INTRODUCING THE CLUSTER OF EXCELLENCE PHOENIXD

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The Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD (Photonics, Optics, and Engineering – Innovation Across Disciplines) is comprised of more than 100 scientists in physics, mechanical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering, computer science and mathematics, who are working together in the field of optical technologies. Photonics is one of the key technologies of the 21st century: Optical glass fibres are the backbone of the Internet and mobile networks. Optical sensors and high-resolution cameras are a prerequisite for autonomous driving in the future, and lasers are replacing the scalpel in medical technology. PhoenixD is exploring the possibilities of digitalization for novel optical systems as well as their production and application.

INSIGHTS INTO THE SYMPOSIUM ON FUTURE OPTICS IN HERRENHAUSEN PALACE

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The 21st century will be the age of optics: Optical fibre networks are the backbone of modern mobile communication technology and high-resolution camera systems are the prerequisite for autonomous driving. At the international symposium "Future Optics" on 25 and 26 September 2019 in Hannover, more than 180 scientists discussed how optical technologies could shape the future. Björn Thümler, Minister for Science and Culture in Lower Saxony, and Prof. Dr. Volker Epping, President of Leibniz University Hannover officially opened the symposium. PhoenixD organised the symposium in collaboration with Volkswagen Foundation.

Open Positions

PhoenixD started operations in January 2019. Since then, the cluster has already advertised numerous non-scientific and scientific positions positions. Find out more about our job vacancies here.