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.
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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PhD scholarships available

Quantum Optics meets Sensors

New ACP executive director

January 3, 2018
The Abbe School of Photonics is offering PhD scholarships starting in 2018 via the GSSP- Graduate School Scholarship Programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The scholarships run for 3 years, providing 1000 € per month for living expenses as well as additional funding covering travel costs, insurances and general support for research studies. Before the start of each scholarship, a language course will be provided by the DAAD. The scholarships will be awarded to those applicants offering an outstanding research proposal. Application deadline is January 31.
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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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