Science Videos

Fast-moving processes in the microcosm
How incredibly short are attoseconds? And how can such ultrashort laser pulses enable innovative approaches, both now in the field of basic research and in the future in practical applications in the field of medical diagnostics? Prof. Ferenc Krausz explores these questions in his online lecture held in German.
What is a photon?
What is a photon? What sounds like a basic physics course turns out in Prof. Rempe's lecture to be a question not easily answered in the course of the history of science. Nevertheless, there is an amazingly catchword-like answer at the end of the video! The talk is in German language. However, the accompanying text and images are in English.
The world´s first functioning laser
On May 16, 1960, the laser was born. The device that Theodore Maiman built, still exists. Together with Ted Maiman's lab book, the historic laser is on display at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. Dr. Matthew Weidman, group leader of the attosecond metrology 2.0 team in attoworld, explains the individual components and the principle of how a laser works.


Experiments and more — From competitions, to current events, to a look inside the Photonlab, the student laboratory at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. Here, you will find everything worth knowing — especially for students.


Simply explained — Light is fascinating, hugely versatile and quite complex. With our video series, you can quickly delve into the mysteries surrounding photons, electrons and lasers.