UOttawa to house third Max Planck Centre in N. America

I find this terribly exciting. The name Max Planck conjures up images of first class scientists making ground-breaking science. The fact that the University of Ottawa is being associated with this name is a serious feather in their cap and speaks to the excellent science they do.

The new centre will be at the forefront of research in photonics and optics, in activities such as the development of very high intensity laser sources, a quintessential technology for future advanced manufacturing processes, optical methods for quantum information science for use in secure data transmission over optical fiber systems, and the fabrication of devices for use in classical and quantum photonics. However, the cornerstone of this partnership will be to provide young researchers with international exchanges between Canada and Germany, giving them the opportunity to explore different scientific cultures early on in their professional development.