American Physical Society APS honours Vladislav S. Yakovlev, a scientist working in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, as an outstanding referee. This lifetime award is given annually to scientists in recognition of their exceptionally helpful support in assessing manuscripts for publication in the APS journals.The effort of the volunteers in peer review does not only keep the standards at a high level, but also helps the authors to improve the quality and the readability of their articles. This year, the APS editors have selected Vladislav S. Yakovlev and 142 …
  • March 5, 2019
    Shooting movies in atoms
    research — Researchers of the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, have developed a microscope, which tracks the motion of electrons.
  • March 26, 2019
    Coming soon — particle accelerators in shoebox format
    research — A new publication from a team of laser physicists led by Prof. Stefan Karsch (Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München and Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics) brings research on plasma wakefield particle acceleration within the reach of university laboratories.
  • April 1, 2019
    Vladilen Letokhov Medal’s First Recipient
    research — The first recipient of the Vladilen Letokhov Medal, which will be presented jointly by the European Physical Society and the Russian Academy of Sciences, is Prof. Ferenc Krausz, director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and chair of Experimental Laser Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtät München. Prof Krausz receives the Medal for his contribution to the development of highfield laser physics, in particular for pioneering attosecond physics, through which real-time views of electron motion in atoms, molecules and solids have become possible.
  • April 12, 2019
    Expansion of L4L Network to Hungary
    team — Our Broadband infrared molecular fingerprinting project is expanding its network. Joint work with Hungarian clinical centers has started. We would like to welcome Dr. Gábor Csík, a specialist in managing clinical trials, who just joined the team of Mihaela Zigman. Gábor will be in charge of building up and heading the L4L network of medical collaborations in the region. Joint work with the Szeged Medical University, the Koranyi National Institute of TB and Pulmonology Budapest and the Heart and Vascular Center of Semmelweiss University in Budapest has already begun. The plan is to expand the existing clinical network …
In the Press
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    magazin: Pro-Physik, February 6, 2019
  • Matthias Kling wird 2019 …
    magazin: Photonik, February 1, 2019
  • „Sobald sie allein sind, …
    magazin: TRUMPF Online Magazin, July 9, 2018