Color centers in nanodiamonds (orange, arrow indicates spin orientation) are optically excited with a laser (green) via nanophotonic waveguides on a silicon chip (dark gray) and emit single photons (red) into collection waveguides (light gray) that interface with an optical fiber array (left).<address>© P. Schrinner/AG Schuck</address>
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Controlling fully integrated nanodiamonds

Physicists at Münster University have succeeded in fully integrating nanodiamonds into nanophotonic circuits and at the same time addressing several of these nanodiamonds optically. The study creates the basis for future applications in the field of quantum sensing schemes or quantum information processors. The results have been published in the journal "Nano Letters".

Starting your studies
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Getting off to a good start

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Starting a degree programme in corona times entails a number of changes and there are all kinds of new things to do when you start your degree programme anyway. To make sure that no one loses track of what's going on at the start of the programme, a website bundles the most important information for first-year students. The Rectorate's central welcoming address for all first-year students will take place digitally on 28 October.

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Funding for Student Research Projects

The Rectorate allocates 50,000 euros a year to support student research projects. Funding is awarded on the basis of an evaluation conducted by the Rectorate Committee for Research Affairs (RKF). Individual projects can receive up to 5,000 euros in funding. The funding period may not exceed 12 months.

Winter 2019/20
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Dossier: Knowledge transfer at the University of Münster

The creation of knowledge and its transfer to society is part of the public cultural heritage and therefore a central goal of the University of Münster. Whether museums, senior guest programme and children's university, support for start-ups, teacher education or science communication: The University of Münster understands knowledge transfer as an active exchange. In a dossier, support department communication and public relations examines the topic in all its many facets.

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Junior Researchers

he University of Münster actively supports its junior researchers as part of its academic personnel development strategy. Career counselling and funding opportunities, structured doctoral programmes and qualification measures provide candidates with a more transparent and plannable career path into academia.