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News & events

May be, what we do is sophisticated. Nevvertheless we want to make our scientific work accessible for the general public and to show the relevance of materials research to evreryone. Another aim of our outreach efforts is to inspire young people to study science or engineering.

Scientific events

We offer regularly scientific seminars on topics related to our research program.  The talks are given by Invited speakers or by IFW scientists. They are open for interested visitors.  Here you can find the schedule of scientific events.


Visitors are welcome

We are open for interested visitor groups, e.g. in connection with students excursions or as a special lesson in physics or chemistry. A particular worthwhile opportunity for visiting the IFW is the Dresden Long Night of Sciences.


Recent Press Releases

Thermoelectric expert comes to IFW Dresden with Humboldt Prize


Prof. Dr. Zhifeng Ren from University of Houston, Texas, uses a Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a research stay at IFW Dresden.

New publication in nature comm.


Spectral field mapping in plasmonic nanostructures with nanometer resolution

Open letter against xenophobia


PhD representatives from six Dresden research institutes clearly position themselves against any violence and oppression towards other people on the basis of their origin or culture.

Exhibition on Ukrainian inventions


Exhibition “50 Inventions Bestowed by Ukraine to the World” from Oct. 5 to 11, 2018 in the Atrium of IFW.

Aufbruch in die Quantentechnologie


Das IFW ist am großen BMBF-Projekt Q.Link.X zur abhörsicheren Kommunikation beteiligt.

Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat successful


DFG approves Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat of TU Dresden and JMU Würzburg. IFW Dresden participates.

Surface acoustic wave experts meet in Dresden


From 1 to 2 October 2018 the international "Surface Acoustic Wave Sensor & Actuator Symposium 2018" takes place in Dresden.

Masing Memorial Award for Simon Pauly


Dr. Simon Pauly was awarded the Masing Memorial Prize 2018 of the German Society for Materials Research (DGM).

Brightest source of entangled photons


New broadband optical antenna for highly efficient extraction of entangled photons with a yield of 37% per pulse.

New Emmy Noether Research Group at IFW


DFG funds the establishment of a junior research group at IFW for the investigation of materials at low temperatures using terahertz near-field microscopy.

Press contact

Dr. Carola Langer
+49 (0) 351 4659 234

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