Working on problems together.

Past Events

Throughout the academic year, ASP and partners organize and support exclusive workshops and events for and together with the ASP students.
Working on problems together.
Image: Anna Schroll

2024

Jena Alliance Talent Fair 2024
This event offered advice and 1:1 interviews for PhD candidates.

2023

Hackathon in Jena, 2023
On June 17th, Jena gathered for a large Hackathon at the Lichtwerkstatt of the Abbe Center of Photonics.
Group Photo
Jena's famous and by now traditional "Doctoral Students' Conference for the Discussion of Optical Concepts" - a conference series by doctoral students for doctoral students.
group picture of Meta-Active PIs at the annual meeting 2023
In October 2023, the IRTG Meta-Active organized an Autumn School.
Optica-SPIE Student Chapters at the Photonics Online Meetup 2023 at the Jena Hub.
Organized by the OPTICA-SPIE Student Chapters, Jena was one local POM hub in this exciting international, hybrid experience.

2022

JOSDES 2022
The first online conference on digital education held in the Gather.town twin of the Abbe Center of Photonics powered by digiPHOTON.
Group picture of the ICQNN conference trip to Weimar city center.
The International Conference of Quantum, Nonlinear & Nanophotonics (ICQNN) 2022 was attached to the CRC 1375 NOA and was hold 5 to 9 September 2022.
Group picture of the MPSP students at the 2022 edition of the MPSP Autumn School.
Networking, working together and hiking are only a few words that describe this year's MPSP Autumn School - back in person, of course.
Group picture of doctoral students participating in the DoKDoK conference 2022 in Arnstadt.
Jena's famous and by now traditional "Doctoral Students' Conference for the Discussion of Optical Concepts" - a conference series by doctoral students for doctoral students.

2021

Development of highly sensitive sensors based on 2D materials
2-day workshop on the prospectives on 2D materials, organized as a network event funded by the BMBF, hold 13 and 14 October 2021 in Jena.
The UC2 development team (from left to right) Benedict Diederich, René Lachmann and Barbora Maršíková.
This workshop was about innovation and business models. It ranged from idea creation at the beginning until testing if the idea could be transformed into a sustainable business model.
Digital photonics lecture.
Learning, Teaching and Presenting with Digital Media.
Workshop during the Innovation in Photonics Course in the Lichtwerkstatt Makerspace 2022
The workshop was part of the soft-skill program offered within the Jena Alliance Life in Focus - A Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung project.
Minyi, Kathrin, Rossa, Franck talk about studying in Jena
The workshop was part of the soft-skill program offered within the Jena Alliance Life in Focus - A Carl Zeiss Foundation Project.
DokDok 2021 in the Max-Wien-Platz physics lecture hall Jena.
DoKDoK took a 2-years break due to the pandemic - and was finally back in September 21 in an on-site, memorable and very pleasant fashion: the DoKDoK-lite 2021 in Jena!
Nature photonics art cover in 2021.
The workshop was part of the regular Colloquium of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Networking Workshop
The workshop was part of the soft-skill program offered within the Jena Alliance Life in Focus - A Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung project.

2020

NOA spring school 2020.
The SFB 1375 "NOA - Nonlinear Optics down to Atomic scales" invited all doctoral researchers and friends to its first, one-week spring school at the Normannenhaus in Jena.
Prof. Andreas Tünnermann at the online Photonics Days in 2020.
The Photonics Days during the pandemic 2020 took place virtually for the first time on September 21 and 22. A virtual event that offered many virtual possibilities!
International student auditorium
In this workshop, we addressed the different ways in which interdisciplinary cooperation both creates new ideas and perspectives and sharpens your sense for your own discipline and research.
Career workshop of photonics students at ZEISS.
The Jena Alliance Career Evening „Taking the Next Career Step” explored the transition from doctorate to the business world.
Former ACP principal scientist Prof. Rachel Grange, now at ETH Zurich.
The first online conference in the field of photonics organized by our partner ETH Zurich, even before the onset of the pandemic.

