Max Planck Institute
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
MAOT collaborates with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL). Several courses at MAOT are tuaght by MPL researcher and MAOT students do their master’s thesis there or work as research assistants in the MPL labs. Several MAOT graduates continue their education with a PhD at the MPL.
Research at the MPL covers a wide range of topics, including nonlinear optics, quantum optics, nanophotonics, photonic crystal fibres, optomechanics, quantum technologies, biophysics, and — in collaboration with the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin – links between physics and medicine. The MPL was founded in 2009 and is one of the over 80 institutes that make up the Max Planck Society, whose mission is to conduct basic research in the service of the general public in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences and the humanities.
The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) is currently headed by three directors, each of whom is responsible for a division. In addition to the divisions, there are independent research groups led by young scientists. Currently there are eleven research groups and two emeritus groups at the MPL.