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  • Racing electrons under controllNovember 30, 2018
    Physicists at FAU precisely control electrons on a time scale of under one femtosecond Being able to control electronic systems using light waves instead of voltage signals is the dream of physicists all over the world. The advantage is that electromagnetic light waves oscillate at petaherz frequency. This means that...
  • New web archive with photographic plates from the Astronomical Collection at FAU now available onlineOctober 26, 2018
    Digitalisation of the sky If you look up at the sky on a clear night you can see stars, lots of stars. Astronomical recordings from observatories let you see them in much greater detail. The Dr. Remeis Observatory in Bamberg, which belongs to Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, owns approximately 40,000 historical photographic...
  • Light provides spinOctober 4, 2018
    FAU researchers decipher the dynamics of electrons in perovskite crystals Physicists at FAU have proven that incoming light causes the electrons in warm perovskites to rotate thus influencing the direction of the flow of electrical current. They have thus found the key to an important characteristic of these crystals, which...
  • Two letters from Erlangen in february issue of Nature PhysicsFebruary 5, 2018
    Two letters from Erlangen physics groups have made it into the february issue of the journal Nature Physics. This is extremely exceptional as letter contributions are quite rarely in the highly renowned journal (total number of 6 in this issue). The contribution entitled “Quantum imaging with incoherently scattered light from...
  • Imaging using incoherent lightNovember 10, 2017
    Physicists at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the University of Hamburg and the research facility DESY have succeeded for the first time in revealing tiny structures using an imaging method that relies on the usual diffraction of light, but which does not require the scattered light to be coherent....