Michèle Heurs und Stefanie Kroker als Fellows der Max Planck School of Photonics berufen

Michèle Heurs and Stefanie Kroker appointed as Fellows of the Max Planck School of Photonics

Research funding at the highest level: The Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP) is one of three research training groups with which the Max Planck Society promotes young science talents with a Germany-wide network. QuantumFrontiers professors Michèle Heurs (LUH) and Stefanie Kroker (TU Braunschweig) have now been accepted into this network as fellows. As leading scientists in their field, the professors will now supervise doctoral students at the MPSP.

So far, 16 partner institutions with renowned photonics research form the network where Master's students and doctoral candidates in the Max Planck School of Photonics can start their path into the world of light. With the newly appointed professors of the Cluster of Excellence QuantumFrontiers, TU Braunschweig and Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) are now also joining the network (for LUH, this means a total of three professors are part of the college). As part of the Max Planck Programme, they give young talents access to cutting-edge research and excellent infrastructure. Professor Michèle Heurs: "The doctoral students at the MPSP have access to a top-class scientific network and a wide range of further training opportunities. This environment and its impulses then benefit not only the MPSP members but our working group as a whole."

In addition, all fellows and members of the Research Training Group form an interdisciplinary network in the research field of photonics. They are specialists in generating, controlling and manipulating light and can test new synergies and ideas through the Max Planck School. Professor Stefanie Kroker: "The MPSP offers a unique platform where interdisciplinary scientific exchange takes place at a high level. This naturally has a positive impact on the overall research in one's own working group, which is why I'm also particularly looking forward to the collegial exchange."