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Jena's famous and by now traditional "Doctoral Students' Conference for the Discussion of Optical Concepts" - a conference series by doctoral students for doctoral students.
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Abbe Center of Photonics

Front facet of the ACP building in 2019. Front facet of the ACP building in 2019. Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

The Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP) is the academic center of scientific activities in the fields of optics and photonics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena de. Research is conducted in joint cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute JenaExternal link, the Helmholtz Institute JenaExternal link, the Leibniz Institute of Photonic TechnologyExternal link, and the German Optics MuseumExternal link. In the last years, ACP has become 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. ACP is strongly engaged in young-career scientists' education via its integrated Abbe School of Photonics and sustains strong links with local industry partners as well as with the international scientific community. read more


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BMBF-funded RUBIN consortium sets out with ambitious goals
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Solid state physicists of the University of Jena find ways to make modern electronics orders of magnitude faster
The doctoral candidates Paul Herrmann (l.) and Sebastian Klimmer during the construction of a laser experiment.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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The 2023 call for nominations for the Siegfried Czapski Publication Prize of the Jena Alliance is open, the deadline is July 15.
Award ceremony of the Siegfried Czapski Publication Prize 2022 with the winner Mariana Murillo-Roos.
Image: Katja Präfcke, FSU Jena.
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Physicist Dr. Tobias Vogl is awarded the Young Scientist Prize of the Beutenberg Campus e.V.
Dr. Tobias Vogl leads the research group "Integrated Quantum Systems".
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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From May 11 to 13, 2023 Leibniz IPHT hosted the Molecular Plasmonics conference, which brought together more than 110 nanotechnology experts and interested guests from all over the world in Jena.
Group picture of the participants of the Molecular Plasmonics 2023 conference in Jena.
Image: Leibniz IPHT Jena.
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Two current international rankings confirm high quality of teaching and research at Friedrich Schiller University Jena
The international perspective on the University of Jena is very good, as current rankings show.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)

Key research areas

Application of multicolor holograms in the lab.
Lasers, nanooptics & materials,, quantum technologies
Penultimate amplification stage of the high-power POLARIS laser system.
Ultrahigh peak-power, relativistic lasers and x-ray optics
Microfluidic-photonic chip.
Novel spectroscopy, multimodal imaging, chip-based diagnostics
Prof. David D. SAMPSON
"There is nowhere else in the photonics world like Jena."
Prof. David D. Sampson Winthrop Professor and Director of the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation & Analysis (CMCA), The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia