Exchange of experiences with IAC-TEC

Exchange of experiences with IAC-TEC, La Laguna Tenerife Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2017

Upon invitation of the Instituto Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) in La Laguna, Tenerife, Martin Roth visited IAC to give two seminars on the subjects of innoFSPEC science and transfer of knowledge and technology / innovation management. Intense discussions with IAC's newly founded innovation centre IAC-TEC revealed various similarities with innoFSPEC Potsdam. Both parties agreed to continue the exchange of experiences with the goal of future collaborations, in particular with a focus on innovation in astronomical instrumentation and medical diagnostics.

innoFSPEC fellows visiting the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Dr.-Ing. Anne Hartwig to present on innoFSPEC core technologies at the State Key Laboratory on Multiphase Complex Systems, Institute of Process Engineering (, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. Dr. Hartwig gave a talk on "Photon Density Wave Spectroscopy as a new approach for monitoring the cooling cristallization from highly concentrated solutions".

The sponsorship of the German DAAD is gratefully acknowledged, allowing for in-depth discussions on how to link the German optical fiber instrumentation activities at innoFSPEC with the analytical challenges of Prof. Yongsheng Han's Chinese research team.

SALSA fellow Christian Heck @ Falling Walls Lab 2017, Berlin

How can diseases be detected as early as possible by analyzing human blood? This is the topic of Christian Heck, doctoral fellow at the School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof (SALSA) in Adlershof. His project has only been made possible by the close cooperation of three research institutions in Berlin-Brandenburg: University of Potsdam (Jprof Dr. Ilko Bald, innoFSPEC research group leader), Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) and the Humboldt-University Berlin (Prof. Dr. Janina Kneipp).

With his 3 minutes pitch "Breaking the Wall of Biomarker Sensing" Christian Heck has recently won the Falling Walls Lab in Adlershof. He will now represent Adlershof in the Berlin finals at the Falling Walls Lab, 8/9 November 2017.

Congratulations, Christian, to this great success!

More info on the Falling Walls Lab can be found here:


16th Oct 2017 - special seminar on ultrafast nonlinear optics with quadratic nonlinearities

On 16th of October, we would like to invite you to our next special innoFSPEC seminar given by Prof. Morten Bache from DTU Copenhagen.
In case of questions and for further information, please contact Dr. Stefano Minardi ().

  • speaker: Prof. Morten Bache
  • affiliation: DTU Copenhagen
  • title: Ultrafast nonlinear optics with quadratic nonlinearities: prospects for integrated photonics
  • location: Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics (AIP), An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam; Schwarzschild house, seminar room
  • date & time: Monday, 16th of Oct 2017, 2-3 pm

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innoFSPEC @ 6th Scientific Detector Workshop in Baltimore (US)

We look back to the successful 6th Scientific Detector Workshop (SDW) held in Baltimore (US) where innoFSPEC was involved as a co-organizer. Furthermore, Prof. Martin Roth gave a talk on "Synergy between detectors in space and on the ground: spectacular details of resolved stellar populations revealed through the combination of ACS with MUSE".

SDW 2017 is the sixth installment of a successful series of workshops bringing together the scientists and engineers who develop, produce, implement and operate the most advanced imaging sensors used in scientific instrumentation. The focus is given to the fields of astronomy and earth sciences.

Further info can be found here:

Selected talks can be downloaded here: