Lasers and Photonics Summer School – Princeton and FAU revive cooperation
Leaving the pandemic behind, PhD students from FAU and Princeton University met again
There’s nothing like personal exchange, especially in high complex fields like laser technology or photonics applications. After a COVID break of almost four years, eight doctoral candidates from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Princeton University again met for a week of intense collaboration and discussion on the latest topics of the field. The PRISMS Lasers and Photonics Summer School, hosted by the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), gave insights into current research topics, industry perspectives and career development. As a highlight, the participants visited the Laser World of Photonics in Munich, the leading trade fair for the photonics industry. They attended the affiliated congress and presented the results of the summer-school to each other.
“I am very glad that such a personal exchange is possible again. For the initiation of joint interdisciplinary projects, face-to-face meetings are essential for a solid and trusting collaboration,” says Prof. Dr. Michael Schmidt, SAOT coordinator.
As part of FAU, the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies 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.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Schmidt
SAOT – Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies