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Photonics Days 2019
In cooperation with the Max Planck School of Photonics

September 17th – 19th, 2019 in Jena


A great opportunity for students and PhD students!


Photonics Days 2019 means three exciting days all about photonics! #whatsnext Gérard Mourou, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2018, will be speaking about Extreme Light, outlining current developments and looking into the future of photonics. Another lecture will be held by Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke. He will talk about the role and future challenges of photonics. But the event does not only contain fascinating lectures, it also encourages the participants to become active themselves. #network During a Makeathon, innovative solutions to current photonics problems can be programmed or created, and the best approaches will be awarded with prizes.

In addition, a major focus of the Photonics Days will also be the networking of graduates and doctoral students with major German companies in the optics and photonics industry. For this purpose, various events such as the “Science & Industry Breakfast” or a career fair with speeddating will be offered, at which important contacts in the photonics industry can be established and networks expanded. #meet


Think photonics further – at the Photonics Days 2019.



As a new networking and career event, the Photonics Days Jena – which emerged from the Jena Optics Talks – combine the tradition of Jena as an optics location with the dynamics of the modern optics and photonics industry.


The supporters






The Photonics Days 2019 take place with the friendly support of the State Development Corporation of Thuringia (LEG Thüringen), Carl Zeiss AG, Excelitas Technologies GmbH & Co. KG, Trumpf GmbH, Active Fiber Systems GmbH, Schott AG, Gitterwerk GmbH, OptoNet Jena e.V., Technology Recruiting Experts GmbH, and Deutsches Optisches Museum in Jena.

Click here for more information about our partners: Company profiles

If you would also like to present your company as part of the #meet program (Thursday, 19 September 2019), you are welcome to contact us at photonics.days@iof.fraunhofer.de. It is possible to network with the event participants at a speed dating event or to present yourself at the career fair with a stand.


The organizers

The event Photonics Days 2019 is organized by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF and the Max Planck School of Photonics.

More information about Fraunhofer IOF: www.iof.fraunhofer.de
More information about Max Planck School of Photonics: www.maxplanckschools.de/de/photonics