Applied Photonics

Bad Honnef Physics School

Su, 05.09.2021 18:30  –   Fr, 10.09.2021 14:00
Walter Neu (Institute for Laser and Optics, Emden/Leer)
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Contact person:
Dr. Victor Gomer (Physikzentrum Bad Honnef),


Scientific organizer:
Prof. Dr. Walter Neu (University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Institute for Laser and Optics, Germany)

September 5 - 10, 2021, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
supported by




Program:The School covers advancing photonics research topics and driving applications of a key enabling technology that is seen as one of the most important building blocks in future technological innovation. Photonic systems are ubiquitous in modern life, like e.g. in metrology, biomedical applications, space and earth exploration, production technologies, information processing and imaging. A hands-on workshop in optical design software, comprehensive overviews of state-of-the-art scientific and industrial applications as active participation phases provide an ideal forum for advanced Bachelor, Master, and PhD students to deepen their knowledge and foster interdisciplinary aspects. The participants are expected to have at least a basic knowledge of one of the addressed fields in photonics and are ideally active in a related research field. Poster sessions throughout the school offer opportunities for presenting and discussing the young scientist’s research.

Organisation: Each day of the School is dedicated to a main topic addressed by leading researchers, engineers, and practitioners, re-nowned companies as well as large scale research facilities. The speakers do provide in-sights into the industry and research landscape, career paths, and forthcoming technologies.

Application: Each participant has to provide a poster contribution. Please register online and at the same time send your CV, a letter of motivation (max 1 page) and a poster abstract as soon as possible to gomer @ Are you interested in a purely online participation? In this case, please send an email to the same address with your data: First name, last name, organization, email. There is no fee for online participation.


  • Thomas Reiter (ESA, Astronaut)
  • Ludwin Monz (Carl Zeiss AG, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena)
  • Norbert Lemke (OHB System, Bremen) 
  • Heiner Voges (LaVision GmbH, Göttingen)
  • Robert Fleischhaker (University of Applied Sciences Aachen)
  • Alexander Heisterkamp (Leibniz University Hannover)
  • Andreas Hielscher (New York University)
  • Andrea Koch (HAWK hhg, Göttingen)
  • Magda Kowalska (CERN/ISOLDE, Geneva)
  • Claus Lämmerzahl (ZARM, University Bremen)
  • Jens Lassen (TRIUMF and Simon Frasier University, Vancouver)
  • Christoph Lienau (Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg)
  • Lothar Lilge (University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre)
  • Walter Neu (ILO, University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer)
  • Eileen Otte (Stanford University & University of Muenster)
  • Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop (University of Queensland, Brisbane)
  • Daniel Schondelmaier (University of Applied Sciences Zwickau)
  • Ronald Sroka (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich)
  • Klaus Wendt (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
  • Oliver Zielinski (ICBM, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg)

* subject to the development of the corona situation and possible program changes

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FEES: 200 € full board and lodging (for DPG* members 100 € )
* The German Physical Society (DPG)