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KSOP Summer School
KSOP Summer School 2024

Enjoy with us the fascinating world of Optics & Photonics!
Two days of discussions, lectures and networking on the latest research topics in Optics and Photonics.
In 2024, the KSOP Summer School will once again bring young scientists from around the world together in Bad Herrenalb, Germany, to dive into fascinating recent advancements in the field of Optics & Photonics.


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Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree EUROPHOTONICS

Apply now for two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarships in Photonics Engineering, Biomedical Imaging, Quantum Optics, and more. Open to students worldwide, the program focuses on cutting-edge research with interdisciplinary applications.
Graduates secure positions globally in industries, research, and universities.
Explore the future of photonics!

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KSOP Master's Program
Apply now for KSOP's Master's Program

Do you have a first degree in natural or engineering sciences? Are you looking for a Master Program that bridges your undergraduate optics classes with the in-depth knowledge that is essential for cutting-edge research?

 The KSOP Master Program prepares you for an exciting career in the field of Optics & Photonics!

The portal is open now and waiting for your application!


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Karlsruhe Center for Optics and Photonics (KCOP)

The time has finally come!
On December 1, the foundation stone of the Karlsruhe Center for Optics and Photonics (KCOP for short) was laid and then celebrated with a festive ceremony!
The Karlsruhe Center for Optics and Photonics (KCOP) is a cutting-edge micro- and nanofabrication facility that is currently being built up at KIT and that will enter into full operation in January 2026.

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9th Karlsruhe Days of Optics and Photonics

Another successful year of enlightenment and innovation has come to a close as we look back at the 9th Karlsruhe Days of Optics and Photonics.
A heartfelt thank you to all the participants, speakers, and organizers who made this event a resounding success.

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Graduation Ceremony

After years of hard work, dedication and determination, it's finally time to celebrate your academic achievements and mark the beginning of a new chapter in your life!
We wish all graduates the best for the future!

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Graduation Ceremony

After years of hard work, dedication and determination, it's finally time to celebrate your academic achievements and mark the beginning of a new chapter in your life!
Everyone who finishes their studies before September 15, 2023 is invited to register for this year’s Graduation Ceremony on September 28.

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9th Karlsuhe Days of Optics & Photonics

A must for all optics and photonics enthusiasts!
The Karlsruhe Days of Optics & Photonics are back and bring the fascinating world of optics and photonics to Karlsruhe!
From November 16 -17 , you can expect inspiring talks from leading experts, groundbreaking insights and the opportunity to network with like-minded people!

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Presidential Award for Outstanding Student Chapter

Congratulations to OSKar for being awarded the 2023 Presidential Award for Outstanding Student Chapter.
SPIE President Bernard Kress reported that the chapter stood out because of its breadth of activities, including International Day of Light (IDL) observations, industry visits, and social and networking events.

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Call for KSOP Scholarships for Doctoral Researchers

KSOP calls for applications for financing doctoral researchers via funds of KSOP. All PIs are eligible to apply for this funding. Application deadline: July 1, 2023.

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Christian Koos awarded the ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Congratulations to KSOP PI Christian Koos in receiving the ERC Proof of Concept Grant for his project TeraGEAR "Agile Ultra-Scale Communications Using Optical Arbitrary Waveform Generation and Measurement."

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Uli Lemmer awarded the ERC Advanced Grant

KSOP PI Uli Lemmer is one of the awardees of the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant. His project "Origami inspired thermoelectric generators by printing and folding" will receive 2.4 million euros in funding over the next five years. With this project, he wants to develop and test a cost-effective and scalable process for manufacturing thermoelectric generators (TEGs).

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New KSOP Principal Investigator

KSOP welcomes new Principal Investigator, Prof. Dr. Moritz Kreysing! Kreysing will work within the KSOP Research Area Biomedical Photonics.

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KSOP PI Wins ERC Consolidator Grant

Congratulations to KSOP PI Ulrich W. Paetzold in receiving the ERC Consolidator Grant for his project in the topic of photovoltaics!

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KSOP Alumni Appointed To 2023 Early Career Editorial Advisory Board

Congratulations to KSOP alumni Carlos A. Ríos Ocampo and Cristina Benea-Chelmus in being appointed as part of the 2023 Early Career Editorial Advisory Board of APL Photonics Pte. Ltd.!

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Now Accepting Applications for Master's Program

Apply today for a Master's in Optics & Photonics at KSOP!

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Erasmus Mundus EUROPHOTONICS Accepting Applications

Apply until February 10, 2022 to the joint Master degree in Photonics program, Erasmus Mundus EUROPHOTONICS. 

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Welcome Intake 2022!

Welcome to all new KSOP intake 2022 master students! 

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New KSOP Principal Investigator

We would like to welcome Prof. Dr. Anja Metelmann as a new Principal Investigator of KSOP’s Research Area Quantum Optics & Spectroscopy!

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New Research Area Speaker

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. David Hunger in becoming the Speaker of Research Area Quantum Optics & Spectroscopy!

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KSOP Summer School

The KSOP Summer School is now accepting registrations! From September 29-30, 2022, optics and photonics researchers and experts come together in Bad Herrenalb, Germany to learn about fascinating recent advancements.

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KSOP is now on Twitter!

KSOP is now on Twitter! Follow @KSOP_KIT to keep up with KSOP and optics & photonics news, publications, events, offers, and more! #KSOPKIT

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Open Call for Ph.D. Industry Scholarships

Together with our industry partners Carl Zeiss AG and BOSCH AG, we are happy to announce a call for doctoral scholarships at KSOP. Apply until March 31, 2022.

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KSOP Doctoral Researcher Wins OPTICA Amplify Scholarship

Ngei Katumo, KSOP doctoral researcher has been named one of the innwers of the Amplify Scholarship offered by Optica. The 15 Amplify scholarships awarded world-wide focuses on investing in the future of black scientists in optics and photonics and comes with a prize of USD 7,500, a one year Optica student membership, and access to its mentorship program.

