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  • 2017-09-04
    Max Planck School of Photonics: National Network of Excellence selected by Federal Ministry of Education and Research
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  • 2016-06-24
    Christian Spielmann elected as new ACP executive director
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  • 2017-05-16
    Doctoral students conference DokDok 2017 in Suhl - submission is open
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  • 2017-04-21
    ACP scientist Staude receives Hertha Sponer Prize
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  • 2017-03-31
    Open Photonics Innovation - ACP's Lichtwerkstatt
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  • 2017-03-25
    ECONOS 2017 in Jena
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  • 2017-03-01
    International Symposium on Microscopy Imaging: from Molecules to Organisms
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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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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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New Innovation Center for Quantum Optics and Sensor Technology


New ACP executive director


Call for DokDok 2017 abstracts


October 26, 2017

A new Center for Quantum Optics and Sensor Technology is being developed in Thuringia. To support this process Thuringia's Minister of Science, Wolfgang Tiefensee, handed over two grants of EUR 1.5 million each funded by EU and Freistaat Thüringen to the president of the Friedrich Schiller University, Prof. Dr. Walter Rosenthal, and the vice-rector of the Technical University Ilmenau, Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Sattler. The funds are used in particular for the laboratory equipment and staff. Both universities will jointly support the new, cross-site innovation center.

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June 22, 2017
On 1 June 2017, Stefanie Gräfe has regularly resigned her position as the executive director of the Abbe Center of Photonics after one year. The ACP community wishes to thank Steffi for her enormous commitment and dedicated work as director during the last term. According to the statute of the ACP, the executive director is annually elected by the board of directors. Now, with the unanimous election of Christian Spielmann, he will fill this position for one year, with Jürgen Popp being the new deputy director.
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May 14, 2017
DoKDok is by now a traditional conference for doctoral students in all areas of optics and photonics organized by Jena's fellow doctoral students. This year, it will take place in Suhl from 18th to 22th September. The purpose is to help young researchers connect with their peers, exchange knowledge, improve their presentation skills, and discuss the challenges and motivations of life in research. The conference comittee is now accepting abstracts.

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