Our former PhD student Stefan Linden has been selected as the Gaede Prize Winner 2010
of the German Vacuum Society for his extensive and pioneering work on optical metamaterials. The prize money, which is 10.000 EUR, will be awarded at the DPG meeting in Regensburg in March 2010. He is going to join the University of Bonn (Department of Physics) as professor in February 2010. Congratulations!
SCoPE Opening Ceremony
Opening ceremony of SCoPE
, the Stuttgart Research Center of Photonic Engineering
Congratulations to Dr. Na Liu, who was awarded the Hertha-Sponer Prize 2009
of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (3000 EUR) for the best female young physicist in Germany.
Congratulations to our Ph.D. student Thomas Weiss, who has won the "Best Poster Award" at the TACONA conference in Bad Honnef, 28.-30.10.2009. At this international workshop on theoretical and computational nano-photonics, he presented "Calculation of complex shapes in the Fourier modal method through the concept of coordinate transformations
Some impressions from our group trip to the southern Pfalz (Rinnthal).
New Nature Materials Article
Congratulations to Na Liu for obtaining the title Dr. rer. nat.
Some of our recent graduates.
Our glorious Beach Volleyball team. We ended up on 5th place in the SCOPE tournament after an undeserved 19-18 defeat against the ITO team.
Congratulations to Junior-Professor Dr. Markus Lippitz, who received the Prize of the Fachschaft for the best lecture in SS 2009 (Solid State Spectroscopy). Congratulations to our diploma students Thomas Baluktsian and Michael Gwinner who received the Artur-Fischer-Prizes (1250 EUR) for the best diplomas.
Our diploma student Michael Gwinner was awarded the "Preis der Freunde der Universität" (1000 EUR) for the best diploma 2008.
Our new group picture.
Our former PhD student and postdoc Thomas Zentgraf, who is currently as Alexander-von-Humboldt scholar at the University of California in Berkeley, achieved optical cloaking. His paper
was published in Nature Materials. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Felix Hoos for obtaining the title Dr. rer. nat.
To fight their home sickness, our Bavarian colleagues organized a "Weißwurstfrühstück" in the seminar room.
Na Liu and Harald Giessen
are one of 13 finalists in the Materials Today cover competition
. The submitted picture, taken by Ulrike Eigenthaler and Michael Hirscher
at the MPI-MF, will appear on the cover page in March 2009.
Harald Giessen and Na Liu talk with ScienceWatch.com and answer a few questions about this month's New Hot Paper in the field of Materials Science.
New Nature Photonics Article
Our new Nature Photonics article "Stereometamaterials" by Na Liu, Hui Liu, Shining Zhu and Harald Giessen has now been published online.
Our intern Sven Hein
and his artwork made it on the cover of SMALL 3/2009
. The related article
was written by Michael Gwinner et al. on the fabrication of nanoscale split rings using shadow nanosphere lithography.