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KSOP Research Area I Speaker recognized as Highly Cited Researcher 2021

KSOP Research Area I (Photonic Materials & Devices) Speaker Martin Wegener (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) has been recognized as Highly Cited Researchers 2021 by Web of Science in the category 'Cross-Field'. This means that his publications rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year. In order to create the list, Web of Science evaluated research published between 2010 to 2020.

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KSOP Alumni Meeting 2021

KSOP held a virtual alumni meeting for all M.Sc. and Ph.D. alumni! Thank you to all those who joined this great event!

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KIT Ranks #1

The QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022 lists KIT as number 1 in Germany, top 10 in Europe, 46th in international comparison.

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Wegener Team Published in Nature Communications

Congratulations to KSOP Research Area I Speaker Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener and his team in having their article "Roton-like acoustical dispersion relations in 3D metamaterials" published by Nature Communications!

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KSOP Doctoral Researcher Wins Prize

Congratulations to KSOP doctoral researcher Simon Woska in receiving the 2020 Optical Materials Express (OMEx) Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize! 

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Register Today: KDOP

The bi-annual Karlsruhe Days of Optics & Photonics (KDOP) 2021 will be taking place in November 2021. Take a look at our international speakers! Registration is now open.

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Online Info Sessions for KSOP Master Program

Register today for one of the KSOP's free Online Info Sessions on the Master's in Optics and Photonics program. 

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Apply Today: Master's in Optics & Photonics

The Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) is accepting applications until April 30, 2021, for the Master of Science in Optics and Photonics program. Apply to the international, interdisciplinary program - taught completely in English!

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ZEISS Wins Deutscher Zukunftspreis

Congratulations to our premium partner ZEISS for winning the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2020! This award was given for technology and innovation which "honors the team from the ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (SMT) segment for the development of EUV lithography."

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Best Poster and Speaker Award

Congratulations to those who received the KSOP-QMat Summer School 2020 Best Poster and Best Speaker awards!

Prof. Dr. Andrew Forbes received the best speaker award and the winners of the best poster award are Aristeidis Lamprianidis, Denis Jankovic, Sören Bieling, Marc Hippler, Hao Jia, Alexander Anton, Robert Huber and Somayeh Moghadamzadeh. 

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KSOP Alumni Wins Award

Congratulations to KSOP Alumni Dr. Tobias Abzieher for receiving the "Verleihung des Gips-Schüle-Nachwuchspreises 2020" award. He received the award for his work in the research of novel solar cells and perovskite solar cells.

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Open PhD Position

Open PhD Position on Novel Vacuum-Processed Absorber Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells.

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KSOP PhD Student Sets World Record

KSOP PhD researcher Vincent Hahn has now set a world record in ultra-precise 3D printing. His laser achieved 10 million voxels per second.

Hear his interview (in German) here
Corona Virus

For updated information about the Corona Virus in regards to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), please visit their FAQ website.

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"Color-Selected Printed Organic Photodiodes for Filterless Multichannel Visible Light Communication"

KSOP Master & Erasmus Mundus alumni and current KSOP PhD student, Noah Strobel, together with KSOP Scientific Coordinator Ulrich Lemmer, recently published the article in Advanced Materials.

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KIT Among the Top in Ranking by Subject

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is ranked among the top 50 in the world for Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics and Astronomy. They also receive top 5 ranks by subject in Germany.

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Apply Now for KSOP M.Sc. Program

Are you interested in attaining your Master of Science in Optics & Photonics? Apply today to the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics, the Graduate School of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)!

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Join the ITG Workshop KT3.1

On February 18-19, 2020 the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics at the KIT Campus South will be hosting the "Workshop der ITG-Fachgruppe KT 3.1 Modellierung photonischer Komponenten und Systeme."

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India: Join DAAD Webinar

Study Optics & Photonics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. Register for the free webinar on Thursday, February 13 at 10:30am (GMT +1) to learn more about our Master program in Optics & Photonics.

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Indonesia: Join DAAD Webinar

Brighten Your Future with a Master in Optics & Photonics. Register for the free webinar on Monday, February 3 at 15:30 (WIB/GMT +7) to learn more about our Master program.

Business Innovation Lecture

Register today for the lecture "Business Innovation in Optics & Photonics" where you will learn from the innovation experts of ZEISS and get in touch with an attractive employer. The best teams get the chance to continue working on their projects after the lecture in the student lab of the newly built ZEISS InnovationHub at KIT Campus North. The lecture is open to Bachelor, Master and PhD students.

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Michael Kaschke is New Chairman of the KIT Supervisory Board.

Congratulations to Michael Kaschke, CEO of ZEISS Group, in becoming a new chairman of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)'s Supervisory Board. ZEISS is a longstanding partner of the KIT and KSOP.

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Best Publication Award 2019

Congratulations to Aso Rahimzadegan, Marc Hippler, Saba Gharibzadeh, Tobias Frenzel, and Tobias Messer for receiving KSOP's Best Publication Award 2019!

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Lecture Announcement

Join the lecture "How to innovate or why sometimes new technologies fail" by Prof. Kaschke, December 3 at 5:30 - 7:00 pm in room SE 203 at the International Department. You can only participate if you have registered for the lecture Business Innovation. Register here.

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Women in Photonics Event

Register until November 27, 2019 for the next Women in Photonics meeting, held on December 5, 2019 by Zeiss in Oberkochen, Germany.

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Application Portal for Max Planck Schools is Open

The application portal for the Max Planck Schools of Photonics is open until December 15, 2019. 

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KSOP Alumni Runs a Start-up Company

Congratulations to Dr. Uwe Bog, who together with a multidisciplinary team is running a high-tech start-up, GmbH.

