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Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP)

At the Munich Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP) physicists, chemists, biologists and medical experts are developing groundbreaking light- and laser-based particle sources. Since its foundation in 2006, the Cluster has been regarded as one of the leaders in laser science. All parameters of light – from its rate of propagation to its spectral composition – can now be precisely controlled. Scientists at MAP are developing and using new light sources to obtain detailed insights into the microcosmos by steering and tracing electrons with controlled light forces. In combination with innovative imaging techniques, new laser-driven secondary sources promise to improve the diagnosis and therapy of life-threatening diseases. Novel laser-powered particle sources also have the potential to greatly enhance the success rates of treatments for many types of cancer.

Cooperation partners:
Technische Universität München, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Helmholtz Center Munich – National Research Center for Environmental Health

Funded: 1 Nov 2006 through 31 Oct 2017

Coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Ferenc Krausz
Chair of Experimental Physics - Laser Physics
Faculty of Physics
Am Coulombwall 1
85748 Garching
Phone: +49 (0) 89 32905 602
Fax: +49 (0) 89 32905 649
E-Mail: krausz@lmu.de
Web: www.physik.uni-muenchen.de/personen/professoren/krausz

Website: www.munich-photonics.de