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 book series "Experimentalphysik" by Wolfgang Demtröder is well known among students.
SAOT will contribute to the next edition of the second volume of this series. We therefore visited three optics labs for exclusive video insights into research related to the book topics. Those videos will be...
On October 2nd, around 20 pupils aged eight to ten visited our panOPTICUM science center.
Their visit was part of the Kinderuni Erlangen 2023, a new FAU format in which children get an insight into the work and research of the university.
Dr. Max Gmelch gave a tour about the wonders of light a...
At the Long Night of Sciences last Saturday, more than 700 people visited our new Science Center panOPTICUM to learn about photonics and optical technologies.
Thank you for your curiosity, and a big thank you to the SAOT doctoral candidates who explained all the experiments to the visitors. See y...
On Monday, October 10th we held the opening ceremony of our panOPTICUM.
After short welcoming words by SAOT Coordinator Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Schmidt, Vice President Outreach Prof. Dr. Katrin Möslein and the creator of the Science Center Dr. Max Gmelch, the visitors had the chance to explore all...
On October 9th, we will open our Science Center on Photonics and Optical Technologies panOPTICUM.