1987 - Foundation of the Laser-Laboratorium Göttingen e.V. (LLG) under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony. Founding Board:

  • Prof. Dr. Fritz Peter Schäfer, Max Planck Institute for biophysical chemistry
  • Dr. Dirk Basting, precision mechanics and optics industry
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Troe, Georg August University 

1987 - Development of organisational structure and scientific projects by the Institute’s director Priv. Doz. Dr. H. Gerhardt in the premises of Physical Chemistry Institute of the Georg August University in Göttingen

1989 - Extension by renting rooms in the Phywe Systeme GmbH & Co. KG

1990 - Move into the new building of the Laser Laboratorium Göttingen (Im Hassel 21, today Hans-Adolf-Krebs-Weg 1)

1992 - New director of the Institute Prof. Dr. G. Marowsky, foundation of a new project group: Non-linear Optics

1993 - Building up of the research activities and of the international relations, extension of co-operation with a large number of scientific institutions, collaborators and industrial partners

2002 - Foundation of LLG GmbH

2003 - Move into additional rooms in the extension building

2004 - Evaluation by the "Wissenschaftliche Kommission Niedersachsen"  (Scientific Commission of Lower Saxony) and restructuring of the working groups in 4 clusters

2005 - Visit by Lower Saxony’s Prime Minister Christian Wulff

2007 - LLG‘s 20th anniversary and visit by the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel

2008 - New Head of the institute Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Viöl, Foundation of a new department:"Laser-Plasma-Hybridtechnologie"

2010 - New Head of the institute apl. Prof.  Dr. Alexander Egner, Foundation of a new department: "Optical Nanoskopie"

2012 - LLG´s 25th anniversary and visit by the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony David McAllister "pdf"

2014 - The LLG congratulates its board member Prof. Dr. Stefan W. Hell on winning the Nobel Prize 2014 "pdf"



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Laser-Laboratorium Göttingen e.V. (LLG)

Hans-Adolf-Krebs-Weg 1
37077 Göttingen

Tel.: +49 551 5035-0
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E-Mail: info(at)llg-ev.de