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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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How to write good scientific papers? How to develop high-end optical imaging systems? For this year's SAOT Summer Academy, our Doctoral Candidates spent a week at the Fraunhofer Research Campus Waischenfeld. In addition to the full-day courses and get-togethers, we visited the Sophienhöhle and the W...

Since 2006, the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) acts as an interdisciplinary hub for research on photonics and optical technologies in Erlangen. With the Young Researcher Award (YRA) in Advanced Optical Technologies, SAOT honors young scientists for their outstanding...

We are happy to present our brand-new brochure "Photonics Research in Erlangen". It contains a detailed overview on research groups and investigators working on photonics and optical technologies in Erlangen. Further, for our Scientist Spotlights, we interviewed selected scientists, and with our ...

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 ...