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CeNS Workshop Venice: Bridging the Gap: Nano Meets Quantum

September 19, 2022 - September 22, 2022

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Welcome to the Center for NanoScience

The Center for NanoScience (CeNS) was founded in 1998 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich. The mission of CeNS is to promote and coordinate interdisciplinary research in the field of nanoscience in the Munich area. CeNS is an association of junior and senior scientists from basic research and industry and is conceived as a network, joining people from various institutions (LMU, TU Munich, University of Augsburg and others).

A network exploring the nanoworld

CeNS consolidates research activities at the nanometer scale from the areas of physics, biophysics, chemistry, biochemistry, and medicine. The network promotes the mutual understanding and collaboration between researchers from these different disciplines by joint seminars, workshops, and schools which are organized by CeNS. Professors, junior group leaders, PostDocs, and graduate students interact with each other within this lively network, exchanging scientific ideas and establishing new research collaborations.

Interdisciplinary Education

CeNS offers a comprehensive educational program to PhD and Diploma students. Workshops, seminars, colloquia and lecture series are organized on a regular basis throughout the whole year. The topics presented by internationally renowned speakers cover the broad spectrum of nanosciences and nanobiosciences. International exchange programs and soft-skills workshops complete the interdisciplinary program. The students are incited to suggest workshop topics and organize scientific events on their own and are strongly encouraged to invite interesting speakers to seminars and workshops. 

Transfer to Industry

The creative and unorthodox atmosphere within CeNS efficiently helped to create concepts for and incubate young nano-technological companies: the spin-off companies attocube systems, baseclick, ChromoTek, ethris, Gattaquant, GNA biosolutions, ibidi, Nanion Technologies, Nanotools, NanoTemper and Neaspec currently employ about 500 mostly young scientists and technologists, working primarily on nano- and nanobiotechnological tasks. CeNS offers a creative scientific environment which is essential for these start-up companies, acts as a training facility with over 100 graduates per year, and provides the spin-offs with well-trained and particularly motivated scientists and technologists. More...

International Cooperation

In addition to the numerous research collaborations of individual CeNS members with scientists from all around the world, CeNS has established a growing number of cooperations with international nanoscience institutes. Exchange of doctoral researchers (e.g. Junior Nanotech Network) and Master's students as well as joint workshops (e.g. Workshop on Global Challenges - Opportunities for Nanotechnology) are the means by which these cooperations are realized. More...

The Fertile Soil

On the fertile soil of CeNS new multidisciplinary research groups have been established such as the Clusters of Excellence e-conversion and MCQST, the SFB 1032 "Nanoagents for spatiotemporal control of molecular and cellular reactions" of the German research council (DFG) as well as many interdisciplinary research projects supported by the BMBF, the DFG, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the European Union.

From a logic gate for ultrafast electronics to miniaturized optical data links - Nano Innovation Award 2022

LMU Center for NanoScience and four spin-off companies jointly honor innovative PhD students more …

Photonics and Optoelectronics of Nanosystems

Special issue on the occasion of Prof. Jochen Feldmann's 60th birthday more …

Dr. Sophia Gruber wins Klartext Award 2022

Science Communication Award to former CeNS Student Representative more …

Further News more ...

3D printed protein-based robotic structures actuated by molecular motor assemblies

H. Jia, J. Flommersfeld, M. Heymann, S. K. Vogel, H. G. Franquelim, D. B. Bruckner, H. Eto, C. P. more …

Control of protein-based pattern formation via guiding cues

T. Burkart, M. C. Wigbers, L. Wurthner, E. Frey

10.1038/s42254-022-00461-3 more …

Further Selected Publications
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