Category Archive: Seminars

Apr 20

Scientific Computing: 3D rendering with Blender

The ability to present information in a clear and appealing manner is a key requirement not only in academic research, but also in many other working fields. Naturally, this ability is not solely determined by the rhetoric of a speaker, but also by the quality of his visual presentation. Here 3D rendering can be valuable …

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Oct 27

Field Trip Jena 2017

Early in the morning at 7 o’clock we entered the bus to Jena and started our annual field trip. As usual, we teamed up with the Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) in Erlangen such that both members of our chapter and the SAOT were participating. This year’s goal was the city of Jena …

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Feb 01

Lecture series “Physicists at work”

The event from the lecture series “Physicists at work”, co-organised by FAU`s physics department and our chapter, took place on the 26th of January at the university building. It welcomed around 40 students from the Max Planck Institute and FAU. The speakers, Dr. Christian Gabriel and Dr. Michael Förtsch, enjoyed a lively discussion with many questions from the …

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Jan 26

Lecture series “Physicists at work”

We would like to invite you to a lecture of the series “Physicists at work” co-organised by FAU`s physics department and our chapter. The event will take place today (26 January 2017) from 17h in lecture hall E in the physics building of the University. Two members of the MPL alumni will be present – …

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Jan 17

Visit of Michael Duncan at MPL

  On November 10 Michael Duncan, senior science advisor of the OSA, was visiting the MPL. In a presentation he described his current and former work in the OSA and pointed out how an OSA membership or the activity in an OSA student chapter can help one’s career. Our board took the opportunity to talk …

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Jun 15

Seminar: Career Opportunities for Physicists: Patent Law – Tuesday, June 30

It is my pleasure to invite you to a seminar on “Career Opportunities for Physicists: Patent Law” organized by the hbar omega OSA student chapter and the patent law firms Prinz & Partner and Meissner Bolte. Markus Schlögl, patent attorney and partner at Meissner Bolte, and Thomas Kitzhofer, patent attorney and partner at Prinz & …

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Nov 19

Invited Lecture by Niek van Hulst

Over the last years, the OSA student chapter in Erlangen arranged several invited lecturer events. Among the distinguished speaker that we hosted were, for example, Prof. Jonathan P. Dowling from the Louisiana State University, who was talking about novel quantum technologies and quantum,interference effects, as well as Prof. Bahram Javidi from the University of Connecticut, …

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Jun 07

MPL Autumn Academy 2014

Also this fall, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light will host the MPL Autumn Academy, which is intended to introduce BSc and MSc students to the fast moving field of optical science including topics such as quantum information processing, metamaterials, nano-optics, photonic crystal fibres, nonlinear optics, imaging and sensing. Tutorials will be …

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Oct 20

Traveling Lecturer 2013

After the great success of last years traveling lecturer event with Prof. Dr. Jonathan P. Dowling, our chapter organized another traveling lecturer event. This year we had the pleasure to have Prof. Dr. Bahram Javidi speak about  3-dimensional imaging, visualization, and display. The lecture was held on September 26th. After the presentation, all attendees where …

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Nov 21

Traveling Lecturer event with Prof. Dr. Jonathan Dowling

In the end of November 2012, we had the pleasure to have Prof. Dr. Jonathan Dowling visiting our chapter for a full week. His visit was financed via the traveling lecturer program of the OSA. The highlight of his stay was his presentation “Schrödinger’s Rainbow” in which he gave an excellent overview over different quantum …

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