Program 2021

Program may be subject to change.

The Photonics Days Jena 2021 will take place from September 29 to 30, 2021, as a virtual online event held in English.

The times given are all Central European Time (CET; UTC +2:00 hours).

Wednesday, 9/29/2021

#CREATE

9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

 

Welcoming remarks

by Andreas Tünnermann (Director of the Fraunhofer IOF) &
by Georg Pohnert (Vice-President of Research at Friedrich Schiller University Jena)

 

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10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. / Lecture

 

Lecture series
“Photonics for future“

Lecture 1: „Photonics for Life: Medical Applications and Biophotonics“

Lecture 2: „Quantum Communications: Fundamentals, Visions, and Applications“

Lecture 3: „Multilayer Optics for EUV Lithography“

 

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12:35 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Session

 

Q&A Session

In this Q&A session you will get the chance to meet the speakers of the Lecture 1 and 3 of our series „Photonics for future“.
They will be ready and happy to answer your questions about their presentation and research fields.

 

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12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Session

 

Activation exercise

with Katrin Feistel and Ronny Just

 

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1:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. / Lecture

 

Lecture series
“Photonics for future“

Lecture 4: „The Future of Human-Machine Interaction in Optics and Photonics“

Lecture 5: „Tailored optics for space applications (made by Fraunhofer IOF over the last decade)“

 

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2:25 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. / Session

 

Q&A Session

In this Q&A session you will get the chance to meet the speakers of the Lecture 2, 4, and 5 of our series „Photonics for future“.
They will be ready and happy to answer your questions about their presentation and research fields.

 

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3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Session

 

Elevator Pitches for the Hot-Stuff-Award
of Center of Excellence in Photonics

by Robert Kammel

 

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4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. / Keynote

 

Keynote lecture & Noble Talk: „A 40-year journey“ with Reinhard Genzel

(Nobel Prize winner for Physics 2020)

 

in cooperation with Noble Talks by Beutenberg-Campus Jena e.V.

 

 

 

Watch the recorded livestream

 

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5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Session

 

Award ceremony of the Applied Photonics Award 2021

with Andreas Tünnermann (Director of Fraunhofer IOF), Reinhard Genzel (Nobel Prize Winner), and happy winners of the Applied Photonics Award

 

Watch the video recoding

 

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6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. / Session

 

Caustics and cocktails – A scientific Photonics Days cocktail session.

by Markus Selmke and Martin Cordes

 

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6:35 p.m. – 7:35 p.m. / Session

 

The sound of light – Music stream from the Photon Valley Jena

with Robag Wruhme

 

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Thursday, 9/30/2021

#CONNECT

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. / Session

 

Yoga workout

 

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9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. / Keynote

 

Keynote lecture „Nanoscale Electronics and Photonics integrated on Silicon“ and talk with Heike Riel

 

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12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Session

 

Activation exercise

with Katrin Feistel and Ronny Just

 

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2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. / Roundtable

 

“Start-up best practice“

with Claudia Reinlein (ROBUST AO GmbH), Matthias Beier (SPACEOPTIX GmbH), Nam Gutzeit (eCeramix GmbH), and Sebastian Händschke (Head of Digital Innovation Hub Photonics)

 

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3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. / Roundtable

 

“Fail it to nail it?
Is failure an obstacle or the fastest way to succeed?“

with Andreas Tünnermann (Director of the Fraunhofer IOF), Heike Riel (IBM Research), Hanieh Fattahi (Head of research group), and Falk Eilenberger (Scientific coordinator)

 

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4:45 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

 

Closing remarks

by Andreas Tünnermann (Director of the Fraunhofer IOF)

 

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Wednesday, 9/29/2021

#CREATE

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / Workshop

 

“Scientific projects and results expressed briefly and comprehensibly.
Pitch training.“

by Anke Wilde

 

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1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. / Workshop

 

“Make your research visible!
Design of scientific communication tools.“

by Elisabeth Werner

 

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10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. / Workshop

 

Lichtwerkstatt-Makeathon Workshop & Crafting Time

organized by Lichtwerkstatt Jena

 

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Thursday, 9/30/2021

#CONNECT

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. / Session

 

“Forget about work-lifebalance. Tailor your life.
10 strategies to get it all under one roof.“

by Daniela Elsner

 

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9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. / Workshop

 

“Social media for networking
and career building.“

by Sophia Schneider

 

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1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. / Session

 

“Entrepreneurship – from research to innovation.“

by Sebastian Händschke

 

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1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. / Workshop

 

“Job hunt in the digital space.“

by Philipp Gramlich

 

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2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. / Session

 

„Attracting new opportunities: How women in STEM become recognised experts and generate momentum in their careers.“

by Nicole Tschierske

 

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3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. / Presentation

 

Results presentation of the “Makeathon by Lichtwerkstatt Jena“

by Johannes Kretzschmar

 

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3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. / Session

 

Fraunhofer Online Escape Game
“Rescue of the research results.“

 

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4:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. / Session

 

How much Startup is in your PhD? – Discover your entrepreneurial potential with Young Entrepreneurs in Science (YES)

by Birte Seffert

 

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Your opportunities to get in touch with companies and organizations

– The „Photonics Days Jena“ have one goal above all: Networking! Not only with the professional community, but also with attractive and potential employers from the optics and photonics industry. For this purpose we offer a virtual career fair. This is already accessible from September 20 and thus even before the actual „Photonics Days Jena“. On September 30, you can meet representatives of well-known companies live at various booths at the fair. They will inform you about their company, possible career paths, and concrete job offers.

– Starting on September 20, you can use the event platform to make appointments with the representatives for September 30, to use the opportunity for a personal interview on a 1:1 video call.

– In addition, some companies offer so-called „Corporate and career sessions“, where you can gain even more detailed insights into their corporate world.

So don’t miss out on this! Take your chance to actively start your career planning with the „Photonics Days Jena“!

Wednesday, 9/29/2021

#CREATE

12:35 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. / Session

 

Quantum Photonics: Status and Perspectives in Jena

 

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12:35 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. / Session

 

Corporate and career session with

 

 

 

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1:05 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. / Session

 

Corporate and career session with

 

 

 

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1:35 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. / Session

 

Corporate and career session with

 

Max Planck School of Photonics Logo

 

 

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2:05 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. / Session

 

Corporate and career session with

 

 

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2:35 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. / Session

 

Corporate and career session with

 

Trumpf Logo

 

 

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3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Session

 

Corporate and career session with

 

 

 

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3:05 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. / Session

 

Corporate and career session with

 

 

 

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3:35 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. / Session

 

Corporate and career session with

 

 

 

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Thursday, 9/30/2021

#CONNECT

8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. / Virtual fair

 

Career fair and career programming introduction

with OPTICA (formerly OSA)

 

 

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9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. / Virtual fair

 

Career fair in cooperation with OPTICA (formerly OSA)

 

 

 

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12:35 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. / Session

 

Corporate and career session with

 

LEG Thüringen Logo

 

 

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12:35 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. / Session

 

Corporate and career session with

 

 

 

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3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. / Session

 

Corporate and career session with

 

JENOPTIK Logo

 

 

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3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. / Session

 

Corporate and career session with

 

 

 

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3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. / Session

 

Corporate and career session with

 

ZEISS Logo

 

 

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4:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. / Session

 

Corporate and career session with

 

 

 

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