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As part of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) acts as an interdisciplinary hub for research on photonics and optical technologies in Erlangen. SAOT provides an Education Program of Excellence for national and international doctoral candidates, including Workshops, Seminars, and Academies. Furthermore, SAOT increases the Scientific Outreach to the general public and coordinates Joint Applications on research funding in the fields of photonics and optical technologies.

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The SAOT Young Researcher Award is presented this year to Samuel Grauer, PhD (Department of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State) for his proposal entitled “Physics-Informed 4D Imaging of Turbulent Flows for Propulsion, Combustion, and Biomedical Applications”.

Congratulations to former SAOT Young Researcher Award Winner Professor Darko Zibar from Technical University of Denmark, DTU, for being awarded with the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel International Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His award goes along with €45,000 and an invitation...

We are happy to announce that from today on, SAOT and our activities as hub for research on photonics and optical technologies in Erlangen are present on LinkedIn. We will provide our followers with insights to Erlangen's photonics labs, latest publications, research highlights and much more. Don't ...

Within the SAOT Summer Academy 2021, SAOT doctoral candidates and MAOT students dealt with optical phenomena that we constantly encounter in everyday life.