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Workshops and Seminars: Next in the row


Discrete, Nonlinear and Disordered Optics

Scientific Coordinators: Mordechai Segev, Alexander Szameit, Sergei Turitsyn


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Future Trends in DNA-based Nanotechnology

Scientific Coordinators: Chunhai Fan, Michael Mertig, Hao Yan


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The institute offers various opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and faculty members.

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Public Outreach

Our public outreach program aims to make scientific results accessible to the general public. Active scientists speak about their recent work and explain it to a lay public with an interest in natural sciences, or to school children of different ages.

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Dynamics of Quantum Many-Body Atom-Photon Systems

Francesco Piazza (MPIPKS)

04 May 2017, 02:00 PM Room 1D1

Topological Photonics and Topological Insulator Lasers

Prof. Mordechai Segev (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)

08 May 2017, 04:30 PM Seminarroom 1+2+3

Soft skills seminar

Wladimir Tschischik (TNG Technology Consulting)

19 May 2017, 04:30 PM Seminarroom 4


Publication Highlights

Colloquium: Atomic quantum gases in periodically driven optical lattices

André Eckardt, Rev. Mod. Phys. 89, 011004 (2017)

Time-periodic forcing in...

Institute's News

New research group 'Strongly Correlated Light-Matter Systems'

We are glad to announce the arrival of Dr. Francesco Piazza, who heads the...