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    Japanese-German Workshop at ACP
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  • 2018-05-08
    Deputy Ambassador of Japan was guest of honor at ACP
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  • 2018-05-06
    ACP guest professor Theo Lasser (EPF Lausanne)
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  • 2018-03-28
    One-year research stay of Humboldt Awardee Prof. Yuri Kivshar (Australian National University) at ACP
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  • 2018-02-28
    ACP scientists Fritzsche and Bernhardt publish in Nature Communications
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  • 2018-01-19
    Max Planck School of Photonics: National Network of Excellence selected by Federal Ministry of Education and Research
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  • 2017-10-26
    InQuoSens: new Thuringian Innovation Center for Quantum Optics and Sensor Technology in Jena and Ilmenau
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  • 2016-06-24
    Christian Spielmann elected as new ACP executive director
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Image_ACP_booklet_2013The 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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Photonics workshop with Japan

Japanese delegate in Jena

Humboldt Awardee Y. Kivshar

June 19, 2018
Only one month after the deputy ambassador of Japan visited Thuringia and Jena, yet another science delegation from Japan is welcomed at the Beutenberg. Young researchers from different Japanese universities and companies, all active in the field of photonics, met the key players at the Beutenberg Campus on June 13, 2018. Following an initiative of the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB), ACP and Fraunhofer IOF organized a public photonics workshop, at which the interested public was invited to join and to connect to our guests.
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May 5, 2018
The deputy ambassador of Japan, Mr. Yasushi Misawa, visited Thuringia and did not miss the chance to get informed about the photonics success story at ACP and at the Beutenberg Campus. During the meeting at ACP, Mr. Misawa and the local representatives exchanged their view on opportunities concerning the photonics sector in both countries. Among others, miniaturized cameras, robotics, photonic solutions for the life sciences and challenges of aging societies were discussed. ACP is enthusiastically looking forward to deepen the already vivid degree of cooperation with Japanese educational institutions and companies.
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March 28, 2018
Prof. Yuri Kivshar, Professor at the world-renowned Australian National University in Canberra, was awarded one of the prestigious Humboldt Research Awards, funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. This award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements only to outstanding academics. With this, Prof. Kivshar is to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project at the Abbe Center of Photonics. For this period, he is also acknowledged the status of an ACP/ASP guest professor.
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