Plaque celebrates vibrant uOttawa-Max Planck Centre research partnership

Apr 13, 2016

Unveiling of the official centre plaque of the Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics Enlarge image Unveiling of the official centre plaque of the Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics (© University of Ottawa) A year after the launch of the Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics, the University of Ottawa commemorated its vibrant partnership with the Max Planck Society by unveiling an official centre plaque on April 13, 2016, in the presence of Martin Stratmann, president of the Max Planck Society, and Werner Wnendt, German ambassador to Canada.

Dr. Stratmann’s visit to Ottawa also included meetings to discuss science policy in Germany and Canada and the role of universities and international partnerships in Canada’s innovation agenda.

In November 2012 the University of Ottawa signed a partnership agreement with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, which led to rich collaborations, including student and staff exchanges, international workshops and collaborative research projects. Two years later, the two institutions signed an agreement to establish the Max Planck-uOttawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics. The centre links two of the world’s foremost research teams in the area of photonics and is only the third Max Planck Centre in North America.

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Plaque celebrates vibrant uOttawa-Max Planck Centre research partnership

The German and Canadian flags

Official opening of the Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics

The Advanced Research Complex at the University of Ottawa

Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, president of the Max Planck Society, one of Germany’s leading research organizations, is visiting Ottawa. In his honour a reception was held at the residence of the Ambassador of Germany to Canada, Werner Wnendt on April 12, 2016. On April 13, Prof. Dr. Stratmann is attending the official opening of the Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics.