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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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The university's statutes for Safeguarding Good Research Practice were renewed. Like the underlying Code of Conduct of the DFG, this also contains passages on the handling of research data and software.
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Senate elects psychologist Karina Weichold as Vice President for Studies and Teaching
The developmental psychologist Prof. Dr Karina Weichold.
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)
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Dr. Sina Saravi has been awarded funding for his research group Metasurfaces for Diffractive Deep Neural Networks (MetaNN)
Electronic biosensors based on graphene field effect transistors researched at the Abbe Center of Photonics in Jena.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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Cooperation between the University of Jena and the Leibniz-IPHT is funded with 10.5 million Euros
Researchers in a laboratory
Image: Sven Döring (Leibniz-IPHT)
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ACP principal scientist Giancarlo Soavia and several doctoral students were honored and celebrated on Schiller Day.
Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Soavi was awarded the Rowena-Morse-Preis on Schiller Day.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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The program for the 3rd MINT Festival Jena from 26-28 September 2023 has been published.
Invitation flyer to the MINT festival 2023 in Jena.
Image: Jürgen Scheere (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. Dr. Federico Capasso
"I have seen many places worldwide: the Abbe Center is really a world-class operation, that’s for sure."
Prof. Dr. Federico Capasso, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Abbe Centerof Photonics on social media

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