Getting Light into Shape for New Applications - A new collaborative research project for photonic nanofilms

The BMBF is funding the collaborative research project „Nanofilm – Photonic Nanofilms with Comprehensive Optical Functionality,” which is being coordinated by the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, with just under two million Euros for the next three years. Oliver Benson, a member of IRIS Adlershof, and Prof. Kurt Busch are taking part in the project from the HU Berlin’s side.




Humboldt Research Fellowship for Prof. Karen Yeats

Professor Karen Yeats has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. The fellowship provides funding for highly-qualified scientists and scholars to make extended research visits to Germany. Karen will be spending 3 months in the summer of 2017, and then 12 months in 2018-2019, at the Humboldt University of Berlin, where she will work with Professor Dirk Kreimer, who is a member of IRIS Adlershof, and his research group.

Karen  joined the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization of tne University of Waterloo as an Associate Professor August 1st 2016. She received a B.Math. in Pure Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in 2003, and was the recipient of a Governor General Silver Medal. She completed her Ph.D. in mathematics from Boston University in 2008; her thesis was on Growth Estimates for Dyson-Schwinger Equations. In 2009, she began a professorship in the Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University. Karen's research interests are in combinatorics and quantum field theory. The primary objectives of her research are a mathematical understanding of the Dyson-Schwinger quantum equations of motion, and of Feynman integrals. Her work draws upon the interplay between algebraic combinatorics, graph theory, algebraic geometry, and mathematical physics.


New Emmy-Noether Junior Research Group on "Mid-Infrared Quantum Imaging and Spektroscopy“ for Dr. Sven Ramelow

Dr. Sven Ramelow will start this fall to establish an Emmy Noether Junior Research Group on the topic of "Mid-Infrared Quantum Imaging and Spectroscopy" at Humboldt-Universität's Physics Department. He will closely cooperate with the Nano-Optics-Group led by Prof. Oliver Benson, who is a member of IRIS Adlershof.

In the past Dr. Ramelow has carryied out research at the University of Vienna (Austria) and Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA) on experimental topics of nonlinear quantum optics with single photons.
A main goal of his group will be to pioneer and establish quantum imaging and spectroscopy in the technologically highly relevant mid-infrared wavelength regime. A special focus will be on opening up specific real-world applications in bio-medical imaging and sensing as well as on doing basic research with experimental demonstrations on how to overcome fundamental limits of classical optics by using quantum optical methods. IRIS Adlershof would like to congratulate Sven Ramelow and wishes him much success in his future work.  


Discovering paths from research to potential applications

The Adlershofer special 46 applies to "INAM - An alliance for new materials". In the editorial founding chairman Professor Jürgen P. Rabe explains how IRIS Adlershof strengthens its cooperation to support the transition of basic research findings to final applications.


The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is currently the 5th best German university in the QS world university ranking.

In the current QS World University Ranking, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is among the best German universities and has advanced to fifth place. In the worldwide ranking list, the HU Berlin has improved itself from 126th to 121th place. The HU ranks in the top 100 in each of these subjects: computer science, mathematics, and physics.