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KSOP Coordinator Becomes OSA Fellow

Congratulations to KSOP Coordinator Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lemmer in becoming a Fellow of The Optical Society (OSA)! He received this honor for "developing a vision for an international education program in optics that appreciates its importance as an enabling technology."

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KSOP Alumna Wins Prize at CLEO-Europe

KSOP Alumna Ileana-Cristina Benea-Chelmus received the 2019 EPS-QEOD Thesis Prizes for fundamental aspects at the CLEO-Europe Munich. Congratulations!

Bosch Group New KSOP Premium Partner

We are happy to welcome BOSCH as a new premium industry partner of KSOP!

 Bosch is a world leading multinational engineering, electronics and IoT company with its headquarters in Gerlingen which is near Karlsruhe.The close cooperation between KSOP and its industry partners is of high value for our students as well as for the companies. We are grateful to have another leading company as our partner and are looking forward to a productive collaboration!

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Bosch Group New KSOP Premium Partner

We are happy to welcome BOSCH as a new premium industry partner of KSOP!

Bosch is a world leading multinational engineering, electronics and IoT company with its headquarters in Gerlingen which is near Karlsruhe. The close cooperation between KSOP and its industry partners is of high value for our students as well as for the companies. We are grateful to have another leading company as our partner and are looking forward to a productive collaboration!

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3rd Sustainability Spring Days at KIT

KSOP students can join KIT during the Sustainability Spring Days - Project days on sustainability in science, work and private life on March 25 - 28th, 2019. This program offers the opportunity to explore how science can contribute to understanding and fostering the sustainability of technical, social and ecological systems and how sustainability research itself can become an active driver of sustainable development.

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Supplementary Studies on Sustainable Development

The KIT is offering students to join their certificate course on Supplementary Studies on Sustainable Development: Transformation Knowledge for Everyone.The aim is to support students in taking responsibility for sustainability issues and for their own actions as individuals, citizens, researchers and future decision-makers.

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Nanoscribe wins Baden-Württemberg State Prize for Young Companies

Congratulations KSOP Spin-Off Nanoscribe for receiving the Baden-Wuerttemberg state prize for young companies!

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International Bionic Award 2018 Winners

Congratulations to KSOP Alumni and Mentor for receiving the International Bionic Award 2018 for their research on "Butterfly-inspired photonic nanostructures for energy and healthcare applications."

Watch the Video Interview Here
Frontiers in Photonics Symposium

Register today for the FEMTO-ST "Frontiers in Photonics" Symposium. The symposium will be on November 23rd, 2018 and cover topics like optics, imaging frontiers, and the links between the science of optics and the history of art.

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KSOP Alumni Featured in Nature Photonics

Congratulations to KSOP alumni Tobias Harter and Sandeep Ummethala along with KSOP Professors Freude & Koos on their work that was recently published in Nature Photonics! The article was also honored by a News & Views Article! 

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Excellence Strategy

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has successfully acquired funding for two clusters of excellence within the Excellence Strategy launched by the federal and state governments. KIT Will Submit Proposal in the Funding Line “University of Excellence“

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Excellence Strategy

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has successfully acquired funding for two clusters of excellence within the Excellence Strategy launched by the federal and state governments. KIT Will Submit Proposal in the Funding Line “University of Excellence“

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Nanoscribe in Shanghai

Congratulations to KSOP Spin-off Nanoscribe for establishing a subsidiary in Shanghai, China - "Nanoscribe China Co. Ltd."!

Nanoscribe in Shanghai

Congratulations to KSOP Spin-off Nanoscribe for establishing a subsidiary in Shanghai, China - "Nanoscribe China Co. Ltd."!

KSOP Webinar for India

KSOP will be holding a webinar for India on September 13th at 11:30 CET (15:00 IST). Join us and find out about our programs!

Founder of the Month Winner

Vanguard Photonics GmbH received the Founder of the Month August prize from KIT!

KSOP Webinar for India

KSOP will be holding a webinar for India on September 13th at 11:30 CET (15:00 IST). Join us and find out about our programs!

Founder of the Month Winner

Vanguard Photonics GmbH received the Founder of the Month August prize from KIT!

Selectively Erasable 3-D Inks


Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - KSOP have now developed 3-D inks that can be selectively erased. This makes it possible to deliberately break down and rebuild highly precise structures on the micro- and nanoscale. 

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KSOP Prof.'s and PhD's Win Neuland Prizes

Congratulations to the 2018 KIT-Neuland prize winners! KSOP Professors and PhD students were among the winners for their projects; Prof. Dr. Stefan Bräse, Jasmin Busch, Fabian Hudemer, Eduard Spuling, and Prof. Dr. Jan Korvink.

>> See the winners here
New Edition of Sonderpublikation

Two KSOP scientists are featured in the latest edition of Sonderpublikation "Frauen in der Photonik."

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Prof. Martin Wegener on 3D Printing

"If the development continues, you will be able to print your own smartphone in twenty years' time." Read the article here.

New Chair of Optronics at KIT

Prof. rer. nat. habil. Marc Eichhorn is the new Head of the Department  "Photonics and Optronic Systems" at the Ettlingen site of the Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, System Technology and Image Evaluation IOSB. At the KIT, Eichhorn holds the newly founded Chair of Optronics. At Fraunhofer IOSB, he will set up a department for laser technologies.

Prof. Wagenknecht wins the Faculty Teaching Award!


At the annual celebration at the end of April in the Garden Hall, Professor Dr. Hans-Achim Wagenknecht, KSOP Professor, was awarded the Faculty Teaching Prize 2018.

Watch the video here
ZEISS Innovation Hub @KIT

ZEISS held a ceremony on the north campus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to launch the construction of a new site in Germany. This will be a shared innovation building for KIT and its carve-out Nanoscribe – the ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT.

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ZEISS Scholars 2018

Congratulations to our ZEISS Scholarship recipients! Our Premium Partner ZEISS gave three KSOP master students a scholarship that provides financial aid, individual consulting, career coaching, access to ZEISS career network and events!

