The Max-Born-Institute (MBI) conducts basic research in the field of nonlinear optics and ultrafast dynamics arising from the interaction of light and x-rays with matter, and pursues applications that emerge from this research. It develops and uses ultrafast and ultra-intense lasers and laser-driven short-pulse light sources in a broad spectral range from the THz regime to hard x-rays. Investigations making use of pulses from synchrotron radiation sources and free electron x-ray lasers in combination with optical lasers complement the scientific program.


Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie
Max-Born-Straße 2A
12489 Berlin
T +49 30 / 639 215 - 05

Board of Directors:
Prof. Stefan Eisebitt
Prof. Nathalie Picqué
Prof. Marc Vrakking (Executive director)

Managing Director:
Dr Nicole Münnich

Anja Wirsing