Abbe Center of Photonics

The Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP) is a center for optics and photonics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, and represents its key research area LIGHT.
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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>30 open PhD positions!

Great spirit at DokDok 2018

Joining excellence with TU Delft

November 1, 2018
The Abbe School of Photonics is taking the lead in coordinating one of the three prestigious Max Planck Schools, which were implemented by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as national networks of excellence. The Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP) will focus the key strengths of the German photonics community and will support highly skilled young researchers on a world class level. The first call for hiring more than 30 PhD students is open now!
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October 15, 2018
This year's DokDok edition in Friedrichroda was a full success. The more than 50 international participants enjoyed a fruitful and positive atmosphere. Particularly, the contributions of the invited and keynote speakers are highly acknowledged. The DokDok team will soon publish the roundup and proceedings of the DokDok 2018 on their website - please stay tuned.
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September 6, 2018
What was agreed during the visit of the Dutch royal couple over a year ago in Jena is taking shape: The Abbe School of Photonics and the Technical University of Delft are setting up a joint training program for excellent junior researchers. Today, representatives of the research institutes signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the TU Delft. The signing took place in the presence of the Thuringian Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow. The co-signatories also include the Fraunhofer IOF, the Dutch Organization for Applied Sciences (TNO) and two industry partners: Carl Zeiss AG and the Dutch ASML BV.
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