More information on the scholarship here

What makes perovskite solar cells so efficient

Solar cells with efficiencies of over 20 percent with cost-effective production - Perovskites make it possible. KSOP member Fabian Ruf and his team have gained fundamental insights into the function of perovskite solar cells. They report on their workin the journal Applied Physics Letters.

Read more on their work here!
Register Today for KSOP Summer School

Register today for the KSOP Summer School! During this three day program, participants will hear from leading experts in the O&P fields, network with students, doctoral researchers and young scientists from other universities and institutes.

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Nanoscribe Receives the DPG Technology Transfer Award

The Institute of Nanotechnology, the Innovation- and Relations-Management at the KIT as well as Nanoscribe are distinguished by the German Physical Society (DPG) for their successful transfer of scientific research into commercial products. KSOP Prof. Martin Wegener (Institute of Nanotechnology) helped with developing the technology.

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KSOP M.Sc. Online Info Session II

We will be holding another informational webinar about our Master's Program on April 3rd at 4:00 pm (CET) . Participants can have their questions answered, learn about the application process and student life in Karlsruhe.

Register for the webinar here!
How mushrooms grow: A movie from inside a cell

KSOP Prof. Nienhaus and his team reveal the role of vesicle transport in polar growth of fungal cells with superresolution and pulse-chase imaging.

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Congratulations KSOP Prof. Johannes Orphal

Prof. Johannes Orphal received the Gay Lussac Humboldt Prize from the Paris Académie of the Sciences. Congratulations!

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MSc Graduation Ceremony Registration is Now Open!

The 2018 KSOP MSc Graduation Ceremony, sponsored by ZEISS, is now open for registration! Register today!

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ZEISS Scholarship
Exclusive ZEISS Scholarship

We are proud to announce that our premium partner ZEISS is now offering an exclusive scholarship for KSOP students. Scholarship holders will not only receive financial support but also individual consulting, career coaching and access to the ZEISS career network and exclusive events.

Apply now!
Prof. Koos Receives ERC Consolidator Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Prof. Christian Koos Consolidator Grants to fund his project in Photonic and Electronic Methods to Generate Terahertz Signals and make them usable for Data Transmission and Measurement Technology. Congratulations!

Further information here!
KSOP PhD Student and Professor on the Cover of Science

Congratulations to KSOP PhD student Tobias Frenzel and KSOP Professor Martin Wegener on being featured on the front page of Science!

Read the article here
KDOP 2017 Pictures

On November 7-8, 2017, KSOP had their bi-annual international symposium, the Karlsruhe Days of Optics & Photonics (KDOP). Here are pictures from the event.

See the pictures here!
3D Security Features
3D optical security features

KSOP Prof. Wegener and his group developed 3D fluorescence-based security features manufactured by multistep 3D optical laser lithography. This innovative technique increases the protection against forgery of e.g. passports or money.

Read the press release here!
KDOP Conference App!

Be one step ahead and get our KDOP Conference App! You can find useful information about speakers, location, the agenda and more!

Click here for download information!
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Congratulations KSOP Alumni Radwanul Hasan Siddique!

KSOP Alumni Radwanul Hasan Siddique's PhD article was published on the online journal Science Advances! His PhD relates to electrical engineering in regards to optics and butterflies.

Find out more about his achievements here!
New ZEISS Innovation Hub for KIT North

Our industry partner ZEISS has teamed up with KIT to build a new innovation building at KIT Campus North. The "ZEISS Innovation Hub," will be a globally operating company for the optical and optoelectronic industry.

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New PI for KSOP

KSOP has a new Principal Investigator (PI), Prof. David Hunger. Congratulations! You can meet Prof. Hunger at the Karlsruhe Days of Optics and Photonics (KDOP), where he will be presenting a speech.

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KSOP participates in Max Planck School of Photonics

Together with four research organizations and seven universities, KSOP will contribute to the Max Planck School of Photonics. This schools joins the forces of the different pillars of the German Science systems and will offer exceptional possibilities for graduate research for talents from all over the world.

Read more here!
Congratulations KSOP Prof. Manfred Kappes

Prof. Kappes was awarded a membership of the Berlin-Badenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities! 

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KSOP PhD Student Nico Bolse Wins Best Student Paper Award

Nico Bolse from the group of Prof. Uli Lemmer won the Best Student Paper Award during the SPIE Optics+Optoelectronics 2017 conference for his paper on Discrimination of trace nitroaromatics using linear discriminant analysis on aerosol jet printed fluorescent sensor arrays.

To read to award winning paper, click here!
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Prof. Koos group publishes in Nature

The research team from Prof. Koos, has found what is needed to significantly increase the wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) techniques; Microresonator soliton frequency combs.

Read more here!
"Tailored Disorder" SPP 1839 Spring School
SPP 1839 Spring School

From May 15 - 17 KSOP will host the "Tailored Disorder" SPP 1839 Spring School. It covers the hot topic of disordered photonic structures.

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Prof. Jordi Mompart
Quantum Optics Guest Professor

From June 28 - July 3 Prof. Jordi Mompart from the Department of Physics at the Universitat Autònoma de
Barcelona in Spain will be visiting KSOP. He will speak about and discuss light interaction with three-level systems.

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Background Suppression for Super-resolution Light Microscopy

Prof. Nienhaus and his group have developed a new fluorescence microscopy method: STEDD. This method produces images of highest resolution with suppressed background.

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New Industry Partner!

We want to introduce our newest premium partner Edmund Optics, a leading global producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology.

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PhD Seminars
PhD Seminar!

The KSOP PhD Seminar is taking place on March 14! The seminars help to foster the exchange of knowledge among our doctoral researchers.

Read more about the speakers and their topics here!
Study abroad!
Study abroad with KSOP!

