Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

The kick-off meeting of the Collaborative Research Center/Transregio TRR 306 "QuCoLiMa" (Quantum Cooperativity of Light and Matter) took place digitally on Friday, March 19, 2021. TRR 306 QuCoLiMa was established beginning of this year, together with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Ligh...

The ability to precisely control the interaction between light and atoms is crucial for advancing quantum technology. Many scientists have one long-term goal: To build quantum computers that exceed the power of today’s computers many times over. Dr. Bharath Srivathsan who is a new Alexander von Humb...

Light microscopy continues to reveal the microscopic world at an ever increasing resolution. Using a new method coined COLD, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen have now visualized protein structures with a resolution of around 5 Å. COLD achieves this unpreced...

It could be difficult for the NSA to hack encrypted messages in the future – at least if a technology being investigated by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg will be successful: quantum cryptography. ...

For the first time ever, physicists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have succeeded in proving that an optical system can be ‘invisible’ from one side and act like a mirror from the other side. The study has recently been published in the renowned journal ‘Nature’. The...