Workshop

Photonics Days Jena 2022

Discover the future of optics and (quantum) photonics – be active and shape your own career

The Fraunhofer IOF and the Max Planck School of Photonics are once again inviting students and doctoral candidates to their international career and networking event from 5 – 6 October 2022. The deadline for registration is 25 September. Participation is free of charge and possible both virtually and in person in Jena.

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Event location: Jena
Country: Germany

In order to promote young talents and thus innovations in the fields of optics and photonics, Fraunhofer IOF together with the Graduate School Max Planck School of Photonics is again hosting the “Photonics Days Jena” this year: an international networking and career event for students and doctoral candidates.

From October 5 to 6, the organizers invite you to network with an international community and representatives of renowned companies at this hybrid event. In addition to professional exchange, the focus will be on career orientation and the provision of valuable contacts for one's own professional career. But the acquisition of scientific skills will not be neglected either.

Under the motto #explore, a varied program awaits participants on the very first day of the event. In the lecture series “Photonics4Future”, researchers will present various photonic future markets. This year’s focus will be on quantum technologies: Lectures on high-security quantum communication for digital democracy and on hardware development for quantum computers offer participants insights into exciting future fields of photonics. The question of how the latest sensor technology can improve the chances of curing cancer will also be examined in a lecture. A Makeathon invites participants to get creative together and implement a small tech project.

In her keynote lecture on “Miniaturization of optics – where does this journey go?”, scientist and entrepreneur Dr Ruth Houbertz will address the challenges of continuous miniaturization of optics, which at the same time must meet the highest quality requirements. The talk will highlight the limits of existing processes and provide an overview of prospects, applications and markets for miniaturized optics.

The presentation of the “Applied Photonics Award”, the Fraunhofer IOF's young talent award for innovative theses, as well as an evening program for all in-person participants in Jena will round off the first day of the event in an atmospheric way.

The second day of the event will again focus on individual career planning and active networking. At the “Industry Breakfast”, participants will be given the chance to initiate valuable contacts with established companies from the optics and photonics industry. Throughout the day, a career fair will also offer the opportunity to talk to interesting companies in the optics and photonics industry to find out about possibilities for internships, theses, or specific job offers.

At the same time, virtual sessions will address career-relevant topics such as intercultural competence, as well as personal development areas such as mindfulness or sustainability. In a panel discussion, representatives from industry and research will also debate equal opportunities and diversity in science.

Workshops on topics such as academic writing, presenting one's own research results, and the use of social media in scientific communication will provide further depth to the program and pursue the goal of promoting the scientific excellence of young researchers.

Contact

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

Albert-Einstein-Str. 7
07745 Jena
Germany

+49 3641 807-0
+49 3641 807-600

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