Thanks to a new agreement KSOP students can do their 3rd semester in Marseille or Barcelona or write their Master's thesis at Ghent University.

More information here!
Erasmus Mundus
Master Europhotonics

Do you want to study in three different European countries? Apply till March 2nd for the Erasmus Mundus EUROPHOTONICS M.Sc. Program!

More information here!
SPIE Scholarship
SPIE scholarship

The international society for optics and photonics (SPIE) offers scholarships to SPIE student members located anywhere in the world.

Apply till February 15!
Metamaterial Inverts the Hall Effect
Research: Metamaterial Inverts Hall Effect

Prof. Wegener's Group has produced a structure which could lead to novel magnetic sensors containing both positive- and negative-Hall-coefficient element

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10 Years of KSOP!

On December 7, 2016 we celebrated KSOP’s anniversary with keynote speaker Prof. Stefan W. Hell.

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Photonic Markers
Unique Photonic Markers

Nanophotonics experts of KSOP, in cooperation with Polysecure GmbH, developed various types of photonic markers with unique luminescent properties, minimum environmental risk, and excellent stability.

Read more here!
KDOP 2017
Save the Date!

On November 7 - 8 the Karlsruhe Days of Optics & Photonics will take place! We are looking forward to your participation!

Register here!
How to Build an OLED

Jun. Prof. Dr. Amitabh Banerji's hold a Science Slam at KSOP´s 10th anniversary on how to construct an OLED in ten minutes.

Read his interview here!
Master-Intake 2016
Start of KSOP Master Program 2016

Over 40 students of the Master intake 2016 have arrived. Welcome to all of you and fingers crossed for those who are still waiting for their visa!

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3D-Printing of Glass Possible

The Institute of Microstructure Technology, where a lot of KSOP research is done, has developed a new procedure that allows the 3D-printing of complex forms of glass.

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New KSOP member: Prof. Korvink

Prof. Dr. Jan G. Korvink, Head of the Institute of Microstructure Technology, is part of KSOP since September. Welcome!

ADVA Best Student Paper Award

KSOP Student Aleksandar Nesic received ADVA Best Student Paper Award for his paper "Hybrid 2D/3D Photonic Integration for Non-Planar Circuit Topologies" at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC). Congratulations!

Erwin Schrödinger

KSOP Professors Martin Bastmeyer and Martin Wegener were awarded with the Erwin-Schrödinger-Prize for their work on "3D printing functionalized microstructures". Congratulations!

Read more about their work here
KIT ranking
KIT listed amongst Top 100 Universities worldwide!

In the QS World University Ranking KIT achieved very good results. Amongst German universities KIT came in at fourth place.

Read more results here
German Courses

The registration for the German Language Courses is online once again. You can find the registration by pressing the link below.

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How to Turn Green Light Blue
How to Turn Green Light Blue

KIT and KSOP researchers open up new possibilities for Solar Cells and LEDs with their piggyback-structured Metal-Organic Frameworks.

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Application Portal
KSOP PhD Application Portal launched

From now on, all applications for the KSOP PhD Program will be processed through our brand new tailored application portal.

Apply now!
Pioneer region Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe will become a test field for networked and automated driving. Under the direction of the FZI, vehicles are to be tested and developed in real traffic throughout Karlsruhe, Bruchsal and Heilbronn.

Read more here.
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Flower Power

KIT researchers increase efficiency of solar cells by mimicking the structure of petals. The specific surface area  improves light harvesting and thus generates more power.

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Nanoscribe takes 3D printing technology to a new level, producing parts with features at a micro level.  Gartner´s Report puts Nanoscribe under the Top 5 pioneering "Cool Vendors in 3D Printing 2016".

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A Strong Cooperation

Together with the industry association SPECTARIS KSOP organized a trip for master & PhD students of KSOP to Optatec. There, they got the chance to network with companies & learn about their career opportunities.

Read the article (in german)
Asian Talents meet Global Players

On June 25, there is a special career event coming up at KIT - Asian Talents meet Global Players. Bosch, Daimler and MAHLE will visit the KIT to discuss possible career paths with you!

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Berliner Glas Group - Space Data Highway

The Berliner Glas Group, one of our industry partners, has successfully launched the first element of the European Data Relay System into orbit. When finished, the system will provide near real time data communication.

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KSOP amongst best course of studies

KSOP is one of two courses which was accredited by the KIT-PLUS Commission without any stipulations, and scores a lecture quality index of 99.78/100.

More results here
Career Fair
KSOP Career Fair - Save the date!

On November 30th you have the chance to get to know companies from the optics & photonics industry in the Hector Auditorium.

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Prof. Jordi Mompart
KSOP participates in Max Planck School of Photonics

Together with four research organizations and seven universities, KSOP will contribute to the Max Planck School of Photonics. These schools join the forces of the different pillars of the German Science systems and will offer exceptional possibilities for graduate research for talents from all over the world.

Click here to see the video interviews!
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Best Student Paper Award for KIT Students

Shalom Isaac and Prof. Neumann were awarded for paper on LED flashlight capable of two different light distributions.


DAAD Webinar

Register for the DAAD Webinar for prospective students from China: "Study Optics & Photonics in Germany" on 14th of April starting at 10:00 AM. The presentation will be in Chinese.

Veit Angrick
MSc Alumnus Veit´s Experiences with TRUMPF

Why did the KSOP Alumnus decide to work for TRUMPF after graduation and how did he get there?

Read the interview here
New KSOP Member: Zeiss R&D Director

After ten years at Zeiss, Prof. Nahm will not only be professor at KIT but also KSOP member from April on.

Martin Wegener
KSOP Professor Among Most Influential Scientists

According to Thomson Reuters the KSOP Professor Martin Wegener is among the researchers who published the greatest number of articles ranking among the top one percent by citations received in his field.

