Scientific Events

At KSOP we do not only feel as a school in Optics & Photonics but also as a forum on scientific exchange in Optics & Photonics topics. Each year we offer our students the opportunity to follow us into the fascinating world of Optics & Photonics.

Three days of each year are fully in light of Optics & Photonics: Alternating the KSOP Summer School and the Karlsruhe Days of Optics & Photonics (KDOP) take place.

While the KSOP Summer School is taking place usually at the countryside which is a great baseline for undisturbed discussions, the Karlsruhe Days of Optics & Photonics are located at the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT).

Commonly, they allure experts of Optics and Photonics each year to share their knowledge with students, young scientists and doctoral researchers in presentations and fruitful discussions.

Thus, KSOP Summer School and Karlsruhe Days of Optics & Photonics offer a great chance to get extensive insights into latest advancements in Optics & Photonics.


 KSOP Summer School


KSOP Summer School

The biennial KSOP Summer School presents young researchers an insight into state-of-the-art research topics of KSOP and other universities, as well as in industry. There is also the opportunity to meet leading experts of Optics & Photonics. Take a look at past KSOP Summer School's here.


For information on the current KSOP Summer School, click here.



Karlsruhe Days of Optics & Photonics (KDOP)
With the biennial Karlsruhe Days of Optics and Photonics we offer our students a widely expert forum with international guest speakers on Optics & Photonics topics. Take a look at past KDOP's here.


For information on the current KDOP, click here.


Past Scientific Events

SPP 1839 Spring School

The Spring School, stemming from the DFG priority programme 1839 was held in Karlsruhe. 18 researchers from Germany and abroad held lectures on the optical influence of structural and chemical irregularities, and on the possibility to tailor this disorder with a view of designing novel advanced photonic materials.Find out more information here.

Guest Professor Quantum Optics

Prof. Jordi Mompart, Associate Professor at the Department of Physics of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, visited KSOP and held a lecture. Find out more information here.