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Funding for research infrastructure

Friedrich Schiller University in Jena is receiving more than 10 million euros in funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The plan is to acquire research-relevant equipment infrastructure to be used in cooperation with the Leibniz-IPHT (Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies). This will expand the research focus of biophotonic and microscopic methods for applications in medicine and pharmacy as well as in life and environmental sciences. Not only will further advances in quantum technologies, fiber optics and biophotonics be possible, but also the development of new interdisciplinary research topics. The "Roadmap for Better Patient Care through Health Research and Digitization" and the "Artificial Intelligence Strategy" are important nationally relevant and innovation policy directions for this project. (maa)

Amplifier stage of one of the world's most powerful laser systems

Amplifier stage of one of the world's most powerful laser systems at the Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics at FSU Jena and the Helmholtz Institute in Jena. Image: Jens Meyer/University of Jena