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December 2022
pulse - the newsletter of attoworld vol. 3
pulse - the newsletter of attoworld vol. 3

Welcome to the latest issue of “pulse”, the magazine of the  attoworld team. As you browse through this issue, one thing will be sure to strike you: The range of topics covered in the articles has reached an enormous breadth.

We have attracted a wide variety of authors to contribute to this publication. Starting with our core business, attosecond physics, through medical issues, to artificial intelligence. But art and culture in connection with the natural sciences are also a topic, as is the communication of science by our school laboratory PhotonLab, which now inspires even school beginners for physics with a specially designed audio play. Likewise, we naturally want to keep them up to date on our aid activities in Ukraine, as the article on the “Science 4 People” initiative founded by Ferenc Krausz and his team shows. All of this adds up to a broad spectrum that our authors deal with. And they are all part of the attoworld  team.

This shows us once again that a colorful mix is the quintessence. Ultrafast laser science combines the most diverse disciplines in our group. Here, laser physicists work together with biologists, chemists, and IT professionals. They are supported by a great administrative team, by an extremely skilled technical team, as well as by PR- and knowledge transfer experts.

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October 2021
pulse - the newsletter of attoworld vol. 2
pulse - the newsletter of attoworld vol. 2

The latest issue of our newsletter "pulse" has been published. We have compiled many exciting topics from the attoworld family for you. Printed copies are available at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ), at the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU), Am Coulombwall 1, and also at the Campus Großhadern at the L4L team. We hope you enjoy reading it!

The online version of the second issue of our attoworld newsletter can be found here for download.

December 2020
pulse – the newsletter of attoworld
pulse – the newsletter of attoworld

When the MAP Cluster of Excellence – and its popular staff magazine “Am Puls” – came to an end, we decided to publish an English-language successor in a slightly different form, and under a slightly different title. In its new guise, “pulse” will feature stories about all kinds of activities at Attoworld, uniting teams of and events relating to our Attoworld ‘family’ which now unites the teams of the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, of the LMU Chair of Experimental Physics – Laser Physics, and of the LMU Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA). Our ‘family’ also closely collaborates with researchers from the Center for Molecular Fingerprinting (CMF, see article on page 10), clinics of the LMU and the Helmholtz Zentrum München in the Lasers 4 Life (L4L) collaboration.


In these pages readers will find reports and invited contributions on advances in the field of ultrafast phenomena in physics, together with features that focus on the lives and experiences of members of our current attoworld ‘family’, as well as the laboratory’s many alumni around the world. We have always been an international team, and many former members who worked with us in Garching have moved on to positions elsewhere. Indeed, one of the aims of this new publication is to maintain contact with these far-flung colleagues and provide them with a forum that enables to keep us up to date on their research and their professional careers.


A magazine such as this is highly dependent on the commitment of the editorial team and on active feedback from its readers. We would be delighted to hear of any suggestions or information you may have, not only in relation to the field of laser physics, but also to newsworthy items concerning the doings of Attoworld members outside of the laboratory. We hope that – true to its title – “pulse” will become a vibrant source of information that provides a lively and engaging chronicle of the whole spectrum of Attoworld’s activities.


We hope you enjoy what we have to offer in this first issue.



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