SpringSchool Entechnon
Entrepreneurship for Researchers - Spring School 2016

Learn how to develop potential business ideas, based on technology and research findings. Which skills are needed to start and run an own business?

Research Developments on Organic Diodes

Cooperation between KSOP Alumna Bergmann, Baumann and Prof. Braese brought interesting findings.

Read press release here
DAAD Webinar

Register for DAAD Webinar Series: "Afraid of the dark? Study Optics & Photonics in Germany"! on Feb 1, 2016 12:00 PM EST.

Register here
Studieren mit Lichtgeschwindigkeit

Watch the video from our OSKar students! 

EuroPhotonics - Erasmus Mundus

Applications for the next edition of the Master program are open.
Application deadline: March 1st, 2016

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LightWave Studio

Explore the dynamics of Maxwell's equations and perform a multitude of wave optics experiments on your phone or tablet with the new app by KSOP alumnus Dr. Mauno Schelb.

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“QualityDoc@KIT” Wins Competition

The Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts grants EUR 100,000 to the winners of the Ph.D. Quality Assurance competition.

Read the press release here.
KSOP for childcare

KSOP continues to take measures to achieve gender equality by supporting the KIT childcare institution KiBu e.V.

About our gender equality measures
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Ulrich Lemmer on DFG review board

Professor Lemmer has been appointed to represent researchers in Germany on the DFG's review board for subject area Electronic Semiconductors, Components, Circuits and Systems.

You can find the related press release here.
Highlighted on Back Cover

The KSOP PhD candidate Patrik Rath was asked for a review paper in the Physica Status Solidi (a). The title is “Diamond as a material for monolithically integrated optical and optomechanical devices”.

Read his paper here!
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Min Zhang, one of the KSOP PhD students, was featured in the KIT Newsletter (pg. 14) 

German Courses now available

Dear Students, we like to invite you to our new courses. Register here and improve your German skills.

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All Dates for new Intake

We welcome the new KSOP master students. Here you find all important dates for the next weeks.

Orientation Week

Lab & safety instruction

Application workshop

Intercultural Training Days

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KSOP Welcome Day

On October 23rd, we will welcome our new PhD students at the Light Technology Institute.

more information
Prof. Dr. Kaschke
Zeiss at KSOP

This winter term a new course will be offered. Prof. Dr. Kaschke, the CEO of Carl Zeiss, will hold an interesting lecture for motivated KSOP students.

More information

ID Jubilee
KSOP Graduation & ID Jubilee

Have a look at the press release and the picture gallery of the KSOP graduation and the ID jubilee.

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KIT climbs up in ranking

The 2015 QS World University Ranking lists KIT in the top 100. Natural sciences and engineering are especially strong. In Germany, KIT confirmed its position with place 4.

Read the press release
Successful Paper

The KSOP PhD candidate Matthias Stegmaier and the Master graduate Carlos Ríos were involved in a Nature Photonics article on the first all-optical permanent on-chip memory.

Read full article
Career Fair
KSOP Career Fair

Get in direct contact with representatives from the optical industry on November 10th in Karlsruhe!

YouTube Channel
KSOP Video Portrait launched

At the ID Jubilee 15 years celebration on July 23 the KSOP video portrait had its world premiere.

Watch the video
Glasswing Butterfly
A collaboration success story

Did you hear about the collaboration between a KSOP mentor and a KSOP PhD student that led to a publication in a high-impact journal? Want to know the story behind all this?

Read our success story interview

KSOP Video Contest

Due to the International Year of Light KSOP arranges a video contest!


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Karlsruhe Days of Optics & Photonics

Dive into the world of O&P with international experts e.g. Prof. David Sampson (University of Western Australia) from November 24 – 25.

See here for the program

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15 years International Department

The International Department of the KIT is celebrating its 15th jubilee on July 23, 2015. Don’t miss the deadline for registration on May 31.

More information 

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Smart Energy Systems & Entrepreneurship Summer School 2015

The event will impart a broad view of technical basis and how to utilise this knowledge in order to create innovations. 

It is taking place from July 27 - August 7, 2015.
Uli Lemmer
Why to study and research at KSOP

Prof. Dr. Uli Lemmer is the Coordinator and speaker of the KSOP. He explains the benefits to study or do research at KSOP in our YouTube channel.

Watch videos
Facetten des Lichts
The spectrum of light

Dr. Ulrich Kilian opens the series of lectures on Thursday, April 30th 2015, with a talk on the subject of "The Meaning of Light in Physics, Technology and Culture". The talk will be held in German.

Learn more

Nearly Invisible Butterfly Wings
Low-reflection wings and nanostructures

The collaboration between a KSOP mentor and KSOP PhD student and the crossover between different topics led to a publication in a high-impact journal.

Read the press release

German Courses
German Courses

The registration for our German Courses is possible from now on until the 12th of April. Gloria Dörner, our German lecturer, teaches different courses of levels A1, A2 & B1.

Learn more

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KSOP publication in journals

The paper of the KSOP PhD-Student and OSKar-member Patrik Rath got published and was chosen as cover in two journals.

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Crowdfunding at KIT

KITcrowd is a new platform for financing the realization of brilliant ideas from KIT students through crowdfunding starting on March 11. 

Learn more

IONS Conference
IONS Karlsruhe

On June 26 - 28 the IONS International Student Conference will take place in Karlsruhe.

Click here for more information

Jürgen Hubbert
Founding Member honored

Jürgen Hubbert was awarded as honorary citizen of the KIT. He is founding member of the International Department. 

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Spring School
Entrepreneurship for Researchers - Spring School

Learn how to develop potential business ideas, based on technology and research findings. Which skills are needed to start and run an own business?

Master Intake 2015

Miriam Sonnenbichler, KSOP Master Program Manager, answers questions for prospects of the next intake on our Youtube Channel. The application deadline is May 15!

