Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Physics of low-dimensional systems

Friday Light Talks



Friday Light Talks is an informal event series for Postdocs, PhD & Master students to meet, discuss about science and exchange ideas while having a drink.


Format: 20-30 min presentation followed by a get together with drinks

Where? At the Physik Institute - NewtonStr. 15, 12489.

The talks take place either at the Main Lecture Hall or at Room 1,202, depending on availability. The room is announced together with the speaker previous to each talk.

When? Every second Friday





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My winner is the dinosaur! 🦕

But I am not sure everyone agrees#FridayLightTalks

— Friday Light Talks (@FridayLightTalk) January 27, 2023
























10.02.2023: Laura Orphal-Kobin (AG IQP), Optically coherent nitrogen-vacancy defect centers in diamond nanostructures

27.01.2023: Julian Bopp (AG IQP), Near-unity cavity-to-fiber coupling mediated by ‘Sawfish’ photonic crystal cavities – or: which animal confines light best?

13.01.2023: Simon Kanthak (AG IQS) 

16.12.2022: Luisa Esguerra Rodríguez (DLR), Laser Luisa and the quest for the lost photons

02.12.22: Kathinka Gerlinger (AG Eisebitt /MBI), Of Hedgehogs and Lightsaber/s - Manipulating Magnetism with Light

18.11.2022: Lucas Rickert (AG Heindl), Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Quantum Information Technologies: 101 ways of how to not get a perfect quantum light source

21.10.2022: Daniel Lechner (AG GOP), Friday Light Show

07.10.2022: Francesco Arzani (AG Eisert/ FU), Can crystals and pendulums heal quantum computers? An introduction to Gottesman-Kitaev-Preskill codes

23.09.2022: Giulia Carini (AG Paarmann/FHI), PostDoc Appreciation Week 2022 

29.07.2022: Gabriela Luna Amador (AG Reich/ FU), Light-matter coupling in plasmonic platforms

01.07.2022: Philip Albrodt (Trumpf), From academia to R&D in the laser industry

17.06.2022: Pablo Hernández López (AG PLD), Strain engineering and hybridization of excitons in 2D semiconductors

03.06.2022: Felix Tebbenjohanns (AG GOP, ETH Zurich), Quantum optomechanics with optically levitated particles

20.05.2022: Gregor Pieplow (AG IQP), Coherent Optical control of group IV vacancies in diamond

06.05.2022: Esteban Gomez Lopez (AG Nanoptik), Storing light in warm vapors at single photon level

22.04.2022: Luke Masters, (AG GOP), A photon-pair source from a single atom




Who are we:


We are a group of young researchers strongly motivated in promoting networking and ideas exchange among PostDocs, PhD and master students working on scientific discipline in Adlershof and Berlin. Our goal is to give young researchers a place where to engage with their peers by discussing their science in an informal environment.