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Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)

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Scientists at the University of Jena develop mechanoluminescent material systems
Mechanoluminescent material during an experiment.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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The way out of the IAP does not always lead to optics
AI-assisted sensor technology for innovative table tennis training.
Picture: JANOVA GmbH
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Success is not a matter of luck, but of being prepared
Jan Sperrhake presents first results at the "Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften" 2019 at the Lichtwerkstatt.
Image: Lichtwerkstatt
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DIHP idea pitches for research projects in the broad field of photonics will be accepted until May 15!
Elevator Pitch 2020 of the Digital Innovation Hubs Photonics in Jena.
Image: Fraunhofer IOF Jena.
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Quantum research team FOR 2783 of the University of Jena is given further funding by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Prof. Holger Gies.
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
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Thuringia’s largest university construction project is taking shape
On 25 April, a topping-out ceremony was held for the new campus on Inselplatz.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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ACP scientists partner with the universities of Stuttgart and Ulm to research three innovative subjects in quantum photonics
Opening ceremnoy of the national Carl Zeiss Foundation Center for Quantum Photonics. Photo caption: f.l.t.r.: Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee presents the check to Prof. Georg Pohnert und Prof. Andreas Tünnermann.
Image: Steffen Walther/Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung
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Interdisciplinary team from Friedrich Schiller University Jena gains funding from DFG for new research unit
Dr Martin Hager shows flexible organic solar cells and polymer batteries.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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Researchers at the University of Jena develop compact and cost-effective molecular photosystem for light-driven hydrogen generation
Philipp Buday (l.) and Chizuru Kasahara during an experiment on light-driven hydrogen production.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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Jena researchers receive 12.6 million euros in funding
In the "pigtailing” process, fiber-optic cables are fused to an integrated-optical quantum device.
Image: Besim Mazhiqi/Universität Paderborn
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The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the consortium PhoQuant which aims to build a demonstration and test facility for photonic quantum computer chips and other quantum computing components. The consortium also includes the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF. Both are taking on development tasks worth 12.6 million euros in the project.
In the "pigtailing” process, fiber-optic cables are permanently fused to an integrated-optical quantum device.
Image: University of Paderborn
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Friedrich Schiller University Jena researchers discover a record-breaking fluorescent pigment with 70% quantum efficiency.
Fluorescent polymer membrane.
Picture: Jürgen Scheere (University of Jena)