• February 22, 2022
    Sensing light
    press release — Physicists of the attoworld-team at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität have uncovered what happens during the sampling of a light field. This helped them increase the sensitivity of the measurement by up to one order of magnitude.
  • May 9, 2023
    Vice President of King Saud University visits the MPQ
    short report — With the visit of Prof. Dr. Yazeed A Al-Sheikh, Vice President of King Saud University (KSU) for research and graduate studies, the successful long standing cooperation of the attoworld team at MPQ-LMU with King Saud University has gained new momentum. A comprehensive overview of the research activities of MPQ was presented to Prof. Dr. Yazeed A Al-Sheikh. He emphasized that the KSU wants to further expand and consolidate the cooperation. This include the opportunity to further discuss the different framework approaches to strengthen this fruitful collaboration between KSU-MPQ-LMU in education, research and innovation …
  • October 3, 2023
    Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 for Ferenc Krausz
    press release — The scientist from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics is honoured for his contributions to attosecond physics. Ferenc Krausz, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and Professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, together with Pierre Agostini and Anne L'Huillier, has been honoured with the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics. The Nobel Committee is honouring the two reserachers for the foundation of attosecond physics. An attosecond is the billionth part of a billionth of a second. Laser pulses lasting only a few attoseconds can be used to track the movements of individual electrons. This …