7th DoKDoK to be held 17th-21st September 2018

Like its previous successful editions, the upcoming DoKDoK 2018 promises a lot of exciting content - acclaimed keynote speakers, guest lectures from field experts, interaction with industry representatives, a forum for new doctoral students, and some insightful workshops.

Have a look at the report of the previous DoKDoK 2017.

Be a part of DoKDoK 2018 - Germany’s largest doctoral student conference on optics and photonics from 17th to 21st September 2018.

Update: DoKDoK will take place at the Ahorn Berghotel Friedrichroda! With it providing light-flooded conference rooms, an in-house restaurant, several possibilities for social activities and its beautiful surrounding, the Thuringian Forest, it will be an excellence choice for the upcoming event.

What is DoKDoK?

DoKDok is a conference for doctoral students in all areas of Optics and Photonics organized by fellow doctoral students. The purpose is to help young researchers connect with their peers, exchange knowledge, improve their presentation skills, and discuss the challenges and motivations of life in research. Furthermore, company representatives will give insights into various job and career opportunities. 

What topics does DoKDoK 2018 cover?

Every doctoral student, master student, or Post-Doc working in optics is welcome to submit a paper. Categories include but are not necessarily limited to:

fiber optics, optical system design, green photonics, biophotonics, terahertz systems, non-linear optics, laser development, quantum optics, ultrafast optics, semiconductor optics, sensing & metrology, microscopy & imaging, micro- & nanooptics, …

Why should I participate in DoKDoK?

DoKDoK gives you the unique chance to closely get in contact with other early career researchers. The collegial atmosphere creates an innovative and open minded environment to present and discuss achievements with your fellow peers at an equal and friendly level. This unique peer enivronment not present at other conferences allows you to openly discuss new ideas as well as difficulties in scientific work. DoKDoK provides a special opportunity to build your network with tomorrow's scientific leaders.

Who is DoKDoK?

DoKDoK is hosted by the Abbe School of Photonics, a graduate school at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. The region around Jena is an ideal place for this conference due to the strong presence of robust, multinational companies in this field, pioneered by Ernst Abbe, Carl Zeiss and Otto Schott.
DoKDoK is organized by a
team of doctoral students at the Abbe School of Photonics.