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Fiber-top thechology: miniaturized sensors on the tip of a fiber
Physics at the micron and submicron scale: from the simir effect to chameleon fields
High-resolution laser spectroscopy in molecular beams
Variation of Mp/Me on a cosmological time scale?
Laserspectroscopy for Astrochemistry and the Earth’s Atmosphere 
Motor proteins: molecular mechanisms and roles in cellular processes
The dynamics and mechanics of DNA and DNA-binding proteins
The Physics of Viruses
Photoinduced processes in functionalized and organized organic semiconductors 
Spectroscopy and application of confined systems
Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy  
Single-molecule spectroscopy of intrinsically fluorescing systems 
The dynamics of protein transport 
Microspectroscopy of Photonic Materials 
Global and target analysis of time-resolved spectra
ATP synthase: a Bio-Molecular Power Station
Precision tests on cold molecules
Precision Tests using Molecules
Ultra high precision metrology using frequency combs
Laser based x-ray generation and microscopy  
Cold Atoms and Quantum Gases
Artificial photosythesis 
Biophotonic switches and sensors
Optical Coherence Tomography


Lasers and fundamental research of matter 

Phase controlled terawatt lasers and ultra-fast X-rays
Ultra-high resolution XUV spectroscopy
A molecular fountain clock
Bose-Einstein Condensation of ultracold metastable helium atoms
Laser Isotope separation 
Imaging of oriented and quantum-state selected photodynamics
Femtosecond coincidence imaging of optimal control in chemical dynamics 
High-resolution molecular spectroscopy at cryogenic temperatures

Lasers and life sciences

Coupling analytical separation with spectroscopic detection and/or identification methods
Raman Spectroscopy of Redox Proteins
Time-resolved fluorescence of complex systems
Elementary reactions in biology studied with ultrashort laser pulses
Ultrafast events in Carotenoids
The primary processes in photosynthesis
How photoreceptors detect photons 
Spectroelectrochemical analysis of inticat microbial biofilms for sustainable energy production


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