The following speakers have confirmed their participation and will share their views and perspectives on the future prospects of research alumni work with us. The workshop is particularly intended to open the stage for long-term and sustainable alumni relationships with former and current Master's degree and doctoral students of the Abbe School of Photonics.

Welcome speech


Prof. Walter Rosenthal

President of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena

>> download of the welcome speech

Invited Speakers


Prof. Annemarie Pucci

Kirchhoff Institute for Physics (KIP), Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg
"From phonons in theory to plasmons in experiments"

>> download of the talk*

Dr. Michael Helgert

Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH
"Metamorphosis from a physics student to an employee in an optics company"

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Prof. Norbert Kaiser

Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Jena
"Research at the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft"

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Dr. Henning Rehn

OSRAM GmbH, Berlin
"Career in the optical industry"

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Prof. Rachel Grange

Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
"Review - my time as a junior group leader at the Abbe Center of Photonics"

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Dr. Nadine Ritter

JenAlumni, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
"Alumni activities of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena"


Dr. Christian Helgert

Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
"Joint discussion on career perspectives in science"

>> download of the introductory talk

>> download of the minutes of the discussion

*Note: The external speakers' talks are password-protected. The password can be requested by registered workshop participants via contacting .