Watch the video
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Koos
Science award for Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Koos

The KSOP member Prof. Dr.-Ing. Koos receives the Baden-Württemberg science award for his achievements on faster and energy-efficient data transmission.

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KSOP Career Fair

The KSOP Career Fair on November 13 was a great success! Good luck to all applicants!

Program and further information
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KSOP YouTube Channel

Get an impression of Master and Doctoral students of KSOP in their interviews. We also talked to KSOP professors at the last KSOP Summer School.

Watch the videos

Welcome new Intake 2014!

We like to welcome our new Master Students from over 20 countries, which are starting their studies in the upcoming winter term. 

Click here for more

Alumni Voices
New Student Voices

The three Master students Lisa, Tuan Anh and Javier worked on their master thesis together with the Carl Zeiss and Polytec.

Read about their experiences here.
DAAD Scholarship
DAAD Scholarships

KSOP offers students who have not spent more than 15 months in Germany DAAD scholarships for our PhD Program.

The Nobel Prize goes to...

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded in the field of optics for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes! Every modern smartphone uses this light for its photo flash.

KIT Alumni Events 2014
KIT Alumni Events 2014

If you are a registered member of the KIT Alumni Club you have the possibility to take part in some interesting events this fall.

Click here for more information
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KSOP Summer School

The registration for this year’s Summer school is now open. Meet leading experts in the field of Optics & Photonics!

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Prof. Stiller
Interview on Autonomous Driving

Prof. Stiller, speaker of the KSOP Research Area Optical Systems, talks about autonomous driving.

Watch the Interview
Accreditation of KIT and KSOP

KIT is one of three TU9 universities which assess programs on their own and have the right to approve of their execution.

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KSOP featured in Campushunter Magazine

There's an article on the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics in the recent release of the Campushunter magazine.

International Students
International Campus Life

What is international campus life at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology like? A new KIT video answers exactly this question.

Watch the Video
Research Success in Organic Solar Cells

KIT coordinates the "MatHero" project related to sustainable and low-cost production methods of organic solar cells. 

Read full article
Apply Now!
Apply now for the KSOP Master Program

Applications are open until May 15th for the MSc program starting this fall. Don't miss your chance and apply now

KSOP mourns the sudden loss of PD Dr. Oliver Hampe
Rest in Peace Dr. Oliver Hampe

Dr. Oliver Hampe was a staff scientist in the Institutes of Nanotechnology and Physical Chemistry. The deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Oliver Hampe.

Video on studying at KSOP

OSKar is the association of Optics Students in Karlsruhe. Here, they give an insight into what studying at KSOP is like.

Click to see Video
World-record Micrometer-sized Converter

The converter of electrical into optical signals is presented in the current issue of the Nature Photonics magazine.

115. Jahrestagung der DGaO
DGaO Meeting

From June 10-14, the 115th Annual Meeting of the DGaO  takes place in Karlsruhe, focusing on topics of micro- and nanophotonics to image and signal processing.

Click here for Invitation
Career Fair Icebreaker Day
Internship Icebreaker

Get in touch with Ocean Optics, Precitec & Schott on April 15th, 9am - 4pm. Discuss about working in Germany with the local employment agency.

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Students & Clipboard
MBA Fundamentals

The program is a new offer for doctoral researchers of KSOP. You can work towards an MBA while still doing your research.

Click here for more information
PhD School
PhD School

With 21 participants, the PhD Spring School was a full success. If you're interested, look out for our next PhD School September 22nd to 26th !

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Article: Silicium LEDs emit more than infra red lights

Scientists at the University of Toronto made a break through in devoloping high efficient lights out of silicium-nanocrystals.

Click here to read the full article (German)

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OSKar - the optical network

OSKar is the abbreviation for "Optic Students Karlsruhe" and is composed of students and postgraduates who share a common interest in optics & photonics.

Click here to read the article (German)

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Nanoscribe wins Prism-Award

The KSOP Spin-Off Nanoscribe has won the "Prism Award 2014". The renowned annual prize rewards innovations in optics.

Click here to read the article
Life Changing Event
Open Day on March 27th

Visit the Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics on our Open Day on March 27th. You can get information on the Master Program and talk to KSOP representatives as well as current students.

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PhD Spring School
PhD Spring School

Learn how to develop potential business ideas, based on technology and research findings and to train the skills which are needed to start and run an own business sustainably!

March, 26-31, 2014

KSOP in January
KSOP in January

Season’s greetings and best wishes for the new year! May 2014 be filled with prosperity, joy, and success.

Intercultural Training Day -- New students and alumni of KSOP -- Laser materials processing -- Helmholtz Day of Teratronics

See Newsletter 01/14...
Partik Rath
PhD scholarship from the Deutschen Telekom Stiftung

Congratulations! The KSOP PhD Student Patrik Rath receives the "Doktorandenstipendium der Deutsche Telekom Stiftung". 

Career Fair BOSCH@KSOP

Opportunities for scientist and research engineers at Bosch Corporate Research in Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo

Friday, February 7, 2014; 12 am
KIT Campus South, International Department

Register here!
Helmholtz Day of Teratronics

The Helmholtz Day of Teratronics provides you with top-notch speeches from renowned scientists in the field of teratronics. Additionally, the HIRST PhD students will present their projects.

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Dec.16, 2013 - KSOP Info Booth at KIT Mensa

Around Europe at almost the Speed of Light? Get to know all about your chances with the Erasmus Mundus Europhotonics Master Program.

Dec. 16th, 11am - 2pm
Place: Foyer KIT dining hall / Mensa

Study at three excellent European universities
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European record in thin solar cells

KSOP scientists at ZSW had a breakthrough in their search for more advantageous materials and processes in the manufacture of efficient thin-film solar cells.

Read the press release
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Article on KSOP in InFocus

One of our industry partners, Polytec, has written in article about the KSOP in their magazin on optical measuring systems.

