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  • 2016-07-12
    ACP building inaugurated and in the public news
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  • 2016-07-01
    ACP's big inauguration ceremony on July 5, 2016
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  • 2016-06-30
    ZIK ultra optics concluding status seminar
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  • 2016-06-22
    Stefanie Gräfe elected as new ACP executive director
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  • 2016-06-13
    ACP scientist Frosch receives Bunsen Kirchhoff Award
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  • 2016-05-09
    ACP scientist Paulus publishes in Nature Photonics
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  • 2016-05-01
    ACP Annual Meeting 2015/16
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  • 2016-04-03
    ACP scientists Nolte and Szameit publish in Nature Communications
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The Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP) is the academic center of scientific activities in the fields of optics and photonics at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität (FSU) Jena. Research is conducted in joint cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute Jena, the Helmholtz Institute Jena and the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology. ACP follows the vision to be one of the leading European centers for research and education in optics and photonics as well as in the development and transfer of optical technologies until 2020. To this end, the ACP fosters and sustains strong links with local industry partners as well as with the international scientific community. >> read more
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ACP inauguration festivity

ZIK ultra optics seminar

New ACP executive director

July 12, 2016
Finally, more than seven years after the initial proposal at the German Council of Science and Humanities, the new Abbe Center of Photonics building was inaugurated  on July 5, 2016. Under the blue summer sky of Jena, the ceremony was hosted by the University's president Prof. Walther Rosenthal, and attracted key politicians from the federal and state government and as well as more than 250 guests, partners and friends from Jena and all over Germany.
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June 29, 2016
On July 5, 2016, the two ACP principal scientists Uwe Zeitner and Alexander Szameit invite all interested guests to attend the concluding status seminar in the second funding round of the Centre for Innovation Competence (ZIK) Ultra Optics, to be held at the Fraunhofer IOF. For more than 10 years, Ultra Optics made fundamental contributions to understand the physical and technological possibilities of light and its status.
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June 22, 2016
On 1 June 2016, Prof. Stefanie Gräfe was elected as the new ACP executive director, with Christian Spielmann being the new deputy director. Along with this election, all ACP directors confirmed that the center will continue to take its management decisions and responsibilities as a joint task with the respective duties and obligations shared by the whole board.
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