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  • March 1, 2017
    Dr. Hanieh Fattahi on Minerva Fast Track Programme
    team — Dr. Hanieh Fattahi (Photo: Thorsten Naeser), a young physicist at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, has been chosen for the Max Planck Society’s Minerva Fast Track Programme. On an annual basis, the programme currently supports two outstanding postdoctoral female scientists from the fields of the CPTS (Chemistry, Physics and Technology) Section to plan their careers in a more targeted way.
  • May 4, 2017
    SNSF fellowship for Liudmila Voronina!
    team — We congratulate Liudmila (Lucy) Voronina on having her Early Postdoc. Mobilityfellowship funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) so she cantackle her research on »Field-Resolved Infrared Spectroscopy And LiquidChromatography Brought Together For Cancer Diagnostics«. Lucy recently joinedthe Laser Fingerprinting team analysing living systems in Prof. Krausz'sdepartment at LMU. She is eager to employ her background in structural analysis ofbiomolecules and merge it with laser fingerprinting to address real-worldbiomedical problems relevant to cancer detection.
  • May 22, 2017
    Turmoil in sluggish electrons' existence
    research — We can refer to electrons in non-conducting materials as ‘sluggish’. Typically, they remain fixed in a location, deep inside an atomic composite. It is hence relatively still in a dielectric crystal lattice. This idyll has now been heavily shaken up by a team of physicists from various research institutions, including the Laboratory of Attosecond Physics (LAP) at the Ludwig-Maximillian’s-Universität Munich (LMU) and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ), the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN-CNR) in Milan, the Institute of Physics at the University of Rostock, the Max Born Institute (MBI) in …
  • June 27, 2017
    Record-Breaking Timing Feat
    team — A veritable tour-de-force in metrology reported last year by physicists at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP), which is jointly run by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ), has been accepted as a new world record by the Guinness Book of Records. In 2016, an LAP research team led by Dr. Martin Schultze succeeded in measuring the duration of a specific physical phenomenon induced by the interaction of light with atoms to an accuracy of 850 zeptoseconds. You may well ask, how long is a zeptosecond? A zeptosecond is equivalent to 10-21 sec or, to put in the rather more cumbersome, …
  • July 4, 2017
    We welcome our guests from Riyadh!
    team — Today, we welcome visitors from Saudi Arabia to the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics. Nouf Jaber, Al Batool Aba Al-Khahil and Zainah Ali Al-Qahtani are studying at King Saud University in Riyadh, and have come to the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics for a month to broaden their knowledge of laser physics. As part of our collaboration with the King Saud University, we plan to hold regular Summer Schools specifically for female physicists from Saudi Arabia in the coming years.It is a pleasure to welcome this first group to Munich. We wish them every success, and hope they enjoy their stay in the Institute and …
  • July 5, 2017
    ATTO2017: 6th International Conference on Attosecond Physics
    team — At the beginning of July 2017 Ferenc Krausz held his talk about Attosecond Metrology 2.0 in Xi’an, China. The focus of his talk was on signal processing and molecular fingerprinting. Further information about his contribution is available in this video.
  • July 6, 2017
    Best Poster Award for Benjamin Förg
    team — With his presentation on “Attosecond Nanoscale Near-Field Sampling”, Benjamin Förg has won the prize for the best poster shown by a student at the 6th International Conference on Attosecond Physics in Xi’an China. Benni is a doctoral student in Prof. Matthias Kling‘s Ultrafast Nanophotonics Group, and his poster described his work on the interaction between light and matter so clearly and convincingly that it won him the 440-euro prize for the best in his category. 
  • July 25, 2017
    Joint clinical studies with three LMU clinics have taken off!
    team — We develop a new infrared laser molecular fingerprinting to detect breast cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer from blood samples. Joint clinical studies in collaboration with three clinics at the LMU (Breast Cancer Center, Comprehensive Pneumology Center / Asklepios Clinic and Urology Clinics) have started in July 2017.
  • July 31, 2017
    Ayman Alismail's work is featured in a 10-min video
    team — An Yb:YAG, thin-disk amplifier developed by Ayman Alismail in the group of Dr. Hanieh Fattahi has been featured in a 10 min video by the Journal of Visualized Experiments. The video can be found here.
In the Press
  • Ein Greifarm aus Licht – …
    magazin: MINT Zirkel, March 1, 2017
  • Eigentlich nichts …
    magazin: Medizin & Technik, February 9, 2017
  • Into the Zeptosecond …
    magazin: Optics and Photonics News, February 1, 2017