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  • 2017-02-13
    Dutch royal couple and photonics business delegation were guests of honor in Jena and at the Beutenberg Campus
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  • 2017-01-30
    Dutch-German Workshop on optics and semiconductor technology at ACP
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  • 2016-12-12
    ACP scientists Nolte and Szameit publish in Nature Materials
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  • 2016-11-21
    ACP scientist Staude receives Hertha Sponer Prize
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  • 2016-10-24
    ACP scientist Gräfe publishes in Science
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  • 2016-10-19
    Start of BMBF-funded Nanofilm project: antennas for tailored light
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  • 2016-10-01
    ACP's September of Photonics
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  • 2016-09-15
    ANU-DVCR Prof. Margaret Harding in Jena to sign a Photonics Dual-PhD-Degree
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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.
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Dutch royal couple in Jena

States in PT-symmetric crystals

DPG's prize for Isabelle Staude

February 13, 2017
On February 8, 2017, a Dutch economic mission under the direction of the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen visited the German Federal States Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. It as in all the German news: the Dutch royal couple were our guests of honor, likewise the Thuringian Minister of State Bodo Ramelow and the Minister for Science and Economy, Wolfgang Tiefensee. More than 100 Dutch businessmen and scientists joined the mission and seized the chance to link to the photonics scientists and entrepreneurs at the Beutenberg Campus.
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December 12, 2016
Together with colleagues from the Technion in Haifa/Israel, the Crete Center for Quantum Complexity and Nanotechnology,  the Vienna University of Technology and the Pennsylvania State University, ACP principal scientists Stefan Nolte and Alexander Szameit have just published an original research article titled "Topologically protected bound states in photonic parity-time-symmetric crystals" in Nature Materials. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Alex' for his full professorship appointment at the University of Rostock!
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November 21, 2016
ACP principal scientist Isabelle Staude will be distinguished by the German Physical Society (DPG) with the Hertha Sponer Prize 2017 recognizing her outstanding contributions in in nanophotonics. The Hertha Sponer Prize is awarded annually by the DPG to a scientist for outstanding scientific work in the field of physics. The award is intended to encourage young women scientists in particular through public distinction and thus attract more women to physics, and is endowed with a prize money of 3,000 Euros.
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