Program 2024 - New Limits

Program may be subject to change.


The Photonics Days 2024 in short:


  • The Photonics Days Jena 2004 will take place from September 26 to 27, 2024, as an on-site event held in English with selective virtual-streaming offers.
  • You can choose whether to participate in Photonics Days Jena online or in person. The large range of programs is available for participants in presence in Jena.
  • We offer certain lectures via Streaming service as well as a virtual evening program. Necessary links will be send to you via Email.


The times given are all Central European Time (CEST; UTC +2:00 hours) and 24h format.

Thursday, September 26, 2024


9.00 – 9.15 Welcoming Remarks: AT & FSU*
9.15 – 10.15 Photonics4Future 1: Quantifisens o Reinhard Geiß*
9.45 – 10.15 Photonics4Future 2: Quantifisens o Reinhard Geiß*
10.15 – 10.30 Break
10.30 – 11.15

Elevator Pitches for Hot-Stuff-Award of Cluster of Excellence in Photonics inkl. Siegerehrung*

Innovative research ideas come up from anywhere. The annual Leistungszentrum Photonik IDEA PITCHES give you the opportunity and the budget to further explore those creative photonics ideas! Apply by August 31 and present your idea at the Photonics Days Jena on September 26!
To help you being best prepared for the presentation in September, a consultation and pitch training will be offered by Fraunhofer IOF.

If you have any further questions, please reach out and drop a line to

We are excited to hear your innovative ideas!
Flyer with Detailed Information

11.15 – 11.45

Photonics4Future 3:


Multi-spectral analyses of food to decrease the losses and waste: Estimating the optimal time for harvesting and consumption with a help of Photonics, Karim Ruvalcaba (ams Osram)*

11.45 – 12.30 Lunch Break
12.30 – 13.00 Photonics4Future 4: LT laser Cooling?*
13.00 - 15.05

Workshop 3D-Sensing & Imaging (SR 1 ACP)



Besuch W3+ bis 17 Uhr


The W3+ fair takes place in Jena at the same time as the Photonics Days. Researchers, developers and producers from the fields of optics and photonics, automotive, information and communication technology and many more will be exhibiting there. In addition, high-tech trends, current academic research and the latest developments in the industry will be on display. This makes the fair a very good opportunity for young professionals to get in touch with leading representatives of the industry. A joint visit to the fair is therefore planned, which is free of charge as part of the Photonics Days program. More information on the exhibitors can be found at, information on the lecture program at the fair will follow soon.

15.05 - 15.30 Break
15.30 – 16.30

Keynote lecture & Talk 1*

Prof. Dr. Anne L'Huillier

16.30 – 17.30 Award ceremony for the Applied Photonics Award*


Award Ceremony Werth-Preis
17.30 - 20.00

Evening Programm:

Get Together and Jeaner Optikegespräche @ Fraunhofer IOF

Friday, September 27, 2024


9.00 – 9.55 -
9.55 – 12.00

Career & Industry Breakfast with Career-Speed-Dating

On-site networking breakfast anmd speed dating with hiring companies in the field of photonics.

12.00 – 13.00 Keynote lecture & Talk 2 (Industrie)*
13.00 – 13.30 Networking Lunch Break
13.30 – 15.30

Labtour Fraunhofer IOF, Dr. Stefan Riehemann



Wayfinder – Individual career development workshop

This workshop will prepare you for the start of your career. Using creative methods, you will reflect on your competencies and acquire important skills for your career start. Our workshop is based entirely on scientific findings and will help you plan your individual career path.

with Dr. Reinhold Pabst