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Our long-time partner and frequent and especially welcome guest in Erlangen Mark Stockman PhD DSc, Regents Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Nano Optics at Georgia State University, died on November 11th at the age of 73 years. Professor Stockman left his mark on entire fields of p...

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Strong and extremely relevant work from the MPI for Chemistry: a calculator that helps to estimate the risk of infection when a highly infectious carrier of Covid-19 is sitting in a room: https://www.mpic.de/4747361/risk-calculator Especially for the face-to-face teaching for our freshmen, it ...

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Our former group members Dr. Christian Heide and Urs Häusler have each received an Ohm Prize from the FAU Physics Department for their outstanding dissertation or master thesis. Congratulations! The award ceremony will be held by the department once at least small celebrations will be allowed again.

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Under the current corona protection conditions it is again hardly imaginable, but in September it was possible: We spent two and a half wonderful and highly interesting days at Hirschberg Castle in the pretty Altmühltal valley, to bring each other up to date and to be able to discuss our science in ...

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Our former PhD student Christian Heide, now a postdoc at Stanford, made it to the final of the Quantum Future Award of the BMBF with his doctoral thesis. This already ranks his work among the five best. The final will take place on November 6th with 3-minute summaries of the finalists and will be br...

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The quantum coherent interaction of light with swift electrons represents the foundation of the fast-moving field of laser-based electron beam control including one of our major research projects of dielectric laser acceleration. In this work, we introduce the concept of intra-cycle interference, wh...

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Congratulations to Dr. Tafel on the excellent defence of his dissertation! The well-deserved refreshment after the successful examination he was able to take off his doctoral cap right away.

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Congratulations to DR. Timo Paschen, who defended his doctoral thesis with great success - and that in Corona times without an audience. But all four participants allowed in the room never got bored.  The doctor's hat was even specially equipped with anti-corona spacers.