Recaps of our last events, interviews with PhD candidates and Fellows and news from the research front - here in the our Blog you will find everything there is to report from the MPSP!

Join our free virtual MPSP Lecture Series and get the latest photonics research news from our Fellows. (Almost) every Wednesday, 5 p.m. CET more
The Max Planck School of Photonics consists of many exciting and research-focused universities and non-university research institutions. One of our main partners is the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF). In this news article on the general Max Planck Schools website you can get to know it better and learn how MPSP and IOF work together. more

Present your research at our MPSP Coffee Breaks!

The MPSP Coffee Breaks offer the young photonics community a platform for the exchange of current research and for networking. If you would like to present your Master or PhD research here and get valuable feedback (as well as a MPSP certificate), please just email us:
There are already many great women in science - but not nearly enough! In photonics in particular, many intelligent young women shy away from a career as a scientist and a PhD. Three of our MPSP PhD candidates have nevertheless dared to step into science and now want to encourage other young women. more

Interview with MPSP Fellow Prof. Matthias Kling

What would our fellow Prof. Matthias Kling have become if not a researcher? Find out in our interview with him!
Germany is an excellent place for young physics talents to continue their education and obtain a PhD in optics or photonics. We wanted to make this clear at our joint event with the Optical Society (OSA) and the German Academic Exchange Service. Two of our Fellows, Prof. Christine Silberhorn and Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl, give an impression how PhD-life at their research institutions looks like and what you need to become a PhD candidate in Germany. But the insights from Alejandra, who exactly went this way, and Peter Kerrigan, Deputy Director of the DAAD in New York are also very exciting. Just take a look! more
For the virtual Photonics Days Jena 2020 we have asked Dr. Hanieh Fattahi, Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light Erlangen and Fellow of our Max Planck School of Photonics, to give us an interview. In addition to exciting insights into her research, she also had some really good advice for young researchers. Watch the Interview here! more
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