A year after the launch of the Max Planck-University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics, the University of Ottawa is commemorating its vibrant partnership with the Max Planck Society by unveiling an official centre plaque, along with Martin Stratmann, president of the Max Planck Society, and Werner Wnendt, German ambassador to Canada.
Dr. Stratmann’s visit to Ottawa will also include 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.