Photonics Days Jena 2022
until October, 6 2022 | all-day
With the »Photonics Days Jena«, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF and the Max Planck School of Photonics are once again inviting students and doctoral candidates to their international career and networking event from October 5 to 6, 2022. The registration deadline is September 25. Participation is free of charge and possible both virtually and in presence in Jena.
In order to promote young talents and thus innovations in the fields of optics and photonics, the Fraunhofer IOF together with the Graduate School Max Planck School of Photonics is organizing the »Photonics Days Jena« again this year: an international networking and career event for students and PhD students.
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 the professional exchange, the focus will be on orientation in career issues and the provision of valuable contacts for one’s own professional career. But the acquisition of scientific skills is not neglected either.
#explore: Discovering the future of optics and (quantum) photonics
Under the motto #explore, a varied program awaits participants on the first day of the event. In the lecture series »Photonics4Future«, researchers will present various photonic markets of the future. A special focus this year will be on quantum technologies: lectures on highly secure quantum communication for digital democracy and on hardware development for quantum computers will 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, meanwhile, 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 the constant miniaturization of optics, which at the same time must meet the highest quality standards. The talk will highlight the limitations of existing processes and provide an overview of prospects, applications and markets for miniaturized optics.
Addressing optics for an ion trap of a quantum computer.
The presentation of the »Applied Photonics Award«, the Fraunhofer IOF’s young talent award for innovative theses, and an evening program for all presence participants in Jena will round off the first day of the event in an atmospheric way.
#engage: Shaping your own career with strong partners
The second day of the event will again focus on individual career planning and active networking. At the »Industry Breakfast«, attendees will have the opportunity to make valuable contacts with established companies from the optics and photonics industry. At a digital career fair, they will also be able to hold discussions with attractive employers throughout the day to find out about opportunities for internships, final theses or specific job offers. The fair is organized in cooperation with OPTICA (formerly: The Optical Society).
In parallel, 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.
Students and doctoral candidates will listen to a company presentation during the breakfast.
Workshops, for example on academic writing, presenting one’s own research results, and the use of social media in science communication, will further deepen the program and pursue the goal of further promoting the scientific excellence of young researchers.
The current program with further details can also be found at:
Photonics Days Jena 2022 program.
Free registration until September 25, 2022
Registrations for the hybrid »Photonics Days Jena« are open until September 25. Participation is free of charge. Students and PhD students are eligible to participate. The event language is English. Further information is available at www.photonicsdays.de and firstname.lastname@example.org.