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  • 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
    research — 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 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.
  • 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.
  • May 13, 2019
    Diver in the Data Ocean
    research — Michael Trubetskov is a computer specialist. He evaluates information that researchers obtain from laser-assisted analysis of molecules in blood. Even as a little boy growing up in the Soviet Union, Dr. Michael Trubetskov loved tinkering with metal toys. Using his Конструктор construction kits, he would often assemble components into large structures. It was here that his fascination for science was born. Trubetskov has been working at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) since 2012. His work is still very much about creating useful tools from smaller components — his toy is now software.
  • May 17, 2019
    A Night to Remember
    team — Grand Reception for some 100 invited guests in the European Southern Observatory‘s Supernova on the High-Tech Campus in Garching, who were able to experience a special edition of the ongoing exhibition Laser | Licht | Leben with some extra attractions. Undoubtedly the highlights of the evening were the talks given by Prof. Ferenc Krausz and Prof. Harald Lesch. Ferenc Krausz presented an absorbing outline of the field of attosecond physics and its relevance to the analysis of the chemistry of the blood with aid of infrared light. Later on, Harald Lesch gave a fascinating talk which managed to convincingly relate …
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