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  • 2019-11-15
    Meeting of the ACP advisory board
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  • 2019-11-14
    Academia-Industry workshop with ASML and ZEISS
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  • 2019-11-06
    ACP scientist Heintzmann publishes in Nature Methods
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  • 2019-09-30
    Positive decision for the Leibniz Center for Photonics in Infection Research (LPI)
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  • 2019-09-24
    ANU-DVCR Prof. Keith Nugent visiting the photonics hub Jena
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  • 2019-09-12
    24th ETSF Workshop on Electronic Excitations 2019 in Jena
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  • 2019-09-12
    EOS Topical Meeting on Diffractive Optics 2019 hosted by ACP
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  • 2019-09-12
    Photonics Days 2019 in Jena
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ACP_building_web300The 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. Research is conducted in joint cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute Jena, the Helmholtz Institute Jena and the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology. 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.
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ACP advisory board


Industrial photonics workshop

Light-sheet microscopy

November 15, 2019
Yesterday, the fourth meeting of the ACP advisory board took place in Jena. The advisory board was newly appointed in the beginning of 2019 by the President of the Friedrich Schiller University, Prof. Walter Rosenthal, acting for a period of three years. The board's primary role is to assist the ACP directors in the development of their management strategy future and to ensure that the proposed goals and achievements are consistent with the strategic plan. The board further serves as a vehicle for strengthening linkages between academia, industry, government and community. Representatives from science, industry, and from the Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Science and digital Society (TMWWDG), as well as the University's vice-president for research are offering their view and perspective within the board.
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November 14, 2019
Following up a visit of the Thuringian Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow in the Netherlands in September 2018, the Abbe School of Photonics of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU) and the Technical University of Delft have conducted a workshop to set up a joint training program for excellent junior researchers. The workshop was guided by the industrial partners Carl Zeiss AG and the Dutch ASML BV, took place at ASML's headquarter in Eindhoven. ASML is an innovation leader in the semiconductor industry providing chipmakers with everything they need to mass produce patterns on silicon through lithography. Major parts of the high-tech optical equiment in ASML's product chain is provided by ZEISS.
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September 24, 2019
Together with US colleagues, ACP principal scientist Rainer Heintzmann has most recently published an original research article titled "Light-sheet microscopy of cleared tissues with isotropic, subcellular resolution" in Nature Methods. In there, the authors present cleared-tissue axially swept light-sheet microscopy (ctASLM), which enables isotropic, subcellular resolution imaging with high optical sectioning capability and a large field of view over a broad range of immersion media. Depending on the optical configuration, ctASLM provides up to 260 nm of axial resolution, a three to tenfold improvement over confocal and other reported cleared-tissue light-sheet microscopes.
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