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Carlos Rios
Presentation Award Carlos Rios

Congratulations! Master student Carlos Rios Ocampo received the "Outstanding presentation award" at the EPCOS 2013 conference!

Talk on ‘Photonic devices in motion’

As a part of OSA’s travelling lecturer program, OSKar is delighted to invite everyone to a talk on ‘Photonic devices in motion’ by Prof. Mo Li from the University of Minnesota. The talk is scheduled to take place in Grasof-Hörsaal on 12th November starting from 18:00 hrs.

Setup for the world record of wireless data transmission at 100 gigabits per second
World Record: Wireless Data Transmission at 100 Gbit/s

KSOP researchers present a method for wireless data transmission at a world-record rate of 100 gigabits per second in the current issue of Nature Photonics.

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Poster Award iNOW

The KSOP PhD student Aleksandar Nesic won the second prize with his poster "Highly Efficient Silicon-Organic Hybrid Phase Shifters for Reconfigurable Ultra-Fast Signal Processing" at this year's Workshop iNOW.

Industry Contact Fair "Optical Technologies"

Get in direct contact with representatives from the optical industry on November 7th in Karlsruhe!

Wissenschaftsfetival Effekte
"KSOP live on stage"

Have a look at the photos of the presentation at science festival "Effects" in Karlsruhe.

See photos here.
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KSOP in July

KSOP meets ZEISS and KSOP at the Science festival "Effects" are two of the topics in our Newsletter for July.

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Interview with Master student

Read the interview with Ifte on his studies at the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics.

Open Day
June 12, 2013 - KSOP Open Day

Get to know all about your chances with a MSc Program at the KSOP.

Learn about the stages...

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KSOP student featured in ClicKIT

Philipp Brenner, who studies in the Masterprogram at KSOP, was featured in the KIT Newsletter (pg. 13).

Internship Icebreaker 11th April, 2013 14:00-16:00

Meet the optics companies OSRAM and PRECITEC! Talk about offers for internships, master thesis and jobs!

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Light from Silicon Nanocrystal LEDs

KSOP PhD student Florian Maier-Flaig and scientists of the University of Toronto, have now succeeded in manufacturing silicon-based light-emitting diodes (SiLEDs), which are free of metal and can emit light in different colors.

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EM Spring School 2013

You can still register for the next Spring School in the scope of the Erasmus Mundus Program, which takes place from April 08-10, 2013 in Hohenwart Forum, Germany!

Program & Registration
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ADVA best student paper award

In a collaboration between University College London and the KIT, KSOP PhD student Rene Schmogrow was awarded the 2nd price at the ECOC conference for his paper.

Apply now for MSc Program EUROPHOTONICS

Study Optics & Photonics in 3 different European countries…
Application possible until
1st of February 2013

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KIT im Rathaus

The KIT Focus "Optics & Photonics" presented itself to around 200 intersted citizens in the city hall of Karlsruhe on Janury 23, 2013.

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Company Contact Fair

Inform yourself about open job positions, internships and master thesis. Meet ten companies from the Optical Industry in Germany on Nov. 14 in Audimax.

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Master Intake
KSOP welcomes the students from the new Intake 2012

44 students from 16 different countries have started the KSOP MSc Program in WS 2012/2013.

More information on the MSc Program
KSOP mourns the sudden loss of Malik Shehryar Ashraf

Mr. Malik Shehryar Ashraf, a  second year master student, passed away on Saturday, Sep. 8th, 2012. During the commemoration ceremony on Monday evening many friends, students and employees of the KIT paid their last respects.

The deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Malik Shehryar Ashraf.

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KSOP at Naturejobs Expo

On September 20, 2012 KSOP presents itself at the UK's largest career fair in London. Visit our booth there!

More information on the Expo
New KSOP Brochure

Download the new KSOP Brochure!

Edition: August 2012

KSOP awarded Excellence Status
Excellence Status of KSOP confirmed

Jubilation at the KSOP: The first graduate school of the KIT defended its excellence status awarded by the DFG.

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KSOP PhD alumnus J. Fischer won the DGaO Young Talent Award

The DGaO awarded the Young Talent Prize for the best PhD and the best Master Thesis in the field of applied optics.

OSKar offically accepted as SPIE chapter

OSKar is officially accepted as a SPIE student chapter. Have a look!

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Workshop KSOP - FEMTO-ST

KSOP professors, PhD students and OSKar members visited FEMTO-ST in Besançon, France on April 10th for a joint workshop.

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Icebreaker Day
Internship Icebreaker Day

In order to bridge the gap between the internship applicants of KSOP and the industry, OSKar organizes the contact fair “Internship Icebreaker”on April 26, 2012.

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Hochschulgemeinschaft für Lichttechnik
Dr. Schäfer Award

The university community for lighting technology awarded a prize to KSOP PhD Alumnus Boris Riedel as well as to KSOP Master students Claudia Hößbacher and Julian Kurz.

Read more about the awarded projects
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IONS Germany 2012

The registration for the next IONS meeting – a social and educational event hosted by OSKar is now open.

KIT Doktorandenpreis
KIT PhD Award 2011

KSOP Alumnus Dr. Michael Thiel is one of the winner of the KIT PhD Award 2011.

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KSOP in clicKIT Nov 2011

Interview with KSOP mentor T. Mappes and KSOP student G. Medeiros on the Master Program.

Read Interview (Page 9)
KSOP Erasmus Mundus Programs
Erasmus Mundus

Cooperation with leading european research centers in Optics & Photonics for and a .

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OSA Excellence Award 2011

OSKar won the OSA excellence award for small student chapters, endowed with 1.000 $.

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 PhD Program in Optics & Photonics
Ph.D. Program

The KSOP Ph.D. Program follows an unique interdisciplinary approach.

Ph.D. Program
Master Program in Optics & Photonics
Master Program

Apply now for the unique MSc Program in Optics & Photonics!