EXC 158 - Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP)
- Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ferenc Krausz
- Affiliation: Chair of Experimental Physics - Laser Physics, Faculty of Physics
Laser light is the tool of the 21st century. The Internet contains several hundred million entries on lasers, laser-based light sources and techniques, or photonics for short. As a key discipline in technological development, it is at the forefront and has become one of the most important growth markets for major economies. Photonics is breaking down boundaries - in physics, medicine and information technology. This potential is explored by an international team of physicists, chemists, biologists and physicians in the excellence cluster Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP) founded in 2006. Together with industry, it develops novel light sources.
Long-term goals and visions for research in the Excellence Cluster MAP are to investigate electronic phenomena that are fundamental for new technologies and biological processes. The aim is to further explore the possibilities and limitations in the field of electronics and to gain insights into the microscopic origins of diseases in order to ideally combat them as they arise. Another major research objective is to develop cost-effective systems for the early diagnosis of diseases, in particular cancer, which can then be used for new tumour therapy methods using particle radiation before metastases develop.
MAP's mission is to create an unprecedented photonics infrastructure that will be maintained in the long term by the new Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA) as a sustainable link between physical and biomedical science. This enables challenging scientific, technological and societal efforts such as training and career advancement of young scientists in a unique interdisciplinary environment.