2019

DoKDoK 2019
This DokDok edition took place in Eisenach at the great hotel "Alte Fliegerschule".
Hackathon 2019 of the Lichtwerkstatt Jena.
At the Makeathon, the participants of the Photonics Days 2019 had the chance to become active themselves and develop individual concepts for questions relating to photonics.
Lichtwerkstatt-Workshop at the German Photonics Academy 2019 in Jena.
The Photonics Academy is an annual event funded by the BMBF and takes place in alternating cities in Germany. This year's Photonics Academy was in Jena, and the focus was on the open innovation approach.

2018

Attendees of the DokDok conference 2019.
Another splendid DokDok in beautiful Friedrichroda.
Zemax optical design course by Prof. Herbert Gross.
This special workshop on optical design was built on the common Zemax software and was offered by Prof. Herbert Gross.

2016 –​ 2017

DoKDoK 2017
DokDok re-visited Suhl in 2017.
DoKDoK 2016
This special edition was synchronized with a German-Australian workshop with several keynote speakers from the Australian cluster of excellence CUDOS.

2015

Zemax optical design course by Prof. Herbert Gross.
This special workshop on optical design was built on the common Zemax software and was offered by Prof. Herbert Gross.
ASP PhD candidate Rudrukant Sollapur in 2015.
A special ASP workshop dedicated to transferrable skills and freeform optics design.
DokDok 2015 organizing board.
Our DokDok series welcomed Prof. Silvana Botti, newly appointed at our University, for the first time​.
Photonics Career Day 2015
At ASP's Photonics Career Day, Master's degree candidates and doctoral students come into direct contact with our industry partners.

2014

Photonics and physics alumni workshop 2014
We were proud to welcome some of our most highly distinguished research alumni to share their perspectives on science and industry.
Photonics career day 2014
Master's degree and doctoral students of the Abbe School of Photonics met our Industry partners at our Photonics Career Day.

2013

Student presentation during the ASP winter school 2012.
A special ASP workshop dedicated to transferrable skills and the publication capabilities of our doctoral students.
DoKDoK 2013
This year, DokDok moved to the Ringberghotel in Suhl, in the middle of the Thuringian forest.
ASP PhD students meeting Dr. Jörg Petschulat and Dr. Michael Kempe at ZEISS in 2013.
At this workshop, scientific employees of the ZEISS AG answered the questions of the doctoral students of the Abbe School of Photonics.​
Women in photonics 2013
At this workshop, Master's and doctoral students had the chance to meet female heads of industry and science, to exchange experiences about the role of women in leading positions.
Zemax optical design course by Prof. Herbert Gross.
This special workshop on optical design was built on the common Zemax software and was offered by Prof. Herbert Gross.
ASP winter school 2013.
This winter school focused on topics like entrepreneurship, proposal-writing, or creativity techniques.

2012

Dr. Silke Keiner und Ms. Twinkle Vohra working at the laser scanning microscope.
In this workshop, Jun.Prof. Dr. Rachel Grange provided a hands-on overview on multiphoton micro-imaging techniques.
DoKDoK 2013
The second DokDok edition – the start of our tradition.
Photonics career day 2012
Master's degree and doctoral students of the Abbe School of Photonics met our Industry partners at our Photonics Career Day.
ASP Optics Design course by Prof. Herbert Gross.
This special workshop on optical design was built on the common Zemax software and was offered by Prof. Herbert Gross.
Prof. Malte Kaluza in the POLARIS laser lab.
This Winter school – hosted by the Graduate Research Schools OMiTec, Green Photonics, and Abbe School of Photonics – complemented technical contents with targeted training of essential soft skills.

2011

DoKDoK 2011
The exciting start of a success story – DoKDok was born in 2011.
Photonics career day 2011
Our ASP doctoral students met our industry partners at our Photonics Career Day.