A. MSc Photonics study course information

show Content A1. Which MSc Photonics courses will be offered in the summer semester 2020?

The entire summer semester, i.e. all lectures, courses and exams until July 2020, is held online. The Abbe School of Photonics as part of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena is bound to the regulations and orders issued by the Thuringian Ministry of Education. However, we take full responsibility for our students and assure that their studies in Jena are not at risk.

In the summer semester 2020, the following courses are provided by digitally based teaching solutions:

  • Applied laser technology I
  • Biomedical Imaging - Non-ionizing radiation
  • Biophotonics
  • Computational photonics
  • Fiber optics
  • Image processing
  • Integrated quantum photonics
  • Introduction to nanooptics
  • Key experiments in accelerator-based modern physics (seminar)
  • Laser driven radiation sources
  • Laser physics (mandatory for the 2nd semester)
  • Lens design I
  • Micro/nanotechnology
  • Microscopy
  • Milestones in optics
  • Modern Methods of Spectroscopy
  • Nonlinear optical properties of 2D materials
  • Nuclear Matter and the Formation of Elements
  • Optical properties of solids in external fields
  • Optics for spectroscopists: Optical waves in solids
  • Optoelectronics
  • Physics of Extreme Electromagnetic Fields
  • Physics of free electron laser
  • Physics of solar cells
  • Plasma Physics
  • Quantum optics
  • Strong-field laser physics
  • Theory of nonlinear optics
  • XUV Optics

Moreover, all professors and supervisors are currently offering flexible solutions also for practical modules such as the internships, the research labwork and the Master's degree thesis. Our goal is that all enrolled students can proceed with their study program and earn all necessary ECs in the upcoming summer semester 2020. As soon as the social distancing restrictions are suspended, we will return to regular courses with physical attendance as before.

show Content A4. What about the German language courses?

The German language courses offered by the Language Center of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena will take place online.The deadline for registration and placement tests has passed. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Dorit Schmidt.

show Content A5. What about work in the optics laboratories? Can I proceed with my internship or Master's degree thesis?

We are sorry to say that all university laboratories are currently closed for most students. Thus, most of the ongoing experiments have been suspended for the time being. However, if you are in the final phase of a laboratory work, e.g. internship or Master's degree thesis, your supervisors are advised to offer to you flexible and intelligent solutions to work in the lab. Please address your supervisors on this.

If you are only at the start of an internship or Master's degree work, try to actively and politely approach your supervisors, and be insistent. You could ask them, for example, whether you could start your projects now using scientific literature available online, by performing data analysis, by writing a code... try to readjust your topic with your supervisors such that at least parts can be done from home. Thus, many of the research projects may concentrate on theory, simulations, or data evaluation.

All supervisors are aware of the situation and are very willing to find flexible solutions and to adapt the research projects accordingly.

show Content A6. How do I access the latest information from the university?

The university's central administration has provided a news blog and FAQ catalogue to reach all students, members and staff. This blog is updated on a daily basis, so please stay tuned:

>> link to the Corona news blog of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (in German)
>> link to the Corona news blog of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (in English)

Moreover, different administrative units of the university are providing more detailed information for international students: